This type of coating has become noticeably popular in office buildings recently, such as elevators, door knobs and other public surfaces where users are likely to touch.
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The I don’t care and live your life brigade probably really don’t care today. I was out several times during the day today and traffic was noticeably light compared with last week. Not sure if it was because of the quasi call or not. Supermarkets and shopping malls were busy though. Stay safe everyone.
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Hospitals/beds designated to deal with COVID patients are limited,hence the risk/likelihood of another SOE. Unless the severity of those newly infected gets worse, the possibility that the government will downgrade this to something like the seasonal flu, which should free up facilities that can accept these and other patients. Let’s hope that’s the case… and then next step would be a more relaxed rules for cross border travels.
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“I hope protesters will switch strategy, from asking to get into Japan to asking their own governments to apply reciprocity.”
while that is painful for many of us who probably have been traveling a lot, I would not mind any such reciprocity. National interest first! This (pain) too shall pass. This is pandemic time. Hang on.
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Ooh, I am tired with reading all your comments, to be fair, which are more interesting than the article haha. Stay safe folks, both those I agree and disagree with. Have a nice weekend.
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“How pathetic is it that after having 2 months head start to prepare seeing what's happening overseas, as of today only 1.3% of population got the booster. Again ! Incompetence is just embedded in LDP DNA ain't it.”
Well, competence in this case has a not measured by how high and how fast the vax rate is. I would care more about how many of our compatriots have unfortunately lost their life… and if you insist on comparison, I would look at those metrics against other countries.
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“I support measures that prevent crowding together excessively, but that being done, how did does not serving drinks after a certain time prevent Covid?”
Long exposure in a 3C environment, higher risk. That’s the main point. Of course the measure does not entirely prevent COVID but the risk can be lower.
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“The only thing we need vital protection against is the LDP!!”
so then I will give you the equivalent of the CCP or DPJ
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The 117 increase in severe case count included over 100 cases in Osaka (which tallied weekly count of severe cases, not daily)
-7 ( +4 / -11 )
“Why is Japan always so slow? Always!”
you meant in terms of catching up
with the number of deaths out there?
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The deal is… I can still live my life w/o the COVID vaccine am not yet comfortable to take.
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“the Japanese Health Ministry should had focus on creating a stronger medical infrastructure instead of lockdowns and mandates. “
This is NOT true. There are no lockdowns and mandates in Japan. Vaccines are voluntary. Parents can make decisions. I have been COVID vax free.
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“It must be exhausting painting a wrong picture constantly for two years.”
I for one am fine with this “wrong”picture, by your definition, where the damage on the population has been relatively lower on key metrics. Besides, we haven’t had to live through draconian lockdowns and discrimination some of you and our friends and families had gone through elsewhere outside Japan. So whine and criticize at will, I don’t care.
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“Deaths and social and economic activities are irrelevant.”
Comment of the pandemic!
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This made me laugh. So cute.
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Happy to help the affected in anyway and glad the government is doing that. Disgusted to read all the criticisms by some here. Any help should be appreciated. You might be in a position to need help one day. Pathetic ningen. Mods, please feel free to remove post coz it might hurt some. Sorry.
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same virus but the outcome of an infection can be quite different depending on where it happens, how it is cared for and treated. So I think that helps you understand why someone has been luckier than others during this pandemic. Re your point about the JP government’s approach… why do we need to do like what other G7s are doing? What’s the point of coming on top? There’s nothing to be happy about this when everyone is still dealing with it but as a citizen here am happy with
what they have been doing.
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“It is 10 times that a few weeks ago....it's just that a vast majority of assymptomatic cases are not tested here..”
If it’s indeed that high so then what? The ratio of severity and death per positive cases will look even better. But what’s the point?
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“Wait. Isn’t the border closed? How could this be happening?”
it’s not closed. It’s restricted. Had it been wide open, you would not have seen 7000 cases in Tokyo today. It would have been 10x that a few weeks ago.
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“So my brother in Florida recently got omicron after double Moderna vax, same as me. He was slammed pretty hard in bed for 3-4 days. I wonder if I will get it in Tokyo...“
So be careful, Reckless. But I think you will be fine.
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Sad to hear that. Crazy cases like that could happen anywhere. Loved my experience commuting mostly on the 4 and the 6 during the late 90's. Iconic despite the subway system there was smelly... and is still smelly now. Love the trains and subways in Tokyo a lot more.. although some here said people are rude. Oh well, world is complicated. I feel it is a lot safer here in general in JP, in public transportation.
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“They've behaved just as badly as anyone.”
so what is your problem?
“ professed such ridiculous things as immunity to the virus, or having different genetic makeup, or put bans on foreigners entering the country for no reason.”
all these ridiculous things have been sticker to Japan… I don’t think we have professed that. Who cares? I don’t. And bans on foreigners… all non essentials are banned no or discouraged. We don’t have to do what others are doing. Also as you said, again, coz we are as bad as anyone… then what’s spooked you? Am happy if certain measures here, maybe they are bad for you, keep our countrymen relatively safer than many less unfortunate folks out there throughout this pandemic.
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“You speak alot of sense. I kind of expected such behaviour in the UK, unfortunately, but not in Japan. People here have been selfish throughout the whole pandemic.”
indeed. Lot of sense! Thanks to our selfishness, death per million pop in Japan has been a fraction that of the UK.
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“Maybe getting more boosters available will do the trick this time.”
hmm. I am still vaxx free
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“Tokyo has an absolute MAX of 25,000 PCR tests in a day. “
That’s not true. Capacity for Tokyo is 100K/day.
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“Not sure why some of you keep bringing up testing.”
coz that’s just how much they can think of these days.
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“Makes one wonder why people decide to come to a country where they are treated as second-rate not-quite-humans... Are things so desperate for them back at home?”
Oh yeah, if it were not desperate he, like many so-called trainees, would not have to be in the situation he was.
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