20 plus years of living in my adopted home and I have had many many more positive experiences than negative ones.
On the rare occasion that I run into discrimination, I take the higher road, because I know that in those instances my that if I had reacted in a retaliatory manner than I would be no better than those discriminatory individuals. I refuse to stoop to their level of ignorance. I show politness in my actions and words hoping maybe in some small way I can show them the error of their ways. And, yes, I am aware some people will never change their way of thinking. But at least I can show them kindness.
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Positivity rate of 16.3%. Not very good.
Only 913 tests conducted. Again, not very good.
More testing will help find those who are spreading COVID unknowingly. Finding those silent spreaders will make the positivity rate increase, but over the long run the numbers should come down. A comprehensive testing intitative is long overdue.
But will this happen in Japan? Not likely. And this is, I know I sound like a broken record...not very good
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This is the same person who said,
"Canceling the 2020 Olympics is “unthinkable,” although the classification of the coronavirus as a pandemic will likely have some impact on the games."
March 12, 2020
And yet they were postponned.
Don't count those chickens quite yet Koike-san.
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“They'll say anything,”
Hello, is pot there? This is kettle.
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From what I have read over the past 6 months or so is that COVID-19 is more easily transmittable than the two most recent similar coronaviruses (SARS and MERS).
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Nice face shield Aso. I see more and more of these, especially the ones that look like the lower half of a face gaurd on a football helmet. Aerosol transmission is the main route of transmission and these face shields alone offer very little protection. I cringe when I see people not using common sense and wearing masks.
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WIll this policy of deportation stay on the books once vaccines become available?
I ponder this question to the JT readers: If I get vaccinated next year, go on my yearly exchange trip with my high school students, test positive (yes, you can still catch the flu and probably Covid as well, even after getting vaccinated) and then get denied reentry? If any students get infected in the US they will be able to stay in Japan, but moi?
I bring this up because I went to the US in January on my yearly sister city exchange and 6 out of the 8 Japanese students caught the flu. They had all been vaccinated against the flu but most likely caught a different strain in the US. When fhey came back sicker than dogs, they passed right through immigration, rode the trains all the way up to Tohoku and then a bus back to our town.
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The need to go see the preceedings just boggles the mind. Being in a courtroom packed with people while possible putting your own health at risk just to say you were there. Keep tabs on the proceedings by reading about them on Japan Today.
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ON HOW MANY TESTS ?
Just pointing out that this is a common comment in regards to the number of inefected.
If you have a some knowledge of Japanese you can find out from various sources including NHK. They have a special corona virus section that shows daily test numbers among other corona related data.
You can use google, bing or other translation services to get the info in English.
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Blah blah blah blah blah blah
Different day same story. Cases trending upward.
The numbers show that some people still are not doing their part to turn the tide and until they do the situation won't improve.
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"We want people to enjoy dining out even in the time of the coronavirus calamity,"
Nice idea, but not 100% effective. You may think you are protecting yourself, but there is still too much exposure to circulating air which contains the virus.
Support your local eateries by getting carry out or delivery and enjoy eating in not dining out.
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So instead of spreading the virus to a larger number of people, they want to keep the number of possible additional infections from a group gathering down to a more manageable four. Sounds smart to me.
What a bunch of morons.
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I am not within a meter of anyone for 15 minutes straight. Not even my wife.
4 ( +8 / -4 )
Rambling, incoherent late night tweets. Look out Donald. He is stealing a page from your playbook.
14 ( +19 / -5 )
Knuckle-head behavior by millennials. They seem to care less if they get infected because they can recover, but just think about who you might be infecting with your reckless behavior. Stupid is as stupid does.
7 ( +21 / -14 )
Apparently they have no African Americans among their staff which they could run it by before posting. I guess NHK stands for Not Having Knowledge.
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