Japan on Saturday reported 238,654 new coronavirus cases, down 6,888 from Friday. Tokyo reported 19,630 new cases, down 1,090 from Friday.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 55, up two from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 668, up nine from Friday.
The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was a record high 463.© Japan Today
And now, down here at least, getting double-punched with influenza too! Numbers have been rising since the end of the year, and now, over 2,000 a day for covid, over the past three days, and warnings out as well for influenza.
Hard to tell which is which, and I know a few folks who had to get double nasal swabs!
RIP to the 463 who left us too early
There is a such a thing as Google:
In other words, there are as many deaths from flu in each year, as there are from COVID in about a week.
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A nice drop all round.
The vaccines and masks are clearing working. If there were no masks and vaccines, things would get a lot worse.
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According to the MHLW, which publishes this data weekly, there were roughly 9,768 cases and 61 hospitalizations in the week between 12/26 and 1/1.
Sure. Why not. Clearly they have the same impact as Covid, right?
"Omicron’s mortality rate was essentially zero for people under 60 and 0.18% for those aged 60 to 79, putting it very close to the seasonal flu’s mortality rate of 0.01% for people under 60 and 0.19% for those aged 60 to 79."*
Caught flu over the holidays and symptoms lasted 3 days whereas omicron's symptoms were done in a day when I got that last February. With that said I had received a coronavirus vaccine 5 months before being infected with omicron so make of that what you will.
tldr; Would rather catch omicron than catch flu.
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I'll make of it that you are generally very unhealthy and don't take proper measures to prevent yourself from getting ill.
I for one, have been masked since the start of it all, vaxxed up (Rona and flu) and have not been ill once in more than 3 years. Priscilla too.
There you go. An anti-thesis to your comment.
My goodness, by now surely an extremely large percentage of the japanese population has been infected, surely.
Why even talk about it when IN FACT certain japanese political entities have been openly talking about living with covid.
But the vaccinations don't stop you from getting it/spreading it. Masks certainly don't. I know plenty of unvaccinated people who haven't had it either. And they are not super "healthy" nor all masked up 24/7. I also know loads of people who are vaxxed to the max and who mask up all day and have had "the rona" a few times. Glad Priscilla is doing well.
Give it its due diligence, Japan, but stop obsessing over it.
Japan's favorite pastime, obsessing.
Same people still rambling and ranting telling others not to obsess over covid lol
Mortality rate is same as the flu, it just spreads quicker and prob goes straight through or around the sides or nose the those dirty things people wear all day long. Wake up and remove it!
My God @Bronco, You're obsessed with cover ups. Most countries have stopped reporting numbers of infection. Why would Governments be scared of anything. Sure, the vaccines didn't stop transmission but they prevented a lot of serious illness and therefore death.
And mate, of course there are (sadly) more deaths with the this variant as SO many more are infected. Your constant comparisons to December 2020 are totally and utterly irrelevant.
Vaccinations are about 5 months old with no new ones available I guess that is why they have stopped reporting them.
Natural immunity FTW.
But if those are really the vaccinated ones then they shouldn't worry..
Unless people wearing masks make these people who are against masks more vulnerable to the virus as well
We can reasonably ascertain that the pandemic is still on and people are sick and dying. Beyond that, I am baffled that anyone should be suffering from COVID at this point.
All I can say is that my wife and I have not had COVID. We mask up wherever we go and frequently wash our hands with alcohol. We keep a safe distance from other people, if we can, and we do not eat or drink out. We do not take public transportation. The car is our only vehicle. We shop regularly and have not caught anything for anybody. And we have had all our shots. This is all we have done. We are in good health but ever worried about the pandemic that is still persists in Japan.