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Posted in: Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed to prevent spread of virus See in context

Alex80, This has nothing to do with the ship or the company that owns it. They follow the rules of the country in which they are docked; that is Japan. Stop trying to find others to blame. Perhaps you would blame China, because that is where the virus formed?

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Posted in: Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed to prevent spread of virus See in context

Alex80, so the Diamond Princess, (which was built in Japan) should have sailed all the way to America? That would have taken 10 days at least? What a ridicious idea!

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Posted in: Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed to prevent spread of virus See in context

@Alex80 - Have you watched the videos from Iwata Kentaro?

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Posted in: Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed to prevent spread of virus See in context

Many have pointed out the interesting perspective from Iwata Kentaro PhD who was on the ship yesterday.

I thought I'd post the links to both the Japanese and English videos he made.

Japanese:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3X3RSmf7ds&feature=youtu.be

English;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjyMZYt4YDA

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Posted in: Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed to prevent spread of virus See in context

Ask the owner of the ship, P&O (British Company) or Princess Cruise (U.S management company)

Why? Do you think P&O or Princess Cruise should manage a quarantine of a new infectious disease?

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Posted in: Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed to prevent spread of virus See in context

"The quarantine was not to protect the people on the ship. It was to protect Japan from the people on the ship."

Well, that may have been the intention but it has failed. You now have a potential 1000+ Japanese nationals with the virus being released over the next three days. This could have been a mere handful if everyone had been taken off at the beginning, tested and isolated in a proper environment.

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Posted in: Japan plans HIV drug trials for coronavirus; cruise ship evacuations continue See in context

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3X3RSmf7ds&feature=youtu.be

For those supporting Japan's planning here, watch the above video from Iwata Kentaro Phd who went on the ship yesterday. Above is Japanese and below English,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjyMZYt4YDA

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Posted in: Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed to prevent spread of virus See in context

It clearly failed as many experts have pointed out. They should have removed all the passengers on day one and isolated them in a proper enviroment with strict rules of contact. It seems the ship was not the best place for this and contact between passengers and crew continued. After the first batches of cases started to appear , it should have been clear what was happening. Instead, Japan wanted to keep it's total number of cases low by seperating the Diamond Princess.

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Posted in: Japan plans HIV drug trials for coronavirus; cruise ship evacuations continue See in context

Alex80 “Dont forget Diamond Princess is actually owned by an American company. Objectively, it isn't related in any way to Japan except for the fact it's in Japanese waters.”. So ? What about Chinese nationals who were found with the virus in Singapore or other countries? They should all be added to China’s count?

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Posted in: Japan plans HIV drug trials for coronavirus; cruise ship evacuations continue See in context

Alex80, Japan should have removed everyone and tested them immediately. Leaving them on the ship for them all to catch it was reckless. That’s why America moved in. They said Japan’s quarantine ‘failed’. We need to be concerned about the virus and people not whether the ship is actually in Japan or not. Focus on what is important here; people’s health and lives, not Japan’s image abroad.

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Posted in: Japan plans HIV drug trials for coronavirus; cruise ship evacuations continue See in context

Most of them will be entering Japan this week and, because of the mishandling, most will be infected.

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Posted in: Japan plans HIV drug trials for coronavirus; cruise ship evacuations continue See in context

The ship is in Japan and as are the patients removed from it. It's absurd for Japan to pretend they are not just to keep thier number down. No other country is doing this. Many cases are where Chinese nationals were diagnosed in other countries and they are not added to China's total number.

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Posted in: Japan plans HIV drug trials for coronavirus; cruise ship evacuations continue See in context

Alex80 - But they are in Japan. When the 1000 or so Japanese passengers who may have the virus are released, can you add those numbers? What about the various Chinese people who were found infected in other countriies? Should they be added to China's number or the country where they are? In every case, excpet Japan, the latter is true. Japan is just trying to keep its number low.

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