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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,195 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 8,393 See in context

86% of the infected are under 50. Thank goodness most of the elderly are protected and the deaths are WAY down.

Why do the most logical posts constantly get downvoted here?

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Posted in: Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane to enter COVID lockdown See in context

Rather than focusing on percentages, they should open up once everyone has been given the opportunity to get vaccinated. Anti-vaccers who catch covid and die = natural selection.

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Posted in: Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane to enter COVID lockdown See in context

Australia is a third-world country disguised as a first-world country.

The gov't just set a vaccination target of 80% before allowing international travel to open up. Opinion polls have consistently shown that vaccine hesitancy is above 20%, so in reality this is an impossible target. Australia will be in and out of lockdowns and cut off from the rest of the world for years to come.

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Posted in: Sebastian Coe backs reviewing marijuana rules in doping See in context

I've used both steroids and weed before, and I can tell you that only one of those enhanced my athletic abilities.

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Posted in: Melbourne ends 5th COVID-19 lockdown See in context

Just wait a week or month for another dozen cases to appear and another unnecessary lockdown

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,429 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,692 See in context

85% infected are UNDER 50!! It is promising that the ones most at risk are not getting infected in big numbers. Much more manageable than earlier in the year.

Common sense, yet you will be downvoted for it.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,429 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,692 See in context

You saw the 38 year old woman (Japanese ethnicity by the way) who died in Australia yesterday, without any known underlying health issue?

The fact that one-off cases like this are reported in the media goes to show how rare of an occurence it is.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,429 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,692 See in context

The 15,000 elderly and vulnerable that already died, would surely like to tell you another story, if they could. But they can’t anymore and also don’t count again now. Seems you’ve had luck, although wrong.

Those 15,000 would've just as easily died from the flu or anything else. As far as I recall, Japan recorded the lowest number of deaths in 2020 for the last 11 years. If it were up to you, we would all be locked in our homes. Crazy

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,429 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,692 See in context

In reality there are surely 10x-20x more cases than reported, and even still only 78 "serious" cases. What do all the complainers here suggest the govt do? No need for lockdowns or other measures. There won't be too many deaths as the majority of the elderly and vulnerable are vaccinated.

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Posted in: Thousands protest lockdown in Sydney; several arrested See in context

The lockdowns are overwhelmingly supported by Austrlians though

The tide is slowly turning on this. At first the vast majority of the Australian public were happy that the lockdowns were effective at suppressing the virus and limiting cases/deaths. But as the rest of the world is starting to enjoy more freedoms with higher vaccination rates, and the public realizes that opening up with a vaccinated population is the only way things will get back to semi-normality, there is growing frustration with the ineptitude of the government and it's slow vaccine rollout. Even worse is that the happy-clapper PM is incapable of issuing an apology - he switches between radio silence and deflection of the blame.

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Posted in: South Australia locks down after 5 virus cases detected; 14 mil nationwide under lockdown See in context

Sven. The virus cannot be eliminated. The rest of the planet will soon realize that the only way out is opening up and letting the virus spread throughout a vaccinated population, as we would influenza.

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Posted in: South Australia locks down after 5 virus cases detected; 14 mil nationwide under lockdown See in context

Australia is in this position because their leaders have no leadership capabilities and foresight other than "how can I win the next election?" If the majority of the sheeple support over-the-lop lockdowns (which seems to be the case based on surveys, etc.), then that's the way it will continue to be.

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Posted in: Sydney tightens lockdown as virus outbreak grows See in context

they’ll prob leave their athletes stranded here in Japan like the rest of Aussies overseas.or throw them in the can for coming home.

Doubt it. Australia has different rules for celebrities/politicians/athletes than for the ordinary plebs.

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Posted in: Japan's population falls to 126.22 mil in 2020; drops out of top 10 in world See in context

Great news. Hopefully Japan doesn't resort to measures such as those taken by my home country Australia like importing a large population of immigrants from third-world countries to boost GDP numbers.

