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Japanese actress Haruka Ayase hospitalized for COVID-19

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Popular Japanese actress Haruka Ayase, 36, is recuperating in a hospital in Tokyo after testing positive for COVID-19. Her talent agency Horipro Inc revealed her coronavirus diagnosis on its official website on Tuesday.

According to Horipro, Ayase experienced a mild fever on the night of Aug 20 and took an antigen test the following day, that came back negative. The same day, she also took a PCR test which came back negative.

Although her symptoms shortly subsided, the actress continued to have a fever and tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug 26 after taking another PCR test. She was then hospitalized after exhibiting symptoms of pneumonia.

Ayase was not vaccinated and was scheduled to receive her first vaccine dose on Sept 1, the agency said in a statement

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Wish her well.

10 ( +15 / -5 )

So?

2 ( +24 / -22 )

No wonder she was promptly hospitalized. Some lives are more important than others right.

26 ( +33 / -7 )

She'll be fine. She's young and is most likely otherwise healthy.

And even better, she'll come out with naturally acquired immunity.

-22 ( +18 / -40 )

Mmmm So she was infectious in the community for 6 days. Didn’t self isolate. And got a hospital spot with mild symptoms.

Thanks she just infected hundreds of others and received preferential treatment.

There’s a person near death who can’t get a hospital bed.

I still can’t get in for a vaccine.

8 ( +23 / -15 )

She’s lucky. She’s now acquired natural immunity against the virus, which is several times more effective than vaccine-induced immunity.

-7 ( +15 / -22 )

Hospitalized???!!!! While others are left to die at home?

16 ( +26 / -10 )

And even better, she'll come out with naturally acquired immunity

I wonder if she'll get vaccinated now

10 ( +11 / -1 )

WobotToday  06:15 pm JST

And even better, she'll come out with naturally acquired immunity

I wonder if she'll get vaccinated now

She'll probably get bullied into it.

-10 ( +14 / -24 )

Well you’re not the only one who has covid

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Haruka got the morning TV *news. - NOW,* Japan’s “premier” Eikaiwa sensei/comedian/news commentator/Harvard graduate AND his family of 4 have ALL tested positive for the “mu” variant. (Please confirm on your own until the story becomes its own headline.)

“Best Wishes” for a speedy recovery for ALL. - Stay Safe Everyone. Mu is here!
-7 ( +1 / -8 )

Popular Japanese actress Haruka Ayase, 36

Who?

1 ( +13 / -12 )

So she was infectious in the community for 6 days. Didn’t self isolate. And got a hospital spot with mild symptoms.

Where does it say she didn't isolate? Or that her symptoms were/are mild?

According to the Mainichi she was 'initially recuperating at home' and was hospitalised 'when pneumonia symptoms emerged'.

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210901/p2a/00m/0et/007000c

She’s lucky.

She's in hospital with pneumonia. I'd hardly call that lucky. Though it's better than being at home with pneumonia.

I hope she - and all the others both in hospital and 'recuperating at home' - make a full recovery.

Popular Japanese actress Haruka Ayase, 36

Who?

Who cares? A young lady came down with a potentially fatal/debilitating disease and is in hospital. Let's hope she gets better.

4 ( +17 / -13 )

She’ll be fine. No co-morbities. Unlikely she’ll join the 0.2% who die from covid.

I suspect many of us have had covid and dont even know it. If youve been jammed onto crowded trains morning and night for two years youve been exposed to covid many many times.

2 ( +16 / -14 )

Just completed watching Caution Hazardous Wife: The Movie. Well, It was surprisingly good.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

She’ll be fine. No co-morbities. Unlikely she’ll join the 0.2% who die from covid.

That is a false dichotomy, not everybody that survives the infection are "fine". There is a significant risk of problems, immediate and at a longer term that have been associated with COVID, a lot of people in the comments have continously said that everybody has "likely" contracted the disease, and have predicted the country is on the verge of herd immunity, since summer last year. The numbers have not been kind with those considerations and predictions based on no evidence.

