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Japan reports 175,961 new coronavirus cases

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Japan on Tuesday reported 175,961 new coronavirus cases, up 113,625 from Monday. Tokyo reported 19,800 new cases, up 12,756 from Monday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 19, up four from Monday. The nationwide figure was 431, up 22 from Monday.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 214.

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The Spread is on the increase, possibly partly due to the Colder Winter weather, and possibly due to the influx of Foreigners who are reluctant to wear face masks in confined areas - as of course those don't work... do they ? Anyway, just deal with it. In the UK Strep-A infections amongst Kids makes more news these days than COVID...

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Direct result of the Covid 19. That's all we really have proof of.

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Ecky thump that’s a lot of cases.

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possibly due to the influx of Foreigners who are reluctant to wear face masks in confined areas

These rampant figures are nothing to do with foreigners. Japan had ridiculously high rates before any foreigners were allowed in.

This is all on the Japanese, I'm afraid.

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These gaijins that are not wearing mask are tourist from countries that are not using masks.

It's the natural thing to do for them.

If you want them to wear mask is your duty to inform them of the rules.

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Nigh on 200k cases (reality will be much higher).

Masks still working then.

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Japanese Covid policy is a disaster. Amazing even after the government stopped blaming foreigners (evident from their reopening of the border) there is still quite a bit of that going on, particularly here.

I don't wear masks anywhere anymore, except for my job, because I have to earn an income. Nobody chastizes me anymore. Not in department stores, shops, restaurants, or the like. Only the occasional bus driver still screams at me for not wearing a mask.

It seems like most Japanese people aren't even motivated to put in the effort to try to police it anymore. I also am noticing more and more adults saying they are done with mRNA boosters. Because why would you want to make yourself sick for three days every six months... to avoid being sick from Covid for basically three days, before your body beats it naturally, anyway? It's nonsense.

The Covid-19 narrative of 2020 is dead. Everyday on Twitter I am seeing Fauci or the mRNA manufacturers trending, and not for things that make them look good.

We have already fully transitioned from "people want to move on from Covid" to "people want the groups that benefited from Covid to be punished severly, and in a way that sets an example".

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Giant numbers; much much higher than the rate in China.

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Yet serious cases and deaths remand extremely low and not much different that a couple of weeks/months ago. Show some more data regarding comorbidities and age!

the sky isn’t falling and if the masks, vaccines and Japans “kami no kuni” status worked there would be no cases….

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TokyoOldManToday  04:43 pm JST

The Spread is on the increase, possibly partly due to the Colder Winter weather, and possibly due to the influx of Foreigners who are reluctant to wear face masks in confined areas - as of course those don't work... do they ? Anyway, just deal with it. In the UK Strep-A infections amongst Kids makes more news these days than COVID...

I am sure you are not even Japanese! Most Japanese I have spoken to have had enough of the masks and the rules and just want there to be some direction and end goal from a directionless Govt!

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the sky isn’t falling and if the masks, vaccines and Japans “kami no kuni” status worked there would be no cases….

All vaccines don't work then e Sanji

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I am sure you are not even Japanese! Most Japanese I have spoken to have had enough of the masks and the rules and just want there to be some direction and end goal from a directionless Govt!

How many Japanese people have you spoken to??? And long before Covid ever came along, the Japanese were always wearing masks .!. And what rules are you remotely talking about? We’ve had none .!. Come on .!. Enlighten me.!.

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Japanese Covid policy is a disaster

According to what parameters? fatality rates per case are not specially high, specially considering the very lax measures being on place, vaccination very high, and by the percentage of people with vulnerabilities it is very surprising that the number of cases is not reflected with a much higher number of hospitalizations and deaths.

The Covid-19 narrative of 2020 is dead

Well duh! this is the 2022, with much higher vaccination and effective treatments and a prevalent variant much more transmissible but less likely to complicate. It should be obvious that 2 years make a huge difference.

I also am noticing more and more adults saying they are done with mRNA boosters. Because why would you want to make yourself sick for three days every six months... to avoid being sick from Covid for basically three days, before your body beats it naturally, anyway?

Because covid have much more risks than just being sick for three days, and can frequently complicate to chronic disease or even cause hospitalization and death. Lots of people are also "done" with diet and excercise, do this prove to you a healthy lifestyle is worthless.

We have already fully transitioned from "people want to move on from Covid" to "people want the groups that benefited from Covid to be punished severly, and in a way that sets an example".

Normal rational people are still very much interested in going back to a normal life without the excess of risk from covid, and the irrational extremists that always want to blame anybody else in order not to follow scientific advice have not transitioned from anything they have always the same irrational belief that the scientific and medical communities of the whole world are in some global conspiracy to "get them" the only thing that changes is the excuse they use to believe this.

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And long before Covid ever came along, the Japanese were always wearing masks .

No, Japanese people wore masks when symptomatic, which is not enough to stop the transmission of respiratory infections like covid or influenza, this changed after evidence appeared that masks were very effective even when asymptomatic people used them, the almost eradication of influenza clearly proves how much a difference this makes.

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virusrexToday  08:38 pm JST

Well duh! this is the 2022, with much higher vaccination and effective treatments and a prevalent variant much more transmissible but less likely to complicate. It should be obvious that 2 years make a huge difference.

Ummm hate to break it to you but there are more cases and more deaths now than at any other time during the pandemic in Japan…guess your vaccines and other “effective” treatments have been found to be lacking…

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Sanji says “Yet serious cases and deaths remand extremely low and not much different that a couple of weeks/months ago. “ and then says “Ummm hate to break it to you but there are more cases and more deaths now than at any other time during the pandemic in Japan”.

So you contradict yourself within the same thread. Which is it?

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