The saliva-based tests are able to be given to those who have had symptoms for up to nine days, Japan's health ministry said. It wasn't immediately clear how much the change would boost overall testing capacity.
How can these people suck so hard at what they do?
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This is the most important news in Japan today!!!
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Get the economy open now!!! The people of the world etc!!!!!
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TL;DR: "Shinzo-abe works out something that was obvious to everyone else in January, when he should've ramped up testing, closed borders and stop trying to send out novelty masks to everyone"
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What a disaster and what a joke, we can't get the economy back on track while this thing is going rogue.
Trace and test like everyone else.
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He had a number of underlying conditions, including diabetes, and not all hospitals were able to properly care for him in his situation, people get the impression from articles like this that all hospitals anywhere can treat anyone and everyone, that is NOT the case. There was more about that as well, and when they did find a hospital he was admitted. (His case just highlights parts of the problems with the system.
This doesn't seem relevant, it's been known for months people with diabetes and other underlying health conditions are more vulnerable, why this hasn't been considered prior to this event?
It's quite hard to believe how much this person and family suffered while relentlessly being denied help.
The people of the world need to stand up against this type of incompoetance and the people of Japan seem asleep at the while while the Government destroys their future. Wake up Japan!!!
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The people of the world are sick of a lack of testing, make testing great again!!!!
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Great news, the people of the world are sick of the same oldman complaining, we need more diversity and fresh ideas in the Diet!!! Power to the women of the world!!!
We love you Koike, you go girl!
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The people of the world are sick to death of governments trying to save their lives, open up when it's safe to do so!!!!
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Let's exercise restraint and use our intellect to open the economy in a sane and reasonable way!!!
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If there's no real problem, such low case rates and risk, how's it any different to a normal shift? Is there something we're not being told? This government is a sham.
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The people of the world have had enough of this absurdity, everyone should wear a mask, safety first at all times!!!
Let's put safety before the economy!!! Oh and...well done Japan!
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I love these brave protestors, DOWN WITH THE CCP!!!
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Let's help out our brothers and sister in Taiwan and HK, love, compassion, kindness and understanding is the way forwards, not tyranny!!!
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I'll save my money...
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I guess you might have a point and I was just cherry picking ideas to support my own views.
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It seems a little too early to pop the champagne yet, I noticed case rates are up again last week.
I think we should've just waited a little longer to be safe, nothing has changed about this virus to stop another outbreak. Be safe all!
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So far the people of Japan have done a good job, but it feels a little too sudden to reopen, peoples safety before profits I say!
I mean I've not even got my Abe-no-Masku. I'm so mad at the world, considering the elderly are more vulnerable, I should be more worried!
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