I wonder if there are any statistics on flu cases. Be good for a comparison.
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It is not clear that Biden will be President as article states.
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Posted in: If we say wage growth is impossible this time because of COVID, then we’ll be totally neglecting our responsibility to the economy. There is a serious concern that Japan could fall back into deflation without pay gains. See in context
Thank goodness for the 3 yen an hour rise for commoners.
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Biden isn't the president.
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ZaphodNov. 8 06:34 pm JST
Cases, cases, cases.... meanwhile nobody is dying of this any more. This is getting so tiring. We do not hear about "cases" of athletes foot every, why continue this?
I was supposed to say this but you beat me to it. It's just a bad flu disguised as " Covid " where are all the flu cases ? Hundreds of people die every year from flu complications but you never hear daily reports. More people die every from all sorts of other causes but it's not called a pandemic.
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Japan is very walkable. People walk in the middle of roads. avoid using side walks, walk in front and rear of you while you are parking your car in car parks, walk on red light pedestrian crossings- yes very walkable. And yes, as Howaltosen says, the cyclists are deadly.
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Just because someone is tested positive for Corona does not mean that they will get ill or die. There must be thousands in Japan who if tested would be positive but who is actually dying from it ? It passes on to one and another and eventually everyone builds up immunity.
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Posted in: A negative test result is not a total proof that you are not infected. Test takers do not always have the same understanding as the test providers do. Medical workers will face the ethical test of what they should explain and how they should explain it to people when administering the tests. See in context
Always testing numbers but virtually no deaths. Time to ditch the mask and social distancing and return to a normal life.
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Three people at a certain call centre where everyone is wearing masks all day complained of tight chest feeling and hard to breath. I checked one of them with an oxy meter which proved they were suffering Hypoxia, blood oxygen level too low. Once in the car and breathing air from the a/con vents the oxygen level came back to normal, from a low of 93 to a high of 98%. Repeated Hypoxia is damaging to other bodily organs. This is what happens when you re breath your exhaled hot breath.
People should not only urge seniors to turn on air conditioning but also check up on whether they have done so, he said.
If they can afford the power bill which many elderly people can't afford. In New Zealand the government gives a good discount off power bills for 3 months in winter time. In japan the worst time would be summer. Can you imagine the government in Japan giving power charges relief especially for the elderly.
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If you wear a mask, I don't need to.
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How many people are supposedly dying every day from Covid in Japan ? Do people really want to live
in a society of faceless people. Sure, wear a mask if you HAVE flu symptoms but to look at it is a normal
part of life is ridiculous.
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How much longer must we look like idiots. Every time we go to Saizeria to enjoy the screaming kids and shouting adults whilst trying to enjoy some food, will be the last if we have to wear such ridiculous masks while eating.
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Ammonium nitrate is just a fertilizer and can not explode without a fuel added. Video proofs now showinga missile going in to the building. There are several videos that when viewed in infrared clearly show the missile. From the pictures it is known what type of missile and who it belongs to. Videos have all been removed from You tube but fortunately have been archived on other sites.
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Getting sick of looking at everyone with their face nappies everywhere they go. Tired of the constant anouncments at supermarkets on corona virus. It's virtually back to normal in Japan now. The news is so many people everyday are now positive, but where are the deaths ? I fear this nonsense is going to carry on even next year. I agree, it is good to wear a mask if you have the flu but do people have to wear the damn things everywhere they go now. In the car, out in the open air, at the park, jogging, cycling. It's getting ridiculous.
Russia had it figured out and did not lock down and let people mix together. It is called herd immunity and it is expected that up to 80 percent of people there will have become immune in the next month or so. When you look at the statistics for deaths, Corona is well down the list. Hundreds of people die every day from all sorts of other sicknesses but no one constantly reports those deaths each day.
I don't fear " Corona " I fear the new norm.
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You are absolutely correct. I drive everyday and come across these situations constantly. Japanese people are careless and seem to think because they are first that they can do anything they like without looking or being aware of their situation. Many times when left turning at a crossing, people will enter from behind the car on an angle instead of entering the cross walk correctly where we can see them. Even on back streets, people will walk out in front of you even though they know you are nearly upon them. Japanese pedestrians and cyclists are extremely careless just because they are taught that they are first . Problem is that they are the ones breaking all the rules and the motorists get blamed for it when something happens. And as for crossing and cycling on the no cross light and with phone in hand---------
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Posted in: Wearing masks and practicing social distancing to prevent the virus from spreading are making people feel stressed, exhausted and sick of the daily pressure they face to observe these norms. That is only natural. See in context
The world has gone on for thousands of years without masks. Have you noticed that there are plenty of statistics for people supposedly infected but virtually few or no deaths.
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This is what I see every day. Cyclists racing across pedestrian crossings on the red light, forcing left turningtraffic to complete their turn on their light which has turned red. No lights or rear reflector on bikes at night time ( A rear light much better ) Cycling wrong way against traffic on 2 way streets Weaving through, not with pedestrians on large crossings Looking on their smart phones while cycling anywhere, Why ? is it some matter of life or death ? Racing at speed on footpaths without slowing down for pedestrians and school students cycling 2 or 3 abreast. I think footpaths are ok as long as cyclists ride carefully. 20 to 30 years ago, everyone rode on the footpaths but were mindful of pedestrians. I believe it is time for bicycles to have a rear number plate. I have seen in the past where cyclists have crossed on the red right in front of police who have yelled out to stop, but they race away as fast as they can so as not to get caught.
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Lawson ham sandwich for me - that is what I call a proper ham sandwich.
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He could have been infected before the party.
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When did the term Covid 19 first appear ? Evidently in 2004, the subject of a mural which was displayed in the Denver Airport. It was a mural by Neha Kumari and was titled " suffering and fighting against Corona virus "
The mural depicted people of nations around the world wearing masks with their respective country flags imprinted on the masks. It has of course been removed, just like some of my posts get removed. We have all been conned. It is just another form of flu. We see the statistics for Covid infections every day, but where are the statistics for the Flu ?
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Luis David Yanez,
Well said and factual. There is no real evidence that masks do much to help. I believe that anyone who have an active flu or cold of any sort should wear a mask if at work or among other people. That to me is common sense. I just can't believe the amount of people wearing masks in their cars, while jogging, while walking and on their bicycles on deserted streets and parks. What disturbs me is the people who were wearing masks long before any virus. Japan is coming to be a nation of faceless people. Recently, a company took interviews for job applicants. I was told that they all had masks during the interviews and never once saw their real faces.
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The sheep will still be wearing masks when there is nothing around- " for the public good " After all, what are the manufacturers and shops going to do with all the mask products stocked up.
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