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Aso: low virus death rate thanks to Japanese superiority

Finance Minister Taro Aso is taking criticism for controversially attributing Japan’s relatively lower COVID-19 mortality rate to “the superiority of its people.”

“I often got phone calls from (people) in other countries asking, ‘Do you guys have your own special medicine or something?’” Aso said at an Upper House finance committee meeting on June 4.

“I told these people, ‘Between your country and our country, mindo (the level of people) is different.’ And that made them speechless and quiet. Every time,” Aso boasted.

Mindo is a word often used by politicians and others to invoke Japanese nationalism and ethnic superiority and can refer to things like culture and social manners.

“I don’t get such phone calls lately. Which means, (what I said) has been somewhat well-established, I guess,” Aso said.

Based.

Though I suppose that some home-grown cucks don’t see it that way:

Aso’s remarks instantly drew condemnation from opposition lawmakers for being tone-deaf and promoting national chauvinism.

“Could you be any more condescending, Minister Aso?” Renho, a vice chair of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and an Upper House member, tweeted in reply to the comments.

“You could have been sympathetic to people who lost their loved ones to the coronavirus regardless of their nationalities. Instead, you threw down such a view in the Diet,” she continued.

“I hate to see it being disseminated to the world as remarks by the Japanese finance minister,” Renho wrote.

CDP Upper House member Maiko Tajima also took a swipe at the minister on Twitter over his remarks.

“It’s an embarrassment to the world,” she said.

“I beg you to shut up and say no more,” Tajima told Aso in the tweet.

Well, I think this Chad, billionaire, Stanford-educated, otaku, gourmet food appreciating, Yasukuni Shrine appreciating, war crimes denying Jap shitlord makes a correct point.

I am getting the feeling that I belong to an actually subhuman race (whites) the further we get into 2020.

The Japs didn’t even need to be ordered to wear face masks – they did that of their own accord. COVID-19 deaths remain under a thousand, despite mounting one of the laxer responses in Asia. White people can only wear masks if ordered to do so, and even then, they only stay on for a month or two before discipline wanes (I am already observing it in Moscow). They are also liable to go into weird hysteric fits from both Leftist maniac preachers and Rightist barely literate ranting thugs that wipe out any progress they do manage to make.

 
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  1. Please keep off topic posts to the current Open Thread.

    If you are new to my work, start here.

  2. Znzn says:

    The Japs are planning to let in millions of guest workers from Southeast Asia. And mass tourism is ruining Japan.

    • Replies: @auld alliance
    , @Tor597
  3. Znzn says:

    Whites (including Jews) are more ornery than East Asians, but the traditional benefit of that back in the 19th century was not they were able to progress faster up the technological tech tree than East Asians, but East Asian societies were more stable with less social change.

    • Replies: @Tor597
  4. @Znzn

    The Japs are planning to let in millions of guest workers from Southeast Asia.

    Yes, I`ve read that too.

    I wonder if they really be as stupid as my country – Britain – though.

    The key to preventing problems is relatively simple – don`t let dependents / families in.
    And don`t give citizenship. They go back when they stop working.

    They`ll be rich back home. Win / win.

    Too late for the UK, I`m afraid. We are finished.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @reiner Tor
    , @Alfa158
  5. Znzn says:

    China had the same type of architecture for 4000 years.

    • LOL: Daniel Chieh
  6. Free passes for Japanese in the North West ethnostate.

  7. Svevlad says:

    Simple solution

    Westerners already used to claim we Slavs are not white. Us South Slavs some still claim are not white.

    There, you no longer belong to subhuman race

  8. melanf says:

    The Japs didn’t even need to be ordered to wear face masks – they did that of their own accord. COVID-19 deaths remain under a thousand

    The success of the peoples of the far East in the fight against the virus is undeniable, but since Japan performed fewer tests per capita than Ukraine, the number of deaths is doubtful

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  9. Tor597 says:
    @Znzn

    I agree on mass tourism ruining Japan.

    But compare Japan letting in millions of SE Asian workers to what the West is doing. SE Asians are much closer to Japan culturally than say Africans or Arabs.

    Plus millions of immigrants is an exaggeration. They will probably let in a couple hundred thousand over time and let robotics and automation reduce the need for more.

  10. Tor597 says:
    @Znzn

    This sounds like white cope.

    You can say “ornery” but what you really mean is that compared to Asians white people are not able to work together for a common cause.

    Meanwhile you bring up the 19th century to talk about East Asian technological progress lol. This sounds like wishful thinking more than anything else.

  11. This is quite funny, because the Viets one-up the Japanese with 329 cases and zero fatality – despite being a corrupt developing, albeit booming country.

