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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,915 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 13,638 See in context

How can we trust these suddenly plummeting numbers? The Tokyo government itself admits that “there may be a large number of infected people other than those tested and reported positive.”

Let that sink in: The government is acknowledging that it is NOT testing everyone who may be infected.

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/english/health-crisis/monitoring.files/Analysis0826.pdf

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,081 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 19,312 See in context

Things are not getting worse.

The Tokyo government disagrees with you.

In fact, the government's own Covid-tracking website states that "The infection has been out of control for several weeks" and "There may be a large number of infected people other than those tested and reported positive. This should be regarded as a disaster accompanied by an emergency state."

Let that sink in: The government is acknowledging that (for whatever reason) it is NOT testing everyone who may be infected.

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/english/health-crisis/monitoring.files/Analysis0826.pdf

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Posted in: Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies at 80 See in context

I've got a two-hour practice session scheduled for this afternoon. Will work on my paradiddles in tribute to one of my drumming heroes. RIP, Mr. Watts..

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Posted in: Tokyo man loses lawsuit after slipping on tempura at supermarket See in context

Sounds like a bit of a tempura tantrum.

Fortunately, the judge was having none of it. He told the guy, "Well, I'll shoyu."

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,515 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 15,645 See in context

The positivity rate for Tokyo averaged over the past 7 days is 20.9 percent. That number is far more meaningful than the daily total.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 4,166 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 14,207 See in context

The Paralympics are scheduled to begin in about three weeks. What will Tokyo's daily infections and positivity rate (currently 20 percent) look like then?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 4,058 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,341 See in context

She is probably vaccinated, so she is not the problem.

Additionally, the vaccinated who eschew masks set a bad example for younger people, who will think to themselves, "If granny over there isn't wearing a mask, why should I?"

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 4,058 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,341 See in context

She is probably vaccinated, so she is not the problem.

@Zoroto, I agree with 99 percent of what you post in regards to the virus. But on this small pint, you're incorrect. The vaccinated can still carry and spread the virus. This is a factor in why the delta variant is spreading so rapidly.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 4,058 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,341 See in context

Nice chin-strap on the elderly woman in the photograph.

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Posted in: Interpreters make sure nothing gets lost in translation at Olympics See in context

Ponomarev is the chief interpreter for the Tokyo Games

And he doesn't know how to speak Japanese?!

Can somebody please explain again why we the taxpayers of Japan are paying for this circus?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,300 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,743 See in context

And then Suga said to his people, "Slow the testing down, please!"

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 2,848 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,629 See in context

Very little to do with the Olympics. Just like some other countries, a premature, post-corona mood is setting in.

Wrong.

The latest record-setting numbers actually have a LOT to do with the Olympics. If our dear leaders hadn't been so focused on holding the Olympics, they could instead have focused on prevention, vaccination, and reopening.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 2,848 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,629 See in context

Let's see she may require testing to be cut back down to 6,000 or so or the same thing she has been doing for months, stick her head in the sand and claim every is under control.

Or check herself into a hospital so she can recuperate from "exhaustion."

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics see 16 more COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 148 See in context

The three athletes were not staying at the athletes' village, the organizers said. 

Why do the organizers always need to be so secretive? If these athletes aren't staying in Bach's "bubble," where are they staying? The public has a right to know.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,359 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,225 See in context

Big decrease. Happy to see.

Wrong.

Big increase. Weekly total now stands at 8,292, which is an increase of 1,208 over last week (and there's still one day to go).

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,979 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,383 See in context

How many deaths without comorbidities below 80?

Even if it's just one, it's one too many.

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Posted in: Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke in 1998 See in context

Worst Olympics since '36.

Nope. That would be Munich 1972.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,387 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,758 See in context

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this the highest number ever for Tokyo? I believe the second highest was 1337 on December 31 2020

Tokyo's record (thus far) is 2,520 on January 17 of this year.

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Posted in: First positive COVID tests reported for 2 athletes in Olympic Village See in context

More meaningless news. Firstly, these "PCR" tests are completely unreliable for population testing (as even the manufacturer points out), and secondly having been test positive for virus particles does not mean that they are sick or that will infect others, especially not if they take some common sense proportions.

In that case, why are we being told by Bach and Suga that these very same tests are what will ensure that infections will be detected and isolated?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,410 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,886 See in context

That's the highest daily total since mid-January.

Cue John Williams's "Olympics Fanfare."

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Posted in: Little fanfare as Tokyo begins Olympic one-week countdown See in context

Fanfare?

A dirge would be more appropriate.

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Posted in: Bach, in Hiroshima, says his visit reaffirms 'peace mission in Olympic movement' See in context

"Without solidarity there is no peace," he said at the Peace Memorial Park.

Spoken like a true autocrat.

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Posted in: Kono says local gov'ts need to slow down vaccinations due to supply crunch See in context

I'm glad I got my two when I could. One of the first times I felt glad to be 67.

I hear ya. 69 here. It's a great position in which to be.

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Posted in: 4 Olympic workers from U.S., Britain arrested over alleged cocaine use See in context

Maybe they thought it they were here for the Winter Games, and they needed to make it snow.

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Posted in: Bach corrects Chinese slip-up in Olympic talks; calls Tokyo best-ever prepared host city See in context

To Bach, we all look the same -- like taxpaying peasants.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 830 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,386 See in context

It's not just Tokyo that saw significant increases today. Infections are up in nearly every prefecture. Some that have been reporting 0s and 1s for the past several days hit double-digits. And Hyogo soared from 17 yesterday to 80 today.

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Posted in: Olympic flame arrives in Tokyo for no-spectator relay See in context

Headline: "No-spectator relay"

Photo: Dozens of spectators watching from a crowded pedestrian bridge

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Posted in: COVID state of emergency likely for Tokyo Olympics See in context

The timing of this SOE is suspicious. Are the authorities trying to make it difficult for the people to hold public protests against Baron Von Ripper-off and his Five-Ring Circus?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 920 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,191 See in context

920 is a bad number, but the bad numbers seem to be confined to Kanto. Ehime now 5 days in a row with no cases for example.

Whew! That's a relief1 Thank goodness the Olympics are being held in Ehime and not in the Kanto area.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 593 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,670 See in context

593 is not a great number but it is not as bad as it was, and the vaccination program is in full swing. Patience my friends.

"Not as bad as it was"? Please tell that to the families of people who are sick or have died.

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