It’s so cringy to walk past the homerooms when it’s lunchtime. Forty kids packed into a small room eating together.
To be honest though, there have been no (known) outbreaks at my school.
I think making the kids go in for lunch only is insane—but somehow, it makes sense in Japan.
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When the holiday ended, many workplaces defied requests to allow their employees to work from home. It left them no choice but to return to their offices on packed trains.
When the holiday ended, many defied requests for remote work and returned to their offices on packed trains.
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If people were advised not to travel... why are the trains so busy? Why aren't people complying and staying at home?
They are going to/from work, hence the suits.
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Of course we all saw this coming.
I’m guessing the meetings went like this:
One person: Here is an idea! (Bad idea)
Everyone: OK! Yes!
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That Washington Post article is quite a read.
back to JT:
Suga recognized the number of cases is not decreasing as fast as earlier expected, according to Okabe.
As fast as expected?! Everyone is working, shopping etc etc.
It’s going to take a while. It’s not a magic button. smh
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From what I have personally witnessed, there is no “social distancing” happening.
In schools, there are small classrooms with 40 students, teachers sitting almost shoulder to shoulder in rooms with 50-100 people, club activities, sports, etc. etc.
Also, students and teachers eat lunch together on a daily basis in these rooms.
Known clusters are few and far between in schools.
I believe the people in this article were infected some other way.
Actually, I hope they were infected some other way, because if wearing masks and directing traffic outside can give you (possibly) the newer strains, we are all in deep trouble.
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i was speechless last night seeing this story on the news.
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They should have postponed the Games until summer 2022. Then, everyone gets to go, everyone gets the money, the vaccine and everyone is happy.
why they became so stubborn about holding them without spectators I will never understand.
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So restaurants that don’t serve alcohol can close early, but if you are a restaurant that serves you must close!?
Can’t they just not serve alcohol?
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It’s all about Golden Week now. I had plans but my job “threatened” consequences if I cross prefectural borders.
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i wonder if she had a snake for a pet and an amulet
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slide your mask on between bites and sips. It’s literally THAT easy.
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They probably said you can pay 1/2 or you’re fired?
I would have fought like hell to not pay it. How could a person afford that kind of money?!
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I’m so confused. An 83-year-old is too influential to fire? Isn’t it entirely possible that he could pass away at any moment? (Sorry to be morbid—just reality)
There is no backup plan!?
“NO Olympics if he resigns”
I’ve been shocked before but this is on another level!
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The famous DOUBLE-DOWN!
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Women need to speak up MORE to get people like this OUT of power.
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They are not included!?!?
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It’s a miracle.
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If only people could move around the office and change seats....
sounds easy everywhere but here.
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my head hurts.
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I want to believe!
I want to believe that Japan is capable of miracles!
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I simply cannot understand the lack of testing.
more testing——more people quarantined——less chance of spread——-less grandparents/great-grandparents die.
what am I missing here!?
Japan, you’ve had a year. Even if it saves 50 older people a day isn’t that WORTH IT!?!?
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Paraphrased from the local newspaper:
”Two high school girls tested positive, but since there were no close contacts the school was not closed.”
Also, I heard that from a friend who used to work there that no one else was tested.
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