    I guess the pho trumps the ramen.

  12. I am getting the feeling that I belong to an actually subhuman race (whites) the further we get into 2020.

    I think you laid out a very easy target for AaronB.

    • Replies: @Hyperborean
  13. @auld alliance

    The key to preventing problems is relatively simple – don`t let dependents / families in.
    And don`t give citizenship. They go back when they stop working.

    This. It’s incredible that whites were wrong on both. Okay, might’ve been helped by some.

  14. I am getting the feeling that I belong to an actually subhuman race (whites) the further we get into 2020.

    I have the same feeling, though there are tradeoffs. Asians are certainly more boring, on average. I’m still happy to be whatever I am, though it’d be better not to be proven subhuman over and over.

    • Agree: Anatoly Karlin
  15. @Znzn

    I believe that’s a huge exaggeration. It changed slowly, but China didn’t even exist that long.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  16. I am getting the feeling that I belong to an actually subhuman race (whites) the further we get into 2020.

    Can you stop with this weeb cuckold self-flagellation? The problem with whites is that you can begin to think such things on the basis of nothing at the drop of a dead negro. The thought you expressed therein and the idiocy of honkey BLM are two sides of the same coin.

  17. Japanese delusions of ethnic supremacy are nonsense, considering they would no doubt consider themselves superior to the Chinese and yet Taiwan had a much lower death rate than even Japan.

    It would be like if a German minister claimed that the reason they fared the best in Europe is because Germans are ethnically superior to other Europeans. I doubt that would go down well even with nationalists. Japanese supremacist rhetoric is an example of nationalism at its most illogical and divisive in my opinion. The Japanese have needlessly bad relations with their neighbours because they persist with this silly rhetoric.

  18. @Europe Europa

    Probably a bad overall policy but not a bad thing for a public political figure to assert ethnic or at least nationalist confidence on occasion without losing his job.

  19. @Hyperborean

    There is an easy solution to Karlin’s dilemma:

    Problem fixed.

  20. Alfa158 says:
    @auld alliance

    I understand those are the terms of employment for the temporary workers. Whether that is enforced remains to be seen. So far the Japanese seem to be mostly holding the line, they accepted something like 47 refugees during the big Syrian war refugee diaspora.

  21. One girl was trying to escape from the virus in NYC, moved to my town, where I have escaped since Feb. She is supposed to be under quarantine for 3 weeks. My town is very serious about this. We haven’t had a new infection since almost two months ago. I saw her out and about when I took a walk last night.

    I had a murderous thought pop up in my mind for about 10 secs. I can never understand the behavior of that kind of callousness.

    • Replies: @A. Hipster
    , @RadicalCenter
  22. Dmitry says:
    @Europe Europa

    considering they would no doubt consider themselves superior to the Chinese and yet Taiwan had a much lower death rate than even Japan.

    Arab countries have one of the lowest death rates, while Sweden has almost the highest. Epidemic spread is not following any simple correlation to human capital, at least according to our stereotypical ranking of the latter (where we imagine Sweden at the top).

    It can be that there is something in Japan’s combination of mask wearing, combined with their social distancing culture, has helped.

    Sweden was imagining a few months ago that their version of such culturaly superiority – or Scandinavian introversion – would protect them, and it hasn’t at all. https://www.politico.eu/article/social-distance-swedish-style/

    But maybe Japan also used a lot of contact tracing, or that the population is truly following hygiene guidelines?

    I would like to read some real answers from Japanese residents…

    Japanese supremacist

    Perhaps even polite races can have their own versions of Bolsonaro, Zhirinovsky, Trump. But this kind of redneck explicit boasting is surely something which is perceived as “vulgar low class peasant” by most Japanese people.

    I would agree with him there is some objective reality in an idea of Japanese superiority at least in quite many criteria (especially in terms of modern culture); Japan were generally modern history’s superior nationality among East Asia. In later 19th century and 20th century, Japanese were like a Western Europe country, has accidentally been lost in Asia.

    While until early 20th century, France, Germany, England, Italy – are world leaders in culture. By the late 20th century, Japan is more culturally interesting and productive than Western European countries, and perhaps the only alternative competitor for Europe, to American cultural production. (Although this relates a lot to the exhaustion in European culture).

    Japan exceeds only Western Europe in terms of social capital, low crime, etc. Europe is still ahead of Japan in terms of working hours, architecture, city planning.

    • Replies: @RodW
  23. Matra says:

    I saw her out and about when I took a walk last night.

    Apparently it doesn’t spread if you are protesting white supremacy.

