COVID-19 INFORMATION What you need to know about the coronavirus if you are living in Japan or planning a visit.

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Posted in: 'Corona criminals' prey on virus fears See in context

Sad.

https://wp.nyu.edu/itsecurity/2020/03/09/coronavirus-covid-19-scams-alert/

I like how NYU gave students, faculty, and staff a general warning about possible scams during national disasters in general. They not only send the alert for coronavirus but for all national disasters.

It isn't really the same as the specific examples that I listed, though,

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Posted in: 'Corona criminals' prey on virus fears See in context

Televangelists, Alex Jones plus China, North Korea and Russia

Donald Trump's Spiritual Adviser Paula White Suggests People Send Her Their January Salary or Face Consequences From God

https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-apos-spiritual-adviser-135804056.html

Alex Jones Accused of Selling Phony Coronavirus Cures

https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2020-03-12/alex-jones-accused-of-selling-phony-coronavirus-cures

Missouri Sues Televangelist Jim Bakker For Selling Fake Coronavirus Cure

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/11/814550474/missouri-sues-televangelist-jim-bakker-for-selling-fake-coronavirus-cure

CONSERVATIVE PASTOR CLAIMS HE 'HEALED' VIEWERS OF CORONAVIRUS THROUGH THEIR TV SCREENS

https://www.newsweek.com/conservative-pastor-claims-he-healed-viewers-coronavirus-through-their-tv-screens-1492044

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Posted in: Fears of domestic violence rise as millions confined over virus See in context

I definitely feel for those who are confined with abusive parents, siblings or spouses.

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Posted in: Trump seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators See in context

Due to Trumps and Pence's absolute Mismanagement ,of the Crisis

Lack of taking the Coming Pandemic seriously early Enough ,

*They were ,Notified by WHO on January 14 ,

*Intelligence briefing shortly after that they were all told what was coming ( Remember Republican Congress individuals that sold stock )but never informed any one expect their buddies and Rich Donors , they were all read in on the Intelligence Briefing

Trump gets Zero credit

So back to how many Ventilators does a factory make ?

First Ventilators are highly specialized lifesaving machines that need to be built with the utmost care and precision .So you also need trained people to do that and that also needs time.

Hamilton Medical as an example:They make 15,000 Ventilators annually ,

so even though they are increasing capacity they need to get additional supplies , and people trained .

and they are competing not only with other Companies that make Ventilators , General Electric , Getinge,Philips ,Drager all make hospital grade ventilators and in addition they are expensive.

So all of the USA and many manufacturers around the world are all competing for the components , materials and needed hardware other supplies needed for Ventilators.

Remember Ventilators were being asked for and ordered starting 4 weeks ago from the hot spots here in the USA , but even earlier from Europe who was ahead of our curve and in The Virus ,

Plus from South Korea , who reacted with great urgency , since they had a Pandemic Health Unit intact , unlike the USA ,

Remember Trump and Bolton Cut ours ... Pandemic Health Care Unit ,plus made cuts in other Health Related Departments at the same time...

So do not Blame GM , it all falls on the one guy who "Says I am not Responsible", Donald J. Trump the President of the USA

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Posted in: Trump seeks to force General Motors to produce ventilators See in context

100% Trumps fault for not invoking the Defense Production Act 4 weeks ago when the alarm bells were being Rung by the Health care Community.

This is not a switch you just turn on ,

I was a manufacturing planner , from preplanning ,to getting all supplies check off that are needed and ordered and delivered to the Manufacturing site

1- What is the design that is being asked for

-2 What are the components

-3 What are the Materials needed

-4 Who supplies the materials and components , or is new Machinery needed

-5 What is the suppliers timeline? and what can they produce per day , even running 2 or 3 shifts , per day

6- what is the shipping timeline to get the materials and components to the assembly point

-7 is it an assembly line operation?

-8 Is special training needed

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Posted in: U.S. faces new outbreaks as coronavirus infections worldwide top 575,000 See in context

It isn't looking good. In addition to the idiot-in-chief disbanding the global pandemic unit and firing the official to watch pandemics in China, he and the WH also refused extra funding in February when the idiot was still calling it a "Democratic hoax".

Senator says White House turned down emergency coronavirus funding in early February

https://www.yahoo.com/news/senator-says-white-house-turned-down-emergency-coronavirus-funding-in-early-february-003319950.html

The officials, including Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, said they “didn’t need emergency funding, that they would be able to handle it within existing appropriations,” Murphy recalled in an interview with Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast. 

“What an awful, horrible catastrophic mistake that was,” Murphy said.

Oh, my......!

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Posted in: Shinjuku Ward official accused of stealing personal items from unclaimed bodies See in context

I can see how this could start as convenience like he said and eventually spiral into stealing once he realized that no one noticed.

Bad decision either way!

