Some posters nonchalantly write about the very elderly taking the brunt of this pandemic, as if this is somehow okay or acceptable. That aged demographic is also the least represented in this online medium. I can imagine that, if they were tech-savvy, they would relate their fear in seeing the growing callousness in society, as frustration takes the form of denialism and selfishness.
Amazing -- especially since, presumably, we all have aged family and friends. . . and we, too, will be old, infirm with comorbidities that will put us at heightened risk someday. . .
Time to gingerly step into those shoes and take a look around. . .
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Yes. Thank you for your compassionate response.
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There seems to be a misconception that you “need” to wear your mask outdoors if you are less than 2 metres apart from others. Not so: the two metre distance only applies if you are conversing, so if you’re scooting around on your own sans mask and outside, you are following govt. guidelines.
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He has already come here. Hasn't he already gone to Ginza?
So scathing; so good.
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Thank you Yokohama.
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They argue it's important to have students view athletes with disabilities, which could change attitudes in a relatively conservative society like Japan.
Can’t argue with that lofty sentiment …. but why can’t the students watch it on tv?
What a mixed message … on the one hand schools are closing and on the other they are sending these students to watch sports.
Bizarre … and Bach this doesn’t improve your already tarnished image.
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I doubt anyone suffering from covid gives a crap about these games
True … and many not suffering from COVID also don’t give a stuff about them.
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A total of 84 coronavirus patients recuperating at home in Japan died in the six months through June,
Actually no. Let me fix this:
A total of 84 coronavirus patients refused admission to hospital died at home in the six months through June.
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See ya Bach! Take your smug mug out of our debt-ridden country and don’t come back.
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Good. Now what about the organizers who thought it was acceptable to employ him and stood by their decision even after his revolting actions were spotlighted?
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Excellent! Another clear, well thought-out , easy to follow and execute policy.
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GaijinjlandToday 06:49 am JST
I feel so much safer. Thanks Japan.
Indeed! Safe AND secure.
Irony tends to be lost on this board.
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What about Japanese citizens breaking quarantine?
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Toshiro Muto, the CEO of the organizing committee, said many sponsors, federation officials and others would be considered to be “organizers” and thus would be allowed to attend venues. He said some might occupy public seating, but he said he did not know “the numerical details.”
“But he did not know the numerical details”
Muto mate it’s your JOB TO KNOW this. Unbelievable!
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... Tokyo official said. "It is important to connect the flame, and we would like to have the event finish with smiles on people's faces.
Oh dear, saccharine smiles don’t really cut it in these pandemic days. Makes me want to puke when I read drivel like this which is probably not the intended reaction.
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"The situation of infections is very bad. If this continues, (the quasi-state of emergency) will remain beyond July 12," said an official at the organizing committee of the Olympics and Paralympics.
So now the JOC are determining our pandemic policy?!
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Tell it to someone who cares. Oh, and stop whingeing.
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What a comfort to the people of Tohoku and a symbol of overcoming COVID.
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How bizarre that they are focusing on international media with these ridiculous measures that will fail. I’m not duped.
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marcelitoToday 11:46 am JST
Mobile vaccination clinics available throughout Hawaii over Memorial Day weekend......Can we try this?
Sounds like a good idea...let's set up " expert panel" and have a series of meetings over the next 6 month. Will release a report with recommendations as early as January 2022
Oh yes ... you nailed the “ early as ... (distant future) infuriating line!
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What a complete and utter dog’s breakfast.
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Derek GrebeToday 05:00 pm JST
Yours was the BEST comment ever.
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Nothing against children, but they could quite possibly grow up to be politicians.
Best comment ever.
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Gosh it will be such a fun gig for the journalists ... I’m sure they’re falling over themselves to get here. Not.
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Tosser! I hope he’s proved wrong.
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You have nailed it on the head.
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On patrol with batons drawn. Is this really necessary?!
They're lost! They should be patrolling in Ginza where their bosses are scoffing over-priced steaks.
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