How were the numbers quadruple when the Olympics was on? Were there more tests? More people? How were there 4 times as many cases?
Recently my 27 year old, healthy, no pre-existing conditions friend was put on a ventilator and they had to call different hospitals before she was accepted. She has recovered from the respiratory problems now but still feels foggy and isn’t the same person she was.
Young people can suffer serious symptoms.
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Hold up, why is this article saying that we’ve been in a state of emergency since July?
Restaurants and karaoke bars etc have been ‘urged’ to close at 8pm since April last year.. did something change?
oh wait, we had a couple of months last year where they were open until 9!
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Which do you think is more disappointing to the Japanese people, being referred to as Chinese by a high ranking official, or some foreigners brought in by the high ranking officials crew doing something stupid?
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I heard that you can only get Covid in a venue with 10,001 people and you can get Covid from having dinner with foreigners if they’re not Olympic athletes or media!
Let’s feel safe!
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Suga has said he would focus on dealing with the pandemic, and that Japan will go ahead with the Games under strict virus-protection measures.
What strict virus protection measures? Shortening business hours so more people are in restaurants at the same time, on trains (yes, some people still have to go to work and cannot work from home) and pay a lot of money to get tested?
What strict protection measures?
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For those privileged enough to be able to dictate their own conditions (logging off after work hours etc) that’s wonderful and good for you to be in such a privileged position.
Unfortunately for some, if they refuse to switch off they will lose money or their jobs which aren’t easy to replace in this pandemic. Some people aren’t in a position to dictate to their companies how and when they will work and need the government to intervene.
Please think of others before commenting what others should do.
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I know my friends dorm had a small outbreak and 30 out of 40 people tested negative. I tried to get tested twice but was told I wasn’t at risk after having contact with an infected person.
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James - I’m a really cute one and speak decent Japanese and I get asked every time. When my native partner checked in once, we paid at the end.
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How does she propose we stay vigilant? Wear a mask? Medical staff wear higher quality masks than everyone and still get sick.
social distance? Try telling my boss to let me catch a later train to work or let me work from home.
Please teach me how to ‘remain vigilant’?
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To the people saying that they will travel because their Grandparents said 'if we become infected, it's okay, we're old and don't care about becoming sick' - I have 2 questions for you.
Will you not be taking public transport or going out in public (convenience stores, supermarket etc..) whilst in their town?If there was an outbreak there(as the cases in Miyazaki went from 0 - 100 in a couple of weeks) are there enough hospitals to care for them?
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So I know several humans with fevers and coughs that couldn't get a test but dogs can?
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There will be a bit of trial and error but this will be great for the environment if they can take more delivery vehicles off the roads.
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Here we have scientific evidence that specifically differentiates it from 'just a flu'. Scientific evidence from professionals who understand the way viruses work. Politicians, whom do not understand how viruses work and have not studied for years are governing our health however are ignoring these facts.
Why is this article not headline news?
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I feel so sorry for the poor people who have no choice but to keep their job by signing these waivers - there are so many people looking for work in America right now, those refusing to sign would be easily replaced.
its interesting to see the privilege in the 'I just wouldn't sign' comments though.. What if that's the only job you could get and need to feed yourself?
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Fast fashion contributes to slave labour and landfill. Maybe it's low cost to the consumer to buy something and wear it for 6 months and throw it away but high cost to the environment in the long term.
Our parents garments lasted them years - quality over quantity! Buy locally made clothes!
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Hosts work in closed space and communicate one on one with other people and should get tested, according to Koike.
Teachers work in closed settings and communicate one on one with children and....?
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To the commentators saying Japanese numbers are low because Japanese people already wear (mostly paper/foam) face masks and don't touch eachother, how can you explain medical professionals wearing gloves and properly fitted masks catching COVID19?
Honest question: Can someone explain why people are social distancing while waiting for registers in a store but walking around the store touching the same objects and standing next to eachother is okay? Does Covid only spread to people standing in line at a register? Also can you only catch after 8pm but not during the day?
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Every country that is opened up - Sweden, Singapore, Sourh Korea, middle USA has seen a serious increase in cases. Even in places like Australia where their initial count was low.
The economy needs to keep moving yes. But at what cost to people's health? It's great to say 'wash your hands, social distance' but Tokyo is too crowded.
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We will all be fine with a couple of cloth masks, afterall, no medical professionals with high grade masks and PPE have died from COVID19, have they?
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