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  1. Tsuchinoninjin

    General Corona Banter

    The 12 person meeting in Japan is now cancelled as 3 have the virus. Since the 3 are in the same bu, if they all stay home no work would get done, so one continues to come in. Also my coworker in NYC has passed. She was super intelligent, a lot of contribution to the literature in her field. Not even 50 yet... Middle school kids...
  2. Tsuchinoninjin

    General Corona Banter

    I mean come on, I just got off a call 3 hours ago and they're still shoulder to shoulder in the meeting room. 12 people, many older men with a history of heavy smoking. They're all wearing masks now but they all pull them down when their glasses steam up. In an office building where two cases were identified Monday. You don't have to 'ramp up' social distancing like testing capability. It can be done overnight.
  3. Tsuchinoninjin

    General Corona Banter

    Yes, blame all on us which tried to get the message out after you wouldn't believe us. And that is a royal 'us'. There were many doctors and health experts warning about this for a very long time. Yes, other countries also failed. I am also unhappy about that. I completely disagree that limited testing isn't an intentional strategy. There is no 'accidental' strategy at a national level. If the government is just winging it then it is unacceptable. You posted this a while ago how we were too alarmist: If Japan had actually restricted movement then, we wouldn't have had the current situation in Japan. Sorry, but if you think the Japanese government is infallible and couldn't have gotten things going and the problem is people worrying too much, that's idiotic. Too many people have this opinion and allows the government to get complacent. The fact is almost every country has more testing capability than Japan other than places with extreme poverty. It is very simple, this is worse than flu because NOBODY has immunity, so it spread really easily. It was very obvious to us who had a window into the early outbreak areas. But instead we got shit on for trying to show how bad it was going to be. You were wrong, so now you just shit on us because we're told we are too stupid to understand anything. We're not experts. We can't understand medical literature. It is even more frustrating because the initial people who tried to get the word out have paid dearly for it. And nobody gave a shit and belittled others. It must feel so care free not to have to worry about this.
  4. Tsuchinoninjin

    General Corona Banter

    As I said before, the one guy in our Japan office had to have a fever for 5 days before they allowed his test... and a lot of people don't have a fever for that long with this virus. The numbers are much larger than they appear. In NYC they are finding the virus in people's lungs who come into the hospital for completely unrelated reasons such as broken ribs etc. Here they have started building field hospitals in all the sports stadiums and convention centers.
  5. Tsuchinoninjin

    Sumo and the Olympics

    Are you kidding? We're gonna shoot off our guns in sync with the tachi-ai
  6. Tsuchinoninjin

    New ozeki Asanoyama

    Mainland tourists are only in the mainland tourist areas though. Really strange.
  7. Tsuchinoninjin

    General Corona Banter

    The people in our office that tested positive had a fever for 5 days before they were allowed to take the test.
  8. Tsuchinoninjin

    General Corona Banter

    It's probably coming. Seems like keeping the Olympics was the roadblock. Heard the markets got ransacked yesterday from colleagues.
  9. Tsuchinoninjin

    General Corona Banter

    The guys at HQ were kicking and screaming when were trying to get approval to shut down the factories here. I could go on about the specifics but its clear they still don't get it or believe it. It is just really disappointing. Two months out from now -- who knows what everything is going to be like. Maybe the sun will come out and destroy it???
  10. Tsuchinoninjin

    General Corona Banter

    For some reason the first burst had like a week delay of appearing in the statistics, the second burst has appeared almost immediately. I think Japan has a very fractured medical system where tons of small independent private systems exist. It may contribute to that. They staggered the lunches in office now but people still gather shoulder to shoulder in the tiny meeting rooms. Maybe the govt sees this as their chance to catch up in the global economy. Keep factories open while the world closes, at the same time the aging problem there kind of solves itself. It sounds horrific and unthinkable but the Lt Gov of Texas publicly recommended such a thing yesterday... So no doubt that kind of thing is discussed closed doors among some diet members. Sacrifice of the few for the good of many is a super popular movie theme in Japan, wonder if they still agree with that in real life.
  11. Tsuchinoninjin

    General Corona Banter

    Seems like there are still problems https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20200321-03210017-sph-soci But nobody seems to be taking it seriously. After our first burst of positive cases in office we got our second burst yesterday...
  12. Tsuchinoninjin

    Terunofuji Watch

    Nice call!
  13. Tsuchinoninjin

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    With all the open wounds these guys have I wonder how often they get fevers like that and just want to crawl into bed instead of fight. Those times when suddenly a guy is a total push over...
  14. Tsuchinoninjin

    Basho cancellation?

    Yeah the doctor told me to mix coke, Gatorade and water in equal quantities. It worked pretty well. At that time the only way to get to the doctor was to walk so it was pretty miserable.
  15. Tsuchinoninjin

    Basho cancellation?

    Yeah, the highest fever I've ever had was 38.8C and I was feeling really bad, can't imagine 40C. Here they recommend going to ER if you can measure 40C a few times over some time period. If they cancel the basho, sumo is going to essentially disappear for a while isn't it? No reporters going to heya, no social media postings, no going out.