  24. @Europe Europa

    Or, you know, he is just talking, and most Japanese people don’t feel the need to take him absolutely literally.

    Why would they?

    His vague speaking is no real threat to anyone, though I’m sure a lot of semi-deranged people are able to convince themselves that those words are somehow whatever their own personal problems are.

    OT, but can anyone video edit well? It’d be cool to replace the Emperor in this with someone like MLK and make the Inquisition #BLM. I think it’d be very apt and amusing, even if it might be thought of as far too normie in these environs (-;

  25. @Znzn

    R V T U R N T O T R A D I T I O N!

  26. Maybe reacting to a pandemic is something which fits to the relative strengths of East Asian people. Nobody knows whether this will be very important in 21st century or not.

  27. mal says:

    Japan is a loser country. They do nothing but print debt money all day and then lose it all to gaijin Wall Street criminals in their ponzi schemes (from Rockefeller Center in the 80’s to Wework today, robbing Japanese pensioners is the most favorite Wall Street hobby). All those Toyotas you see around are from Kentucky. The only reason Japan exists at all is Americans need a money laundering heaven to internationalize the USD. The only thing Japan ever got right was immigration policy. That said, the country has potential.

    What Japan needs to do to be great again.

    1. Strip their women of all rights, including voting and property. A woman should not be allowed to own even a dishwasher unless it is signed for by a man.

    2. Return the rights to women if they have at least two children. Enter childless women into a registry. Women who have four or more children will be granted a right to call up the women from the registry 24/7 to assist with chores and housework etc so that women with 4 kids have easier life. Enforce this with criminal penalties for no shows.

    3. Instead of cucking for Wall Street, respect and believe in your own children. Throw American military out, dont give your pension money to American criminals, give it to your kids instead – pass basic income laws and help your young start businesses etc. Teach your young to respect themselves and their country.

    4. The young can keep the sex pillows, but to qualify for basic income, at least two hours lifting in the gym per day will be mandatory. Also, they must go on a date with opposite sex at least once a week.

    5. Get half decent national mission going. No need to go to war, but military industrial complex can help out with that, as well as keeping it grounded in science and technology. Space program is of course my favorite (and Japan is highly advanced there) but rolling out Co-prosperity sphere again would probably do the trick.

    • LOL: acementhead
    • Replies: @Dumbo
    , @Erik Sieven
  28. AP says:

    Interestingly the Japanese guy is a Roman Catholic.

  29. Dumbo says:
    @mal

    It’s bizarre that people in the “alt-right” come up with “solutions” that are actually the most bizarre sociological experiments ever, and that would never work. (unless this is some kind of unfunny satire?)

    Look, no need to reinvent the wheel, Japan just needs to go back to its traditional values, especially arranged marriages. Just that would help a lot.

    • Replies: @mal
    , @another anon
    , @dfordoom
  30. Dumbo says:

    I belong to an actually subhuman race (whites) the further we get into 2020.

    Steve Sailer has been talking from “flight from white” for quite a while; it would be funny if even right-wing extremists ended up rejecting white identity because they don’t want to identify with such a cringy cuck race.

    • Replies: @JohnPlywood
  31. many east asians wear masks normally, even when there’s nothing happening, because so many diseases come thru asia that something might be hanging around at any time. that’s the main difference. it’s something they’ve been doing for years on their own. so the situation today is not a big change from their normal operating procedure.

    i notice this most in Korea, where tons of random people have worn masks every day since i started paying attention in 2009. no pandemic, no government law, no social pressure, it’s totally normal to go out to lunch on a sunny day wearing a goof ball mask. some Korean women even wear masks when streaming on the internet in their own apartment, when there’s nobody else around. the men don’t seem to do that one.

    so if wearing a mask 99% of the time when you’re outside of your house is the main way to reduce transmission, these guys have it beat. almost all of them will voluntarily do it.

    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
  32. mal says:
    @Dumbo

    Partially satire, but in every joke there a bit of truth to that.

    Everything I have stated is a serious problem in Japan. They lost export and trade advantages about a decade ago, at this point everything in the country is owned by Central Bank and pension funds, they print insane amounts of debt just to stay afloat and then give that money to the most transparent frauds on Wall Street. Their children lost all hope and live secluded with sex pillows. Their old are literally losing their minds – as they grow older, cases of dementia and Alzheimers are exploding far worse than any pandemic. It is a very sad, dying country.

    My solutions are tongue in cheek, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @Znzn
  33. Coronavirus deaths Japan: 1000
    Coronavirus deaths Africa, total: 5000

    Japan, population: 0.12 billion.
    Africa, population: 1.2 billion.

    All hail the master race!

