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Japan reports 133,361 new coronavirus cases

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Japan on Wednesday reported 133,361 new coronavirus cases, up 11,901 from Tuesday. Tokyo reported 12,850 new cases, up 92 from Tuesday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 17, unchanged from Tuesday. The nationwide figure was 266, up three from Tuesday.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 160.

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As long as the number of people with severe symptoms is low, I don't think we should be overly concerned with cases.

When the number of deaths was low you were quite adamant that that was the important bit. I guess that now the number of deaths is quite high you need to shift the focus back away from that to something low.

Even your misinformation shows no consistency. Tsch.

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Waste of time reporting these glorified numbers! The 17 in hospital in Tokyo and 160 Japan wide is all that really counts and low enough to be statistically insignificant or at least on par with the flu….

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Opening the borders was probably not a good idea. Tourism belongs to third world countries. ENCOURAGE DOMESTIC TOURISM.

The tourism industry will not save Japan's economy, stop this nonsense and bring the industry back to Japan.

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So much for "reduced risk". Called it months ago. Japan has spent billions of dollars on new vaccine doses and rollout campaigns, guilt tripped a society into perma-masking, and has nothing to show for it. More people dying now than ever before, over one hundred a day. That's the new normal. It's a neverending nightmare for Japan - morally, financially, and safety-wise.

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I wish you’d stop reporting this now, things are coping, returning to normal, and we HAVE to live with this. We don’t do this for influenza, because we live with it, and millions have died from influenza too. I think the world and the news cycle, health care systems have accepted this and move on. Apart from China and what seems to be Japan, also!

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Extremely high numbers again .!. Exactly as I predicted.!. New cases are followed by massive hospitalizations and more unnecessary deaths.!. Some will whine that’s because the “vaccines and masks” aren’t working” when the scientific facts are that but for the safe and effective vaccines, many more people would be dying .!.

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This only seems to increase anxiety and has increased other worries too. Yes, it’s important, yes get vaccinated, wear a mask if you really feel the need to, but we’ve had time, and investment in health care to cope. Let cope, move on, and get on with life. If there’s a big problem, then let us know. Otherwise 3 years of this is now too much. If not, when do we stop wearing masks? I’m convinced some kids will have skin conditions, anxiety, problems with smiling,some will even grow up to be hypochondriacs. Not to mention the increase in OCD. That won t get in the news.

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SanjinosebleedToday  05:23 pm JST

Waste of time reporting these glorified numbers! The 17 in hospital in Tokyo and 160 Japan wide is all that really counts and low enough to be statistically insignificant or at least on par with the flu….

Covid cannot be compared with the common flu.

Many people will have COVID Long and will have problems for rest of their lives so it's something serious, it can't be trivialized.

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As long as the number of people with severe symptoms is low, I don't think we should be overly concerned with cases.

That is the benefit obtained from doing all the different measures (including vaccination)

It's mostly thanks to the circulation of a much milder virus, and the fact that most people have already been infection and therefore have considerable immunity.

Regarding the injections, you might recall that Japan was very late in introducing mass vaccinations. At that time, Japan was doing very well compared to other countries. And now that it...

(including vaccination) that you have opposed from the beginning, the chance to (responsibly) reduce the measures after the risk decreases enough.

Yeah, that you have been saying are perfectly safe and effective since even before the clinical trials had started. I continue to be opposed to these injections, and the peer reviewed published data support my views...

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UdondashiToday  06:12 pm JST

SanjinosebleedToday  05:23 pm JST

Many people will have COVID Long and will have problems for rest of their lives so it's something serious, it can't be trivialized.

Neither can children at school being forced to wear masks, not talk and be separated by plastic barriers be trivialised or the long term psychological damage these non effective measures will and are causing to a whole generation of our youth!

wake up!

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Terrible! I wonder what the numbers will be when I take my trip to the US in December.

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It's mostly thanks to the circulation of a much milder virus

Not according to the differences observed between vaccinated and unvaccinated people, that is very clear evidence that the benefit is in great part thanks to the immunization.

Regarding the injections, you might recall that Japan was very late in introducing mass vaccinations. At that time, Japan was doing very well compared to other countries. And now that it..

Now it is much better than those countries that lagged behind, used sometimes even as an example of how to reduce the risk from infection by vaccination and other measures that the population adopted even without mandates.

Yeah, that you have been saying are perfectly safe and effective since even before the clinical trials had started

No, that is just a false strawman that you keep repeating instead of the actual thing everybody has said, that vaccines were safe and effective enough to be the best option between vaccinating or not. Once you have to use false declarations that nobody ever said you are showing you have nothing against what what actually said.

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FFS,

The mods don’t seem to want us to exchange primary peer reviewed literature.

these articles demonstrate declines in over all mortality due to vaccination

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9275740/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9319484/

Of course, I’m willing to read your rebuttal articles on the subject.

