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Japan reports 21,426 new coronavirus cases


Japan on Monday reported 21,426 new coronavirus cases, down 23,303 from Sunday. Tokyo reported 1,818 new cases, down 1,609 from Sunday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 30, unchanged from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 531, up nine from Sunday.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 206.

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The Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare has a plethora of data updated daily (https://covid19.mhlw.go.jp/extensions/public/en/index.html).

and the following includes how many tests were conducted daily


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As rough as the latest highest wave was, Japan managed to delay it by almost a year, and then peaked half as high as comparable European countries. The reason for that is open to anyone's interpretation.

It is obviously down to masks and vaccines.

Crazy as that may seem. Hear me out....Japan didn't have lockdowns and planned ahead of time (vaccines etc). China had lockdowns and didn't prepare and suddenly opened, with some estimating 1m deaths. Considering this Japan's performance has been spot on!!!

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Looks like it’s finally my turn to join these numbers (maybe tomorrow’s).

Oh, dear. I hope UR vaxed!!! Get well soon, and if there is anything I can, do just ask.

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@Elvis - If everyone wore those N95 masks, maybe, but 99% wear paper or cotton and touch them hundreds of times a day. They do nothing to stop the spread as wave after wave after wave shows.

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Article by a group mainly from the University of Oxford which was published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The article discloses the results of a large analysis on masking and its effect on Covid virus transmission.


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“The use of face masks or respirators (N95/KN95) is recommended to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2” - source CDC

Note the type of mask the CDC recommends. They know, as does anyone with any common sense, that paper or cotton masks are next door to useless against Omicron variants.

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Shroedingers covid measures… vaccines and masks prevented deaths being far worse than they are, yet at the same time do nothing because we still have many deaths.

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it pathetic that masks are still worn if so many people are vaccinated. It does not make a difference anymore to wear or not because these paper masks will not help. FFP2 masks are better but must be worn properly.

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