    • Replies: @Toronto Russian
  34. @prime noticer

    Some people have the most interesting fantasies.

  35. @mal

    “Space program is of course my favorite (and Japan is highly advanced there) but rolling out Co-prosperity sphere again would probably do the trick.” Their project should be to become world champion in renewable energies to become independent.

    • Agree: mal, RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @EldnahYm
  36. Znzn says:
    @mal

    Japan’s TFR is 1.37, about the same as Spain and Italy, it can afford to print money indefinitely because 95 percent if its debt is held domestically. Japan still makes decent cars and appliances.

    • Replies: @mal
    , @mal
  37. mal says:
    @Znzn

    Spain and Italy are also doing terrible. Russia was doing mediocre with 1.7 as recently as 2016, but also slid into ‘bad’ category recently with 1.5.

    Yes, Japan can print indefinitely because to a demented person there is no difference between $2 trillion and $2 godzillion

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-ageing-dementia/aging-japan-dementia-puts-financial-assets-of-the-elderly-at-risk-idUSKBN1OB2XQ

    and young people only care about sex pillows.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2019/04/07/a-quarter-of-japanese-adults-under-40-are-virgins-and-the-number-is-increasing/

    Demented people also don’t care when they lose money on Wall Street fraud.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/japanese-farmers-foray-into-risky-u-s-debt-leaves-3-7-billion-hole-11590582336

    Japanese trade balance has been barely breaking even in the last decade, exporting powerhouse they are no longer.

    https://tradingeconomics.com/japan/balance-of-trade#:~:text=Looking%20forward%2C%20we%20estimate%20Balance,according%20to%20our%20econometric%20models.

  38. mal says:
    @Znzn

    I think they overreacted to Fukushima, they should have kept nuclear as part of the mix. With a nuclear base power, they could easily balance the rest with solar/wind.

    This was meant as a reply to Erik.

  39. @melanf

    The Japanese have worn face masks to prevent others from catching their cold of flu, for decades. This was nothing new to them.
    As for the “quality” of the Japanese people, they are still among the healthiest and longest living in the world. Nothing beats a virus like a healthy immune system.

  40. @reiner Tor

    “China” in various forms, has a written history of 5,000 years. Cities have been unearthed estimated to be at least that old. https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/ancient-chinese-city-0013728

    • Replies: @anonymous coward
  41. @Curmudgeon

    “China” in various forms, has a written history of 5,000 years.

    Hold your horses. Chinese writing dates from about 1000 B.C., not earlier. You’re off by a factor of two.

    • Replies: @Znzn
  42. Znzn says:

    Google pictures of Xia Dynasty palace and it looks remarkably similar to the Forbidden City, vs. how Roman architecture looks like and how Gothic architecture looks like, and how Art Deco looks like.

    • Replies: @anonymous coward
  43. @AP

    Must be a huge fan of #BlackLivesMatter.

    Asō spent two years working for a diamond mining operation in Sierra Leone before civil war forced him to return to Japan.

    Working for the company, he lived in Brazil during the 1960s and became fluent in Portuguese.

    He was also a member of the Japanese shooting team at the 1976 Summer Olympics

    [MORE]

  44. Jatt Arya says:

    I really liked his tax burden + ppp adjusted income article:

    https://www.awaragroup.com/blog/russia-vs-america-real-income-comparison/

    Also, the one on Real GDP growth vs Debt Growth.

    https://www.awaragroup.com/blog/study-on-real-gdp-growth-net-of-debt/

    Khalsa stands by while the Indo-European Hindu v Christian who can be a bigger cuck war continues.

    Will there be a late Turko-Iranic entry led by the Kardashians?

    I aint got no bottom text.

    Comments closed on ur friend’s RIP post.

  45. @Dumbo

    ???

    Every race on Earth is cucked by whites, particularly East Asians.

  46. EldnahYm says:
    @Tor597

    There are also a number of Nepalis working in Japan.

  47. EldnahYm says:
    @Erik Sieven

    Their project should be to become world champion in renewable energies to become independent.

    That renewable energy will be useless during earthquake season. Besides, renewable energy on a mass scale is a scam.

    • Replies: @Erik Sieven
  48. Alex Weir says: • Website

    Way to sink to Thunbergian levels of wokeness. Treating science like a religion complete with heretics has gone viral I guess. But then again I still have enough oxygen going to my brain. Us barely literate ranting thugs keep putting those masks up the assess of smug Sinophile autists instead of gagging ourselves. Uncouth.

    Dr. Adalja adds that there’s absolutely no need for any member of the general public to be wearing an N95 respirator, which is a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) designed to protect health care workers and the patients they care for. “It’s uncomfortable to wear, and it does restrict your breathing,” he says. “When I wear one to take care of patients I try to keep it on only for as long as I have to.”

