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Posted in: COVID has taken severe mental health toll: WHO See in context

COVID-19 has negligible effect on mental health, it is the constant stream of fear based propaganda and economic damage which has caused anxiety and depression If you are a supporter of restrictions on people's lives you share this blame.

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Posted in: Japan to extend antivirus restrictions in Tokyo and 14 prefectures See in context

After two years most people know these policies are a failed experiment. Problem is policticians and unelected "experts" have invested their reputations in this failure.

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Posted in: It's all about legs See in context

The constant hectoring by the rail network is irritating to say the least, endless anouncements telling you the escalator is dangerous, telling you where to stand, how to sit, not to speak, not to use your phone, that the corona virus is waiting to pounce on you. The net result is low level stress and thoughtless compliance. Also noted is the abnormalization of masks.

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Posted in: Australia's COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations hit new records See in context

Covid 19 is so 2021

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Posted in: How a bar in Kabukicho scammed one diner out of their money, and how it can happen to you too See in context

As a rule of thumb if you go drinking in Tokyo take as much cash as you intend to spend and leave your cards at home.

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Posted in: 2nd Omicron case confirmed; Japan to bar foreign residents' re-entry from 10 African nations See in context

Guy arrives from Peru, ban people coming from Africa. What part of the "pan" in "pandemic" don't they understand?

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Posted in: WHO warns that Omicron variant poses very high risk See in context

@Blacklabel

Yup, rinse and repeat. There is now a direct conduit from central banks to pharma companies and we are on the hook for the bill, what's not to like?

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Posted in: Japan bars new foreign arrivals for 1 month over Omicron fears See in context

Our children"s futures are being destroyed by this neurosis.

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Posted in: Asian stocks fall further after new virus variant spreads See in context

Knee jerk over-reactions.

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Posted in: New Omicron variant stokes world fears; triggers travel bans See in context

Fear short circuits logic.

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Posted in: Nikkei plunges on concerns over new COVID-19 variant See in context

Buy this dip because the info regarding the "variant" is bogus.

The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.

Fear short circuits logic.

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Posted in: 5 Russian navy ships enter Sea of Japan after circling around Japan See in context

Not socially distancing!

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Posted in: Tokyo area set to end COVID-19 restrictions on eateries See in context

@Asiaman7

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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Posted in: Gov't leans toward lifting state of emergency at end of month See in context

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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Posted in: New Zealand’s largest city to remain locked down See in context

If lckdowns work how does a prisoner catch covid?

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Posted in: Japan's top COVID-19 adviser wary of easing restrictions See in context

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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Posted in: Japan considering vaccine passports for commercial activities See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,539 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 16,738 See in context

bell curve

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Posted in: Kishida pledges huge COVID relief package if he wins LDP leadership vote See in context

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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Posted in: Foot traffic still high despite state of emergency See in context

40% of Tokyo residents have been injected, where is the benefit?

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Posted in: Japan extends virus emergency to Sept 12; weighs legal options to enforce restrictions See in context

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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Posted in: Olympics worker arrested for allegedly raping woman at stadium See in context

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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Posted in: Kono says local gov'ts need to slow down vaccinations due to supply crunch See in context

Pretend there is a shortage and people will queue up.

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Posted in: We will be unable to control infections if more businesses decide they can do whatever they want. See in context

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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Posted in: Drink up, drink fast, drink alone? Tokyo to ease alcohol curbs See in context

people drink, they lose their inhibitions, they say what they really think about this "pandemic"

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Posted in: 10,000 Tokyo Olympic volunteers have now pulled out: organizers See in context

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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Posted in: Beset by coronavirus wave, doctors lead push against Olympics See in context

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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Posted in: Over 80% in Japan oppose Olympics this year: poll See in context

Telling children to wear masks but insisting on holding the Olympics, to me these two policies are inconsistent. Perhaps the public should stop wearing masks.

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Posted in: Japan to put 3 more prefectures under state of emergency See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,010 new coronavirus cases; record high 712 in Hokkaido See in context

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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