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Japan to close schools nationwide
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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk, 2/27/2020 8:11:11 AM

Japan is announcing the closure of schools nationwide to help control the spread of the new virus. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he asked all elementary, middle and high schools to remain closed until spring holidays begin in late March. The measure comes amid growing concern about the rise in the number of untraceable cases in northern Japan and elsewhere. Japan now has more than 890 cases, including 705 from a quarantined cruise ship. Officials in Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido said earlier Thursday that they were closing all 1,600 elementary and middle schools in the island prefecture,

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When industry is stopped, that's the time to panic. Does the coronavirus have anything to do with the sudden less reporting of the "protests" previously in Hong Kong? Diabolical. Maybe not.

"Hong Kong protesters mark seven months since brutal mob attack"

https://www.malaymail.com/news/world/2020/02/21/hong-kong-protesters-mark-seven-months-since-brutal-mob-attack/1839715

FTA: "Hong Kong protesters, many dressed in black and wearing surgical masks amid fears over the new coronavirus, held sit-ins in the Chinese-ruled city today to mark seven months since an attack by an armed mob on anti-government demonstrators."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: KatieJo 2/27/2020 9:07:58 AM (No. 331027)
There's something else afoot here, the mortality rate does not justify such hysteria.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 2/27/2020 9:21:45 AM (No. 331039)
I trust Shinzo Abe. He's a great friend of the USA. He admires us so much that he named his first son Lincoln. You can't get any more American than that. Yes, indeed - - Lincoln Abe.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ribicon 2/27/2020 9:31:25 AM (No. 331045)
Sensible, not unlike how NYC Mayor Ed Koch shut down the gay bathhouses when the AIDS (then called GRID, as in "gay-related immune deficiency") first appeared. He took a lot of heat for that, but he was right.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Right Time 2/27/2020 10:26:28 AM (No. 331101)
Could you imagine the screams of "Nazi" and "Dictator" we would hear if Trump did this? Half of America is dependent on public schools as babysitters and daycare for their kids, not to mention those who depend on schools for free breakfast and lunch.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: HotRod 2/27/2020 10:55:43 AM (No. 331142)
The Japanese take education very seriously. They do not tolerate foolishness. If they are closing the schools, it's in the best interest of the students- not some politicians! The liberal NEA would scream and require our schools to stay open, in spite of a threat to the students. The NEA considers itself (and liberal politics) more important than school children.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 2/27/2020 11:50:06 AM (No. 331218)
If schools worldwide can close so students can worship Greta Thunberg then the coronavirus caution is justified.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ROLFNader 2/27/2020 1:11:08 PM (No. 331315)
It's not as if I needed another reason to never vacation on a cruise ship.
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