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COVID-19 Coronavirus: practicalities

Lothor

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My main goal is not to be able to “survive” disruptions and have enough supplies for months but to minimize my shopping and, thus, exposure. For example once every two weeks instead of every week.
In that excellent video on modelling the spread that somecallmechris posted on the other thread, they did change the frequency of how often people go to a hub (e.g., a town centre or supermarket) in the mathematical model, and it did have a positive effect on slowing the virus.
 

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The coronavirus is many things but it's not madness.

I never said it was. Its some of the reactions I said are madness, not the virus.

countries tend to clearly define key workers in such situations. They would include people responsible for maintaining the country's power supply.

You have conflated countries with governments. Its common enough. About all I trust government to do is muck things up.

I've not heard of any power outages in other countries,

How dependent are other countries on foreign coal, gas and oil and completely incapable of shifting to domestic? I note that a majority of Japan's oil comes from Iran. The coal probably comes from China. And Trump may love Japan more than Puerto Rico but still....help will be late.

surplus frozen food would be gratefully received in a power cut and you might get something back.

They would not be grateful enough. Mind you, I am talking about MY neighbors. If yours are different, great.

If anything goes wrong for my neighbors, I don't want to be their scapegoat. I don't want to be anywhere near it so they can scapegoat me. If they want, they can knock on my door. Not sticking out my neck for these people. I would for others, gladly, but not these.
 

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I never said it was. Its some of the reactions I said are madness, not the virus.
Apologies for misunderstanding. A good principle when writing on a serious topic is not to pepper your text with emotive words, because they get misunderstood. You wrote "If the corona madness gets so bad there is literally no food at the store".

Anyway, let's keep this thread on practicalities.
 

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Apologies for misunderstanding. A good principle when writing on a serious topic is not to pepper your text with emotive words, because they get misunderstood. You wrote "If the corona madness gets so bad there is literally no food at the store".

Anyway, let's keep this thread on practicalities.

What you quoted is very very very far from being "peppered" with emotive words. As such it is not the source of misunderstanding.

There is panic, hysteria, over-reaction and indeed "madness" regarding this virus, and in order to achieve any practical goal in the midst of it, we better be aware of it. If any of those words are emotive to you, well, there aren't any others to use which would not be yet convey the same thing.

But hey, if the people go over-board buying tissues or dish soap next, you be sure to buy some canned food and water okay?
 

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Lots of countries are in lockdown. (Sounds like a movie) but we aren't. I'm happy we aren't as I enjoy going to work and the image of staying at home would make me crazy... Really! I'll probably be drunk and sleep all day. For the first few days but after that I'll be fine for sure.

But let's say... I'm scared I want to take a break for a month from work! Can I ? Can you? How about law in Japan at the moment... Can I take a month off without being fired?
 

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Here are a few articles that might be of help, Davey:




And from last year:

 

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Here are a few articles that might be of help, Davey:




And from last year:


Thanks , Thomas for the above links.
I wonder if NOVA schools are still open. Actually we have one in town, but its in a mall and I'm not going there to find out. If in fact they still are open, I think it is wrong at this point in time of the crises Japan is facing.
What are your thoughts ?
 

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Here's some helpful info:

Not sure if any of us will qualify. But Bush sent everyone 300 bucks ( I was overseas and received it) then he went to war. So my feelings about this handout is just about the same. There is no free lunch. Something is cooking and the same goes for Japan too.
 

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Here's some helpful info:

Not sure if any of us will qualify. But Bush sent everyone 300 bucks ( I was overseas and received it) then he went to war. So my feelings about this handout is just about the same. There is no free lunch. Something is cooking and the same goes for Japan too.
It’s not free. Just another trillion added to the debt.
 

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I note that a majority of Japan's oil comes from Iran.
#1 Saudi Arabia
#2 UAE
#3 Qatar
#4 Kuwait
#5 Russia
#6 Iran


The coal probably comes from China.

Coal
#1 Australia
#2 Indonesia
#3 Russia
#4 USA
#5 Canada
#6 Columbia
#7 China
 

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I am not sure, but my information may have predated sanctions? I cannot find any readily available information from that time but this indicates that imports from Iran were greatly reduced due to Trump's sanctions.

Thanks for the update Majestic. But my point remains: Japan is pretty much totally dependent on foreign energy.

 

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Just got this info for Fukuoka.

The prefectural government is taking the highest priority to protect the lives and health of prefectural resident’s and because of the infections and for the prevention of infections, we have requested to residents to refrain from all but essential travel on the weekends, however there has been a rapid increase of infected cases in the prefecture and there are reports of mass infections in hospitals and such.


Because of this situation, as of April 7th, Fukuoka prefecture has been subjected to the nation’s state of emergency declaration.


Being subjected to the state of emergency declaration, until May 6th, the prefectural government will be implementing emergency measures.


We request the prefectural residents to do the following below.


(1) Aside essential outing, please refrain from nonessential outings,
*what defines essential outings, things such as going to the hospital, buying food, medical, daily necessities, attendance at work, exercise and walking outside.


(2) For attendance at work, though it does not apply to the request, in exchange we request to reduce contact with by people working from home (telework), having staggered work hour, and to commute by bicycle.


(3) To avoid nonessential traveling, to not have people move across prefectures as much as possible to prevent spread. However, this differs from a lockdown.


(4) Refrain from attending events that can be associated to spreading the infection.


(5) Do not buy up food, medical supplies, and daily necessities. Supermarkets and stores selling food, medicine and necessary daily goods will also stay open.


At the same time, we request for your continued cooperation of the following.


(1) To avoid, poorly ventilated spaces, crowded spaces where people gather, and close contact of conversations are 3 conditions that reduces the risks of mass infection. Please avoid places that overlap these conditions.


(2) Please wash your hands and practice coughing etiquette.


(3) If you think you are infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please call and consult with your local public health office “Returnees and potential contacts call center”.


(4) If you have symptoms like fever, cough, and or cold, and going to visit a general practitioner, please call and consult with them before visiting the


On April 9, the Fukuoka Prefectural Government released their notification of emergency measures to be implemented throughout Fukuoka prefecture, effective immediately through May 6, 2020. Please review these measures at the links provided:

In English:

Regarding to the emergency measures to the spreading of the novel coronaviruses (COVID-19) infections | Fukuoka Prefecture
 
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