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Posted in: Tokyo's daily coronavirus infections hit new record of 243 See in context

Miami, Florida just reported over a 33% positivity rate of infection...and they don't have a packed Yamanote line at all. Please be careful if you have to be out and about!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 124 COVID-19 cases Friday; 70% in their 20s and 30s See in context

Secretary Suga is the Japanese equivalent to America’s Vice Prez Pence, who just a few days ago claimed that covid is under control all over America.. Just days after this statement, he had to cancel planned events in two of the States in which covid is raging out of control.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 67 COVID-19 cases; highest since state of emergency lifted See in context

Over 100 new cases today, and with increases in neighboring Saitama, Chiba, etc. how do you think this will turn out?

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Posted in: Japan's low virus mortality rate reflects social manners: Aso See in context

Was the guy who died of covid on the streets of Aso's Tokyo counted as one of the "seven deaths from the coronavirus for every 1 million residents"?

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Posted in: Criminal complaint filed over 2018 dinner party for Abe supporters See in context

Why is everything in Japanese politics so similar to Americas? Hasn't the Left learned from the Democrat's impeachment of Trump that this will go nowhere?

*"Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it." *Winston Churchill

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Posted in: Japan launches new unit to step up defense in outer space See in context

Um, perhaps the government should be focusing on the fact that people are dying on the streets of Tokyo due to covid instead? But then again, doing the Trump "shake a shiny toy" thing to distract the nation from reality will work in the meantime.

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Posted in: Has Japan dodged the coronavirus bullet? See in context

Japan only “developed” country that has people dying on its streets of covid.

wait till June 1st when the Yamamote is packed again. Abe fake lowering total number by not testing, in order to try to save the Olympics, will continue to have repercussions in two weeks time.

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Posted in: Graffiti targeting Wuhan residents over virus found at Yasukuni shrine See in context

You'd think that these many generations post-WWII would stop being so nationalistic. With the advent of the selfish newer generations (Millennials, Gen-Z), there's still hope that this will all pass. Yet, as long as Japan still has a PM that honors its war (criminal or not) dead, this will unfortunately most likely continue.

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Posted in: Coronavirus infections spread rapidly among Japan's police See in context

“15 infected corpses” ... who didn’t need to die at home, just to keep the total numbers low to save the Olympics.

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Posted in: Not all pachinko parlors in Tokyo shut; 600 still investigated See in context

The Yakuza will not follow societal rules and regulations...never!

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Posted in: Abe touts Avigan as COVID-19 treatment despite experts urging caution See in context

Abe continues to follow the Trump way (as I pointed out in another thread):

1) cash to distract

2) blame China

3) blame the rules/Constitution

and now

4) like Trump and hydroxychloriquine, call the scientifically unproven (and one that causes birth defects no less) Avigan drug a game changer.

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Posted in: Abe says Japan at crucial stage for lifting of state of emergency See in context

@Luddite, Nagoya was shipping Covid patients out to neighboring prefectures over a month ago:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-challenges-idUSKBN2130JR

...and in that month's time, what has the government done? Sent out two ill-fitting dirty masks and Y100,000 (along with the list of excuses that I posted earlier).

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Posted in: Abe says Japan at crucial stage for lifting of state of emergency See in context

I see that Abe is following the Trump way of handling this pandemic:

1) offer cash to the people, to distract them from the true nature of the crisis

2) blame China

3) blame the Constitution ("we're not allowed to enforce....")

up next perhaps:

4) blame the local jurisdictions (as Trump has blamed the state governors, "they should've been prepared")

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Posted in: N Korean media silent on Kim's whereabouts as speculation on health rages See in context

Have you seen the evil grin of his sister, who will probably take over the throne (since he basically murdered almost all of his male relatives)? I just cannot tell if she'd be a better choice.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers, IOC clash over who will pay for delay See in context

Umm, perhaps Abe and his cabinet of ministers should instead focus on the fact that people are dying on the streets of Tokyo from covid: "Among them was a man in his sixties who was found lying on a street in the capital."

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200421_35/

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Posted in: Japan reports 25 new coronavirus deaths; highest for single day See in context

"The cruise ship has been docked at Nagasaki for its repair since 25 March..." That's over three weeks ago. How is it that a quarantined individual became positive that late (more than the 14 day)? Must be due to the efficient and rapid testing that the Japanese government is employing.

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Posted in: Japan reports 25 new coronavirus deaths; highest for single day See in context

Another infected cruise ship docked in Japan: "One crew member of the Italian cruise ship Costa Atranchica has tested positive for coronavirus, the mayor of Nagasaki, Tomihisa Tagami, said at a news conference on Monday." I wonder how this one will be dealt with this time?

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Posted in: Over 210,000 hotel rooms secured to treat coronavirus patients See in context

They should convert the Olympic Athletes Village into a severe covid ICU treatment center. Follow the measures taken by the US Army, which has been able to make negative pressure rooms quite quickly.

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Posted in: As coronavirus infections mount, Japan at last expands testing See in context

"Over-shoot" = "not our fault" excuse

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 201 coronavirus cases; Cabinet Office reports 3rd case See in context

ICU beds in the major prefectures were at 80% capacity already a few days ago. In-hospital infection rates are terribly high. Osaka is asking for raincoats. Do you really believe that ¥100,000 and two small cloth face masks will result in a good outcome?

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Posted in: Health ministry says 400,000 could die in Japan without virus containment measures See in context

Sorry, the paper was published by the Los Alamos National Labs, a more credible organization than the CDC itself.

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Posted in: Health ministry says 400,000 could die in Japan without virus containment measures See in context

Research paper by the CDC, calculating a median R0 value of 5.7 (95% CI 3.8–8.9):

High Contagiousness and Rapid Spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/7/20-0282_article

The high number of the use of masks is the only saving grace in Japan at the moment. I just hope that every household only has two people. Thanks Abe-san.

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Posted in: Health ministry says 400,000 could die in Japan without virus containment measures See in context

400,000 deaths is based upon old data. More current estimates are that covid-19 has a R0 (infection rate) of 5.7:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tarahaelle/2020/04/07/the-covid19-coronavirus-disease-may-be-twice-as-contagious-as-we-thought/

Therefore the estimate should be over one million would be expected to die.

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Posted in: Osaka asks citizens for raincoats amid shortage of protective gear See in context

They can use all of stored Nippon Professional Baseball (日本野球機構) championship T-shirts that the Hanshin Tigers have been storing for over the past 15 years.

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Posted in: Koike asks Tokyo restaurants, pubs to shut by 8 p.m. See in context

Remember that the US government asked its citizens to leave Japan as soon as possible. To ask them to come back home to the country with the worst outbreak of covid, is indicative of what will happen in Japan. These half-measured closings will not work to suppress to growth of the pandemic. Be safe and protect yourselves, when you cannot rely on your own government to do so. Look at the results of Trump and his national government actions, versus the those of the local state governors.

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Posted in: Tokyo running out of beds and gear, medical staff say See in context

Tokyo = the next New York City

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