So what's the point of vaccination if you still need to quarantine?
It's because vaccines are not 100% effective, you are at risk of being infected and or transmiting to others even if you had taken the 2 doses
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Politics! They know that in order to save their asses the most efficient way is to foment the irrational nationalists (they'll do a good job for you) and go to war against another country. Bush, Thatcher and so many others did exactly that and they were very successfull politizing on nationalism to save their asses
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Other than the Taiwan issue, Japan and China have not much issues.
Really? Glad to hear that Japan and China have sorted out the thousands of trademark / copyright lawsuits against chinese companies and the hundreds of chinese students with visas being revoked (was that some kind of spy conspiracy theory?)
The Taliban should storm Kabul airport and take the imperialists captive.
They could try but if they do it won't take less than 5 mins for the navy to launch laser guided missiles into the most probable building concentrating taliban senior leaders and fighter jets, helicopters to reach Kabul and empty their machine guns on taliban fighters, no american soldier will be willingly to be taken alive so they will fight until the end, there are more than 5000 there, much of Kabul probably will be destroyed
Think about the taliban, why they are fighting so long to take control of Afghanistan? the only reason i think is that they think like isis, they want to take control and apply their radical religion on ANY PLACE not just Afghanistan, Afghanistan will be the their sanctuary to plan, forge alliances with other radical groups and expand beyond that, think again why they continue fighting for so long? They could have stopped the fight, lived whatever they wanted and follow their radical religion, they won't stop until the entire region follows their sick, stupid, brainwashed and irrational radicalism and about the Uighurs, the taliban (and any other radical religion: ultra orthodox jewish, christians etc) for them every other religion that is not radical is not considered "pure" that's why they don't care about what the chinese is doing with them
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Reckless.... agreed, a jerk, a loser, many things but a criminal?
Bad taste and offending others shouldn't be a crime. Where do you set the bar?
Well, there are violent crimes and non violent crimes, on this case it caused pain to someone. Offending people in public causes a lot of pain and they find themselves unable to do something about, are you saying that the mother should cry alone and accept the humilliation? I know 2 kids who stop going to school because some jerks started bullying / humiliating them in public, what can they do? There should be laws to protect them from those jerks and offending people in public should be treated as a crime
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Apple remains the most expensive company on Wall Street, where it ended the formal trading session Friday with a value of $2.03 billion, based on its share price.
Well, we should forgive the writer for getting the numbers wrong, 1 trillion and 998 billions wrong!! some years ago and nobody would ever think about a trillion dollar company much less 2 trillions!!
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Thanks, God for those foreign executives in Takeda getting rid of over-the-counter pharmas and other unwanted assets. Stereotypical for Japanese companies, and hilariously inefficient plus unprofitable
Yeah, i don't know which one is worse, many american companies (and their made in america) products are reaching rock bottom in terms of quality: boeing, harley, gibson, dodge, jeep...and talking about american health, american pharma...probably i'm not going to trust medical companies controlled by greedy-american-pharma-executives
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If Kim Jong-un released a video sharing app, will you install it on your devices and allow it to access "some" of your private information? Off course not, why trust bytedance? ("a company that has an internal committee of the Chinese Communist Party as well as strategic partnership with Chinese Communist Party supported ventures" quoted from wikipedia)
There are hundreds if not thousands of people spying for the CCP, the americans catch some of them, the japanese, oh well not doing a good job, but being a spy or operating a network of them is not easy, but what if they could spy on the entire world without all that hassle? The answer is Tik Tok and some others that weren't busted yet.
When they started advertising TikTok on the japanese media, the first thing i thought was that Google or some big company was behind it because they were spending like 100 million or more of USD / month to air commercials on most of the big tv channels in Japan, it was really massive, more than softbank, samsung, google and apple commercials combined, off course it is going to be a big app, imagine how much money they spend internationally at that massive marketing scale, not impressed if the CCP was behind it
And for the ones that don't know what a malware is, it steals data, voice, video without you even knowing, don't think the app will only get the data that you allowed it to access, if it find a loophole it will get everything it can grab
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The implication is this: the virus has been here since OCt and we were living our lives the way we always do until the fear took out our common sense because of the so called experts GROUP THINK. There is nothing to fear but fear itself
I am 65 with ashtma, had a heart surgery two years ago, tell me i'll be ok if i got the virus. There are more than 600.000 deaths and i'll saw how some of them died, tell me i should have no fear of the virus and fear to die like them
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In my opinion, this coronavirus has mutated into less virulent form but it spreads faster and easier. The lack of visible symptom is well alarming. But then it became just a common cold just like most corona virus has become
You are being a little simplistic, the scientists that analyzed the virus had discovered that it has mutated yes but there are dozens of them not just one (the one that only causes cold like symptoms). There are still people without conditions being hospitalized in extreme conditions, so i assume they got a very aggressive mutation or a less fatal mutation that didn't go well with something in his body
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The press was told by the finance ministry the economy must go on and well that should mean Japan's economy must be a little fragile. Tokyo alone spend hundreds of millions just for the olympics they have no money so i think they are trying to work out how to keep the economy running and tactically fight the virus on their hotspot, but i think it's not working, they will continue until the hospitals became like horror movies and dozens of people start to die only by that they will close all but non essential services then when the situation normalizes they will open again, then close again...sincerely i don't think the government are that wrong but they are acting very slow, they should act faster, take decisions faster otherwise it will be more and more difficult to control the spread
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Who goes to a host/hostess club during a pandemic? Use some common sense people!!
Like you said, people without common sense
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Oh well, they will politely ask everyone to not scream, not talk too loud, keep a distance of 1 or 1.5 meters, i'm not sure if they will remember that after the second beer, the first homerun...
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Are they actually tracing all the cases?
Think about the pressure around Koike everyday and think about how angry she will be if his cabinet do a poor job or something that humiliates or lower his credibility...
The number of cases in Tokyo as a whole "has risen recently", so is it necessary to single out nightclubs?
Everytime they announce the numbers, they mention the percentage of known routes and unknown routes, most of the times the known routes are more than 40% and most of them traced from the nightclubs with the average age between 20 - 40 years old, the nightclubs are the most known source (clusters) but because the number of infected are lower than 100 per club i think they think they can contain it's spread without ordering them to close the doors...like drunk / happy people are able to refrain themselves...
About the unknown routes i presume they have a record of all the most probable possibilites, trains, restaurants, shops, buses etc..
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"whether new infections have fallen below 0.5 per 100,000"
Which numbers they are going to count? They know that the number of people they are testing is not enough if very small, who they think they are fooling?
They want to restart the economy, ok but don't put on people's mind the idea that the we can go back to our normal lifes, doing that at this time will make life for the elderly, the pregnant and the ones with health problems a real misery
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Most companies were closed until yesterday (Golden Week holiday in Japan), so fewer people riding trains, subways = fewer cases. Starting today the number of people riding the trains, subways have increased more than before the GW holiday, so the cases will go up again on the next two or three weeks
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"I can't think of any other reason why Turkey is so invested in this"
Well, think about what they did ( land a plane in Turkey with false documents ) and imagine you are the "powerful" Erdogan...all the press coverage on Turkey / Lebanon, all the people asking how Carlos Ghosn was able to do it under Erdogan's nose. Ghosn didn't just humiliated the japanese police they showed how easy was to do whatever they wanted under Turkey's security vigillance then you will understand why they are going really harsh with everybody involved
Just my 2 cents
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