    The bottom line? The N95 might be uncomfortable and restrictive to the point where it affects your oxygen and carbon dioxide levels…but you really shouldn’t be wearing that anyway. As for cloth face coverings (either store-bought or homemade), there’s even less of a chance of breathing issues, and it’s definitely not an excuse for going out without one. Make sure your mask covers your nose and mouth but feels loose, rather than so tight you really can’t breathe. If you continue to feel like your airways are cut off, consider other possible causes, such as a panic attack, which can trigger sudden feelings of suffocation and breathlessness.

    So, don’t wear the effective mask but put a ratty tshirt over your mouth because: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-05-07/comparing-coronavirus-deaths-by-age-with-flu-driving-fatalities

    *Begins ripping grass defiantly*

  49. Well, I think this Chad, billionaire, Stanford-educated, otaku, gourmet food appreciating, Yasukuni Shrine appreciating, war crimes denying Jap shitlord makes a correct point.

    No, Anatoly, no he does not.

    Yes, the Japanese people have proven to be compliant with anti-Corona Chan measures, even without governmental compulsion.

    And yes, Japan did accomplish a commendable reported Corona Chan death rate (if that is an “accomplishment”) compared to European & North American results.

    BUT (and I know I’m sounding like a broken record on this subject on the Unz forums) so did pretty much every Western Pacific and South Asian nation. Just about ALL of those countries have reported Corona Chan death rates about 100 times less than their European & North American counterparts.

    So regarding the Corona Chan festival, the issue that should be troubling you, Anatoly, is not your race, but where on the planet you have chosen to live (and which strain of Corona Chan they decided to let loose in your neighborhood).

  50. @anonymous coward

    Botswana actually does good containment of the virus, and is a case for Karlin’s Afrotriumphalism.
    https://www.thegazette.news/covid-19-botswana-update/#.Xt1i3WRE2yU

    They did over 25,500 tests to discover 40 infected people. 12 infected (foreign citizens) were sent back to their countries, 1 died and 23 recovered. 411 people are still quarantined at facilities, and at the peak there were over 2000 (much more than home quarantines) – all for finding 40 positives. All their legislators, complete with Vice President and President, spent 14 days in quarantine. The government distributed food rations to people, although not all who needed received them. Homemade masks were made mandatory.

    This is how they dealt with a single case:

    Presidential Covid-19 task team co-ordinator Kereng Masupu said the capital city was declared a high-risk area and put under lockdown with effect from Monday.

    This was after a truck driver from South Africa tested positive for Covid-19. The truck driver entered Botswana through the Tlokweng border from South Africa on Saturday and his results came back positive on Sunday.

    At the time he had made contact with several other people, including businesses such as Choppies at Fairground Mall, the Puma filling station at Fairground Mall and the CA Sale and Distribution at Commerce Park, which were closed immediately, with their employees advised not to go to work until further notice.

    “Those that came into contact with the truck driver are being traced while the truck driver is admitted at Sir Ketumile Masire Hospital,” he said.

    All businesses the truck driver visited along his delivery route have been identified, registers have been collected and contact tracing has started.

    The incident has occurred barely two days after the easing of restrictions on movement within the country to open up the economy, and only those with essential permits will be allowed to travel, Masupu has said.
    https://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/gaborone-back-under-lockdown-after-sa-truck-driver-tests-positive-47866522

    • Replies: @Toronto Russian
  51. RodW says:
    @Dmitry

    While a lot of Japanese wear masks unnecessarily such as while driving, a lot of people, especially older people don’t bother even when they probably should.

    I attended my rural neighbourhood ditch cleaning yesterday, with my mask dutifully on. When I saw that none of my neighbours was masked, I took mine off. Since it was outside, sunny and windy, the risk was probably very small.

    For the first two months of the corona panic, nobody in the Japanese parliament wore masks. Now all the pols do even for broadcasts from their homes.

    Generally the measures that the Japanese are taking seem appropriate to the risks, although the calls not to travel between prefectures seem pointless to me.

    Incidentally, tourism isn’t wrecking Japan. It brings in much-needed revenue, especially in the provinces, and contributes to maintaining the country’s built and folk heritage. It’s only been a problem in Kyoto. Immigration of Vietnamese isn’t a positive thing since they don’t integrate and form ghettos.

    • Thanks: Toronto Russian
    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  52. If you aren’t a Japanese supremacist, you aren’t paying attention. The build quality on their cars is just remarkable, at least the stuff build in Japan. You can tell a lot about a nation by its manufactures.

