Coronavirus (COVID-19) thread

Discussion in 'The STAGE48 Lobby' started by MondyofAus, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. ryandtw

    ryandtw Upcoming Girls

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    Want to copy-and-paste this from the Stage48 post dump:

    The United States government has issued a GLOBAL Level 3 Health Advisory to reconsider ANY travel abroad.

    This doesn't explicitly mention Japan, but this is happening on the night after the World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 coronavirus a pandemic.

    And this was also announced shortly after President Trump calls a travel ban from Europe. Not Asia, but still.

    And more recently, the Japanese government has been told to continue withholding any events for another ten days or so, and even the baseball season has to be postponed for the time being.

    Now my biggest concern is if Japan closes its doors to foreign citizens all because of the evolving coronavirus concerns. This coronavirus feels superficial to us.
     
  2. Dokuro3313

    Dokuro3313 Kenkyuusei

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    The virus is exaggerated. It is a pity that so much is canceled.:|
     
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  3. dutchie

    dutchie Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    People, especially elderly are dying ... that's no exaggerating
     
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  4. lionel90

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    It's not exactly a flu.
    And no vaccine nor treatment other than stay at home for now
     
  5. theobserver

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    The panic is real unfortunately but
    An extra virus in circulation in addition to the traditional ones doesn't help any population
     
  6. Popuri

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    It's really not exaggerated. It's highly contagious, it spreads through the air and there's pretty much no way to keep yourself from getting infected. The only thing you can do is to either stay home or avoid places with large groups of people and hope you don't come in contact with someone who is already infected. At the rate this is going, most of the population will get infected, and we still need to wait at least a year for vaccine. Now, it's obviously regrettable that so many events are being canceled. I, for one, would very much like Miichan to have her graduation concert, but honestly at this point it's much more important to try to contain the virus as much as possible, which means that canceling these events is the best we can do right now, especially because older people or people with other ilnessess aren't able to fight the virus properly.
     
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  7. dutchie

    dutchie Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    ^ This
     
  8. ryandtw

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    Should we have a separate thread at the Stage48 lobby forum for COVID-19 news outside of 48G/46G?
     
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  9. ryandtw

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    Copying and pasting from the AKB48 general thread:

    Also, Australia has a do not travel warning to its residents. No overseas travel at all!
     
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  10. hiroto

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    https://ameblo.jp/akihabara48/entry-12582978637.html

    Notification of AKB48-sponsored event accompanying the spread of new coronavirus infection (March 18)

    NEW! 2020-03-18 05:00:00

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    Official news

    Thank you very much for your special attention.

    With the recent spread of the new coronavirus infection, the following three performances have been postponed or canceled as a result of a thorough review of government policies, social conditions, and the purpose of the concert. Was.
    We apologize to all the fans and stakeholders who have been looking forward to it, but we appreciate your understanding.

    ■ 4/2 (Thu.) "Minegishi Minami Graduation Concert-Cherry Blossom Petals-" in Yokohama Arena
    * We will postpone the event on the above schedule. We will inform you as soon as the next event is decided.

    ■ 4/3 (Fri) Lunch “TOYOTA presents AKB48 Team 8 Nationwide Tour-To 47 Wonderful Towns-Kanagawa Prefecture Performance in Yokohama Arena”
    * The above schedule will be postponed. We will inform you as soon as the next event is decided.

    ■ 4/3 (Fri.) Night “AKB48 Team 8 6th Anniversary Concert 2020 Yokohama Eight Festival in Yokohama Arena Zitabata 6 (Rock) Festival”
    * The above schedule will be canceled.

    Minami Minegishi, the last graduate of AKB48, who has been leading many juniors for 14 years with the safety of the fans, members, and all related parties coming to the foremost priority,
    We decided to make such a decision this time because we wanted to make sure that the last spurt for Team 8's national tour of 47 prefectures was completed.

    We sincerely apologize to everyone who was looking forward to each performance.
    Once again, we will continue to carefully consider the future trends so that we can create a stage that everyone can truly enjoy.

    We apologize for any inconvenience and inconvenience caused by your time to announce the availability of the event.
    We ask that you take care of your physical condition and take sufficient measures to prevent infection.

    The postponement schedule and ticket refund will be announced on the AKB48 official website and official blog.

    We look forward to your continued support of AKB48.

    AKS Inc.

    PS: Google translator.
     
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  11. ForrestFuller

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    Churi and now Miichan's :(.

    I'm guessing we won't know when Maiyan's grad concert will be until this dies down in Japan.
     
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  12. kanjo

    kanjo Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    Protip for people who like posting on these forums. Don't let me catch you posting bogus information downplaying Coronavirus. Trying to encourage people not to panic or bulk buy is one thing. Telling people there is nothing to worry about or a variation on that could get you banned. Stage48 will not be a source of disinformation.

    If you want to be sure you won't be penalised for lying, provide a reasonably reliable source that backs up what you're saying. Even if it's wrong you will get a lot of points for trying to verify your arguments before posting.
     
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  13. lilwisper

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    Don't know if this has been posted on, but the AKB teams have been having live shows on their youtube channel the past few days. Again I could be late to the party, but it has been really fun to finally see full shows and just wanted to spread the love. I am guessing this is due to the virus lockdown of shows.
     
  14. Ashitaba

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    Miichan TTWTT but it's the best they can do. I would hate for Miichan or Team 8's concerts to be a focus of infection for tons of wota. They are only doing the sensible thing.
     
  15. ryandtw

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    RIP any overseas travel plans.

    Australia and New Zealand have advised its residents not to travel abroad (and are closing its borders to foreign passenger traffic), and I'm hearing the US is also going to follow suit.

    Had we not cancel our trip at the moment, our trip would still be cancelled, but due to governmental orders and the airlines' subsequent move to cut off international flight traffic as a result of it.
     
  16. AloNeko

    AloNeko Kenkyuusei

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    We are at war, Anakian...
    Clean you hands, try keep distance other´s, go out just shop... if you are healty and just that hot or atshii , just tell others ...
    Them said at one american airline are difficult, tre european, and so on...
    Euro 2020 moved next year, some iihf thinks are canceled (maybe all... )
    Olympic games are yellow way now...
     
  17. Copyninja

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    There are no plans to postpone or cancel the Olympics.

    (And they really shouldn't. that would be a really good way for "Soros" to fuck Japan to hell financially... again...)
     
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  18. ryandtw

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    The entire state of California has gone on lockdown (they call it 'stay at home'; already SF Bay Area have been under 'shelter in place', but it's essentially still a LOCKDOWN!!!), who knows which area is going next...
     
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  19. AloNeko

    AloNeko Kenkyuusei

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    So only visit shops allowed? I see, them try get it low but also long... thanks to something that 2.0 isn´t so deadly at 1.0, but we can´t party yet...
     
  20. StrayDogFreedom

    StrayDogFreedom Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Are they no longer doing the youtube live stream shows? I'm not seeing them posted anymore. Wasn't sure if I was just missing them or they weren't doing them

    EDIT: Nevermind, just saw Team 4 is on in 30 mins
     
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