The mask comes off when you decide to take it off, it is a personal decision. Nobody is going to give you permission to return to a properly oxygenated brain, you need to do that for yourself.
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The state of emergency exists in the minds of politicians and unelected policy makers who fantasize they can control sub-microscopic particles floating in the air.
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Man stands behind ineffectual and possibly counter productive plastic screen to lecture others on the need to continue ineffective and damaging restrictions.
The damage done to children by prolonged face mask use is incalculable.
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Japan is considering a wide usage of so-called vaccine passports for commercial purposes
Who is this "Japan" person ?
Nameless unelected people who do not ride the trains or run a business?
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free stuff for the tax payer paid for by the tax payer while making it hard for the tax payer to make money to pay their taxes, 21st century logic
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40% of Tokyo residents have been injected, where is the benefit?
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Basically this never ends, we will be wearing masks, being injected and showing documentation for the rest of our lives. Getting sick is part of life, the question is what kind of life?
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So either he is lying or she is, either way it doesn't sound like the security vetting for the staff at the venue was particularly good. Lots of VIPs, poor vetting, and a lot of angry people, what could possibly go wrong ?
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Pretend there is a shortage and people will queue up.
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The NHS in the UK found that FFP3 masks cut Covid infection significantly for nurses dealing with Covid patients. Other masks are far less effective. However you cannot wear a FFP3 mask for more than 60 minutes, if you do you are going to damage your health. Most masks are completely useless after 20 minutes when they become saturated by the moisture from your breath.
Wearing masks outside of a clinical setting is damaging to mental and physical health for very little or no benefit. The negative effects of starving the brain of oxygen are already becoming apparent, as evidenced by the lack of clear rational thought that leads people to wear masks outdoors. Other symptoms of mask wearing include passivity, gullibility, illogical behavior and compliance with pointless rules.
Expect a sharp increase in early onset dementia over the next few years. The effect on small children will also be profoundly damaging. The most obvious short term damage will be a rise in cases of heatstroke in July, August and September.
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people drink, they lose their inhibitions, they say what they really think about this "pandemic"
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Considering 3.5 million people pass through Shinjuku station every weekday these numbers are nothing. Sorry to disappoint the gloomsters but the Olympics aren't going to cause an increase in corona cases, they are however a total waste of tax payers' money.
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One and a half years of this situation and the hospitals are under strain. Makes you wonder where your tax is being spent.
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In prefectures placed under the state of emergency, restaurants are being told to refrain from serving alcohol and to close by 8 p.m.
The new puritanism takes hold
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I get the feeling the citizens of Tokyo have decided that this virus has been oversold, folk wear masks to avoid social stigma, but other than that it we get on with our lives. 84 people in hospital is not people dropping dead in the streets.
It's a problem of hospital capacity, made worse by poorly designed ventilation and heating systems in hospitals and other public buildings.
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Basically shut up about corona or cancel the Olympics.
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This demonstrates how little policy makers and their cheerleaders in the media understand the reality of people's lives.
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State of Emergency? They don't seem to be talking about increasing the capacity of the hospitals to deal with this "emergency". Perhaps if they spent a little less time and money on nonsensical posturing and a little more on medical capability the situation would improve.
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"overwhelming hospitals"? With next to no cases of influenza this year it is hard to believe hospitals are overwhelmed. Most likely the issue is hospitals do not wish to accept patients.
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Which tells us the government is completely out of sync with the people. The commuters heading to work demonstrate that the general public have more sense than elected and unelected policy makers who keep repeating the same mistake. Lockdowns do little except damage the economy, and if India is anything to go by, harsh lockdowns make the situation much worse.
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Japan's prefectural governors don't seem to understand how the economy works, businesses do business, generate revenue and pay tax. If you shut down businesses, tax receipts go down. Without adequate tax receipts the BOJ cannot issue money to the government without destroying the credibility of Japanese government bonds. Asking Mr Suga to shake the magic money tree some more makes this situation a whole lot worse.
"highly contagious variants are raging," This is a farcical comment and should be treated as such, it's no surprise the government has embarked on such short sighted policies with such shallow thinking drama queens at the helm. Economic health directly correlates to public health, the damage being done here will last for generations.
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Time to put up or shut up, either cancel the Olympics, or shut up about Covid.
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They imagine it will give them more control, in reality it will create huge amounts of data which costs a fortune to transmit, transact, store, monitor, regulate, and backup. In all that noise there will be no end of opportunity for scams, theft, money laundering, evasion and deception.
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No they won't. I predict that test results will be "lost" for certain athletes.
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to get some perspective, Tokyo has a population of around 13.5 million people
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I used to live near the area of Liverpool where Ringo grew up, it gets all the weather from the Irish Sea.
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Ghosn led Nissan for two decades, salvaging the Japanese automaker from the brink of collapse.
Debatable, I think the thousands of hard working Nissan employees might have had something to do with this.
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