@kaimycahl: Now that is a hysterical response. With a 99% chance of survival (or better), I think 'human survival' is going a little over the top, However bad things have been.
Well, this is what they've done elsewhere in the world, but it ain't happening here matey boy, so I'll take my chances.
You sit there working from home without a care. Good luck to you.
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If the Government want to make me stay home and pay me 80% of my income and guarantee my job will be here at the end of it, then great, go ahead with your lockdown.
I cannot work from home. Period.
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@klausdorf: if you want your lockdown, then ALL of us will need financial support. Vaccination for the masses is months away.
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50% of the Restaurants in my Ku are most certainly not complying. And if you know when you realistically think we will get a vaccination then all your posts sound just great.
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Well - one thing is for sure, you don't live in Central Tokyo.
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If they cannot arrest people of fine then, than its just another law (like paying for NHK money) that means nothing. Bars and Restaurants of a big enough size will be happy to pull the blinds down and risk paying 200,000 if their daily profit is exceeding that. As for a curfew....I am pretty sure that is not in anyway shape or form legal in Japan.
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With the bureaucracy here can you honestly see is having to download an app (that works) to get permission to journey more than 5km from our place of residence with good reason AND the Police enforcing it? Can you really see us getting to the point here where ONLY Supermarkets and Pharmacies will be open. I think not.
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Not in the way that the UK and other countries imposed it. You are incorrect Zoroto.
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The vaccine rollout is beyond criminal - I totally agree. Zero argument there. I am of the opinion that its unlikely that AZ will even get approval here now after the bad press elsewhere and Suga personally requesting more supply from Pfizer.
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@Thunderbird: A law does not exist to impose lockdown in Japan.
I would dispute that a full lockdown works - it most definitely did not work in the UK. Appalling infection and death rate. Vaccination is clearly the only way out.
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Can't have it both ways mate.
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Ah, but Zoroto, you dispute the case number, so how can you justify your death percentage?
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Right now @mariasjapan, you are correct, we don't know if it stops us becoming infected OR we can transmit it, but in the few countries that have got a good percentage of the population jabbed, the amount of people that end up with serious symptoms is way down, hence the death rates have plummeted. Shouldn't this be our first target? I don't think anybody is pretending that these vaccines offer 100% protection from being infected - but if they offer a 90% chance of being kept out of hospital that should be enough for the moment to get the world back on track.
Incredible achievements by scientists in 16 months. If you don't want the vaccine, that's fine, but those that have the bare faced cheek to criticise 'big-pharma' really need a reality check.
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@Matej - I assume you are Russian with your unrelenting support of the Sputnik Vaccine. No vaccine has been properly 'approved' anywhere to the best of my knowledge - al of then have been put it into use under 'emergency approval only' To be clear, I am aware that Sputnik has been peer reviewed and does seem very good. I would be happy to have it put into my arm, as I would Pfizer, AZ, Moderna or J&J. They are ALL experimental as it stands. I would NOT however waste my time with one of the Chinese Vaccines when even their own government admits they may not be up to the task.
If your retort is that Sputnik had been fully approved in Russia, then I don't think that really counts as being 'approved'
Neither the virus itself or the vaccines it has spawned in such a short time have been around long enough to be fully understood.
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Yes - Of course they are the silver bullet. Are these current brand new, out the box vaccines perfect, No. Will we need boosters, For sure. Can the world turn this virus into something no more than a case of a light fever and the sniffles and NOT kill over the coming years despite variants which will only increase in number, Sure. The only thing standing in our way are the idiot anti-vaxxers.
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@Raw Beer: A Doctor now, are you? You have proof that having had COVID 19 - a person will remain immune.
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More recycling of news and comments. Death rate please RikiWeb. Far more relevant.
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@SvenAsai: And what happens to the workers of Japan under your strict lockdown? Nobody here, unlike elsewhere in the world is being compensated for staying at home - that is unlikely to change. So, your wish is for financial suicide for most citizens here?
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Closer to 92%..and thats from the The Lancet. Hardly a pro-Russian publication. Where do you obtain your info @Michael Machida?
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Nor are you @Zoroto, but you do exactly the same. What's your answer, but to criticise the system? We all know it's flawed, but you recycle the same message everyday. I have no idea where you are from, but you must recgonise that not one country in the world up until recently, most notably the UK and US have got a grip on this, due to vaccinations. Yet, up until that point they had were in some of the worst situations that Covid had bought about.
I'm amazed that your only retort everyday is that it's all about Olympics. Please offer something else by way of opinion.
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@smithinjapan: you are very quick to just criticise, but never say what you think should be done.
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Indeed, It is Endemic. A true lockdown now would be ineffective and economic suicide when business has already suffered enough for a year. These quasi measures will be going on for literally forever unless we start getting vaccines into arms. Quickly. Not only is the rollout alarmingly slow, the fact that only Doctors and Nurses can administer the jab is a joke. Pharmacists, Paramedics, and those that have retired from these professions need to be pulled out and paid good money to get things moving.
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The only headline that will make people sit up now, will be if RikiWeb print a daily 'Death Count' Far more relevant than printing what is a number than is probably 10x stated.
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Wash you hands. Wear a mask (to protect others). No decent vaccination policy here so we kind of have to love with it, don't we?
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@finally rich : I said this on this forum many times last year - would have made a lot of sense for many reasons, previously discussed. Apparently, cannot happen though. It's now or never. I still see them going ahead - as long as the big countries send a team, it will be a great TV spectacle for sure. Good way to celebrate the beginning of the end of the pandemic worldwide.
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Exactly @zichi. They've had various photos of me, and back in those days my fingerprints too, really not bothered. If you've got nothing to hide, I don't get why people would be against something like this. Unless you throw away EVERYTHING away and live on money stuffed in your mattress you are not off the grid at all.
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Stable. The Sky is nor falling in. But unless they can start rolling out the vaccine in an efficient manner we will just stuck in a vicious cycle of special measures/ extra special measures for the next 'x' years.
By the time we come out of it there won't be a restaurant or bar to visit.
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@Ego Sum Lux Mundi
If you were THAT concerned about privacy, you certainly wouldn't be posting on this particular website.
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@Boku Dayo: Chinese people aren't the Chinese Government. Retailers and the F&B industry will welcome them back with open arms after being starved a proper income for so long. What alternative universe are you living in where Capitalism doesn't exsist?
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@snowymountainhell - No tourists particularly cared about this from about 18 months post earthquake / original disaster. There will as Kaerimashita has pointed out be a tsunami of tourists last half 2023 for sure.
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