[LMB] OT: Governor’s Orders

Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com
Sun Nov 15 20:34:26 GMT 2020


On Nov 15, 2020, at 2:53 AM, dbernat <dbernat at gol.com> wrote:
> 
> Damien Sullivan wrote:
> 
>> People thinking like you are why the pandemic is reaching new crisis
>> levels.  You are literally part of the problem.
> 
> In Japan, the lockdown is pretty much over. Restaurants are operating, mostly.
> 
> Masks, hand sanitizing, and some social distancing are the primary preventive measures, at least where I live two hours' travel outside Tokyo and where I work in Tokyo.
> 
> And yet new cases in Tokyo are running about 300 per day. 1,000 for all of Japan at 40% of the population of the US.
> 
> Granted, the Halloween celebration in Tokyo with absolutely no social distancing and few masks may lead to an upsurge in the number of cases. Wait for actual data in coming days.
> 
> But some other dynamic in the spread of the disease appears to be operating given the disparity in the comparative number of cases between the US and Japan.
> 
> So what is the operative dynamic? Lockdown/no lockdown makes little difference?
> 
> Can anyone contribute from Hong Kong, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea?

I have wondered if Covid-19 actually is a virgin field disease in East Asia. If it isn’t one, then it would experience slower transmission rates there; has anybody reported any research on what it takes to be infected in various countries?

"We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
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Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com



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