COVID-19 INFORMATION What you need to know about the coronavirus if you are living in Japan or planning a visit.

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Posted in: The Japanese government is considering cash handouts and coupons to support households hit hard by the coronavirus. Do you think this is a good idea? See in context

If they send me coupons, I will tear them up and mail them to Aso.

Could you instead not tear them up and instead use them to buy food for those less fortunate for you?

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Posted in: Trump says 'life and death' at stake in following guidelines See in context

Is it possible that many are misrepresenting the virus situation?

No.

Thank you for your question.

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Posted in: Private-sector advisers to Abe call for massive economic stimulus measures See in context

Good thing that complaining about the Japanese government - the highest political institution in the country - and its response to the Coronavirus - an act of the institution based on a myriad of political considerations - isn't political. Otherwise lots of people in this thread would be in trouble. But politics isn't political, it seems.

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Posted in: Trump says 'life and death' at stake in following guidelines See in context

Note that half of the infection in the US are in NY. Maybe that hotspot needs to be isolated.

The virus has been confirmed in every state. It takes serious effort from everyone to lock it down.

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Posted in: The Japanese government is considering cash handouts and coupons to support households hit hard by the coronavirus. Do you think this is a good idea? See in context

Yes. Supporting people in Japan is literally the Japanese government's job.

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Posted in: Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds See in context

No problem, PP. I agree entirely with your sentiment. Doctors, nurses, and hospital cleaners are doing hard work in difficult circumstances and deserve our respect.

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Posted in: Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds See in context

I'm sat in a hospital right at this moment. The staff are absolutely fantastic. Kind, friendly, helpful.

Some of the customers are utter morons, however. Rude, demanding, ignorant.

People who need healthcare in hospitals are patients, not "customers".

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Posted in: U.S. death toll eclipses China's as reinforcements head to New York See in context

The faster we all get through this, the faster the economic Capitalist engine drive of America can come back and do what it has always done best, making money.

Oh. I'd prefer it if what America always did best was help people and improve lives. But enriching parasite CEOs at the expense of the vast majority of people in the US and abroad is cool too, I guess.

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Posted in: U.S. death toll eclipses China's as reinforcements head to New York See in context

Apparently, you guys haven’t notice, but the healthcare isn’t stopping this virus, so to make that statement is just ludicrous 

It isn't. He could let more people get healthcare, and he won't. Healthcare does save lives. Intubation does save lives. Because of the administration's dithering, more people will die than need to. The government should pay for healthcare. They should get the money for it by taxing the wealthy. That you're more worried about bloated fatcat wallets at this time is ghoulish.

Here: a dedicated Trump fanatic radio host finally loses faith in the President thanks to his woeful mismanagement of the crisis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58UGnhxtVdc

If you continue to support the shameful policies of this administration and the President, who prefers pillow company bosses to professionals, your children will not forgive you.

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Posted in: Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds See in context

The death toll in Japan from corvid-19 is now nearly 2% of last years influenza outbreak.

This is dangerous disinformation. Covid-19 (not "corvid") is more lethal than the flu, especially for the wealthy, and we know that the Japanese government has been undertesting. In a society with so many aged people, this is especially dangerous, but even younger people are affected.

Not panicking is right. Do not panic buy. Buy enough for yourself and your family, do not buy any more, or you are taking food and supplies out of someone else's hands.

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Posted in: U.S. death toll eclipses China's as reinforcements head to New York See in context

As a reminder of how quickly this virus spreads, according to John Hopkins University, the US had fewer confirmed cases than China six days ago. That's less than a week.

If you can, stay inside.

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Posted in: Japan advises against travel to 50 nations including U.S., China See in context

But that doesn’t mean “it is safe.” You should still be extremely careful, when you let your guard down, that’s when something bad happens, just take it as if it’s no different than anywhere else in the country.

What if they're like you and they're immune to all injuries and infections?

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Posted in: U.S. coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day; New York governor begs for help See in context

I always said, the President didn’t handle this well got hammered for it, deservingly so

This isn't true. You and the other far-right posters here made excuse after excuse for him and said he was doing a great job, when you weren't deflecting to things that were irrelevant. Trump told people to ingest poison and you all started talking about ratings, instead of whether or not the President telling Americans to ingest poison was good or bad. The thing is, you know that Trump telling people to poison themselves is bad. But if you said that, it would mean your master did something wrong. And you can't have that. So instead you talk about how much better his TV show is than the Bachelor.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 68 new coronavirus cases; 27 at Taito Ward hospital See in context

I’ll admit, I was one who went out yesterday, the first time in a couple of days. I’m sorry, but my 1 year old needs fresh fruits and vegetables. Like most Japanese, our storage, fridge and freezer spaces are limited.

That's nothing to "admit" to, essential travel means going out for essential things, like food. I hope you and your child are safe.

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Posted in: JAL to let female crew ditch high heels after #KuToo campaign See in context

Great. Next they can campaign to get rid of leather shoes and suits for professionals because they are constricting, any kind of uniform for stores, restaurants, hotels, or anywhere because they are morally demeaning, and fatigues, camo, boots, for military unless they are deployed directly into the field. Then everyone can wear hoodies, burlap sacks, and t-shirts regardless of whatever business you created that gave them the opportunity for a job. 

