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Scientist who saved Japan once battles a new wave of coronavirus

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coronavirus spread, the world came to recognize the effectiveness of Japanese scientist Hitoshi Oshitani’s “Three C’s" approach to the pandemic: avoiding closed spaces, crowded places and close contact situations where the virus thrives.It’s a strategy that’s helped Japan avoid thousands of deaths without a lockdown -- but one that’s now being challenged with infections rapidly escalating as cold weather sets in.

Oshitani fears the nation may not be ready.“People’s concern is decreasing," Oshitani, a virologist and infectious disease specialist, said in an interview with Bloomberg News.

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