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Posted in: NEC to provide coating service on PCs to combat COVID See in context

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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Posted in: Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask? See in context

If someone is with an N95 mask here in Japan, s/he probably looks ridiculous to me. It’s almost non-existent if you walk around town. We are good with disposable masks here.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 9,468 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 50,030 See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 11,227 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 54,576 See in context

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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Posted in: Japan's COVID-19 foreign entry ban spurs demonstrations in several countries See in context

“I hope protesters will switch strategy, from asking to get into Japan to asking their own governments to apply reciprocity.”

@Louis.

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 11,227 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 54,576 See in context

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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Posted in: Japan widens virus restrictions but some people becoming less cooperative See in context

“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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Posted in: Japan widens virus restrictions but some people becoming less cooperative See in context

“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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Posted in: Japan widens virus restrictions but some people becoming less cooperative See in context

“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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 9,699 new cases; nationwide tally 49,854 See in context

The 117 increase in severe case count included over 100 cases in Osaka (which tallied weekly count of severe cases, not daily)

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 9,699 new cases; nationwide tally 49,854 See in context

“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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Posted in: Japan widens virus restrictions but some people becoming less cooperative See in context

The deal is… I can still live my life w/o the COVID vaccine am not yet comfortable to take.

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Posted in: Gov't OKs Pfizer COVID vaccine for children aged 5-11 See in context

“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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 8,638 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 46,199 See in context

“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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 8,638 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 46,199 See in context

“Deaths and social and economic activities are irrelevant.”

Comment of the pandemic!

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Posted in: Man breaks into school to recover stuff teacher took from him…over 40 years ago See in context

This made me laugh. So cute.

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Posted in: Japan to provide over $1 mil, relief supplies to tsunami-hit Tonga See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 7,377 new coronavirus cases See in context

Marcelito,

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 7,377 new coronavirus cases See in context

“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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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 7,377 new coronavirus cases See in context

“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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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 7,377 new coronavirus cases See in context

“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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Posted in: 42,000 rapid antigen tests snatched in Sydney heist See in context

So desperate!

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Posted in: New York City mayor says even he doesn't feel safe on subway system See in context

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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Posted in: Japan's daily COVID-19 cases top 30,000, setting new record See in context

“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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Posted in: Japan's daily COVID-19 cases top 30,000, setting new record See in context

“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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Posted in: Japan's daily COVID-19 cases top 30,000, setting new record See in context

“Maybe getting more boosters available will do the trick this time.”

hmm. I am still vaxx free

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Posted in: Japan's daily COVID-19 cases top 30,000, setting new record See in context

“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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Posted in: Japan's daily COVID-19 cases top 30,000, setting new record See in context

“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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Posted in: Vietnamese trainee in Japan demands apology for 2 years of abuse See in context

“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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Posted in: Japan’s best-selling beer changing its recipe for first time in 35 years See in context

My regular beer. Not sure if it’s a good idea to change the recipe though

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