  53. @EldnahYm

    “That renewable energy will be useless during earthquake season. Besides, renewable energy on a mass scale is a scam.”
    Why? The way I see it is that Hydro-Energy is of course quite problematic when it comes to earth-quakes, but wind-energy or sea-flow energy would not have any problems with earth quakes. Also I don’t see why it should be a scam. Of course it would be much more expensive but this is just the price to get independent.

  54. @Znzn

    a) Like I said, “oracle bones” date to 1000 B.C. or so.

    b) “Oracle bones” are not writing; lots and lots of ancient people had signs and symbols for divination purposes [*]; we don’t generally consider them to be ‘writing’. The only exception is made for China, to placate Chinese nationalists and their official party line.

    [*] Including Slavic and Nordic people, for example.

  55. @Znzn

    There was no ‘Xia Dynasty’, it’s a fantasy on par with Atlantis or Middle-Earth.

    And of course pretending like we know what their palace looked like is pure insanity.

    • Replies: @d dan
  56. @Tor597

    But compare Japan letting in millions of SE Asian workers to what the West is doing. SE Asians are much closer to Japan culturally than say Africans or Arabs.

    It is much easier to get them to eat sushi.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanization

  57. @Astuteobservor II

    she acts like a Rational Egoist in a game theoretical scenario; if the town has zero corona, following the quarantine regime would incur to her only costs and no benefits, regardless of her own corona status.

    My understanding is that the Asian mask wearing is not as much or predominantly an individualist/egoist self protecting measure but more collectivist/altruist practice, to protect the others just in case you are a carrier.

    Getting vaccinated or not also generates interesting free riding/prisoner dilemmas.

    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
  58. @Toronto Russian

    Also, Zambia.

    Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya and Chief Government Spokesperson Ms Dora Siliya have been discharged from quarantine after repeat tests came out negative for COVID-19.

    Meanwhile, Zambia has recorded 111 new cases in the past seven days out of 8,805 tests done, bringing the cumulative total to 1,210 cases.

    Three COVID-19 associated deaths have also been recorded during the same period.

    Ministry of Health permanent secretary Ms Kakulubelwa Mulalelo said during the 63rd COVID-19 briefing today that the total deaths now stand at 10.
    https://zambiareports.com/2020/06/08/health-minister-chief-govt-spokesperson-free-covid-19/

    111/8,805 – about 1% positive rate. Indicates decent testing. Mask wearing is universal in the country. Various epidemics happen there often, and the government and population are used to measures to control them.

    Lol, a Zambian doctor called to end mask wearing and “hunting” for the infected, because so few people are sick and most recover on their own. Think of that what you like, but the important thing is he doesn’t doubt the official statistics.
    https://www.zambiawatchdog.com/in-zambia-covid-19-is-a-hoax-medical-doctor/

    Corona-chan turned out to be not racist after all – if blacks behave like responsible adults, blacks don’t get sick. If “high human capital” whites decide to throw a carnival or forbid doctors to diagnose workers in a nuclear submarine factory to keep it running (what happened in Severodvinsk, Russia), she comes down on them with a vengeance.

  59. @A. Hipster

    If one is HIV positive and knows it, has unprotected sex, is charged with manslaughter.

    Isn’t this a similar case if she spreads?

    If this is a sane world, she would have been slammed with the book n rotting in jail now.

  60. No such thing as Japanese supremacy.Japan may be the third largest economy in the world, but the Japanese are still dumb.
    If they were as smart as Russians, they would send their forces to the Middle East to take part in the wars going there.
    For national greatness, for samurai honor, for winning hearts and minds of the locals.

  61. @Dumbo

    It’s bizarre that people in the “alt-right” come up with “solutions” that are actually the most bizarre sociological experiments ever, and that would never work. (unless this is some kind of unfunny satire?)

    Typical “might makes right” fantasies of keyboard warriors who have IRL absolutely no power at all.
    Just like internet communists who dream about guillotines and gulags.
    None of these things are going to happen.

    Look, no need to reinvent the wheel, Japan just needs to go back to its traditional values, especially arranged marriages. Just that would help a lot.

    Traditional values are part and product of traditional tightly knit village communities. These communities do not exist anymore and are not coming back in modern conditions.

    Want to raise birth rate when people in the modern age do not care about family and do not anymore want the dirty and ungrateful work of raising children?

    Here is easy solution.

