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Posted in: Tokyo reports 121 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 698 See in context

And just to add a further random 3600 tests of office workers in Hiroshima conducted last week produced 0 positivest

It was announced today

Yeah, I just read this. Very interesting if true. It would prove that really Japanese people are special for some reason, and doing absolutely nothing (Hiroshima didn't even have any urging) actually works. It's very hard to explain scientifically, but what else can it be, besides the race of the people?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 121 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 698 See in context

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 61, down six from Sunday, health officials said.

NHK: "121 people infected in Tokyo 19 people died"

So that's a 15% death rate. Not great odds.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 121 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 698 See in context

1,700 tests conducted on Feb 26.

1700 tests on a weekday. Is that a record low? It is certainly one way to "beat" the virus.

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Posted in: Japan likely to see increased COVID-19 vaccine supply in April: Kono See in context

I know how much I’d pay for a vaccine for my employees

How about those customers of yours who get infected by other customers (or your employees, as the vaccine doesn't stop transmission)?

Do you know how much you would pay for all your customers' vaccinations?

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Posted in: Japan likely to see increased COVID-19 vaccine supply in April: Kono See in context

"In the last week of April, we will deliver at least one box to all prefectures," Kono said, in reference to a maximum 1,170 doses of vaccines.

Let me get this straight? Did he really only commit to 1170 doses to each prefecture? At this pace, I think Japan's population may be inoculated by the 2032 Olympics.

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Posted in: Gov't to lift state of emergency for 6 prefectures on Sunday See in context

I don't believe the numbers, even a little bit.

The reason I am saying this is that the death count didn't come down that much. Even if we go with the very high 0.5% (1 out of 200) death rate, there are at least 10,000 cases per day.

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Posted in: Gov't to lift state of emergency for 6 prefectures on Sunday See in context

 (if you believe the numbers, anyway).

I don't believe the numbers, even a little bit.

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Posted in: Man killed after leaping from platform into oncoming train in Kobe See in context

I am a bit confused by why this is news. This happens multiple times a day all over Japan. "Passenger injury" means "jumper."

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Posted in: Gov't to lift state of emergency for 6 prefectures on Sunday See in context

Some health experts, however, warn an early exit could lead to a resurgence in infections.

As the SOE didn't cause the fall in the case counts, neither will the lifting of it result in a rise.

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Posted in: Go To Travel campaign may partially resume after state of emergency lifted See in context

I dont see a problem in the Go to travel.

That's not surprising at all.

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Posted in: New Zealand's virus success unleashes runaway housing prices See in context

My car hasn't gone up in value, neither has my TV. But my UK house has. Even though the carpets are worn, garden fence is rotting, guttering is old, bathroom is outdated....

It's almost never the building that's valuable, but the land.

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Posted in: Japan to start vaccinations for elderly on April 12 See in context

Why is the Japanese Government so tight-lipped on the status of the local vaccines?

Which local vaccines?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 213 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 917 See in context

The “they aren’t testing enough” crowd will be up in arms.

1,544 tests conducted

No, not at all. That's too many tests and obviously not enough to bring down the numbers from their stubbornly high levels. I think they need to start reducing testing. /s

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 275 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,083 See in context

You are absolutely right, Monty. Let me repeat it: Hundreds of cases per day with 4000 tests per day is very high.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 275 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,083 See in context

Not in a city with a population of 14.000.000

Australia's population is 25 million and even 1 case is considered too high. So yes, hundreds of cases per day with 4000 tests per day is very high.

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Posted in: Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo ask gov't to lift state of emergency early See in context

It was entirely predictable that serious cases would be dropping again, and this mirrors the global trend.

Except it doesn't. The only 2 major countries with a large drop is (besides Japan), is the US and the UK. Coincidentally, these two countries also vaccinated a lot of people. I don't know if it's related or not, or it's because the strict measures.

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Posted in: Japan considers creating waiting lists for COVID-19 vaccine: Kono See in context

Not a single doctor or scientist on the Committee.

Their 2 advisers are the president of Tokyo University Medical College (he has a PhD in Education) and the president of Kyoto University (PhD not in medicine but engineering).

No, but I am sure somebody reporting to them is a doctor or a scientist. And if not, I am sure somebody who reports to those who report to the 2 advisers is a doctor or a scientist. After all, you cannot just make those people the advisers directly, bypassing the presidents. /s

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Posted in: Japan considers creating waiting lists for COVID-19 vaccine: Kono See in context

Coronavirus Vaccine Updates: US scrambles to clear backlog of vaccination delays

Once again, why do you keep comparing Japan with other countries?

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Posted in: Japan considers creating waiting lists for COVID-19 vaccine: Kono See in context

With a death toll of 500,000 and using your logic, westerns are not sensible and stupid. Maybe you are correct.

Why do you keep comparing Japan with other countries?

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Posted in: Japan considers creating waiting lists for COVID-19 vaccine: Kono See in context

if I say something all of a sudden I am the one who looks bad.

Why do you care how you look like? You won't meet these people ever again, and even if you do, who cares.

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Posted in: Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo ask gov't to lift state of emergency early See in context

Germany urges 'caution' as COVID infections climb again

Didn't you learn already that comparing Japan with other countries is a big no-no on here?

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Posted in: Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo ask gov't to lift state of emergency early See in context

Kyoto Gov. Takatoshi Nishiwaki said that even if the state of emergency is lifted, the prefecture would continue to ask restaurants and bars to shorten business hours.

So what's the difference between SOE and no SOE?

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Posted in: 13 ministry officials wined and dined by Suga's son See in context

Teflon-Suga will deny everything and escape unscathed. Nothing to see here.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 178 coronavirus cases; below 200 for 1st time since Nov 24 See in context

How can there be only 5200 tests done on a Friday, a normal workday?

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Posted in: Australia starts vaccine public rollout amid controversy after jeers at Australian Open See in context

These are NOT anti-vaxxers,

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Posted in: Australia starts vaccine public rollout amid controversy after jeers at Australian Open See in context

loud chorus of boos from the crowd of 7,500 when she mentioned hopes the vaccine rollout would help end the disruption of professional sports caused by the pandemic.

These are anti-vaxxers, but reasonable people who think the vaccine rollout should have nothing to do with professional sports. Professional sports should be last consideration.

I would have jeered also.

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Posted in: Suga refuses to move into official residence despite criticism See in context

The official PM's residence is a huge modern glass clad structure built in 2002,

Isn't that office and not the residence?

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Posted in: Fujifilm to restart clinical trial of Avigan to treat COVID-19: report See in context

They just won't let this one go...

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Posted in: Kono warns of slower pace of COVID vaccine shots for elderly after supply delay See in context

I am searching online for a vaccine passports, so I can travel all over Asia once again.

Let's say you get infected and they test you positive. You can very easily end up in a Thai prison with your fake document. Not sure if it's worth taking the chance.

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Posted in: Kono warns of slower pace of COVID vaccine shots for elderly after supply delay See in context

Someone need some serious help with their math.

Yes, obviously.

Japan started on Wednesday. The story said as of Friday. So that is about 2517 a day. 40,000/2517

Thats about 16 days. They should finish around March 8th.

3 days, 5039, so 1680 per day.

They don't work on weekends, so that's 8400 per week. So it will take almost 5 weeks, so that leaves us at the very end of March, so yes, my assertion that "by April" is correct.

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