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Posted in: Don't shout, don't cheer: Olympic fans face coronavirus curbs See in context

how depressing. Just cancel it, stop hurting yourself

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Posted in: Man arrested for buying cup meant for ¥100 coffee but pouring ¥200 latte into it See in context

Needs a flow sensor so only the right amount is dispensed based on the barcode of the cup. Then a time delay or warning after

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Posted in: Japan says no truth to Times report on canceling Tokyo Olympics See in context

Never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. This Was yet another chance to bail on a doomed games but Japan is just determined to fail. K

It wasn't their decision the last time either, nor the IOC, but the athletes

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

forced to have a Swiss passport? Really? What an amazing blessing in disguise!

Moreover it was the court's decision to see what the harm it would be, and blinked.

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Posted in: Last trains in Tokyo area to leave earlier from Wed night to help stem virus surge See in context

won't this just pack the trains?? its not like the volume of people went down. is anyone in actual charge ??

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Posted in: Do you think climate change could lead to a greater crisis for humanity than COVID-19 or any other pandemic that might occur in the future? See in context

kinda need food. If the effort to fight COVID were applied to emissions we'd be on the right track

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Posted in: As Diet opens, Suga pledges to get pandemic under control, hold Olympics See in context

Sure sure, how you going to hold an Olympics with your hospitals full to capacity and third party testing undermining your every step?? Just cancel, stop the endless uselessness

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

Hiroshima is the odd one out here, with 800,000 tests coming in and for free.

 I don't think it's a good time to change the testing policy,"

what testing policy? Avoidance? Lip service to protect the Olympics? Statistics buried under layers of bureaucracy and sub contractors? Where does human life come into the discussion?

To build up scale will take months of planning and execution. It requires action to keep learning and adjusting.

Athletes bailed the first time under a lack of clear medical understanding. This does nothing to change that.

Also look at the Australia Open COVID problems. Does anyone honestly think Tokyo is prepared for anything like that, let alone 75000 people?

Put the Olympics away and start helping people

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

This is why you need wide scale testing, to put corporations in their place

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

Fantastic news!! This should have been done elsewhere in Japan last year but the scale finally matches the problem. Well done Hiroshima ! Also the free testing part will make a huge difference

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Posted in: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins See in context

to China not the China

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Posted in: WHO team arrives in Wuhan to search for pandemic origins See in context

After selling out the China early on it would seem more that they are looking for their credibility

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Posted in: Japan to expand virus state of emergency beyond Tokyo as cases top 300,000 See in context

Does this count as even a half measure?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 970 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,535 See in context

If he can't wear a mask properly why was he allowed into the store??

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,219 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,876 See in context

Fewer tests but a higher rate of infection. 9628 tests yielded 1219 cases. How many tests last Monday?

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Posted in: Social media sites have become a phenomenal means of communication for hate groups, conspiracy theorists and deranged individuals. Do you agree with this statement? See in context

Yes the right wing liars are let loose. Spewing, gaslighting etc... Like most things Was Best in early days when they were not around

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Posted in: Universal basic income proposal by Suga adviser may be hard sell in Japan See in context

For the uninformed, UBI is like playing monopoly. You pass Go you collect $200 (UBI). Paid for by the economy of the nation. Everyone else bought properties and enriched themselves. How did you play? To spend, to upgrade, to establish yourself.

Naysayers would have us believe that everyone will just pay rent and go around in circles doing nothing else. Which of course is ridiculous. I suppose they never played so have no idea what they're talking about

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Posted in: Universal basic income proposal by Suga adviser may be hard sell in Japan See in context

yeah make it universal, it's income so can be clawed back if making more than a certain amount. That way there's no worry about having a bad year if previous income was high. That way the UBI floor protects everyone

As COVID propels automation, UBI is being discussed around the world. It's coming.

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Posted in: Universal basic income proposal by Suga adviser may be hard sell in Japan See in context

This would be fantastic for Japan. End poverty and poverty wages, encourage entrepreneurship. Its own data experiments with UBI have all been successful. Would reduce healthcare costs as well, divorces, and suicides.