    Just like mass conscript armies were replaced with professional forces, stop futile forcing the masses to breed and pay elite corps of professional full time breeders.

    https://trivent-publishing.eu/books/ethics_of_emerging_biotechnologies/14.%20Janos%20Toth.pdf

    The only way having a very large number of children can be encouraged is by getting society to accept this activity as a form of work that deserves payment.
    Let us call this type of reproductive activity full-time parental work.What I propose is that the state should elaborate a new form of public employment for parents raising a high number of children of their own (≥5) to provide the parents employed in this framework a wage calculated in proportion with the number of the children raised and paid for the parent’s lifetime.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
  62. @another anon

    I agree with this powerful take, especially the part with winning hearts and minds. They should also be a humanitarian superpower.

  63. Dumbo says:
    @another anon

    Well ok but not sure this idea would work either.

    Really, turning child-rearing into a government job? Are you aware how “well” most government institution work? I’m not a big fan of the State taking care of such things, but who knows.

    Reproduction and sexual morality was traditionally something that was more the concern of the Church, and even today religious people have more children, so it is something that has to go in this direction.

    Anyway, this is not much different from what some countries are doing, even Germany gives some government money for each child you have, but it is not working. Germany still has a very low fertility rate.

    Also, if you don’t differentiate between native (white) children and non-natives, it’s pointless, and may be even negative, blacks and muslims will have even more kids.

    • Replies: @Ultrafart the Brave
  64. Mr. XYZ says:

    I am getting the feeling that I belong to an actually subhuman race (whites) the further we get into 2020.

    I thought you said that Russians are people of color (POC), Anatoly? Well, which is it?

    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
  65. @Astuteobservor II

    Nothing callous about her behavior, as there is still no reliable data showing this to be much worse than anoter flu strain. Calm down and drop the hysteria. If we are even arguing over whether it is a deadly plague, it is not.

    • Replies: @Astuteobservor II
  66. @Mr. XYZ

    Please contribute to revolutionary efforts against white supremacy:

    https://www.patreon.com/akarlin

    • Agree: Blinky Bill
  67. @AP

    More evidence of cuckoldry, worship of Africans, active support for inundating european lands with non-Assimilating and indifferent-to-hostile noneuropeans, and willingness to be led by homosexual misfits — because those are all positions and views of today’s Roman Catholic “Church.” Glad that my family left that sick traitorous institution, and certainly unimpressed that this guy joined.

    • Replies: @RodW
  68. @RodW

    Masks are not appropriate to the risk from COVID-19 unless you think that masks are appropriate all the time in all years, as we have yet to get honest, consistently determined COVID-19 death stats. There is no way to know whether it is much worse than other flu strains, and contra my boy Anatoly, it does not seem to be.

    The masks don’t impose much cost, inconvenience, or disruption of normal human interaction compared to the ANTI-social distancing requirements, though, which are a much more absurd and sad notion.

    • Replies: @RodW
  69. d dan says:
    @anonymous coward

    “There was no ‘Xia Dynasty’, it’s a fantasy on par with Atlantis or Middle-Earth.

    And of course pretending like we know what their palace looked like is pure insanity.”

    One of the many recent archaeological discoveries of the ancient cities in China. This one dated to 5300 years ago. The site is 1.17 millions square meters in area. It contains different city zones, many potteries, tusk carvings, an “astronomy” site and various items related to the making of silk (one of the most coveted and technologically advanced man-made object in ancient world).

    https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1ui4y147TG/?spm_id_from=333.788.videocard.22

    Sorry, the video is in Chinese but you can still see the images of the town center and the artifacts.

    • Replies: @anonymous coward
  70. @Dumbo

    Also, if you don’t differentiate between native (white) children and non-natives, it’s pointless, and may be even negative, blacks and muslims will have even more kids.

    If the point is to compensate for low fertility in one race vs others, your observation is probably correct.

    However, the idea of government compensation for breeding risks unintended but predictable long term negative consequences, if it’s not really well thought through & structured accordingly.

    For example, in Australia we have what are known as “welfare mums” – the more babies they have, the more welfare they are paid. This is an irresistable lure for people trapped in the lower strata of society, with no marketable skills or ambition or viable means to support themselves.

    Families being what they are, the offspring will mirror the values & aspirations of their parents. Viola! A poverty trap composed of an exponentially growing population of welfare-dependent under-achievers. Probably not the intended outcome of an otherwise well-intentioned family support policy.

    Hence, if the idea to promote breeding as a government financed occupation is to achieve economically & socially positive results, much more than the act of breeding itself would have to figure into the policy.

  71. RodW says:
    @RadicalCenter

    Masks are not appropriate to the risk from COVID-19 unless you think that masks are appropriate all the time in all years

    The Japanese use masks and hand sanitiser a lot in flu season every year, and many get inoculated too.