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Posted in: U.S. aircraft carrier hit by virus, forcing lockdown at Yokosuka base See in context

Most of the military personnel and SOFA are being required to quarantine for 14 days. The newly infected are new arrivals, but the military hospital had a corona virus patient on base almost a month ago.

The other bases are also taking precautionary measures starting this weekend in response.

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Posted in: Panic buying continues in Tokyo as residents asked to stay home for weekend See in context

I bought a lot of things early this week and the next day after pathetic Koike gave her presentation. Had to got several different stores. I only bought items that were non perishable or could be frozen for up to 3 months or longer. And lots of bottles water! I also have a lot of Soylent powder stored up.

The stores last to be scavenged will be those less convenient. The stores that are along major routes leading their residents from their home station will almost always be hit first. Second will be the closes conbini that also may be on that same route. Places like Roppongi, Shibuya and Shinjuku with larger stores will not be sold out so quickly because the majority of the people are visiting or working in those areas. They don't want to carry a lot of groceries with an hour or longer commute home.

Ginza isn't really big and have a lot residential areas where a lot of old people live. They have the time and money to clear out the medium size stores around.

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Posted in: China's imported coronavirus cases rise as foreigners banned and flights cut See in context

Well, the China bashers are certainly out in force.

But the reality is that by the end of the Covid19 Crisis it is probably going to have firmly taken over the 'exceptional nation' and 'economically dominate' roles from the US.

And that will lead to a lot of the 'bashers' quietly becoming 'praisers' because that is what that sort of personality does, suck up to power.

Or if we have a recession and isolation continues, countries will decide to become more self sufficient and continue to distrust China even more as their citizens mortality rate increases!

That is why China is making foreigners the bad guy at home, yet kissing up to countries that they are ruining with their pandemic. They are worried about financial impact which means Chinese will no likeee CCP!

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Posted in: China's imported coronavirus cases rise as foreigners banned and flights cut See in context

It is a propaganda ploy to get the people to support the government again. First, remove all foreign journalist. Second, have CCP backed media declare there are no more domestic cases. Also, claim the virus originated in another country like US. Third, claim foreign cases are rising to make the foreigner the bad guy and China the victim. Hopefully for the CCP, the Chinese public will view the foreigners as the bad people and forget about the governments role. Nationalism 101!

Besides, how many of those cases are not people who got infected from traveling with Chinese people before arriving? They are bound to meet some on the way to China. That is why Europe and the US are an epicenter now. Chinese students and business travelers returning to school abroad or their foreign offices after being infected in China!

How many of the foreigners were initially in China then they return for work or family? Foreigners who are going to China now are probably students or long term residents. These are not simple tourists. How do we know they were not infected in China then they showed signs after returning?

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Posted in: Koike urges Tokyo residents to stay at home at weekend See in context

I need To visit the Kanagawa Cancer center once a month to receive chemotherapy. I had my last treatment a week ago. At the time I had to use public transportation. Only a week ago, but I worried about social contact since I am considered very vulnerable with underlying issues. The Cancer center sees on an average 1,000 patients a day. Most patients are vulnerable. I mentioned to my doctors that I hoped the mysterious virus would not invade the hospital. My doctor showed me a guideline the cancer center will use if patients come down with the flu or virus. I left his office knowing I would not have to visit the hospital for a month. I was content with that but I needed to get home as the trains were crowded.

Chemo patients are highly susceptible to the virus because of the weakened immune system to reduce the cancer or kill the cancer.

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Posted in: Koike urges Tokyo residents to stay at home at weekend See in context

There was a run on my local supermarket and conbini today. They are both almost cleared out. They both also 24hrs. The hit could have started last night!

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Posted in: Senate passes $2.2 trillion virus rescue package See in context

@bass

Not according to the records of the NYT, CNN, msnbc, and the Washington Post.

Proof/evidence please! We are waiting!

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Posted in: Japan to set up coronavirus task force; no state of emergency yet See in context

There was a run on my local supermarket and conbini today. They are both almost cleared out. They both also 24hrs. The hit could have started last night!

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Posted in: Senate passes $2.2 trillion virus rescue package See in context

@Chip-Star, those particular commentators are not conservatives, they're something else completely. I've many a conservative who expects efficient cost effective governance... But it's obviously not what they're for.

They are employees that work together.

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Posted in: Trump hopes to see U.S. economy reopened by Easter; contradicts warnings of public health officials See in context

https://morningconsult.com/2020/03/20/trump-approval-coronavirus-response/

That poll only focuses on the virus now within the last week after tRump has been listening to the virus experts. It has nothing to do with the months prior of disapproval. People can see that he will go off script again to benefit hisself and screw it up. It is just a matter of time.

This bump in approval is by Democrats and Independents, but they won't forget the other crimes that he has committed, nor will they be happy when hit the global recession by election time!

His approval rating is similar to the stock market. It is going one step forward and two steps back. His lost all the economic gains since he took office, but Pres. Obama economic gains remain!

