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Posted in: Japan reports 109,928 new coronavirus case See in context

that’s so 2020…

so I guess that Shibuya crossing is experiencing a super spreader event every day….

and every packed train every morning is also a super spreader event…

We should’ve surpassed 1 million cases ages ago by that logic

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Posted in: Japan reports 49,117 new coronavirus cases See in context

the Chinese government lies by default. You can’t seriously compare China to any country using the data they provide themselves.

well, I suppose you could but no one in their right mind would take you seriously…

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Posted in: Panel wants Japanese public to pay more for defense buildup See in context

Looks like my 23 year run in Japan may soon come to an end and will not include retirement after all…

I’m not wealthy I can’t imagine paying more taxes than I already do…

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Posted in: Big Pharma may have to reveal government deals in WHO's draft pandemic rules See in context

You mean the much reduced rates of hospitalizations, complications and death in vaccinated people? that does exactly the opposite of your mistaken conclusions.

And the fact that the virus itself weakened had no role to play? I would say that is the main factor attributing to reduce rates of hospitalizations, complications and death.

In fact, ”If” I were to make a conclusion based on my own observations (as I know quite a few unvaccinated people, ALL of who didn’t even contract Covid), I would say that the vaccine makes one MORE susceptible to contracting the virus.

At the very most, I would say the vaccine would only be beneficial to those at risk due to age or having a compromised immune system. At the very most…

I think it’s quite curious that there seems to be a lack of data readily available showing recent statistics of vaccinated versus unvaccinated infections and well as the demographics (including the health conditions when infected). Leading with that kind of info would instantly dispel any suspicions.

One would think that that kind of data would be available and would be a great tool in promoting the benefits of being vaccinated. Alas, that last nail in the coffin does not exist.

Nor will it ever…

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Posted in: School in Yamaguchi in turmoil after student’s tablet records teachers’ room conversation See in context

If teachers didn’t complain about students I’d be surprised.

Can’t really blame the teacher for a conversation that they thought they were having in private but I do understand why they took “a leave of absence”, whether it was self imposed or forced on them.

Unfortunate that the owner of the laptop decided it was a good idea to circulate the conversation.

what a conundrum

Technology…. damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

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Posted in: Japan reports 89,887 new coronavirus cases See in context

some 60 vaccinated...or around that number.

Source for that information please

I will speculate around the same number (I actually suspect that it’s higher) given how much of the population is vaccinated.

feel free to provide a link that says it’s not.

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Posted in: Japan to reopen to cruise ships after 2 1/2-year ban See in context

 lots of hospitalized people and a fatality rate over 2%? Or mostly asymptomatic / mild symptomatic people?

it makes no difference and equates to be the same in many people’s heads.

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Posted in: Japan to reopen to cruise ships after 2 1/2-year ban See in context

I find it hilarious that there are those that will blindly follow so called “experts” and the the government…. UNTIL it is something they personally don’t believe. Then suddenly the experts and government have no idea what they’re doing and that THEY know better.

I also find that the most xenophobically acting people in Japan are foreigners. They remind me of jealous pretentious Canadians who snub their noses at Mericans…

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Posted in: Japan reports 37,555 new coronavirus cases See in context

48 coronavirus-“related” deaths nationwide… A nation of almost 126 million people. Notice I put related in quotations.

The words chosen are pretty important.

I wonder how many of those deaths were directly caused “by” Covid. And of those deaths, their age and health condition at the time they caught it…?

it would seem to me that it would be very easy to convince me or anyone else of the severity of this virus if it were indeed serious…

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Posted in: Chinese cities including Beijing report record COVID cases See in context

Their approach is working, give it time

give it time? so three years have passed and their zero Covid policy hasn’t worked… how much time do you propose they give it? Three more years…? 10? 20?

like the flu virus, this is a virus that will NEVER go away. It’s here to stay.

A zero Covid policy means they will be in lockdown forever

so you are suggesting that?

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Posted in: China's COVID epicenter shifts to Guangzhou; more lockdowns loom See in context

Yes, the Chinese are very lucky to have a government like they do who always only have their best interest at heart. Where would China be today if they didn’t have their benevolent communist dictators in power????? I am so jealous…

gooooooooo China!!!

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Posted in: Japanese gov't urged to end free rollout of COVID-19 vaccines See in context

Let’s be honest… Anything given to you free by the government was or is not really free

you pay for it through your taxes.

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Posted in: Over 80% of Japanese adults find tobacco smoke unpleasant: survey See in context

Why are there still so many…. Hard to fathom…

smoking is both highly physically and psychologically addictive. Many like me started in their early teens.

Contrary to popular belief, quitting is not an easy task.