The problem isn't the math but the political will. It just establishes a floor not a ceiling.

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Posted in: Do you think the state of emergency will be effective in lowering the number of coronavirus cases in Tokyo and its three neighboring prefectures? See in context

For context Melbourne Australia lockdown as 111 days. I don't think a month is enough if the goals are the same.

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Posted in: An isolated Trump faces looming impeachment threat See in context

Simian LaneToday  06:55 am JST

Dems playing dirty again. It won’t end well.

It's lying like this that explains the downfall of the USA. Or you are a international player trying to further push them down.

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Posted in: An isolated Trump faces looming impeachment threat See in context

Had the GOP voted for impeachment in Feb 2020 maybe a Pence WH would have handled the COVID-19 crisis differently (or not?). He could have also been an idiot but even an idiot is not a Trump-level malicious idiot. Thus would have likely kept the senate control after the election.

Doesn't say a lot about the USA that the senate change is 50-50 now. Points to the level of broadcast standards, lying, and gerrymandering that is illegal in other countries.

How anyone can be Republican should be classified in medical terms. Brainwashing? a Republican Syndrome? Crazytown.

USA could have been so much farther ahead without such a ball and chain holding them back, way back. Ironically the issues people are fighting for would have been solved without the Repubs keeping them down but they can't see that. Some kind of think-blindness as well.

Anyway USA, get well soon. Put your crazy uncles in nursing homes, go back to school, make fair laws, and please stop lying to yourselves. Good luck

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Posted in: Japanese approval of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine unlikely until May See in context

think time allocation. 3 minutes per person average to get a jab? For a population of 14 million, 42 million minutes or 29,166 days. Multiple by 2 for 12 hour days. 58,334 minute-days. So now we know what the staffing scale has to meet. There will only be a few thousand people who can give you a shot. It's not the same as taking swabs. Also clinic setup, scheduling, vaccine availabilities, delivery, refrigeration, training, second doses. Lots of people.

This is going to take many months longer if not most of the year.

Japan better start planning and ramping up now instead of waiting the last minute given the much larger population. That time allocation should be pretty daunting.

Getting the testing ramping up to meet the need would have prepared Tokyo to learn about this kind of scale problem, but with so few tests even now there are few lessons learned.

Unfortunately this means vaccination will languish behind those that learned from building up the testing capacity.

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Posted in: Japanese approval of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine unlikely until May See in context

May is just a best case scenario. So more like August

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Posted in: Prioritize athletes for vaccine so Tokyo Games can go ahead: IOC member See in context

What a joke, Olympics are not a priority to the world! Medical workers, even the cashier down the street have more priority than any entitled IOC entourage.

Also with the whole Uighur concentration camp thing, China is no prize after this either.

Olympics are out for a few years at a minimum with cancellations and upcoming boycotts and were already in decline

That's actually the good news

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,392 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,882 See in context

13,807 test, that's better, now reach higher. Next try for 25,000, then 50, then 100. Start scaling upwards. It takes work coordinating

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Posted in: Trump says his term is ending; transition will be orderly See in context

Decades of Republican gaslighting and lies culminating in today's coup attempt and there will be people who still support them and Trump. They can't even count, 81 million is larger than 75 million. Even the most basic tenets of thought and reason are long long gone.

With the EU selling out for a trade deal with China and the rise of stupid-ism exceptionalism, Biden better be able to turn this around or the 2020's are going to be the end of liberal democracy.

This won't be fixed in a single term either, the rot is clearly to the bone.

China and Russia are cheering

USA is over, whatever we thought is there, isn't there anymore

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Posted in: Suga pledges to improve coronavirus situation in 1 month See in context

Too many exceptions and not enough of a lockdown. Money for business but not people. This isn't going to do anything unfortunately.

Where are the tests?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 1,591 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,001 See in context

The number is the result of 4,477 testsconducted on Jan 3

embarrassing, imagine if they actually tested they would find out the real scale of the problem. Most jurisdictions test 40-100,000 tests a day. Where is Japan’s testing capacity?

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