OK then when are we gonna be able to get masks at decent prices (if not free!)? I am not talking about Abenomasks, filthy or not. But I am not talking about masks sold by big companies like Sharp either - masks that seem overpriced.
If there was a pilot in the plane Japan, the government would request industrial companies such as Sharp to make masks and other much needed material and DISTRIBUTE THEM FOR FREE.
It is a matter of PUBLIC HEALTH!
To see the light at the end of the tunnel, no need to be an epidemiologist to know that the general population needs to:
. Wear masks
. Be tested much, much, much more (duh)
. Follow basic social distancing and personal hygiene (at least this is free but do you see CAMPAIGNS to promote and explain that? I am asking because apparently most people here don't seem to understand what is going on around the world)
The above may not be sufficient but it is necessary.
I suppose there is no equivalent of the US Defense Production Act in Japan (perhaps a Japanese person would confirm that?) but surely not much common sense either. And that, too, is free.
In the meantime we are waiting for masks (and I am not talking about PPE for the healthcare people). 4 months and running, into this crisis.
Still no masks. No leadership either. And people stoically accept that. ENOUGH already! Wake up Japan!
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Appalling at "best". Perhaps criminal.
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I have been saying for weeks to people around me: "Wait until the Olympic Games are postponed. Then "suddenly" there will be more cases. Then finally some drastic measures will be taken, like in Western Europe."
JapanToday.com published an article a few days ago reading that testing in Japan was just a fraction of its capacity.
What has been done for the last few weeks? Only anticipating the end of the school year.
I am shocked to see that people in Japan don't seem to get it. Alas, life should not be as usual these days.
I hope so much that I am wrong. But I am afraid this is a time bomb. It is really scary.
If, indeed, we get to a situation like in Italy or NYC, the Japanese government will have a lot to answer ...
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Just after the Olympic Games have been postponed. What a surprise!
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I am so afraid this is a time bomb. Why would there be so few cases in Japan compared to other countries?
A few days ago, Japan Today published an article titled "Japan testing for coronavirus at fraction of capacity". Why is that?
I hope I am wrong but I am afraid the virus is very much around in Japan as well. And now schools will re-open. As if all is well. Alas it is not and it is scary to see that people don't seem to realize it.
Forget the Olympic Games. Test. Confine.
Don't risk getting to such horrific situations as China and South Korea before (hoping things keep under control there), Western Europe and now the US, among others.
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