0 ( +16 / -16 )

She’ll be fine. No co-morbities. 

You have access to her medical records?

1 ( +13 / -12 )

I agree @helix

It’s totally possible anyone in Tokyo that’s been round and about with there lives including Goto campaigns and the daily train rush hour. No way they have not been exposed to covid.

2 ( +9 / -7 )

She’s a very talented actress, and I hope she pulls through. I think she’s still fighting, not ‘recuperating’ just yet.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Again, if every single institution of science and medicine in the whole world say one thing

If only...

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

I just read that her lungs are white with pneumonia symptoms and it is very dangerous.

Good luck haruka.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

My guess is too much acting at too little distance.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

She’ll be fine. No co-morbities. 

You have access to her medical records?

What a sensible question. It’s unbelievable that has been thumbed down.

The types who run with narratives clearly have no time for vital details.

Imagine this lot working in the medical profession instead of reading alternative media in basements?

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

She’ll be fine. No co-morbities.

She's in the hospital. By definition she's already not fine.

You people seem to think 'not dying = fine', as if long covid weren't a thing.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

@Stranger in a Strange Land

Been 'grokking' again, eh? I know the feeling...

[It's an 'appropriate' and nonnegative reference from literature, Mod, trust me]

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Hospitalized for showing symptoms of pneumonia. Cough, fever, lethargy? She tested negative twice. Positive once. Who knows? Maybe just a cold.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

She tested negative twice. Positive once. Who knows? Maybe just a cold.

If it IS COVID, this report is not a good piece of news for the reliability of testing given that she already had symptoms when tested...

I just read that her lungs are white with pneumonia symptoms and it is very dangerous.

And maybe we forget that all of the other viral and bacterial parasites of our genepool are STILL out there waiting for us to find them...ICUs and mechanical ventilators were not invented for COVID...

And for Ayase-san and all others who are struggling in deep peril to stay with us, we can only hope for the best for them all and that we find better ways to defeat this and all of the other true enemies of Mankind and find a way not to fight about it among ourselves as we try...

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Some patients are equal but some patients are more equal than others…

2 ( +4 / -2 )

But they dont.

Seeing you you are completely unable to provide even one single reference to support this baseless claim it is clear they do. Once again the experts provide evidence and you just your personal opinion based on nothing.

If only...

So, how do you explain that you can't find any even when specifically asked for it? the answer is simple, there is a consensus, even if you don't want to accept it.

If it IS COVID, this report is not a good piece of news for the reliability of testing given that she already had symptoms when tested...

Antigen tests are known for their lower sensitivity compared with the PCR test, so it is not an unexpected situation, positivity also increases according to viral loads, reliability of any test depends on its correct use, which in this case means a repetition once the symptoms persisted, this is only difficult to grasp in Japan where testing is artificially being made difficult to do, but countries with a much more responsible approach do not depend on single tests.

Betting on having a false positive makes no sense when the diagnostic test is reliable and in concordance with the symptoms observed and the medical history of the patient. She is in a much higher risk of COVID than any other respiratory infection precisely because of the social distancing measures, just check the rates of influenza to see the difference.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

COVID-19 has introduced me to so many famous actors I've never heard of.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Antigen tests are known for their lower sensitivity compared with the PCR test, so it is not an unexpected situation, positivity also increases according to viral loads

Next time, read the article...I'll help ya:

"According to Horipro, Ayase experienced a mild fever on the night of Aug 20 and took an antigen test the following day, that came back negative. The same day, she also took a PCR test which came back negative."

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Next time, read the article...I'll help ya:

And next time try reading the full comment, I will help you.

positivity also increases according to viral loads, reliability of any test depends on its correct use, which in this case means a repetition once the symptoms persisted,

The reason for false negative results are different for the two cases, each explanation belongs to each case, not to both.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

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