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Iraira

Im not talking about vaccines reducing death in Covid cases, primarily in the earlier variants, the protection afforded now is far less with newer variants. The average age of death from Covid is 82 in U.K., so it shows the one size fits all method is wrong.

Excess non Covid deaths are rising worldwide amongst all ages and as I mentioned before this rise began with the vaccinations.

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FFS

Source(s) for your assertion, please.
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FFS…..

here’s a Reuters article “Fact Check-European mortality data do not support link between higher COVID-19 vaccination rates and excess deaths”

https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-gbnews-excessdeaths-idUSL1N3180Q7

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Waste of time reporting these glorified numbers! The 17 in hospital in Tokyo and 160 Japan wide is all that really counts and low enough to be statistically insignificant or at least on par with the flu….

you’re basically ignoring the fact that it’s nearly impossible to get into the hospital with a fever and this is a real issue in Japan, Japan has never scaled up for this virus and now they are being hit harder than they ever have. Current measures are not in the interest of public safety instead they are for financial security. I don’t know the governments logic on this but don’t tell me to take off my mask and don’t tell me not to be paranoid about Covid you can do what you want, I don’t care what you do but I’ll continue to exercise caution.

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and the peer reviewed published data support my views...

Post your sources

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Brian William MeissnerToday  07:51 pm JST

you’re basically ignoring the fact that it’s nearly impossible to get into the hospital with a fever and this is a real issue in Japan, Japan has never scaled up for this virus and now they are being hit harder than they ever have. Current measures are not in the interest of public safety instead they are for financial security. I don’t know the governments logic on this but don’t tell me to take off my mask and don’t tell me not to be paranoid about Covid you can do what you want, I don’t care what you do but I’ll continue to exercise caution.

All good Brian do whatever makes you feel safe though it has been clearly shown by Japans excessive numbers that Mass vaccinations and mask wearing do nothing to stop the spread! If it makes you feel safer though I am all for it just don’t shove it down the throats of those who disagree is all I am saying!

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Well I expect to catch it a 3rd time shortly, especially riding that sardine can called a train. Just waiting for it come again and again forever.

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Sanji,

The 17 in hospital in Tokyo and 160 Japan wide is all that really counts and low enough to be statistically insignificant or at least on par with the flu

For context: The biggest recent flu epidemic in Japan was the 2018/19 season with some 100 hospitalized patients and 15 deaths per day. It was declared a major outbreak, was prominently featured on the news, and the health service urged people to wear masks.

"Treat it like the flu" also includes countermeasures.

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You guys saying hospitalizations are down have no clue how difficult it is to get into the hospital in Japan. There are many people that had difficulty getting into a hospital with Covid or a fever here and subsequently died.

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Lots of people are getting covid. People will die having covid but to say they've died of covid is often a stretch.

In Kyoto 48.6% of beds for covid patients are taken. Of beds for serious cases 7.8% are taken.

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We were told over the summer that an Omicron specific booster is on the way and that it is more effective at guaranteeing immunity. Said Omicron booster is available. As far as I can see, we are still dealing with the Omicron-Covid variant, except that there are a few new subvariants that have been circulating.

Evidently, we are at the bottom of this currently rising Omicron-Covid wave, and deaths are massive. This is looking like it will produce significantly more deaths and hospitalizations than the winter and summer waves earlier this year.

So what great benefit did these new boosters have? Evidently, none. The government wasted even more money and Pfizer is richer than it was before. Now, the "Stop-Covid-at-all-costs" crowd turned "Vaccinate-everyone-at-all-costs" crowd turned "Covid-'Risk-reduced'" crowd have no new tricks to pull out of the hat. It's over, everything they proposed from 2020 onwards was a failure. Society is significantly more worse off than it was before. They have lost all credibility ethically and scientifically. I'd have more respect for these people if they just stayed consistent and took the Chinese-style "Zero Covid" stance. But no, they can't because "Zero Covid" isn't good advertising for the vaccine manufacturers.

It is time for the government to stop purchasing new doses, and refund the taxpayer for the doses that were already bought. I'd throw in extra subsidies for businesses that got wrecked during the SoEs.

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Lots of people are getting covid. People will die having covid but to say they've died of covid is often a stretch.

In Kyoto 48.6% of beds for covid patients are taken. Of beds for serious cases 7.8% are taken.

as a long Covid patient I need to 100% disagree with you. There is still a lot we don’t know about Covid and it caused me to double my medication I took for years before getting Covid. There are reported excess deaths at least in the UK and the cause is unknown but to say it’s not possibly caused by long term health complications caused or exacerbated by Covid is just plain ignorant.

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Hmm, Japan still number one worldwide in weekly infections. 160 deaths in a single day. According to Statista, the number of influenza deaths in Japan 2020 was 956. That number was quite low, assumably because of Covid measures. (It had a peak of 3,575 influenza deaths in 2019.) 956 deaths a year, is on average 2.6 deaths a day. So Covid is roughly 60 times more deadly than influenza.

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