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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, May 28, 2020

Japan yesterday declared at least a temporary victory in its battle with COVID-19, and it triumphed by following its own playbook. It drove down the number of daily new cases to near target levels of 0.5 per 100,000 people with voluntary and not very restrictive social distancing and without large-scale testing. Instead, the country focused on finding clusters of infections and attacking the underlying causes, which often proved to be overcrowded gathering spots such as gyms and nightclubs. "With this unique Japanese approach, we were able to control this [infection] trend in just 1.5 months; I think this has shown the power of the Japanese model," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared at a press conference yesterday evening announcing the lifting of the state of emergency.

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120 million people.
More densely populated than the US.
Socialized Medicine
Competent Leadership
Less than 1,000 Coronavirus Deaths

#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-28 01:43 PM | Reply

It's extraordinary and makes me happy to know we could stop the virus if we wanted to. I think we'll have to wait for President Biden to stomp this thing out and we'll be able to return to normal.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-05-28 06:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Awesome!

#3 | Posted by YAV at 2020-05-28 06:22 PM | Reply

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