Racist and homophobic? I’m neither . I’m as hard left liberal Democrat from central California as you’ll find . My oldest daughter is married to a woman and I have supported them in anything they need. 2 of my better friends there and even 1 here are gay men . You’re saying that because someone who constantly harasses me here is in the closet and always makes references to gay … and it is not a misunderstanding of words …. He/she chooses it’s words carefully …. So don’t get banned defending the indefensible…..
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I’m not incorrect…. Some of you are in denial …. And no …. I’m not trying to equate Covid to hep c in children in 17 countries …. Scientist drew that conclusion…. Go troll somewhere else …. But get some credibility on the issue before you ramble on…. Have a blessed evening…zzzzzzz
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Numbers are just stuck …. No regrets ? No cares…. As I’ve been predicting all along … that naysaying anti everything crowd just don’t get it… and brag about their highly irresponsible and dangerous behaviors . Now with children developing hepatitis c and the common themes are : positive PCR test, or positive for antibodies…. Not vaccinated and zero other medical conditions. Scarred for life ….
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“ strong public support for the current restrictions.” Except for the domestic foreigners that keep whining about it. Most of which are probably also in the anti everything as related to Covid mitigation minority.
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Time to change the laws…. I wish the story included the amount of corporate welfare this company received all while not caring about public health issues at all . Hopefully, the jgov will take note and just use article 25 of the Japanese Constitution to handle a similar issue in the future. But without all the cash ….
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Nihon , these numbers are accurate as of May 12th. This in NOT an error in translation either .
Change from previous day +10,819
Severe cases 139
Change from previous day -14The + 10,819 in new hospitalizations was based on 39000 cases . So not an anomaly. Furthermore, the + (plus) can change to a - (minus) number on any given day. Simply put , more people were discharged than were admitted. Y’all have a blessed evening.
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No. of hospitalizations and severe-case patients current as of 12 a.m. Total vaccinations as of May 12, 2022.)
340,000….. in the country of Japan .
Note : Tokyo is not a or the country . Without 46 other prefectures, Tokyo wouldn’t exist …. They bring zero manufacturing anything to the GDP. They are the secretary for the rest of the country . And never put stock in Sunday or holiday numbers.
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Currently , there are 328000 people in Japan…. Hospitalized with Covid …. (These factual stats are dated 58 and furnished by the jgov)
This number does NOT include those in hotels or worse … sent home to recover or die. These numbers are not sustainable and no sane or person with any sense of concern can remotely suggest this is okay …. Or nothing to worry about. Hospitals and healthcare workers around the country are literally on the brink. Call me negative or a fear monger all you want…. I live in the world of reality. Where facts matter . Seems the 3 “C’s) are the new norm for the foreseeable future. Mask up when the 3 C’s can’t be followed people. For your health or the person next to you. Those of you who are still anti everything as related to Covid… join the majority. Get the factual scientific data from here in Japan. Keep safe all.
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Absolute proof that lockdowns work . And absolute proof of what happens when restrictions are lifted . NZ isn’t China or some other country led by a dictator. Yet they had some of the most “draconian” restrictions in the world . Their “zero Covid” strategy worked …. Until it didn’t …. What changed?
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2011-2020 … 18,643 deaths in Japan from influenza.
We’re about to get to 30,000 reported deaths from Covid in 2.5 years . While that number is amazingly low, it is dramatically higher than influenza. This isn’t just some flu or even remotely close to the flu. These are only fatalities. These numbers don’t reflect the long term negative health problems hundreds of thousands to millions of people will have in the future . In looking over the fact based data from Japan , it’s truly a shame the jgov was so slow rolling out the vaccines and having almost zero restrictions. The one positive thing that’s a direct result of the responsible majorities efforts to mitigate the spread of Covid is that the seasonal flu has been nearly nonexistent. These current daily numbers of new cases are still very alarming. If we could only get the anti everything as related to Covid minority to join the majority, we could get on the path to complete normalcy. But when Osaka leads the nation in deaths from Covid with a fraction of Tokyo’s population, you no longer need to wonder about the highly irresponsible behaviors of people there . The facts speak for themselves.
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Nothing wrong with Japan Inc….
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I have finally seen the most sensible comment about opening the borders . In fact , I’ve had a change of mind, I agree they should seriously relax the border controls…. Allow in foreigners… even for tourism… it’s the domestic foreigners that are the problem conforming to the most basic forms of mitigation measures. Make some common sense entry requirements…. Must be vaccinated…. Boosted …. If so , have a temp check, and wear a mask in the airport. I think the vast majority of potential foreign tourists would adhere. As it’s the domestic that are doing most of the whining…. And not vaccinated…. Not all …. But most …
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These numbers are from a holiday…. A Sunday …. When millions were traveling back home …. So very limited testing. I’d love to see these numbers sustained and a continuous decrease…. But I live in the world of reality…. Not just fanciful thoughts and wishes . These numbers are terrible by every possible metric …. No sense in trying to restart international tourism when we can’t even handle it domestically.
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Junk science Lacroix ….. a long fact free article full of unscientific opinions…. That was peer reviewed by no one with any sense of credibility….
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What cheap ? Safe ? Effective? Therapeutics were people denied ? I’m not aware of any… please enlighten us.
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No infection is better than being vaccinated…
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Perhaps they should survey the millions of symptomatic people who weren’t admitted to a hospital and instead sent off to some hotel …. Or worse …. Home to recover or die…..