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Posted in: Over 80% of Japanese adults find tobacco smoke unpleasant: survey See in context

As a smoker, I find secondhand smoke unpleasant. I can’t imagine anyone thinking otherwise… smoker or not

in the last year or two it has taken its toll on me. I am considering quitting

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Posted in: Japan reports 34,064 new coronavirus cases See in context

Not far off a 100% drop, thats a hell of a fluctuation. Methinks this has more to do with the logistics of reporting than an actual magical halving of infections when we're still in the tens of thousands.

that depends on who comments…

there are a few on here who believe in magic

but they won’t comment Today.

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Posted in: Japan reports 50,294 new coronavirus cases See in context

Want hear something weird? Everyone I know (here in Japan and overseas) who is not vaccinated (and I know quite a few) has never caught Covid (that they are aware of).

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying they don’t exist, but I can honestly say that for of those that I know. And those same people do not wear masks.

And everyone that I know that has caught Covid (and I know a lot) has been vaccinated.

how everyone goes on about it here, it shouldn’t be statistically possible.

But there it is.

weird eh

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Posted in: Japan reports 47,706 new coronavirus cases See in context


You have the ability to lock yourself down, mask up and stay inside. You really do.“You” will be safe from all the dangerous stuff. Just never go outside. Never ever… and you will be ok

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Posted in: Japan sees sharp rise in drunken driving cases linked to e-scooters See in context

Drinking while operating a bicycle is technically a punishable offense as far as I know

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Posted in: Japan reports 34,173 new coronavirus cases See in context


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Posted in: Japan reports 34,173 new coronavirus cases See in context

We may disagree on the seriousness of this particular disease but I somewhat agree with your last statement.

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Posted in: Japan reports 42,294 new coronavirus cases See in context

You have commented praising the explanation that lockdowns are unnecessary and bring more problems than what they prevent, what is the point of contradicting yourself and say people should do what you think should be avoided?

Isn’t it obvious? sarcastic humor

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Posted in: Japan reports 15,372 new coronavirus cases See in context

I know several unvaccinated people who have always refused to wear masks and have never had Covid (that they know of). 

think about it.

i’m in that group. I even intentionally exposed myself to the virus looking after my vaccinated sick wife when she caught it

weird eh

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Posted in: Japan reports 39,723 new coronavirus cases See in context

Funny timing...Kishida announced today that masks are not necessary outside.

they never were necessary outside

I used to wear them on the train to be polite but I can’t even be bothered anymore.

i’ve been 100% maskless for a couple of months now. I expected stares and murmurs but there was zero reactions.

I didn’t even get a single double take. In a weird way I was disappointed…

i’m seeing more and more doing the same

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Posted in: Japan reports 85,867 new coronavirus cases See in context

I am so happy to be finally be able to live normal life without being controlled.

in this country you were always able to do so if you wanted…

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Posted in: Japan to roll out Omicron booster shots free of charge from Tuesday See in context

Don’t listen to the ‘tin foil hat brigade’ with their talk of 5G and microchips!

Nice scientific comeback! It’s evident you’ve obviously done your homework and think for yourself. That will win them over for sure… Thumbs up!

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Posted in: Japan OKs distribution of Omicron booster shots from this month See in context

Good luck with your chances with covid side effects like long covid and death

Completely unvaccinated, I took care of my sick with Covid, vaccinated wife unmasked for three or four days before she went to the hotel for the remainder of her sickness.

As I was on Obon holidays, I intentionally tried to become infected to get it out of the way while I was on vacation so I didn’t have to miss any work. Alas, no such luck for me. I didn’t become infected at all.

I don’t expect I will be getting any shots or boosters.

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Posted in: More U.S. lawmakers arrive in Taiwan with China tensions simmering See in context

With some good and sensible decision making, the US would not have to put themselves in a position where they have to say

“The CCP shall not dictate whom, when or where US officials speak to on issues of mutual concern”

Why is the current administration so hell bent on causing tensions on EVERY front.

It’s almost like the are purposely driving the US into the ground…

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Posted in: Prices set to rise in Japan for over 10,000 food items on weak yen See in context

Luckily most processed foods mentioned above can be made in your own kitchen. Not that most will do…

I already make many of my own condiments, Cure and smoke my own bacon and other meats.

I wish more would do as it’s not really all that difficult once you get the hang of it and you would discover that it tastes 10 times better

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Posted in: Unification Church says Japan members received death threats See in context

Unfortunate but I am not surprised.

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Posted in: U.S. House Speaker Pelosi begins Asia tour; no mention of Taiwan See in context

Maybe her purpose was to put Taiwan in the media's attention and show China to be the aggressor. It worked.

or…. It’s more likely that they would back down and wanted an excuse to do so. Everything she has done until now has been self-serving for her and not in the best interest of her country. Why would this time be any different?

I hope I’m wrong and that she still goes but I’m highly skeptical.

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