He is pictured wearing a mask whose main purpose is to filter the air he breathes and capture anything unwanted,
He is fully vaccinated. Do you think he is worried about getting serious COVID?
No, Coe is smart -- corrupt and heartless to the bone, but smart. Outside of Japan, you don't get to that kind of leadership position if you are stupid.
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American sprinter Justin Gatlin, who is trying to reach his fourth Olympics, said he felt safe competing in Tokyo.
I wish he cared even 1% about the safety of the Japanese public, as he spends on his knees during the National Anthem.
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And.... no breakdown by age groups for the "in serious condition".....
You should write your local representative, as this information is not currently posted.
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Vaccine deserts: Some countries have no COVID-19 jabs at all
In these countries, the very first vaccines will go to Olympic athletes and their cronies.
And the IOC / Prifzer / Astra Zeneca sees no problem with this.
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20 worst in the world for this statistics. Most of the countries above Japan have decreasing serious cases, so Japan will move higher pretty quickly.
Japan's seriously ill COVID-19 patients hit new high of 1,144
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Under the emergency, tougher measures have been taken since late April to curb surging infections.
Are we living in the same Japan, or is the author in some alternate reality Japan with a competent leadership? I am asking as I haven't noticed any measures that can even remotely described as "tough."
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I'm already part of a campaign to put pressure on US athletes to boycott this
How are you doing this? I am sure many are interested.
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It could be the most televised event in history, so there’s definitely money to be made somewhere.
The Olympics was never the most televised -- it was always the World Cup Football.
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Actually sir, we the Japanese people could stop you. So you should watch what you say.
I really hope many medical staff will tell them where to stick it, and refuse to work the Olympics.
Does anybody see any chance for that happening?
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I did not know Japan is opening to the World
I am sure Japan would open to Chinese and Korean tourists since that's 90% of your tourism --- too bad those countries would not allowed them to come.
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I realize you were trying to be cute here by calling it "kamikaze", but that is totally off the mark and wrong!
It's a slap in the face to the "true" kamikaze, who sadly died in the belief they were dying to protect God (Emperor) and country! Right or wrong.
No, actually this is very similar. The LDP is only in power because of the "kamikaze" mentality of the people of Japan. In any other country, these people would not be governing, and this conversation would be moot as the Olympics would have been canceled a long time ago.
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No doubt this is related to the Olympics. What other "expected recovery in arrival numbers" are there?
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I’m sure there have been more positives at these test events but we will never hear about it.
Of course, but none of the people on the same flight with the infected person were deemed a close contacts, so likely never even tested.
When it’s all over these IOC crooks should be locked up.
Unfortunately, that will never happen. The Olympics is only 2 weeks long. COVID-19 incubation period is 5-7 days and it takes a few more days before it becomes a serious case.
The damage done will not be during the games, but after they already left, and it will essentially be unprovable that any damage is directly related to the Olympics.
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Sorry, per 1,000 people, not 10,000. Doesn't change the rest though
Actually that makes my calculation correct. So that's 24,000 increased deaths in 2021.
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Consider using other than regular medical staff to administer the vaccine . . . younger medical retirees . . .
They are already earmarked for the Olympics. So maybe after that.
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I agree to your general complaining, @Zoroto. But all the other countries have of course the same downplayed numbers i.e. also those 8x...15x higher real numbers. So the relation or ranking would be quite similar.
Yes, but Japan is almost the worst at 10x, only followed by Romania and Kazakhstan. So no, the relation or ranking would not be similar.
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what you think is unlikely to be true, the low amount of deaths show that.
Deaths in Japan under reported by 10x according to reputable research:
So if we go buy that the 140 x 10, yes, Japan is number 3 in the world in deaths.
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Suga at least has the excuse of being PM with more than one file on his desk.
No, the buck stops with him. Kano works for Suga.
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We are clearly looking at 7000+ cases today.
That puts us in the top 20 in the world, with most of those with the amount of testing multiple times of what Japan is doing.
I think Japan is probably in the top 5 worst affected countries in the world currently. And probably the only one where the government is sticking its collective head in the sand.
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With a frown on my face and a heavy step, I'd like to thank the inept Suga san for nothing. Japan is clearly succumbing to the virus.
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Multiple prefectures with records highs today: Hokkaido, Aichi, Gunma, Okayama -- just what I saw on NHK.
Unexpected? No, of course not.
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Japan should put aside politics and approve this vaccine for the benefit of the population.
Of course, we know it will never happen.
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Japan - 628,319 cases. 10,712 deaths. (85 deaths per million)
People aspiring to just be "better than the worst" (ie the USA, UK, EU) would be better off aspiring to and learning from the best ie Taiwan. Japan deserves better.
Next Suga will proclaim "our pandemic response is better then India's or Brazil's". Please re-elect me!
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Not everyone is an office wallah, there are still many who have to go to work to make things, repair things and deal with people face to face, many jobs simply can't be carried out at home
Of course, but if you reduced the number of people by 30-40%, it could have a positive effect.
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Do the Japanese people even understand what a lockdown is?
The first lockdown, at least here in Tokyo, was effectively not much different from those in places like New York. Minus the penalties, but people and business complied by large, so penalties were really not needed.
Penalties would be needed today, but not to restaurants, but instead of businesses who don't let people WFH. Of course, businesses will never be penalized here since this country is run by business interests almost exclusively.
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if the Tokyo government cancel the Olympics, they have to pay the IOC a large amount of compensation for breach of contract.
You keep repeating this, but
1) It's unknown if it's true. The contract is not public and nobody who knows commented on this.
2) Even if it's true, try to get this enforced. Bach will be long dead by the time IOC sees a dime from Japan, if ever.
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It seems they have supply problems or, more likely, the vaccines got lost in the typically Japanese bureaucratic black hole.
Just your local LDR inept cronies' arms for a Band-Aid. You will very likely find your missing vaccines there.
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Sponsored by Apple, no doubt.
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The government plans to ease some restrictions to mitigate the damage to the world's third-largest economy, officials said.
So not a full a full SOE anymore, but still more than quasi-SOE? Can we give it a better name? Almost-SOE, Strongerest-measures, 99%-SOE, anybody has any great ideas?
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