Unfortunate for those travelling from India, but its clear something is not right with so many people from there arriving covid positive. I don't know if their pre-departure tests are fake, or just not accurate, but it's wise to suspend flights until an investigation is done.
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the article is talking about a world first for development nations - no disrespect to Palau intended.
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Why compare to NZ?
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The problem is that nobody here really cares - certainly the govt doesn't, the media doesn't and the majority of the electorate does not either.
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500 by the end of the week for sure.
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Numbers are clearly creeping up again, and will continue to do so. There's nothing that can be done to stop it either apart from a total lock down (everything closed/mandatory work from home) which of course is not going to happen for various reasons. Say hello to 600/day in April and 1000/day in May.
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climate change in action.
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But the daily tally for Tokyo remains far from Governor Yuriko Koike's target of reducing the seven-day average to 70% or lower than the preceding week.
Koike is absolutely hopeless - she sets all these targets (some of which she ignores if it suits), but her only strategy on achieving them is her repeating ad nauseam to wash your hands and remember the three C's. Oh, she also likes to hold up cards with silly catch phrases on them, like she's trying to explain something to a child.
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Predictably they ended it - it's clear the numbers have not been coming down the last 3 weeks, so the SOE has reached the limit of its usefulness in being able to get the numbers down further. Obviously the numbers will now head back up, but I guess the government is just hoping there wont be an explosive surge again.
I don't think they have any plan on how to stop another surge, but because they have from the very beginning, taken whack-a-mole approach to this pandemic, its not surprising they are now just basically throwing in the towel and hoping for the best.
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In its clinical experiment, 72 to 94 percent of the new method's results matched those of the PCR test
That is about the same accuracy as most antigen tests. Japan reinventing the wheel again...
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Can't they use this method to extract 6 doses?
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Well now, you're right. After reading the story a 3rd time, I missed this part in the 2nd paragraph;
and if you bothered to keep reading..
The case that prompted the shutdown was a person who had been infectious and out in the community for a week
but hey, don't let the facts get in the way of your narrative.
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As I already clearly explained for those who are literate - the reason for the lockdown is not because of a single case - that is blindingly obvious to anyone who knows the circumstances of this incident.
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no, you are wrong, they did not lock down a city for a single case, they locked it down over the expectation that it will evolve into multiple cases of a highly infectious variant.
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all this because of one selfish family who decided they didn't want to obey the rules.
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so only local folks are allowed to attend? - that means 99% of the spectators will be Japanese. That hardly seems fair or in the spirit of the games. If no foreign spectators are allowed, then no spectators should be allowed.
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Aussies and New Zealanders know it as tall poppy syndrome.
true, but it's normally from your own countrymen.
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the smuggest country in the world encountering some viral troubles?
what's with your hatred of NZ? - every opportunity you get you trash the place. What gives?
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17,000 tests in a day - this is what proactive looks like.
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Hehe, I always love seeing the extremists HATE on Ardern.
Some folks just cant handle a woman in power.
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Ardern is dead right - the woman lived almost her entire life in Australia, was an official citizen, has family there, was supposedly radicalized in Australia, and was travelling on an Australian passport. Now that she is reported to have links to Islamic state, all of sudden she is a New Zealander.
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represent a massive failure of the Ardern government not getting border workers vaccinated.
please educate yourself - getting vaccinated does not prevent you from getting covid, or spreading it - it just prevents you from from getting horribly or even moderately sick.
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If bail jumping is not a crime in Japan (therefore aiding is not presumably), what are they being charged with?
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Gotta say that it seems more than a little coincidental that since the government changed the contact tracing policy 1 week ago, we have seen a dramatic decrease in reported numbers.
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Then she ordered a bottle of wine, which he delivered to her room.
she ordered wine, but what she really wanted was sausage.
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Those who turn up should already have decided to get vaccinated - a vaccination center is not the place to discuss pros/cons - those concerns should have been discussed with their doctors beforehand. I am certain beforehand there will be lots of information available on the types of people (conditions) that should be wary or should not get one.
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I'm not asking that to criticise anyone, just wondering how such fluctuation in positivity rates is possible.
I wondered that for a while too, then someone here (forget who) suggested that health consultation centers in the weekend, only recommend testing people who are very likely to be positive, due to most test facilities being closed. During weekdays, as more testing facilities are open, consultation centers are able to allow testing for those even if they don't suspect them of being positive.
I'm not saying this is the reason, but I understand the logic of the argument.
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yes, well done J-Gov, 12780 tests is amazing. Those silly easter islanders only did a pathetic 7 tests yesterday, and 5 of those were on those damn statues!.
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