Japan Rolling Back COVID Hysteria with One Move

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The unprecedented and often unjust measures taken to combat COVID-19 were justified on the basis that COVID was a novel disease that presented a special kind of threat to public health and well-being.

As long as COVID was considered by the “experts” to be more than just a common cold, flu or a seasonal illness, the left could justify the insane policies that they implemented to stop its spread.

However, one country has now thrown out the whole foundation of that narrative with one simple move.

According to CTV News, on Friday, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that the legal status of COVID-19 would be downgraded to that of seasonal flu, meaning that the nation could continue to relax restrictions.

“In order to return to our ordinary daily life in Japan while pursuing measures to adapt to living with the coronavirus, we will study concrete measures to gradually move on to a next step,” Kishida said in a statement.

CTV News reported that this downgrade of COVID to a Class 5 disease means that local authorities no longer have the power to implement emergency measures and restrictions to combat the disease, including laws regarding mask-wearing and self-isolation.

Japan, like many other countries in the Far East, had some of the most restrictive and strict COVID policies in the world. According to CTV, the nation only stopped testing for fully-vaccinated foreign arrivals last fall, after having kept the borders virtually completely shut to foreign visitors for two years.

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