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Japan reports 144,077 new coronavirus cases

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Japan on Friday reported 144,077 new coronavirus cases, down 41,395 from Thursday. Tokyo reported 11,241 new cases, down 2,186 from Thursday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 46, down three from Thursday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 695, down two from Thursday.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 480.

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Things are going down

Seems like the "records" are going down too. Yesterday, the record was higher than today's record.

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It is a given that Japan doesn't know the actual numbers anymore,

The situation is so out of control in this country now; not that it ever was in control.

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Why are you trying to draw a conclusion based on one day's-worth of data?

According to World of Meters, if we compare the last 7 days with the prior 7 day period, the number of cases has increased by 46% and the number of deaths has increased by 51% in Japan.

Burning Bush

Things are going down

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And for cases; anybody who tests privately and shows positive will NOT be in the figures.

Yep I know LOADS of people who have been sick with Covid like symptoms and most of them never even got tested (myself included). The public have come to terms with living with this virus. So should the government.

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I know loads of people who imagined they got covid=)

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More than once

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They told me it's nothing, just like colds hahaha

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Stay safe, vaccinate and mask up, don’t take unnecessary risks, especially not now.

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But there were some who were believable even though untested

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480 deaths.time for double masking?or any new "science"?

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never was in control, never could be in control (with todays medical science)… at best we can take short term measures like quarantining to slow infection spread or vaccination to minutely affect infection severity. humanity has yet to eradicate any quickly mutating highly contagious virus. coronavirii predate humanity, sars-cov2 is but a strain… tomorrow it could be influenza that mutates in a particularly unpleasant way a la spanish flu, and there’s little we can do about it.

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Functioning immune system FTW.

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It’s gonna take years before Covid disappear. Wearing masks just result in keeping the fear for many. Mask off and a downgrade by the government and media will result in most forgetting that Covid is around, like it has been for the flu. Went three weeks overseas and it was so nice to see a maskless society when nobody is afraid to talk to strangers.

Japan has been dealing well with Covid, but since last year, should have moved on

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Stay safe, vaccinate and mask up, don’t take unnecessary risks, especially not now.

A bit of a contradiction; at this stage, getting the vaccine is an unnecessary risk.

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No new measures still? That's probably because healthcare system can take care of the numbers still.

And of course there are options that can be exercised by individuals to protect themselves.

To some it's getting vaccinated, to some it's by not getting vaccinated.

Small advice, don't get carried away by your imagination thinking you already got infected and therefore protected to some degree.

You might get careless..

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Wearing masks just result in keeping the fear for many.

Stating the obvious.

But why are you afraid? It's not you wearing the mask and the people you see wearing them are suppose to be doing it for your protection

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@ian

I was not talking for me, I am not a mask wearer. It is just a feeling, and I have words from many Japanese experiencing the difference between here and overseas

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, I am not a mask wearer. 

Didn't I say that?

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A bit of a contradiction; at this stage, getting the vaccine is an unnecessary risk.

The opposite, not vaccinating is the much higher and unnecessary risk, for everybody for whom the vaccines are indicated, obviously nameless people on the internet that have openly misrepresented actual scientific studies are much less reliable than the medical consensus of the world.

"Suddenly" people are having heart-attacks, "suddenly" people are having strokes and "suddenly" people have explosions of cancer... VAIDS (Vaccine Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).

Since that is apparently happening only in the imagination of the antivaxxers (with no actual medical authority supporting these imaginary claims) that have absolutely no importance. Making up things contradicted by the actual epidemiology data from vaccinated people is a terribly obvious attempt to mislead people.

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Why so high? I thought Japan had beaten this?

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According to today's Tokyo Shimbun

I stopped reading at that

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The nationwide figure was 695, down two from Thursday.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 480.

Does this mean from 695 people with severe symptoms 480 died and then 478 new people with severe symptoms came in in one day. So the numbers are just "two down" ?

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