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Posted in: New Zealand imposes 3-day lockdown on Auckland after 3 new local COVID-19 cases See in context

3 day lockdown? Why not another one month lockdown?

Getting a bit cold feet?

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Posted in: Japan to start COVID vaccinations next week despite syringe shortage See in context

I find a lot of people can't have the correct perspective for something that happens once in a hundred vs once in a million especially those from non-science background. To them, the conclusion is it can happen and will happen to him or her.

Hence there are so many anti-vaccine people or people buying lottery ticket.

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Posted in: China's 'zero corona' policy frustrates Japanese in Beijing See in context

The foreigners in Japan should count themselves lucky with the light touch but sensible approach of the Japanese government.

They probably won't last a day in China with her draconian tactics and hence they are still here and not there despite their incessant whining.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 769 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,345 See in context

The reality is the Japanese government has handled the pandemics better than all the rest of the G7 nations. Pity that people don't give her credit for that.

She can do better if she imposes draconian measures with no regards to individual's right and privacy as some countries.

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Posted in: Japan likely to extend COVID-19 state of emergency See in context

Keep up the good work. The cases haven't been increasing, the hospitals are coping, people can choose to have a normal life without being locked up as in some countries.

Japan can afford to open up a bit more to help the struggling small businesses, and also a bit slow in rolling out the vaccines.

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Posted in: Japan likely to hit COVID-19 herd immunity in Oct: researcher See in context

For the young and healthy, the risk of a natural infection the same as the risk of a vaccine and probably as effective in achieving immunity.

So it is only sensible for them to go out and infect one another, the good old Chicken Pox party.

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Posted in: Tokyo District Court upholds ban on dual citizenship See in context

People advocating dual citizenship should be ready to be taxed twice by both countries.

Otherwise, they are simply free riders wanting the benefits or convenience which comes with another citizenship.

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Posted in: Tokyo revises contact tracing strategy, narrowing it to higher-risk cases See in context

As for those advocating working from home, you can easily achieve that by resigning from your company and be your own boss. Health matters more than wealth. Please consider.

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Posted in: Tokyo revises contact tracing strategy, narrowing it to higher-risk cases See in context

Sensible. Do the necessary to contain it to prevent hospitals being overwhelmed. On that measure, Japan has been very successful.

The idea that it can be eradicated by aggressive contact tracing and quarantine is a pipe dream wasting resources which could be better spent elsewhere.

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Posted in: Gov't eyes punishment for refusal to comply with COVID-19 measures See in context

The biggest loser of Covid 19 (other than the victims who succumbed to it) is the erosion of citizens' right and the increasing power to the government worldwide in surveillance, detaining, and locking up people (call it quarantine if you want) in the name of keeping you safe.

Let's hope the Japanese government and people are sensible enough to not going down this slippery slope.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,592 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,759 See in context

Japan has done way better than all the other G7 countries which are considered the most developed countries in the world. No small feat.

I hope she can stay true to hard science and not distracted by 'noises'.

Do more to quarantine the elderly and those who are unhealthy like BMI =obesity but we must understand that Japan doesn't have enforceable emergency or martial laws.

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Posted in: Caught off-guard by scant testing, Japan battered by COVID winter See in context

Health professional told us not to wear mask and flu was a more serious issue back in January 2020.

Why do we still think they got it right this time with their prediction (or wild guesses?) as if they really know the answers?

Dr Fauci is a perfect example of that.

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Posted in: Caught off-guard by scant testing, Japan battered by COVID winter See in context

Battered? Caught off guard?

Japan is doing really well. The number doesn't lie.

The best by far among G7 nations, the most affluent and developed nations in the world.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,809 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,014 See in context

Just look at the case mortality rate by age group in Japan.

You are being irrational if you are healthy, in your 20s and 30s and worried about Covid 19.

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Posted in: Saizeriya president calls requests not to eat out for lunch ‘nonsense’ See in context

Lock down the elderly and the sick. The rest can return to normal life.

It doesn't make sense to lock down everyone for say 20% of the population.

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Posted in: Hiroshima to conduct PCR tests for 800,000 to battle COVID-19 See in context

Pretty useless without strict 'border control' into Hiroshima from the rest of Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,809 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,014 See in context

If you are young, it is not much worse than a flu.

If you are old or of poor health, just stay at home.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,001 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,133 See in context

It is the winter effect. People staying indoor more often.

What's the panic about?

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Posted in: Japan's 2nd state of emergency met with public indifference See in context

Medical experts and government worldwide have been wrong time and time again. Remember 'no mask is necessary', 'no evidence of air-borne transmission'? Why should the public believe what they recommend now?

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Posted in: Thousands in Tokyo march against nuclear power See in context

Japan cannot be nuclear free when next door neighbor China is planning to build hundred more reactors.

You can make your house as fire-safe as possible but if a fire breaks out next door, it will burn your house down too.

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Posted in: Japan 'should watch' China's naval reach: report See in context

Japan should develop nuclear weapon which is the best defensive and deterrent weapon.

Japan should redevelop her military industry. US may not be a reliable ally.

Chinese never invaded anyone in her history? Well, Japanese was pretty inward looking until WW2. To assume Chinese as inherently peace-loving is as discriminating as saying they are war-mongering. We are all capable of the most beautiful and the most evil things.

IMO, China currently has many similarities with Japan before WW2. Let's hope I am wrong.

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