This but unironically.

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Posted in: Are gun shops in U.S. 'essential' businesses during a pandemic? See in context

That is a philosophical question. If there is a rumour that a particular drug is effective against Corona, and you have it but don´t have a gun and your neighour does not have it but does have a gun, they could be an extremely essential business for some. So it really depends what situation you imagine.

Woah, sounds like your neighbour buying a gun from a gun store is dangerous, we should probably close them.

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Posted in: Trudeau objects to U.S. posting troops to control border with Canada See in context

Why would anyone be sneaking into the US from Canada?!?! That’s daft.

Seriously, no Canadian is going to trade their universal healthcare for the substandard third world-level care that the majority of Americans get.

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Posted in: New York, New Orleans hospitals reel as U.S. leads world in coronavirus cases See in context

America chose the herd immunity approach like Britain.

Britain abandoned this approach after the models predicted unmanageable death and disease across the country before putting the country under strict quarantine.

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Posted in: Are gun shops in U.S. 'essential' businesses during a pandemic? See in context

Charlie Daniels of the NRA is wrong.

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Posted in: Are gun shops in U.S. 'essential' businesses during a pandemic? See in context

Gun stores are not essential during a pandemic or at any other time.

Thank you for coming to my TED Talk.

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Posted in: Telework, stockpiling spread in Tokyo after Koike's press conference See in context

Almost like video game characters all doing the same thing in the villages!

We must not attack Animal Crossing residents in these trying times.

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Posted in: Over 1.5 billion globally told to stay home to avoid virus See in context

Really? I might be right after all.

You aren't.

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Posted in: Japan, spared mass outbreak so far, now sees national crisis after Tokyo surge See in context

The number of deaths from this new virus is small in comparison to usual death rates from other things

You know that other deaths aren't "on hold" because of coronavirus, right? Coronavirus deaths are on top of heart attacks, cancers, broken bones, organ trauma etc. You can't send a text to a brain aneurism that says "lol srry got covid, can u hit me up nxt mnth? xxx"

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Posted in: Trump camp threatens local TV stations over Democratic ad See in context

Yes, it actually does.

No, it doesn't. PTownsend asked if the ad-makers could counter-sue. You said that whether or not people could sue Trump would be up to Trump's lawyers. Chip star noted that this makes no sense whatsoever. You then said Trump's lawyers can sue for slander or defamation, which is nothing to do with the countersuit mentioned. It's also not slander to quote someone's words to them, no matter what certain website forum moderators might think.

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Posted in: Trump camp threatens local TV stations over Democratic ad See in context

They can sue for slander and defamation of character of course they can, which going by his history with this has a high chance of winning.

That's got nothing to do with what you said, though.

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Posted in: Senate passes $2.2 trillion virus rescue package See in context

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_York_Times_controversies

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_News_controversies

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Posted in: Japan to set up coronavirus task force; no state of emergency yet See in context

Oh, and be sure to buy lots of toilet paper, instant ramen, feminine products, masks, and hand sanitizer for the coming lock down.

Prepare, certainly, but only buy as much as you need. Buying more than you need and hoarding means that someone else who does need food or toiletries will go without. The rush on stores we're seeing is a result of that thinking.

If your nearest supermarket is out of what you need, think about other places near you that might be able to help: does a nearby liquor store also stock ramen, for example.

Stay inside this weekend. Stay inside as much as you can in the coming weeks.

Give to your neighbours if they are in need and if you can.

Stay inside this weekend.

For foreigners (so, most of us), observe and obey Japanese customs. Playing the "gaijin card" and ignoring inconvenient niceties of Japanese society is always a bad idea, but is an extremely bad idea now. In times of stress like this, the last thing anyone needs is to stoke an "us vs them" attitude, when we should all be in this together.

Stay inside this weekend.

Let your friends and family back home know you are safe and taking precautions.

And finally, STAY INSIDE THIS WEEKEND.

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Posted in: Over 1.5 billion globally told to stay home to avoid virus See in context

I still have a niggling feeling this is virus scare is calculated psychological warfare. Call me a conspiracy theorist if you want, I don't care.

Okay: you are a conspiracy theorist.

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Posted in: Senate passes $2.2 trillion virus rescue package See in context

Apparently the Mayor of New York City because that’s where most of the cases are.

Republicans, November 7, 2016 - March 25, 2020: New York isn't America, and it doesn't count, and we should arbitrarily not count its votes.

Republicans, March 26, 2020: Actually New York is responsible for protecting all of America.

For the record, Wolfpack, the correct answer is: the President. The President of the USA is responsible for protecting US citizens.

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Posted in: Senate passes $2.2 trillion virus rescue package See in context

Thank China.

The virus was known about outside of China since at least January 7. South Korea got on top of it, and they're doing well. The US didn't, and it isn't.

Who is ultimately responsible for keeping the US safe?

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