Olympics over the welfare of your own country. Yeah, that seems about right for these know nothing politicians.
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At 49 you think he wouldn't act like a petulant little brat.
He is probably related to the fellow who refused to wear a mask on the Peach Aviation flight in September.
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Many hospitals in the country are struggling to accommodate the increasing number of patients due to a shortage of beds and staff, raising concerns that the medical system could collapse if infections continue to surge.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga held a meeting with senior officials of medical associations in Japan, at which he asked for their support in securing more beds for patients with the virus.
I guess the prime minister does not understand that a shortage of beds means that it is impossible to secure more beds for patients with the virus.
No hospital in Japan should have the right to turn away patients with the virus.
They are not turning away patients with the virus. It is non-COVID patients who are being turned away.
In a press conference Wednesday, Nakagawa said the medical system has been increasingly overwhelmed, with some hospitals forced to turn away non-COVID patients.
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Waited too long to get a handle on something everyone could see was out of control back in November. Guess they had to convene a meeting to confirm the committee that holds another special session to approve the panel's recommendations that gets faxed and then requires everyone's hanko. Too little, too late.
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Time to lift the state of emergency!!
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I guess you can include Japan among those developing countries he and his new buddy Gates talked about, because it sure seems we are behind the developed world in getting vaccines into the arms of those living in Japan.
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Ah, the falling off the roof report.
People lose their lives and in typical JT commenter's fashion, we get these kind of comments. Show some respect for the recently deceased.
Just this morning of my student's that I teach had his house burn to the ground, the mother's whereabouts are unknown, the father had to be transported to the hospital. Do you want to comment on how they should have done this or that to prevent their house from burning down?
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I forgot to add. If an emergency declaration is declared and then subsequently lifted sometime in February, we can expect the GO TO campaign to be promoted heavily once again.
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No alcohol after 7. Don't go out after 8?!?
Great. This will cause more people to cram into restaurants and shopping areas earlier in the day before abiding by the emergency declarations to return home.
Can't anyone think on their own without being told what to do?
It is just beating a dead horse with this issue.
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This should be the top afternoon headline.
From NHK World News:
Japan stepping up preparations for vaccinations.
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Every country should be banning all social gatherings no matter the size. It is simple math. Two people, one infected and one not can lead to two infections. One infected person among multiple gatherings can increase numbers exponentially.
Don't make 2021 another repeat of 2020. Haven't we learned ANYTHING in the past year.
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2021 is the year of the cow and the word vaccine is from the latin word vacca meaning cow.
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What is the most important thing when making mochi?
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Here is a little quiz:
What is the most important thing when making mochi?
Hint: Think だじゃれ or pun.
Answer to follow at 9 tonight.
Happy New Year JT readers.
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Q: Should one be careful whe eating mochi?
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The 2022 Olympics in China.
The epicenter the pandemic. Can't wait to see what propaganda they throw at the world in the months leading up to the games. Should be quite an opening ceremony.
Many countries don't thnk very highly of China. Again, should make for a very interesting international crisis, I mean games.
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Experts said vaccine makers would need to run at least Phase I and II trials in Japan before seeking approval for use.
This is for Japanese vaccine makers.
From Nikkei Asia website article dated November 28:
Japan looks to begin distribution of COVID-19 vaccines by the March end of the fiscal year as clinical trials on a number of candidates move forward.
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Do you see a pandemic and do you see ambulances all day long rushing the covid patient to ER?
People who test positive don't need an ambulance. They go to the hospitals on their own. There, at the hospital, they will hopefully recover.
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In other words:
This marks 15 straight days where a new record has been reached for that particular day of the week.
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More cases this Tuesday than last Tuesday. The same goes for everyday over the last two weeks.
Unfortunately case are trending us not down.
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The man was not subject to quarantine at airports because of his occupation
Health inspector #1: Shouldn't we have inspected him?
Health inspector #2: Nah, he's a pilot. He should be fine.1: I guess your right. Next person in line please step forward.
Japan Today Headline February 1, 2021:
Coronavirus variant is now confirmed in all prefectures. Nationwide infections set new daily records.
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There are disturbed individuals in every country, not just Japan.
And they are not everywhere. Have lived here for over 20 years and have traveled extensively throughout my adopted homeland and somehow I have yet to come across these so called 'nutcases'.
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Information about the number of deaths in Tokyo can be found here:
You can see the total number of total deaths and also the number of daily deaths by clicking on the link that is titled 'Click here to see a running total of deaths over time'
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Without such strong measures cases will exponentially increase and they will soon find themselves dealing with hundreds if not thousands of daily cases.
Hats off to the Austrailian government and Austrailians for doing what is necessary in order to have a quicker recovery than countries who health care systems are under tremendous strains all because people do whatever they want without thinking of anyone but themselves. JFK's words from his inaugural speech have never been so relevant.
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Suga hopes to visit Biden. He better hope that he is still PM in February.
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They are including Japanese nationals as well. Finally, not just targeting foreigners and realizing that the corona virus does not discriminate based on nationality.
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As opposed to the many already known long-term, known effects of this particular corona virus which have been documented
From the Mayo Clinic:
COVID-19 symptoms can sometimes persist for months. The virus can damage the lungs, heart and brain, which increases the risk of long-term health problems.
I do not want to find out if I am one of the unfortunate ones that will suffer long-term health issues.
This pandemic will end someday, but the virus will not dissapear. Scientist believe it will slow down in transmission and become something we may have to live with for many years to come.
I have been getting my yearly flu vaccine since 2007 and look forward to getting my corona vaccine to protect myself, my family and my community.
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