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Posted in: Trump hopes to see U.S. economy reopened by Easter; contradicts warnings of public health officials See in context

Yet again, we aren’t taking issue with Donny trying to be positive; we are taking issue with him contradicting the experts once again.

They like "strawman arguments" because it gives them something to contribute to the conversation and keeps us talking to them!

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Posted in: Trump hopes to see U.S. economy reopened by Easter; contradicts warnings of public health officials See in context

Trump can’t control what states and cities do, and it’s wishful thinking to imagine he could single-handedly order or coax significant numbers of people back to work.

So American workers are going to be off the job a lot longer than the "idiot in office"—or anybody—wants.

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Posted in: Trump hopes to see U.S. economy reopened by Easter; contradicts warnings of public health officials See in context

The pathetic US president is resorting to scare tactics!

Trump says there will be 'suicides by the thousands' if the US coronavirus shutdown continues

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-says-suicides-thousands-us-183713796.html

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Posted in: Amusement parks to resume some operations See in context

Japan took and follow its own unique path and its better off at dealing with this virus then the rest of the world combined.

"Hear no testing, See no testing, Speak no testing" can be an excuse for willful ignorance like a cult!

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Posted in: Out and about See in context

Japan is going to start "business as usual" again. This is too early to be doing this, and the false sense of security could come back and bite everyone in the behind.

For weeks, young people and kids have been out and about because of this extended holiday! Refusing or making it difficult to test people is the primary reason for Japanese people's relaxed response. It is being explained as an old or sick person's virus. However, in some parts of the world, ICU stats show almost half of the infected are people under 60.

"Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil" can be an excuse for willful ignorance like a cult!

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Posted in: N Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles See in context

The picture perfectly shows why lil Kim and trump are each other's spirit animals!

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Posted in: 2 men arrested after fight over vandalism to car See in context

You really can't defend yourself in Japan without being arrested, can you?

That is what bullies and criminals in Japan understand! Like it was said in a previous post:

This so true! So much so that a perp just needs to say you (the foreigner) touched them , and you will be looking at a long interrogation for an assault case. Wannabe JN bad boys talk a good game, but they are not really about that life.

> As soon as the police arrive they will immediately play the victim role for a kind of ransom/hostage situation with the police. You will must either confess or pay the perp a bribe to avoid an indictment. If they are with any friends then you chances will jump exponentially of going to jail.

2 men sought over 3 bag-snatching incidents in one morning

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/2-men-sought-over-3-bag-snatching-incidents-in-one-morning

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Posted in: Trump angrily defends his handling of pandemic See in context

Another rambling press conference lead by an idiot! His own people can't even hold back how ridiculous he is!

Top coronavirus doctor puts head in hands when Trump mentions 'Deep State Department' at briefing

https://www.yahoo.com/news/top-coronavirus-doctor-puts-head-174500946.html

You know a leader is terrible and incompetent when Dr. Anthony Fauci, tRump's top coronavirus adviser, is willing to commit pandemic suicide by touching his face on national TV.

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Posted in: Gov't calls for utility payment deferment due to coronavirus See in context

I wonder how the local ward office is going to handle people not paying their NHI and pension. Any cash paid to citizens will just go towards that!

Not much relief!

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Posted in: 2 men sought over 3 bag-snatching incidents in one morning See in context

Also, since school has been cancelled, places like Shinjuku, Harjuku, and Shibuya have been party central every night. It is like Spring Break in Florida. Every day of the week has been crowded with young people and tourists. With no certainty about normal classes resuming, young people can stay out all night basically.

I wouldn't be surprised if crime increased a little. People are scared, resources are becoming scarce, and the future is always uncertain.

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Posted in: 2 men sought over 3 bag-snatching incidents in one morning See in context

Even if a JN attacks you, you are expected to run away, or run to the koban, or dial 911, by the time they arrive they most likely are long gone, and you must hope the security cameras will help them catch the perp(s)-real talk.

This so true! So much so that a perp just needs to say you touched them (foreigner), and you will be looking at a long interrogation for an assault case. Wannabe JN bad boys talk a good game, but they are not really about that life.

As soon as the police arrive they will immediately play the victim role for a kind of ransom/hostage situation with the police. You will must either confess or pay the perp a bribe to avoid an indictment. If they are with any friends then you chances will jump exponentially of going to jail.

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Posted in: Netflix sued by former prosecutor over portrayal in 'Central Park Five' miniseries See in context

In the 1989 case, the five boys confessed after long police interrogations and were imprisoned for five to 13 years.

Sounds oddly familiar, doesn't it?

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Posted in: 'We're going big': Trump seeks $1 trillion economic stimulus as U.S. battles coronavirus See in context

How does this payoff stop companies from laying people off?

Coronavirus layoffs surge across America, overwhelming unemployment offices

https://www.yahoo.com/news/coronavirus-layoffs-surge-across-america-234332900.html

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