  72. RodW says:
    @RadicalCenter

    certainly unimpressed that this guy joined

    It’s not so much that he joined, he was born into it. There were Christian (Catholic) clans all over Japan due to the influence of Jesuit missionaries, but especially in western Japan where Aso comes from. Where I live, you can’t take a walk at night without tripping over Marian stele.

    Their Catholicism is very Japanised, unorthodox, and ecumenical, not to say, heretical. Roman Catholics are generally shocked to discover what its tenets really are.

    In Aso’s case, I think he only makes it known because he considers it prestigious and because it advertises his ruling class ‘daimyo’ pedigree.

  73. @RadicalCenter

    And if she spreads it, someone dies from it, can we kill her for it?

    My logic.

    You put my life in mortal danger, I will end yours. If someone dies because of her action, can we kill her for her action?

  74. @d dan

    many potteries

    That’s not evidence of any ‘Xia dynasty’, sorry.

    You’ll find shitloads of ‘potteries’ if you dig around Sicily. That doesn’t mean it’s proof that Atlantis existed.

    • Replies: @d dan
  75. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Dumbo

    It’s bizarre that people in the “alt-right” come up with “solutions” that are actually the most bizarre sociological experiments ever, and that would never work.

    Alt-righters by and large seem to inhabit a fantasy world. They don’t seem to be aware that their fantasy world does not correspond in any way with the real world.

    It’s that human capital problem again.

  76. Twinkie says:

    Those rascally Japanese!

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/japan-cartoon-about-black-lives-matter-protests-racist-offensive/2020/06/09/32d4226c-a9f7-11ea-a43b-be9f6494a87d_story.html

    • Replies: @Denis
    , @RodW
  77. Denis says:
    @Twinkie

    This heresy amongst the Japanese will not be tolerated! We will wag our fingers at them very sternly!

    Then they’ll be sorry!

  78. d dan says:
    @anonymous coward

    “That’s not evidence of any ‘Xia dynasty’, sorry.
    You’ll find shitloads of ‘potteries’ if you dig around Sicily. That doesn’t mean it’s proof that Atlantis existed.”

    As I mentioned before, the video was for a 5300 years site – that was BEFORE Xia dynasty. You and the readers can decide whether it was already more advanced than other civilizations of that time.

    If you want to see the evidences of Xia dynasty, I suggest that when you visit China next time, drop by the Erlitou Museum to see the extensive archaeological discoveries of this huge empire. The following is a commercial video of the Museum:

    https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1iQ4y1N7r4/?spm_id_from=333.788.videocard.3

    The large scale palace of Xia was found here:

    https://web.archive.org/web/20150321013017/http://www.china.org.cn/english/2003/Nov/79635.htm

    Most Chinese scholars believe these archaeological evidences corroborate with the great amount of historical records by historians of the early Han (e.g. Sima Qian), the Spring and Autumn and earlier periods.

  79. Max Payne says:

    White people can only wear masks if ordered to do so, and even then, they only stay on for a month or two before discipline wanes

    Work with what you have, not what you wish you had.

    Masks won’t work. Japanese people have been accustomed to wearing N95 masks before Dinosaurs roamed the Earth, trying to enforce that type of 0-to-100 discipline in non-terrorist cultures is not going to happen.

    I’m surprised Russians even entertained masks especially with such a massive ass country where everyone and his mother has like 16,000 dachas in the countryside they can run away to. Just celebrate that there was even an attempt.

    Also the fact the virus is weak-titty didn’t help either. I don’t imagine the people that faced ruthless invaders, foreign interference and Jews are going to just start retreating because of a bitch ass cold.

    Relax Karlin. It’s good for the body. Makes the species stronger. Makes YOU stronger.

  80. RodW says:
    @Twinkie

    Baye McNeil is Japan’s resident, self-appointed Grievance Negro.

    If any Japanese comedian dares to appear in blackface as they’re wont to do (pretty funny it is too), up pops Blackie Baye and starts lecturin’ and hectorin’ us all about how despicable we all are, and how hurt he is, and how backward Japan is, and how if we’re not part of the solution we’re part of the problem.

    As if we gave a shit.

  81. @another anon

    The Japanese aren’t allowed to have a military force by their constitution. The JSDF is already a huge compromise that is seen as an american-allowed necessity, and funding mercenaries in the middle east would be seen as a direct violation.
    Hell, they can’t even order a lockdown with the current epidemic, because the constitution limits executive powers just that heavily.

    For an American vassal, they’re doing a decent job at not angering their overlord and maintaining some semblance of national sovereignty.
    Propaganda and military prestige are something only independent powers can really afford.
    Maybe once America collapses we’re going to see Samurais storming tel aviv.

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