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AiddonValentine



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:07 pm Reply with quote
Jose Cruz wrote:
Japan is naturally more socially distanced, which is why the epidemic took so long to spread over the country (it took 3 months for Japan to do have the same number of fatalities other countries reported in 1-1.5 months). That also means that the degree of lockdown required from Japan to suppress the virus might be lower than in other countries since you just need to reduce the transmission rate of the virus.


Debatable; a lot of reputable people believe Abe's administration fudged numbers because of the Olympics which is why there just so happens to be a spike in cases in Japan after the IOC canceled the event. They're not the only country doing it either and it's not surprising.
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Kaylee Smerbeck



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:36 am Reply with quote
Jose Cruz wrote:
Japan is naturally more socially distanced, which is why the epidemic took so long to spread over the country (it took 3 months for Japan to do have the same number of fatalities other countries reported in 1-1.5 months). That also means that the degree of lockdown required from Japan to suppress the virus might be lower than in other countries since you just need to reduce the transmission rate of the virus.

However they smoke around the same and are as old as Italians.
Also crowded subways etc.
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TarsTarkas



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:08 pm Reply with quote
Kinda hard to social distance when you are packed in like sardines on the trains.

Also, you are not going to keep social distance when walking to the trains and then waiting for the trains. It can't be done at rush hours and even when trains are not that crowded.
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DavetheUsher



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:03 pm Reply with quote
TarsTarkas wrote:
Kinda hard to social distance when you are packed in like sardines on the trains.

Also, you are not going to keep social distance when walking to the trains and then waiting for the trains. It can't be done at rush hours and even when trains are not that crowded.


Japan's also used to just sticking on a face mask and going about your day as usual when you're sick. People walking around and going to work in face masks was a common sight already. They just treated it as any other illness.
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