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Posted in: S Korea's new coronavirus cases fall to single digits for first time in two months See in context

It seems that South Korean media outlets are much more cooperative with the government, pretending to actually believe the latest numbers it issued. This is generating a sense of calm, with consumer indices much higher than in most other countries. If only the Japanese media were as cooperative, things would be so much better.

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Posted in: Abe declares nationwide state of emergency over virus spread See in context

Abe seems to be reacting to the doom and gloom warnings that certain media outlets are spewing indiscriminately. It seems like a knee jerk reaction from an otherwise rational and astute politician.

He should be more worried about where the economy is heading than concerning himself with a minor flu variant which his government and health system have well under control. Methinks the recession will more likely spell his downfall; not this glorified cold virus which German scientists have unmasked as being no more deadly than the seasonal flu.

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Posted in: Japan starts 1st weekend under state of emergency as infection cases soar in Tokyo See in context

What people don't seem to understand is that while COVID is seeing exponential growth in other countries, the growth rate in Japan is more linear thanks to far more stringent standards of hygiene and a respect for each other's personal spaces that can't be found anywhere else. The fear mongering of the media is only having a negative effect on the already fragile economy and this is the last thing the country needs.

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Posted in: Japan starts 1st weekend under state of emergency as infection cases soar in Tokyo See in context

@LandOfTheLost Have you ever thought that the doctors could be right? If your friend doesn't have a high enough fever it will most likely be the flu. It may seem like any sign of illness is COVID 19 but this is the kind of mass hysteria which will only exacerbate a situation which is being handled with the classic calm and rational temperament of the people of Japan.

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Posted in: Japan starts 1st weekend under state of emergency as infection cases soar in Tokyo See in context

There should be no reason for such negativity. Japan and Abe have been handling this pandemic better than their counterpart across the sea in Korea and China. The histrionics of some people on this board makes me think how the general public tends to embrace any doom and gloom scenarios given out by the media no matter how absurd.

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