Japan on Sunday reported 6,324 new coronavirus cases, down 1,962 from Saturday. Tokyo reported 667 new cases, down 196 from Saturday.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms nationwide was 59, down six from Saturday, health officials said.
The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 22.© Japan Today
impossible to say anything other than the case counts went up, especially in Tokyo over 20% from prior Sunday, countrywide less than 10% but who knows about the raw testing numbers...probably less but just a guess.
We do know about half country has now been naturally infected, was some 43% in early Feb, so all these recent infections, approx. 90% of total in last year, should provide some level of protection/immunity/etc.
What we also know is per latest/this year published Lancet Excess death and disease studies for those infected, the chance of death for 3 years increases for all categories of infection approx. 5x. So still a low number if your young but NOT low if elderly!
For this reason, likely high double digit increase in death in Japan this year vs. 2022 with SMALLER population.
But hey, it's only "Flu-like", so party like it's 1999!!!!
Especially as it has been concluded that natural infection provides as much as or more protection from Covid as the vaccines.
Japan though is doing something wrong. It is one of the leaders in the world for Covid infections, while many of its neighbors such as China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and others have a negligible number of new infections.
Over the last week, Japan had roughly 357 new cases per 1M population ...
... South Korea had 1,357, four times as many as Japan. Taiwan had 715, twice as many as Japan.
If that’s true, how to explain the many many deaths from Covid of people ‘naturally infected’ before the vaccines came out?
worldometers is as bunk as the Cochrane report …. Literally junk science and fabrication of data.!.
At a much higher risk, which is why the vaccines are still recommended for everybody that is still unprotected, and even for those that have been previously infected since it has also been demonstrated it reduce the risk for them.
As the original comment you quoted clearly says, it is not just yet an infection that comes with background level risk. Also as commented before the rates of infections is much lower than the countries that you used as examples to follow.
They are not scientists, they are not fabricating data, they are a numbers aggregator. They take numbers from official sources and republish them (even if they sometimes misinterpret the meaning of a number, as evidenced by the 11 million "active cases" they show for Japan).
It's common knowledge that those who have been infected acquire immunity that protects against new infections, better than that given by vaccines. This is a basic fact in the field of medicine that is not disputed by medical professionals.
Ahhh. Still debate out cases are we? The reality is most people no longer get tested because it’s either no longer required or even helpful, Just an annoyance.
Er, nobody reports it anymore so there are no numbers to really run on, prob only very much elderly will get tested now. Your nuts if get tested no pay for what 2 weeks? yeah right. Anyways it barely affect us , it’s finished over done, take your mask off and be free.
It's all SAD but true, people need to understand infection creates SERIOUS long-term morbidly and disease risk, this is no joke. Coming from guy who recently told by his Doc. that my health's easily top 1% for my age group.
Health is WEALTH, your #1 investment!