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Posted in: COVID-19 deaths of people aged under 60 soar in Japan due to Delta variant See in context

Still holding out for the free beers as an incentive to get the jab, but it seems extras are now included.

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Posted in: COVID-19 deaths of people aged under 60 soar in Japan due to Delta variant See in context

It would be interesting to know how many of them were unvaccinated. Just got my second Pfizer Vaccine yesterday and I FEEL great! Almost feel superhuman! Is that normal?

I'd be worried.

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Posted in: Australian states free of COVID resist opening their borders See in context

pandemic raging in large parts of the rest of Australia.

Raging? Really? Raging hyperbole more like.

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono draws flak for blocking Twitter critics See in context

Sounds like the perfect authoritarian for our times.

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Posted in: Japan business lobby seeks to end quarantine for vaccinated arrivals See in context

"Fully vaccinated" will soon be redefined when the booster is deemed essential, and what is valid now will need to be updated or else become invalid. A never ending round of booster shots until the populace is boosted to oblivion.

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Posted in: WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named 'Mu' See in context

The aggressive Alpha variant, the killer Kent variant, the deadly Delta variant, the lethal Lambda variant, the omnipresent, omniscient Omega variant, the murderous Mu variant.


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Posted in: Kono says local gov'ts need to slow down vaccinations due to supply crunch See in context

I hear ya. 69 here. It's a great position in which to be.

I don't mind the position myself either!

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Posted in: Hokkaido man in his 80s gets four doses of COVID-19 vaccine See in context

The only outcome of all that fearmongering spreading, is that people are over-scared and lost already all rational thinking.

Indeed. Mass psychosis is well on its way to being established. Hope he stays well.

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Posted in: Suga apologizes as gov't extends Tokyo area state of emergency to March 21 See in context

"We'll keep in close contact with each other and beat the virus."

The understanding has come on leaps and bounds.

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Posted in: Businesses in Tokyo area say state of emergency extension was inevitable See in context

As I stated many months ago, Japan’s somewhat relaxed approach to controlling the spread of the virus is going to drag the pandemic out for years and cost individuals their livelihoods and the country billions. There are around 2,000 new cases in Tokyo every week. That is not “under control!”


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Posted in: Tokyo raises healthcare alert to highest level after virus cases soar to 822 See in context

, especially since we have seen very hard lockdowns in societies that place a much stronger emphasis on personal freedom than Japan. We may have "recommending" and "urging", but ultimately it's just do what you want and never mind.

Where are these societies? You mean the UK? It's virtually a police state with a spineless buffoon at the helm. Apparently they are telling their citizens when they can go out and who they can meet, while millions can't get the preventive treatment for serious illnesses, or are going out of business.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 602 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,969 See in context

Tokyo is reducing the tests daily. Now tested ONLY 9,613 people for a metro population of about 40 million.

And your suggestion is?

Test 40 million a day every day?

Please explain how this would stop the virus spreading.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 602 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,969 See in context

The economy depends on people if people are dying then who will consume the product pay taxes. Kindly go towards smart lockdown to limit the moments of people and strict contact tracing.

I would imagine the the working population and others from the 99.9% of the population NOT dying will consume the products and pay taxes. However if they are locked down this will be curtailed somewhat and lead to many more deaths and misery as a result.

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

The virus must be terrified of that red light.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 533 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,518 See in context

Thumbs down?!!! Some people want more hospitalized people with severe symptoms?

It makes the irrational, fear loving safetyists feel better about themselves.

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

Nike - Social Justice Warriors who use slave labour in China, the poster child for oppression and discrimination against ethnic and religious groups.

"Made in China by Uighurs in camps".

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Posted in: Maradona had greatness but no sportsmanship: England's Shilton See in context

It was some payback against the atrocities UK made against Argentinians in the Falklands.


Of course more atrocities were committed when Beckham smashed in the penalty in 2002 to defeat Argentina.

Top player, flawed character. RIP.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 481 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,501 See in context

Unless you can prove that you have been in within 6 feet of a confirmed case for more than 15 minutes without a mask, then you will need to have severe symptoms requiring hospitalization to be allowed testing for free, otherwise you need to pay 30,000-40,000 yen. Having mild to moderate flu symptoms will not get you a test. If you go to a clinic with a high fever, they generally just give you antibiotics and don't test for anything.

Not true. I had a fever and made a phone call. Within an hour or so I had been tested for a very small fee.

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Posted in: Koike asks Tokyo restaurants serving alcohol to shorten opening hours for 3 weeks See in context

Bad news. I don't usually show up at the pub until 9pm.

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Posted in: Japan fights coronavirus in luxurious style with million-yen masks See in context

buffoonery of the highest order.

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Posted in: Hokkaido woman arrested for poking holes in 13 expensive melons with finger See in context

Clearly a case of meloncholia.

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Posted in: Change of tune: Japanese music fans moving from CDs to streaming services See in context

CDs are things.

You can hold. You can physically take it out of it's case and put it into a player and push a button(s).

You can look at the cover design.

You can take out the cover leaves and read things like production notes, artists notes, lyrics and other info.

It's much like the experience of reading a "real" book with substance and touch.

You also own that copy of the music on a CD. And when spotify and others have removed that music or have made up new rules or shifted technology for you to be able to listen to it, you will still be able to sit happily, scotch in hand, listening to your CD and reading the notes and lyrics from the sleeve.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 393 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,634 See in context

They test those with symptoms and those who are known to been in contact with those infected. They are not “random’ testing as this is pointless. In the same way random testing isn’t done for other viruses.

They tested more because more people had symptoms therefore more people were in contact.

Again, I ask without expecting an answer from the test test test crowd....

Where are all the serious cases and dead being hidden?

Nail on head. If you have symptoms it's not hard to get a test. I speak from experience and knowledge. They will be testing more and more over the next few months as the symptoms broadly overlap with other seasonal cornavirus', though this one is (or was) more contagious and deadly to the weak and compromised. The vast majority of folks wouldn't know it from ailments lesser than flu.

Policy needs to focus on protecting the physically vulnerable rather than trashing the lives of the economically vulnerable.

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Posted in: Sink your teeth into this pink tiger sandwich and satisfy that growling tummy See in context

It looks like the contents of the sandwich actually stretch as far back as the bread allows, so it must be imported.

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Posted in: We are glad the children and their parents are pleased with the halal lunches, and the school is willing to do everything possible to support them. See in context

I hope they will also pander to other religions in the same way.

No fish on Friday so as not to offend the Catholics.

No beef for the Hindus

No animal products at all for the Jains

No pork for the Jews

I could go on.....

The best thing about Japanese school lunch was that everybody got the same. No fuss

Nope. Won't happen. You have to adapt to them.

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Posted in: These butter, cheese & mayo potato chips are the 'final boss' in junk food indulgence See in context

Do any of the products written about in these articles ever make the shelves? Haven't seen those salt n vinegar crisps yet.

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Posted in: October to bring various price changes for Japan residents See in context

It might help stop drink-driving, domestic abuse, public disorder, people vomiting in train stations etc.

It might bore lots of people into an early grave too.

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Posted in: Australia sends troops to help contain virus on ore ship near Port Hedland See in context

17 of 21 have the virus but troops have been sent to contain it? Sounds like a failed mission.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 78 new coronavirus cases See in context

Perform 40,000 test in a day then we'll talk

> You appear to be talking now.

Why perform 40000 tests when there aren't 40000 people who need them?

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Posted in: Gov't urges people struggling to cope to seek help after death of actress See in context

Anyone struggling to cope after the death of an actress certainly needs some kind of help.

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