In Tokyo, public transportation keeps heaving passengers as usual. People appear mostly unconcerned, except for the higher than usual ratio of masks.

@EdwardTorvalds The number of coronavirus cases has been growing very very slowly here relative to other countries, and articles in the media speculate that it's thanks to Japanese cultural norms such as washing hands frequently, wearing masks in public and avoiding physical contacts (no handshaking, no hugging...).

But I'd want to know if in the past these norms have reduced the incidence common colds relative to other countries. I'll remain skeptic until I see convincing evidence.

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