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Japan was feared to be the next US or Italy. Instead their coronavirus success is a puzzling 'mystery'
ABC Australia ^ | May 22, 2020 | Jake Sturmer and Yumi Asada

Posted on 05/23/2020 3:58:31 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat

Crushingly crowded public transport. The world's oldest population. A huge outbreak on a cruise ship. A state of emergency without penalties. It sounded like a recipe for a coronavirus catastrophe, and there were fears among public health experts that Japan could become the next Italy or New York. But it hasn't happened. The country hasn't exactly escaped unscathed. About 800 people have died and more than 16,000 have been infected in a country of 126 million...

(Excerpt) Read more at abc.net.au ...


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I would be curious to know how much green tea the average Japanese person consumes. Quercetin is a zinc ionophore found in good quantities in green tea.
1 posted on 05/23/2020 3:58:31 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat
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To: Bikkuri; gaijin; sushiman; the_individual2014; Army Air Corps; AmericanInTokyo

For your interest.


2 posted on 05/23/2020 3:59:57 PM PDT by KC_Lion
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To: CheshireTheCat

Also why didn’t Seoul get a huge outbreak after South Korea was one of the hardest hit countries in the beginning? Ditto for Rome.


3 posted on 05/23/2020 4:00:11 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: CheshireTheCat
Quercetin is a zinc ionophore

I have a bottle of Quercitin in my medicine cabinet -- just in case.

4 posted on 05/23/2020 4:00:12 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (BLACK LIVES MAGA)
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To: CheshireTheCat
The Wuhan flu has taken a terrible toll in the USA, but is it anywhere nearly as bad per capita as was the effects of the Chinese virus in Italy?
5 posted on 05/23/2020 4:00:25 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: KC_Lion

Doesn’t surprise me one bit.


6 posted on 05/23/2020 4:00:46 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: dfwgator

Perhaps those other countries secured their care centers.


7 posted on 05/23/2020 4:01:11 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (BLACK LIVES MAGA)
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To: CheshireTheCat

The Japanese are impeccable about cleanliness


8 posted on 05/23/2020 4:02:08 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: Jeff Chandler

It seems that at least four, and perhaps as many as six, states thought that it was a great idea to quarantine people in nursing homes who hadn’t been residents previous to being diagnosed.

That would tend to magnify things greatly.

While that may not be the dumbest idea ever, but it at least deserves honourable mention.


9 posted on 05/23/2020 4:07:59 PM PDT by Hieronymus (“I shall drink to the Pope, if you please, still, to conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.)
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To: Tailback

All the family homes I stayed in Japan were extremely clean. Leaving your shoes at the door helps. Since living there in late 60’s we’ve never worn our shoes in the house.


10 posted on 05/23/2020 4:10:02 PM PDT by Oldexpat (Stand strong VA.)
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To: BenLurkin

Were there any superspeaders in America deliberately contaminating surfaces and crowds?


11 posted on 05/23/2020 4:10:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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To: Tailback

The Japanese are impeccable about cleanliness

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Yes, and part of their good hygiene is wearing masks. In the winter time a good percentage of people wear masks to nurse a cold.

Another reason is perhaps no country faces as many natural disasters per year as a Japan.— earthquake, typhoons, tsnamis, volcanoes, and high rain mud slides are the things they put up with.

Being prepared for disaster is inbred.


12 posted on 05/23/2020 4:11:18 PM PDT by poconopundit (Joe Biden has long been the Senate's court jester. He's 24/7 malarkey and more corrupt than Hunter.)
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To: CheshireTheCat

Many people won’t want to hear this, but in Japan, Singapore and S. Korea, people wear masks.

A Lesson from Japan’s Fight against Coronavirus: Masks Help

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-japan-shows-masks-help-slow-spread-covid-19/


13 posted on 05/23/2020 4:11:46 PM PDT by LilFarmer
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To: Jeff Chandler

I’ve been taking it since the second week in April, along with extra zinc and grape seed extract. Every little thing that you take that increases your odds for a good outcome if you come in contact with the CCP virus is worth it. Whatever works!


14 posted on 05/23/2020 4:12:11 PM PDT by Grognard49
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“Also why didn’t Seoul get a huge outbreak after South Korea”

Easy to get tests (they had the first drive thru testing, I believe) and aggressive tracking & tracing.

New Zealand pretty much stopped the virus in it’s tracks mostly by not letting the infected in. They closed down the borders and mandated testing & quarantine of anyone coming in for x amount of days.
https://www.politico.eu/article/kiwis-vs-coronavirus-new-zealand-covid19-restrictions-rules


15 posted on 05/23/2020 4:14:08 PM PDT by LouieFisk
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Nice to be an island.


16 posted on 05/23/2020 4:14:44 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Grognard49

A daily Centrum Silver, as well as additional Vitamins B12, C, D3, and Zinc.

I’m holding off on Quercitin for now.


17 posted on 05/23/2020 4:17:22 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (BLACK LIVES MAGA)
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To: CheshireTheCat

They also consume an a@@load of iodine.

Iodine is antiviral.


18 posted on 05/23/2020 4:19:38 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: PA Engineer

Ping to my theory re: japan.


19 posted on 05/23/2020 4:20:12 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: CheshireTheCat

Japanese are the Germans of Asia...brilliant engineers, scientists, precision manufacturing, medicine, chemists etc.


20 posted on 05/23/2020 4:21:22 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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