Long Covid is a term open to abuse by the fear mongers. Symptoms usually last for weeks, sometimes a few months and rarely longer. These things are common after pneumonia, bronchitis and flu. Most symptoms are not life changing, insomnia, loss of smell etc. some unfortunately have serious long term effects, however this is far from the norm.
Why some wish to instill fear into others, I don’t know. Japan is carrying on as normal, are we dropping like flies? We all know the answer to that. We have the vaccines now, more rolled out daily, negativity can go to where it belongs, it’s not going to be part of my life.
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Do you think it’s right to try and promote your fear onto others and scare them? Cherry picking things you want to highlight are ridiculous. Deaths are low, yet you have to change the subject to something else to justify yourself, it’s tiresome.
I am out and about daily, places are full, people are enjoying life. We know the Covid risks, we take precautions and accept the miniscule risk. As far as Japan goes your opinions are of a small minority. People are getting in with their lives, get vaccinated if they want and have better things to do than wallow about with gloomy thoughts.
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Yes, it’s common knowledge and scientific fact that the obese, seniors and those with serious underlying health issues are the ones that COVID is likely to create problems for.
Delta variant is more contagious but there is no evidence it’s more deadly, possibly even less so than previous variants, the jury is still out on this one.
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Luckily the female athletes here have good intentioned white knights whose only aim is to ‘protect’ them.
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High cases but not a dramatic rise in severe cases or deaths, the vaccines are doing their job. Delta is more contagious but no more deadly than other variants, possibly even a little less.
aboslutely nothing of concern if you are a non senior, good health and not obese. Take precautions, eat well, exercise and stay positive.
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Modern feminism gone mad. Maybe these women would like to go back to Victorian times beach attire.
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There is zero of Covid deaths being hidden by the government. In fact deaths fell in 2020, yes fell, in the middle of a pandemic.
Living normally is normal, it’s human, taking precautions will suffice. I would say it’s more selfish to make your family in fear especially kids by making them terrified of Covid as many do. The dangers are minuscule for healthy non seniors. Every day in our lives will takes risks, it’s called living. The doomsday scenario never occurred here and never will, I have given the reason why countless times.
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Great points that I fear sadly will fall on deaf ears.
You can claim that if you like regarding case numbers but can you explain the low severe cases and very low deaths? If there are a huge amount more infected it shows Covid is less deadly than anyone believed.
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You generally find that when you make valid points to those with opposing views or ideas rather than debate or respond in a civil manner they resort to personal attacks. However, I just get one with commenting on the reality here in Japan.
No Michael, it’s not a apocalyptic situation, if you wish to believe that, it’s your choice. The vast majority are getting in with their lives and enjoying it.
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As we see deaths are falling by the month whereas cases have risen, it’s easy to see how things are now. We are in pre vaccine days and no fear mongering will make Covid any deadlier.Most people are now aware of the lack of danger and are getting in with their lives.
Yup, more irrelevant by the day as the vaccine ensure less severe cases and much less deaths.Time to live like normal people guys like the majority and get out of the bunker it’s unhealthy..
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We have posters continually going on and on about the case numbers, how they are manipulated etc. It’s getting tiresome, the same old stuff for those of us who want an intelligent discussion.
The case numbers are becoming more irrelevant by the day as the success of the vaccines ensures very low deaths and severe cases in comparison. The threat of Covid diminishes daily, yet we still get the fear mongering about an upcoming apocalyptic situation, that never and will not occur.
Take precautions everyone and enjoy life and most importantly stay rational and have a positive mindset.
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Great comments and a realistic approach
As we see cleverer cases and especially deaths are very low considering actual case numbers. This shows two things strongly, the vaccines are working and the Delta variant is not as deadly as made out by some people.
Continue living life and enjoying it whilst taking precautions, the risks are minute to healthy non seniors.
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Good to see common sense prevails and the public get behind and enjoy the wonder. Time to let go of negativity and get on with our lives.
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Pulling at the heartstrings does nit change the figures, or the fact that deaths are minuscule, yet many are behaving as if outside is very dangerous.
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Japan is not the State, full of obese people and the population in mostly bad health. It’s why deaths are low in Japan. The vaccine rollout is now protecting the elderly, severe cases and deaths shall remain low.
Delta is not more deadly than other variants
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We don’t see a high rise in sever cases as predicted and deaths remain very low. Things going well, carry on with the vaccines and end this business soon
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Went to this twice this year on trips to Tokyo and went to one in Fukuoka too. Very exciting and double plus good.
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I find this article negative and rather misleading. Despite adversity the games have started smoothly and the world looked on in awe at the opening ceremony. Most people are looking forward to watching and cheering on their favourites.
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Immature and regressive comments as ever by the Olympic haters who are also the ones who want us in lockdown with loses of liberty. Too bad guys, the worlds leading sporting event has begun, the world is in awe.
These games will go down in history as a winner against adversity, a winner against a vile minority who like to spout abuse daily. Now, they have nothing to say, it’s always like this in human history, the negativity will always be defeated.
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Enjoy the games and take in the wonderful experience
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It’s all eyes on the Olympics for now, what a wonderful time to be alive. So pleased it’s going ahead so we can all have a jolly good time with our family and our chums.
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May as well bring in a dictatorship then. Haven’t seen any social distancing in Osaka for a very long time, mind you, those hefty fines o would bring g in plenty of dough for the government as well as unfairly punish the poorest in society
A very poorly thought out idea in my opinion.
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The dangers are negligee from going out and drinking in the street like these people. The dangers of staying in confined places without socializing are far worse especially in the long term. Look at the state of the nations that did lockdowns, they temporarily slowdown Covid only but cause so much harm mentally, especially to the children and elderly.
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Good to see these people using common sense. Fresh air and socializing is incredibly important to human beings. Someone commentating here said their mental health is bad because they stay in out of fear. This shows what isolation and irrational fear does to human beings. Stress reduces the effectiveness of the immune system, something not needed right now. Going out for a beer or two with friends, like these people is normal behaviour mad should not be discouraged.
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We see a high rise in cases but not a high rise in severe cases and deaths which is great news, proving the vaccines are working.The more we vaccinate, the less of a problem Covid becomes.
We desperately need to get back to normality quickly for the state of the economy, businesses and the public’s well being, especially the children.
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Well put prime minister, I have total faith in him and the IOC.
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