1. David

    Opinion Masks and Vaccine Discussion to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

    I personally think that I will refrain from taking the vaccine in hopes that it works and the virus is essentially eradicated without the need to. There are just so many unknowns, for me, in a rushed vaccine with small clinical trials. Unlike vaccines that have been around for decades, we won't...
  2. David

    Opinion Taller People Face Higher Risk Of COVID-19

    Well, well, well... It looks like being 5'7" (170 cm) is finally paying off. Who can we really believe anymore? 😂 Okinawa (and Japan) should be relatively safe compared to the US. The average height in the US is 5'9" (175 cm) while the average height in Japan is 5'2"(160 cm). That explains...
  3. island cyclist

    Opinion Well this virus crap is hitting the 4 day holiday pretty bad

    特設サイト 都道府県別の新型コロナウイルス感染者マップ・感染者数|NHK I had plans to camp here locally, but now it seems like this crap is really getting out of hand. When will it stop. People are not going to fare well with this enclosure of life.
  4. Please Keep Okinawa Clean

    Please Keep Okinawa Clean

    Okinawa is a beautiful place; let's try to keep it that way. ☀️🏄🌴 Please take your (single-use, potential biohazard) facemask (waste) with you and properly dispose of it. 😷 Thank you 😊
  5. David

    Opinion JEF is closed!

    JEF is a local burger shop that reminds me of growing up in a small town where burgers and cheeseburgers were anywhere from $0.50 to $0.89 in 2005! The shop where I grew up was cheaper, and better than McDonald's when they came in trying to pull a market share too. They are tentatively...
  6. Dual Purpose Alcohol For Drinking And For Hand Sanitizing

    News Dual Purpose Alcohol For Drinking And For Hand Sanitizing

    Hand sanitizers and masks are at high demand but yet have a very low supply if any, wherever you go. Whether you're lucky enough to get on base or have to shop off base, there's a shortage of all the necessities on the frontline for the battle against COVID-19. This leaves most to rely on just...
  7. island cyclist

    Opinion COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories 🤔

    This is something that I too have pondered. Possible? Just saying. Got this from friend. Don't know if true but smells like an open air Chinese fish market. INTERESTING NOTES TO READ Wuhan to Shanghai = 839km around 524miles Wuhan to Beijing = 1,152km " 720 Wuhan to Milan =...
  8. David

    Is your privacy being invaded during COVID-19 lockdowns?

    Poll: Do you feel safer knowing that governments around the world are using your cellphone data, to include search histories and metadata such as phone call histories or do you think it's a violation of your rights, and unconstitutional to do in America, at least? It should be no secret by now...
  9. island cyclist

    INFO United States COVID-19 Stimulus Checks for Immediate Disbursing

    Here are a few links. Hope this helps you out. TurboTax to Help Millions of Americans Get Their Stimulus Payments with Launch of Free Stimulus Registration Product Get Your 2020 Stimulus Check As Soon As Possible with TurboTax®
  10. dominicm

    Japanese schools need to close like on base

    I am sad that some Japanese high schools are closed but the jr high schools are open still. Our children will not be going to Japanese schools until the covid crisis is gone from Okinawa.
  11. Okinawa

    INFO Official COVID-19 Timeline & Discussion Thread

    COVID-19 information in Okinawa has been updated in our table(s) and the timeline for August 6, 2020, as seen below: The First Infection Of Novel Coronavirus In Okinawa blog post broke the news of the first case of COVID-19 in Okinawa. Since then, the post was updated and used as a timeline for...
  12. David

    Opinion How is COVID-19 affecting you in general?

    Generally speaking, what impact has COVID-19 had on you, be it in Okinawa or around the world? I am seeing a lot of PCS/military cease movements and quarantines outside of Okinawa, and, it might spread to Japan and Okinawa as well with the US being hit hard. My home state, Washington...
  13. Questions

    Question Should we overreact in Okinawa and Japan and cancel the Olympics?

    Amid the fear of COVID-19 spreading in the States, multiple venues have closed and it's recommended to not even gather with more than 50 people at an event. The most prominent example of this is the NBA canceling the basketball season after a player tested positive for coronavirus—stadiums that...
  14. Questions

    Answered Is the novel coronavirus in Okinawa?

    I have seen or heard about a novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in Okinawa. Is what I'm hearing accurate?