Wait...I thought the numbers were supposed to go UP because of Hanami, remember?
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We're starting to see the effect of our "safe space" culture now, on society.
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Hope it keeps on decreasing, but Tuesday or Wednesday will show.
It's been decreasing for the past month.
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Meanwhile, back in the USA, a bar fight with some weed in your pocket will get you a night in jail AT MOST. More likely, you'll just pay a $20 ticket.
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Just stopped in to see how numbers are trending. Still downward as expected. Weather was great today guys, lots of people out and about!
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All the doomsayers can say now is, "let's wait until tomorrow!" "Let's wait until next week!" " we can't celebrate yet blah blah blah!"
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For those obsessed with the positive test percentage, a big factor is the 1500¥ at-home rapid PCR tests. If you use one and it's positive, you're more likely to go to the doctor and take the official PCR. If it's negative, you're more likely to just stay home. They are essentially "weeding out" a lot of the negative tests.
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Cases are down now compared to last week. The initial descent has started.
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C'mon guys. This is a joke at this point. Where is the evidence that these pseudo SOEs have any effect at all on covid?
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Expect the decline after the peak to be as sudden and rapid as the initial increase
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Yeah. Good luck with that.
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Only a roughly 10 percent increase from last week. The rate of growth is clearly slowing now. We may have seen the peak this week.
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Seems like the weekly increases are starting to flatten out. I guess the jgov doing nothing, wasting time, and laying low was the correct strategy after all. Nature is running its course.
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Apparently, the pace of growth is slowing. We could be reaching the peak soon, with or without a "quasi- pseudo- emergency". The Delta variant came and went in about a month. This one seems no different.
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nationwide figure soared to 414, up 117 from Thursday.
Surprise, the number of people with serious symptoms is proportional to the number of total infections. What makes the Jgov think that their shoddy health care system that left people dying at home with 2,000 cases a day, will be able to sustain 20,000 a day?
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Down from last week! We did it guys! We're over the curve!
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What's the over/under for today on the number of comments, before the mods close the thread down? I'll say 30
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Some people are suggesting an "x factor". Japanese genetics or perhaps an even less mild form of covid
My Japanese teacher told me in March 2020 Japanese people were immune to covid and I thought he was just a racist. Turns out he might have been right :O
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up 12 from Monday and 12 more than last Tuesday.
It's going up again! Omggggg!!
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In other countries, the lockdowns forced the conversations for more jobs with remote work, better work/life balance, more benefits and higher pay for "essential workers". Thanks to Japan's "business as usual" attitude during the pandemic, the gap between Japan's obsessive work culture, and the rest of the world will only grow wider. Condolences if you work in Japan.
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Does anyone know where we can see these photos? I need to, um...verify...the uh...evidence....
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The reason is simple. Japan is a relatively healthy country that took masks, and preventative measures seriously. Half of the country wasn't complaining about the masks because of their "liberty".
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One thing's for sure. It's going to be strange walking around the city seeing people without masks. There are people that I've met 2 years ago, and see regularly, that I've still yet to see their face.
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Comments in the thread are at 20
Down 2 from Saturday, and 21 down from Sunday last week.
This is the 17th straight day that the number of comments have been lower than the same day of the previous week.
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Gotta hand it to Suga. He did the unpopular thing, stuck to his guns, and it ended up being the right decision. Well done.
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Yep, this 2 year long covid madness is finally coming to an end. Sure, maybe there'll be another "spike" in the future, but with everyone vaccinated, it really won't make a difference anymore. It seems like everyone in the world is finally coming out of their bunkers and getting back to normal.
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The tourism industry and small resorts have been hit terribly.
I'm afraid, a lot of places have been hit irreparably over the last year. Over half of the small shops in Nakano have been shut down and are now boarded up. Akihabara is a ghost in the shell of its former self. Empty buildings everywhere. Sad.
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Justin Timberlake got her in her prime, and was smart enough to leave before all the craziness ensued. Props to him. Good luck to the new guy.
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