After more than a year of these daily infection numbers, what else is there to say? Can't believe so many people still care to comment, debate and misinform.
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it seems bojo is jumping the gun a bit to try and distract from his party scandals. it's way to early to scrap all the preventitive measures. why is it so bothersome for brits, and americans, to mask up? it' such a small inconvenience.
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not condoning what he did, but seems like a lot of adults in his life failed him too.
no, you're ot condoning him, but you are also not placing the blame squarely on him, which is where it should only be. i don't care how much pressure someone is under but there are many other options than taking a knife and randomly stabbing 3 innocent people. one immediate option would be to just commit suicide instead of suicide by cop/state.
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I think you are literally the first people on these forums who ever accused the system here with too much testing (that wasn't a joke)...
You're reply to my comment doesn't DISPROVE what I said. It only PROVES that you have poor reading comprehension skills. "More testing" doesn't mean "too much testing." If the govt had done this from the beginning there wouldn't have been CT that they were hiding the data. But now they are doing mass testing the numbers will increase dramatically.
But as Dr. FAUCI said recently, the focus shouldn't be on infections. It should be on hospitalizations.
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These numbers simply are the product of more testing. The press love these eye popping numbers, but I'd venture that the vast majority are asymptomatic and require no hospitalization. Let's wait a week and see.
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Why doesn't japan just give the Korean govt hundred of billions of dollars to settle the issue and formally apologize?! Oh wait, this was done over 50 years ago, but the Korean govt squandered the money and repeatedly request new apologies. Smgdfh100x
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Koike said Tokyo will conduct free COVID-19 tests from Saturday amid growing worries over the variant. It is planning to conduct 30,000 tests per day for those wishing to be tested at 180 locations in the capital, she added.
Who the heck would want to get tested when the reward is a 14 day quarantine at a hospital?! Japan isn't incentiving people to get tested. They are scaring people into the exact opposite.
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the govt's plan to force all patients and close contacts of people infected with omicron into hospitals for 2 weeks will surely make most people hesitant to get tested, especially if they only feel mildly sick. who in their right mind would get tested?
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this is what the data has been TELLING, not suggesting, for several weeks now. but i doubt it'll make one iota of difference to the japanese public who irrationally fear omicron like the bubonic plague.
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how much more do countries around the world need to know? it has spread to over 80 countries around the world, and all the data proves that it is a mild flu or bad common cold. hospitalization rates are still relatively low and perhaps 2 deaths. give me a break.
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NYC announced today record setting infections, but there's a huge caveat; hospitalizations are relatively low and the majority of symptoms are mild. But of course the press ignores the postive and only focuses on RECORD SETTING INFECTIONS. the world is going hysterical over a common cold. smgfh
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pls tell me how this is possible-i wish to learn something new as by logic this increasing of cases should be impossible?
No hand washing, social distancing, and they stopped wearing masks.
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Although Britain on Monday confirmed what is thought to be the world's first Omicron-related death, there is no proof yet that Omicron causes more severe illness.
Why isn't this part of the headline. it's the most important thing you need to know about the disease.
But it urged countries to act swiftly to rein in transmission and protect their health systems and warned against complacency.
WHO expert Bruce Aylward strenuously warned against "jumping to a conclusion that this is a mild disease".
after 3 weeks after detecting the virus, is it really "jumping" to conclusions? the incubation period is generally 2 weeks for covid. how much more data do these idiots need?
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Posted in: Because of the coronavirus, companies no longer have reasons to actively hold drinking parties. This has probably led to a dip in group drinking events that were not liked by young people in the first place. See in context
it all depends on your boss and colleagues. if they're great, then you would love to go out drinking with them. but if you're the only 20 something girl ina company filled with oyajis, then it would be a living hell.
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“We know people are tired and hungry for normalcy. Frankly, I am too,” California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr Mark Ghaly said Monday.
but this is the new normal for the foreseeable future. and it's hardly a burden to wear a mask while you're inside a public space. in japan, you wear a mask as soon as you step out of your door.
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i agree with the others who have stated that without knowing the exact details of the person who died, then this is just fearmongering by johnson and the press. still NO deaths reported in south africa where the variant originated, NO deaths reported out of 750 cases in europe and NO deaths reported in the US, where you think it would have killed someone by now because of the obesity rate there.
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but quite a number of those dying are vaccinated already, just at a much lower rate than the unvaccinated. However overall greater numbers of vaccinated have been dying than unvaccinated, because it is mainly fatal for the elderly, so statistically, the person that sadly died was likely to be vaccinated.
you can't be serious, can you? this is just nonsensical. your first and second statements contradict each other. and then you try to qualify it with an illogical example. smgdfh...
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Every time the Olympics are held, this kanji is chosen. Sorry it lacks imagination and really doesn't match the mood of all those who have suffered this year as a result of covid.
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it's important to note that NO, ZERO, NADA deaths have been reported from omicron. And very few hospitalizations. all this fear mongering for a cold. give me a break. if the symptoms are so mild then the world should want to catch omicron instead of delta.
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there ain't no need for this. with 80% vaccination rate, there won't be another surge from the corona virus.
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Believing that the govt is intentionally hiding the numbers because of the Olympics and elections is a conspiracy not a fact.
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Mild symptoms and no reported deaths?! Wake me when the mass hysteria from omicron is over. This is just plain pathetic.
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How about SK apologizing first for being such hypocritical, nationalistic and precocious babies? And you wonder why NK is a train wreck? The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
10 ( +19 / -9 )
arghhhh...another fear-mongering story about covid. i will be a bridge in brooklyn that another delta-style variant won't occur for another 4-5 years, if ever at all.
-3 ( +13 / -16 )
So out of 14,000,000 people, only a meagre 7 got the virus? That’s incredible - defying logic.
What number should it be according to your "logic"?
Once again. If you and your ilk have any evidence, not hunches, then please show it. If not then...
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Has any govt successfully dealt with the north Koreans. It's ludicrous to blame previous and current administrations for resolving this and any issue brought before the hermit kingdom. Dealing with madmen will only make you mad.
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Oh come on. Now you're just rubbing it in their faces. We all know by now the numbers weren't being manipulated by the govt for the election. There's no need to keep reminding them. But thank you!!!!
1 ( +8 / -7 )
four days since the election, and the numbers are STILL low. Who’d of thunk? It’s as though the numbers aren’t being manipulated.
6 ( +10 / -4 )
Same people doubting the official figures. Why do you persist??
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