Never learn? Quite the opposite. NZ has seen how fast the new variants spread and enough deaths overseas that could have been prevented to know better. Bold and fast action leads to results.
12 ( +18 / -6 )
The real speed of the rollout will not be determined by Japanese bureaucracy (however much they would love pretend it is), but rather how much they can get their hands on. It might be rather slow given the greater need in the countries where these vaccines are being made. So, they can go ahead with their own study and any other rather pointless bureaucratic procedures because the truth is they won't be getting enough to give out the general public for quite some time anyway. The irony is that will be determined by foreign politicians and bureaucrats, and they won't give a damn about the Olympics.
1 ( +4 / -3 )
Caught in the U.S.A., I was caught in U.S.A.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
This data, although concerning, comes from December and is already out of date. Likely, with the new variants, it is significantly higher by now. But I wonder if the government will be concerned enough to order an immediate larger-scale study. Probably not with the politics of the Olympics. My guess is that they will continue with their dithering head-in-sand approach to Covid.
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Yes, it is slow but they know if they make promises they don't keep people will be more than unhappy. Since they don't produce vaccines themselves they are relying on big pharmacy. That's why they say mid-year. And it's not like people are dying there as well.
2 ( +2 / -0 )
Mmm... looks very tempting but I wonder if it is actually is big in real life. I'll have to try one to find out. They should all have a bigger bun like the Gigabigmac.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
Before handing out subsidies to smaller restaurants and bars senior officials will have to have a special inspection. Costs part of the subsidy of course.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Meaningless numbers produced daily by clueless officials who are in denial and fudging figures to suit their own political ends. Without widespread testing, which in many countries is free for anyone with symptoms, Japan has no idea at all of the real number of infections which, if you include asymptomatic cases, is probably now in the tens of thousands. They clearly have no plan for containing it, and no idea what to do next.
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Predictable. Japan's half-hearted efforts are no match for the virus. The usual last-minute cancelations and apologies will set the model for the Olympics. Would be interested to know their testing rate.
8 ( +9 / -1 )
Trump must be so envious.
5 ( +7 / -2 )
In case you're not sure about his disorders.
6 ( +6 / -0 )
I don't think the he planned to incite a riot as part of a precise precise to overturn the election. He is too incompetent to mastermind that. I think inciting the riot was the outcome of his mental disorders, namely narcissistic, histrionic and borderline personality disorders. He should be removed from office and charged with manslaughter. He should not be allowed anywhere near nuclear codes. Seriously.
6 ( +6 / -0 )
Hadn't even heard of it. Bit surprised a chatting app is worth $27.7 billion. Overvalued? I bet Salesforce aren't loving it. Maybe got hacked.
And fxgai, maybe it should be "we’re sorry for the troubles this is causing. Please cut us some slack."
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Three years jail for protesting against a totalitarian system, and then attempting to flee to freedom. Well, the message for HK is very clear. There is only one system and it demands total submission. If I lived in Hong Kong I would flee before it's too late.
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A lot of the cases are younger people who were probably infected by other people in their 20s or 30s they work or socialize with. Many of those would either be asymptomatic or did not have serious enough symptoms to get the free test. This would mean the real number of infections in that age group might be much higher.
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Shocked? I'm not even surprised. Elderly LDP members clearly act as if they are above it all and the truth is that in Japan they are. If they get caught red-handed then all they have to do is bow, say how sorry they are and regrettable it is that they caused trouble, put on their sad face (like Abe) and all will be quickly forgiven and forgotten.
9 ( +9 / -0 )
Next he'll need a disappearing act.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Man in his fifties? Thought it was eighties. Should know better. If someone manages to save 100 million you'd think they have some brains.
15 ( +18 / -3 )
Love to know who came up with the plan and who picked up the tab. Go to Eat?
2 ( +9 / -7 )
Not to underscore her achievement but I think it was easier for NZ not only because of size and location, but because they don't have state governments. Australia had a harder time but basically achieved the same result in the end using a very similar approach, so I'm not sure size was such a factor. Leadership, approach and public support were more important. I agree with her that the public health system, which is normally busy anyway, would have really struggled to cope in NZ. Interestingly, it was Ardern's awareness of that fact, and actually listening to scientific and medical advice that set NZ apart from US. Catastrophic for America to have someone like Trump in charge. The US response should have been so much better and I'm sure Trump knows that. That's what riled him. Ultimately, I think Covid cost Trump his job while Adern kept hers. Trump can eat his words.
6 ( +9 / -3 )
Reckless - It's the Andromeda Strain
-8 ( +5 / -13 )
He is never going to admit he lost because he knows he will lose his core of supporters if he does. The Republican party is following him only because they are scared of losing Trump's supporters. Trump needs the political power and influence of the Republican party in order to stay out of jail once he leaves office.
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Funnily enough trade tension has sent the price of iron ore and other minerals up thereby helping Australia. Cheers China. It's not like you buy that much wine anyway. Good luck with getting other countries to kowtow. Not gonna happen down under.
9 ( +9 / -0 )
Completely unnecessary. Japan can attract more than enough visitors from it's interesting culture, sights, food and good hospitality. Casinos will just attract the sleazy.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Call our friendly NZ leader right now for sound advice on beating Covid-19 as well as teeth-whitening products at a special price. Limited time only.
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
Yes, I know what you're thinking. She might be 'tone deaf', but she looks damn hot for 40.
-5 ( +6 / -11 )
Must've been one super duper spreader on the flight to NZ. Fingers crossed they can keep it quarantine.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
Honestly, I'll miss him if he loses. I want 4 more years of waking up and reading about what surprisingly absurd things he has said or done. Can't wait to hear him talk more about his great Covid-19 response over the next couple of weeks.
9 ( +11 / -2 )
Somehow I doubt mainland China will seriously listen to Taiwan's concerns or alter it's approach. Their plan is domination. Best bet for Taiwan is to beef up their military and strengthen alliances. IMO the US should sell F-35s to Taiwan.
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