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Omicron has killed more people in Japan than any other variant . If not for vaccines , it would even be worse than being the deadliest variant of Covid in Japan to date. Scientifically speaking, I certainly hope a more contagious and/or deadly variant of Covid does not come along . The healthcare system has been on the brink far too long already . It’s time for the naysaying, science denying minority start to take this seriously and stop whining about any and everything as related to Covid. Open the borders without restrictions…. Ha …. Ain’t happening anytime soon.
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Covid is not endemic… yet … the world does not have to learn to live with it…. Yet . Instead …. Govts around the world need to change their failing strategies at tackling this . Some people mock “zero covid “ strategies, when the reality is that only 1 country has been trying . And many countries have flatly given up trying to get people to change their dangerous behaviors. So here we are , 2.5 years in and everyone has Covid lag . Why ??? Because 2.5 years have been wasted on what hasn’t worked . It’s time for dramatic changes here in Japan and around the globe . Now that the US CDC has scientifically determined that the Omicron variants are in FACT the deadliest of all previous variants , perhaps the naysaying minority of anti everything cultist will get on board willingly…. If not …. The govts need to change how they deal with these troubled minds .
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Up up and up Osaka….
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Let’s see….. hmmm…. For months or even a couple of years now …. Some of you have been blasting some of us because we thought the jgov should use some harsher restrictions…. Even a lockdown…. Many of you have said “move to China.” Kishida now is going to start to slowly and deliberately open the borders to international tourists…. Which is a huge change from the borders being airtight…. Yet now you’re calling him a dictator…. Just WOW…. If Japan opened the borders completely tomorrow with only these 3 requirements… 1) wear a mask in the airport 2) temp check 3) wash your hands upon entering the country…. You’d still whine about all the draconian restrictions….
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Y’all been whining about “opening the borders” “moving on” “ learning to live with Covid” Congrats !!! The borders are opening to foreign tourists. I think the jgov should impose the limits and rules that they are planning on domestic foreigners 1st. Luckily, Kishida is going to make sound decisions based on actual scientific data starting in Japan and then from countries around the world. This PANDEMIC is no where near over .
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Financially, there is no reason to open the borders at this time. The weak yen is great for Japan Inc . Resource poor Japan imports next to nothing that makes the economy move . As long as Toyota, Honda , Nissan , Mitsubishi, and Hitachi are Japanese companies … the weak yen drives up their profits on the export markets. Not to mention that Japan is the worlds tire company as well . The weak yen is hurting residents of Japan . Not big business. The entire tourism industry has been propped up by corporate welfare payments since the beginning of the pandemic. And any workers who claim they’ve lost their livelihoods rather it be unemployed or underemployed…. They just need to visit their local city office . It’s no ones fault but their own if they haven’t apply for Covid relief. Japan does not need foreign tourists for anything. But when they finally do start to relax the border controls, it will be based on sound science. Not a bunch of “I wants.”
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These are horrific numbers when you consider these are all on holiday …. Buckle up peeps . Gonna be a long 2 weeks ahead …. The jgov should consider tightening up the screws.
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Every freedom loving citizen and country has the United States to thank for those freedoms. Rather it be from economic or military influence, or a combination of both . It’s not bullying through force either. As long as oil and every other commodity, and/or currency is traded on or against the US Dollar, it won’t change . Yet every time the US offers to change from the greenback for currency and goods trading … every country says oh no …. As for military might …. The US doesn’t start wars , it ends them.
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I wonder how many people are hospitalized…. In hotels …. Or worse … at home “recovering” where 555 people died Jan-Mar because as I oft repeated, the healthcare system couldn’t keep up with the deadliest variant of Covid in Japan to date and people who should have been admitted to hospitals were instead sent home …. As there weren’t any beds available…. If the minority of anti any and everything as related to Covid would just start to care ….
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The healthcare system was and has been on the brink of total collapse….
Read the last paragraph…. 555 people died…. at HOME from Jan-Mar. from Covid. Doesn’t say it or how many died in the hotels . These people should’ve been hospitalized but couldn’t because of over crowded hospitals.
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Thank you for your optimism Simon ! I work at a kindergarten with 420 kindergarteners, 78…. 0-2 yr olds . 64 gakadou students coming from 14 different elementary schools, and 14 other students from 13-38 yrs old . I literally have thousands of chances everyday. And I’ve never missed a day of work due to Covid anything. I personally never wear a mask outside. And I always …. Winter or summer keep every door and window in the English room wide open. Guess I’ve been fortunate so far . I do all I can as an individual can do to help mitigate the spread of Covid. For all the whining people do about the jgov The 3 “C’s” have been great scientific recommendations as well as the Covid guidance brochures any foreigner can get from their local International Assn.
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Nothing excellent in these numbers during a holiday when testing is dramatically reduced. Stay smart people .
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There is no recovering from dead . Your chances of dying from Covid …. Specifically the Omicron variant in Japan are higher than any other variant. And that’s with 80% of the population vaccinated. By degree, I am a CCRN. I’ve worn them in the hospital for years. So as much as I hate wearing a mask , we were taught the safety of them in dealing with the ill and contagious diseases. My 1st trip ever to Japan was to Kyoto, 8/98. I was shocked at how many people on the plane were wearing masks then. Landing at Kansai I was even more shocked. It was rare to see anyone without a mask . There was no virus raging out of control. The Japanese have always been a mask wearing society. But here we are current date …. I’d rather not be infected with Covid…. For my own health…. Those around me …. And to not be a burden on the healthcare system.
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