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Old 03-12-2020, 11:40 AM
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Can someone point me to an article that explains what Japan is doing differently that makes their curve so much flatter?
The article I linked on post 2373 goes into detail about why Japan, Singapore, etc. got it under control.

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Containment is making sure all the cases are identified, controlled, and isolated. It’s what Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan or Taiwan are doing so well: They very quickly limit people coming in, identify the sick, immediately isolate them, use heavy protective gear to protect their health workers, track all their contacts, quarantine them… This works extremely well when you’re prepared and you do it early on, and don’t need to grind your economy to a halt to make it happen.
I’ve already touted Taiwan’s approach. But China’s is too. The lengths at which it went to achieve it are mind-boggling. For example, they had up to 1,800 teams of 5 people each tracking every infected person, everybody they got interacted with, then everybody those people interacted with, and isolating the bunch. That’s how they were able to contain the virus across a billion-people country.
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a note about South Korea: The country is probably an outlier. The coronavirus was contained for the first 30 cases. Patient 31 was a super-spreader who passed it to thousands of other people. Because the virus spreads before people show symptoms, by the time the authorities realized the issue, the virus was out there. They’re now paying the consequences of that one instance. Their containment efforts show, however: Italy has already passed it in numbers of cases, and Iran will pass it tomorrow (3/10/2020).
If you can't tell, I really like this article.
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I havenít checked Japan in detail, but they did cancel a sumo tournament - they acted aggressively. Plus, the society is basically set up for introversion and secluded social groups. And, I canít think of a cleaner country Iíve ever been to - the normal protocols to slow the spread are day to day life there.

Even if they are under reporting due to lack of testing, they are probably in good shape.
Probably everyone is wearing masks. They don't help you not get infected, but they do help you not infect others.
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Should have posted this in The Reef thread. Sorry.
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The article I linked on post 2373 goes into detail about why Japan, Singapore, etc. got it under control.



Another good note in the article:



If you can't tell, I really like this article.
The story about SK patient 31 was crazy

They basically had the thing done and then 31st person is like YOLOOO
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I havenít checked Japan in detail, but they did cancel a sumo tournament - they acted aggressively. Plus, the society is basically set up for introversion and secluded social groups. And, I canít think of a cleaner country Iíve ever been to - the normal protocols to slow the spread are day to day life there.

Even if they are under reporting due to lack of testing, they are probably in good shape.
The sumo tournament is still going on in Osaka.

It's just that there are no fans in the seats:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnRsmeNyBnQ

They're doing all the rituals, etc., and it's just the wrestlers, the officials, and some camera people
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Press secretary for Brazilian president tested positive. Posed for a photo with Trump last Saturday.
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I'm expecting a LOT of politicians to get it. They are in close personal contact with a huge number of people, by the nature of their jobs (and by their nature -- introverts don't become politicians.)
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I'm expecting a LOT of politicians to get it. They are in close personal contact with a huge number of people, by the nature of their jobs (and by their nature -- introverts don't become politicians.)
And a lot of politicians are older too...
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MLS postponed. Sounds like the NHL will be announcing a postponement later today.

I can't see the NCAA tournament still going. Or MLB starting on time.
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2nd Utah Jazz player tests positive (Donovan Mitchell). Supposedly everyone else with the team tested negative.
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