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Posted in: 49-year-old disqualified exam-taker arrested over refusal to leave toilet See in context

When I read the news about this yesterday, I assumed he was a young dude who didn’t want to sit the exam. Reading this, however, has me thinking professional intervention might be in order.

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Posted in: No. of hospitalized coronavirus patients at record high in Japan See in context

Very troubling news, but totally expected. No warm smiles today...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,502 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,587 See in context

Unfortunate news, but @klausdorth is probably right. It is without bounce in my bungee that I read this news. I hope for — but don’t expect — better news next month...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,433 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,871 See in context

Here in Osaka, fewer people than usual were wearing masks this morning, and on my short walk to the station I encountered three older dudes who looked comfortable in taking off their masks, coughing with great vigor, and then expectorating on the sidewalk. My warm smile has lost its motivation...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 970 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,535 See in context


I’m also happy to see any drop!

This is a one-day drop, however, not a trend. According to other news sites, this is the 9th consecutive day of an increase in critically hospitalized covid patients (i.e. people who may tragically not be here much longer):

Pls. have a look-see here:

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,337 daily COVID cases; nationwide tally 4,519 See in context

Very unfortunately, this was totally expected by the so-called “doom-and-gloom” crowd as far back as the spring. They were criticized by many, but a lot of the posters here knew this was coming. I’d obviously be happy to have my predictions be wrong and see the situation trending downward.

I’m just left to wonder where the warm-smiling NipponGlory and other sunnysiders are these days. I hope they are starting to grasp the severity of the situation. More importantly, I hope all of you here in Japan and abroad reading this are keeping well and doing your best to stay well on the last day of this tragic 2020.

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