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Posted in: Please take Tokyo Olympics condoms back to your home country and use them there, organizers say See in context

I hope they aren't giving athletes the same condoms that are usually sold here in Japan with a diameter of 36mm (or 46mm for the Mega Big Boy XL) vs. the standard 53mm or 56mm sizing in Western countries.

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Posted in: Record low number of pregnancies reported in Japan in 2020 See in context

My second kid is due in Sept.

Hopefully the lack of births will mean it's easier to find a hoikuen spot on 2022.

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Posted in: Japan to bar entry of foreigners from India, Nepal, Pakistan See in context

So Indian, Pakistani, and Nepalese Olympians are also banned from entering Japan?

Pakistan has won a total of 3 gold medals ever (all in Field Hockey), India a total of 9 (8 of those in Field Hockey), and Nepal has never won a medal. Safe to say that it wouldn't have much of an impact on the competition if they were not allowed to enter.

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Posted in: Weightlifter Hubbard poised to become first transgender Olympian See in context

It's like allowing a guy to get on steroids for 20 years, then take a year off and compete "naturally", but even worse. Feel bad for the women that have to compete against "her".

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Posted in: Up to 300 people per day breaking self-quarantine pledge in Japan See in context

It's very easy to get around this. My friend is in "self-quarantine" after coming back from overseas. Still goes out every night, he just has to leave his phone at home.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 925 new coronavirus cases; record-high 1,260 in Osaka See in context

Not enough testing, if nearly 50% are infected that were tested Japan has a serious problem

53 people hospitalized with serious symptoms in all of Tokyo, that says it all... Sure, you can test 100x more people and get 100x more cases, but the number of serious cases and deaths has remained consistently low.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 925 new coronavirus cases; record-high 1,260 in Osaka See in context

SOE in our part of Hyogo the worse part so far, is our local gym, which we use daily, is closed until May 11.

My gym is still open in Sakai, luckily. But they taped off the kids play equipment at the local park. Makes total sense.

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Posted in: 3rd COVID-19 state of emergency begins in Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo See in context

Went to the gym today for a workout as usual. Then took my kid to the local park to find the kids play equipment taped off. Makes total sense

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Posted in: Suga declares state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka region See in context

It looks like the fuzoku businesses will be unaffected, thank god!

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Posted in: Suga to declare state of emergency in Osaka; no decision on Tokyo See in context

They better not close the gyms again. The gainz train never stops!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 729 coronavirus cases; record-high 1,208 in Osaka See in context

All this fuss over a few dozen serious cases. I'm glad Japan hasn't taken any real measures like a strict lockdown for a virus that is nothing more than a case of the sniffles for 99% of us. I'll continue to go to bars and the gym, thanks.

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Posted in: Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo prefectures to request state of emergency See in context

It’s ridiculous to screw the economy and livelihoods of bar owners and restauranteurs all because of a hundred or so old people in serious condition.

If you are over 70 or have co-morbidities, or are in close contact with such people, then it’s sensible to refrain from going to crowded bars, etc. Otherwise there is no problem. COVID-19 is little more serious than the flu for young people in decent health. The SJWs who comment here will such downvote common sense, but you know I am right.

I just hope they don't close the gyms this time... need to keep my gainz.

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Posted in: Osaka raises coronavirus alert level to red See in context

So unnecessary. The elderly and vulnerable should refrain from going out if possible, and it should be business as usual for everyone else. I know ill be at the bars this weekend.

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Posted in: Australian economy will suffer if China students stay away, says trade minister See in context

Any damage will be minimal. Australia does much more than just teach Chinese students.

Yep! We also sell them citizenship and real estate.

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Posted in: Australian police reject comparison to U.S. over indigenous boy's arrest See in context

If I threatened to break a cop's jaw, then I would expect to be taken down and arrested as well.

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