Control the virus and hold the Olympics in just a couple of months? Is he a meta human or does he know something we don’t?
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Clutch that straw Tokyo!
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Of course there were still many people out drinking. Tokyoites are well known for their selfishness.
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Australia is currently trying to hold the Open Tennis with very few COVID cases and a few hundred international visitors and it’s proving to be near impossible. How is Tokyo going to hold an Olympic event with thousands of COVID cases and tens of thousands of visitors?
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Caught off guard? More like, ignored the consequences of being unprepared for the inevitable.
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In other countries they built temporary hospitals and took over schools, gymnasiums and stadiums to house the patients. In Japan however, they send them home. How wonderful, not!
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It takes two to tango.
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Why don’t these wombats realize the longer they stay closed the quicker the virus will dissipate and they will be back in business sooner? The only way to stop the spread of this virus is to stop people interacting.
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I voted, no. The post pandemic world is fiction. We will never be 100% rid of this virus. The world will never be the same again. Yes, many businesses will go down the spout but other will thrive and will balance out. The world will have to adapt and evolve. International travel will never be the same. It will mean a new education for the whole world to live with this virus coz it will be with us forever.
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Gees! These family murders seem to happen a lot in Japan.
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This is something that has to be done, but I really don’t think the J-Gov understands just how badly this will effect their economy or how many people are going to be out of work (and money) because of it. Japan likes to boast it is a rich country, but this could result in 50% of the working population living in poverty. It’s time for them to open their coffers and start spreading this wealth among the people who will desperately need it.
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The government needs to support everybody during this crisis not just a few different sectors. The trickle down effect of the state of emergency closures effects just about everybody.
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I guess couples really find out how much they like each other when they have to spend a lot of time together. Obviously, many couples don’t like each other as much as they should.
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What Olympics? Are they still holding onto the thread of hope that they are going to go ahead? They are banking on vaccines that haven’t even been developed yet. Dreams are free!
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Yep! No doubt it’s another case of full time carer becoming a part time murderer.
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So, the state of emergency gives local governments the power to urge businesses to close early. Yeah, that’ll work.
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Think of all the teenagers who just lost their jobs for a month. I don’t think Tokyo is fully aware or prepared for the financial hardship this will create besides businesses struggling.
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Awesome! More gadgets to breakdown.
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Any fool knew that Tokyo and other major cities in Japan were just relying on luck to keep their virus numbers down, especially with the government promoting an idiotic travel campaign during a viral pandemic. Now, it seems their luck has run out and they are not prepared at all. Good luck to the people of Japan. The latency and ignorance shown by the J-Gov over the last six months is gonna come back and bite them in the butt big time and cost the country billions and, I reckon they can forget the Olympics.
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he shook his son because he wouldn’t stop crying but denied any intent to injure him.
So, in his twisted little mind shaking a one month old baby is acceptable behavior. Some people should not be allowed to have children at all.
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Japan is a strange place with very strange laws and constitution. The government doesn’t have the power to make businesses close and to deny people the right to make a living. Only under a state of emergency can the government place restrictions on businesses, but they cannot force them to comply nor can they penalize those who ignore the restrictions. Sadly, with the economic focus and failures in Japanese society the threat of the pandemic is not as scary as the threat of bankruptcy. Combine this with a dismal welfare system and very limited government support and you see a country in deep trouble with the worst yet to come.
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Say goodbye to the Olympics.
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And, the virus is still raging away. Imagine how many new cases of COVID could have arisen if they didn’t drop the Go To campaign and passenger numbers were not decreased.
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Residents of the area covered by the state of emergency -- Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama prefectures -- will not be subject to a hard lockdown as some other countries have imposed.
That would be the countries that have reduced numbers of new cases to very single figures and cut community transmissions to near zero. Tokyo is really banking on the Olympics going ahead, but it’s not going to happen with 1500 new cases every day.
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A 43 year old forging ice block sticks to get Pokémon cards? Seriously? What’s the bet he still lives at home with his mum and is unemployed too? What a loser!
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The olympics are just around the corner. If they are gonna do something they had better do it soon and do it well or there will be no olympics.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
So where are all the zealots spouting rubbish like, Japanese are immune to the virus and Japanese culture saves the spread of the virus? Japan is in trouble and no amount of teeth sucking is going to stop the spread of this virus. It’s way passed time they stopped worrying about how much it will cost them and started taking real action against the virus to stop it as quickly as possible. Months longer they procrastinate the more it will end up costing the country.
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The J-gov has been sitting back watching the new cases rise. They only have themselves to blame.
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