JonathanJo comments

Posted in: Olympic torch relay to proceed as planned See in context

Put the flame at the top of the Sky Tree for the duration, so everyone can see it from afar.

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Posted in: IOC to start 4 weeks of discussions on Tokyo Olympics See in context

Postpone for 2 years to allow enough time for a vaccine to be developed and administered to 7 billion people.

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Posted in: No. of coronavirus infections in Japan passes 1,000 See in context

If a person is infectious, whether they know it or not, if they are wearing a mask, I find it plausible that they will be emitting fewer viruses into the air around them, for others to inhale.

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Posted in: Show off your space cowboy flair with this 'Cowboy Bebop' necktie See in context

A pity. I haven't worn a neck-tie in years. Probably now can't do up the shirt's top button, either. :-)

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Posted in: EU wants streaming platforms to ease internet gridlock amid virus crisis See in context

Darn! So much for 4K.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 organizers receive Olympic flame See in context

The scale of the spreading coronavirus, which has infected more than 200,000 people and killed more than 8,700 across the world

10,000 now. :-(

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Posted in: Natto -- does the slime that's sublime really protect from the coronavirus? See in context

I tried it once. Not to my taste. You're welcome to empty the shops of it.

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Posted in: Japan testing for coronavirus at fraction of capacity See in context

The site https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ shows cases per million population. Interestingly, the highest densities of cases are in San Marino, the Vatican and the Faeros, whereas China is ranked 38th!!

Just shows that have to be careful how you use statistics.

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Posted in: Japan testing for coronavirus at fraction of capacity See in context

It may be that the Japanese propensity for mask-wearing actually has slowed the virus' progress to some extent. However, the clock is ticking, and the number of detected cases is consistently increasing. Do NOT think this is just going to go away. Act NOW!

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Posted in: On a roll: The psychology behind toilet paper panic See in context

... and we haven't yet seen the same level of hoarding for more key items like canned foods 

I beg to differ.

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Posted in: Plane leaves Japan for Greece to collect Olympic flame See in context

I'd be more worried about all those people standing next to each other in the photo.

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Posted in: Virus-stricken airlines face bailout or bust See in context

All these grounded planes. A small consolation is the CO2 not being emitted.

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Posted in: No gender, photo, or first name – One company makes major shakeup to job application forms See in context

Burning Bush

I'd like to meet her.

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Posted in: Cleaning product makers race to labs to bolster coronavirus claims See in context

All well and good, but will there be any left on the shelf when I visit the supermarket?

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Posted in: IOC says no need for any drastic decisions on Tokyo Olympics See in context

If the number of cases in Japan continues to grow at the rate it has done over the last 4 weeks (from 74 to 878 cases), then in mid-April it would rival today's count for Spain (over 10,000). If so, it should be clear enough to call off or postpone the Olympics.

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Posted in: 'Elderly hour' in Australian stores as panic-buying continues See in context

In WW2, they had ration books. But that still didn't stop the black marketeers.

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Posted in: China reports just 1 new domestic virus case, 20 more imported See in context

This is potentially very good news, in that it may mean that the 99% of Chinese whose covid status is unknown have in fact been exposed to it and developed immunity.

Hope so.

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Posted in: 'Elderly hour' in Australian stores as panic-buying continues See in context

It's at times like this we could benefit from facial recognition cameras spotting the people who go in and out of supermarkets several times in order to circumvent the rationing at the checkouts.

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Posted in: Abe says G7 supports 'complete' Games, but polls back postponement See in context

The torch relay through Greece was cancelled because it was attracting crowds.

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Posted in: 'Elderly hour' in Australian stores as panic-buying continues See in context

Australia's elderly were let in early to supermarkets on Tuesday

Only problem with that is that families will be sending their oldest members out to do the shopping.

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Posted in: Doubts growing in Japan over Tokyo Olympics See in context

Zichi - presume you mean 2022, not 2012, unless you have a large Tardis.

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Posted in: Airlines slash schedules, jobs and pay after new travel restrictions See in context

Aircraft spend most of the time airborne. Has anyone figured out if there is enough space on the ground to park them all up?

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Posted in: Confirmed new coronavirus infections in Japan now 1,528, including cruise ship cases See in context

Since most people are going to catch it, the number of current cases only matters if the ER are swamped. Governments should be trying to slow the spread. J gov doesn't seem to need to do it, if the figures are correct. I'm skeptical, but could be wrong.

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Posted in: Trump calls on Americans to cease hoarding food, supplies See in context

If he said 'you do not need to go out and buy extra batteries tomorrow', just what do you think will happen?

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Posted in: Confirmed new coronavirus infections in Japan now 1,528, including cruise ship cases See in context

Dead people are not being tested, just given 'pneumonia' as the reason. That's why the figures are so low.

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Posted in: Osaka man arrested after reserving and canceling 1,873 seats at 2 baseball games to get more space See in context

thus ensuring that no one else would be sitting in a roughly 300-seat radius of himself.

Maths is a bit off! Area of a circle with radius of 300 would be (pi r squared) over 282,000 seats. That would be some stadium... No, his 1873 seats would make a more modest circle of radius only 24.

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Posted in: Abe says no need yet for emergency declaration; Tokyo Olympics still on See in context

That man is on a different planet.

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Posted in: Nervous consumers around world pull back amid viral outbreak See in context

...and there's that wretched phrase "abundance of caution" again. I hate it.

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Posted in: Nervous consumers around world pull back amid viral outbreak See in context

I see people spending a lot more on loo rolls, soap, pasta, rice, flour, canned food, frozen food, bottled water...

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Posted in: Abe tells Trump Japan preparing for Tokyo Olympics as planned See in context

In all countries with cases of covid so far, it is clear that the infection at first spread undetected for days or weeks, and is unstoppable. Many African countries in particular have only just reported their first case, so will be at their peak infectivity just before the Olympics are due to start.

Postpone now.

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