Japan on Saturday reported 7,066 new coronavirus cases, up 11 from Friday. Tokyo reported 627 new cases, down four from Friday.
The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms nationwide was 86, down 10 from Friday, health officials said.
The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 38.© Japan Today
Hopefully these low numbers will encourage more people to stop wearing masks, especially the disposable ones. The environmental damage they cause is appalling and very distressing
I wonder when the government is going to tell shops/restaurants to get rid of those horrible plastic partitions, temperature checks and hand sanitisers? De-masking is one thing, but those things also need to go ASAP. Waste of time/money. No evidence at all that they ever stopped anything.
Not really worth reporting on anymore.
Those numbers, relative to the populations of Japan in general and Tokyo in particular, are a drop in the bucket. A very large bucket.
And it's certainly not worth the continual mask-wearing, plastic dividers, and all the rest.
Enough of the COVID-ism, Japan.
Let's ditch the masks and all the rest of the elements of Dystopia already.
Come May 8, COVID will be rightly and appropriately sent to the virology version of the minors. (It already should have been, in my humble view, but whatever.)
When that happens, Japan Today and other media outlets will hopefully change their editorial stances to ones more commensurate with COVID's newsworthiness.
That is, hopefully all of you in the media will simply stop reporting about it.
Japan is so well-masked, and vaccinated, it is interesting to see thousands of infections here.
In contrast to China, which has the lowest infection rate in the world.
Are those in Japan without masks following the WHO's advice still?
WHO officials do not recommend mask wearing for healthy members of the general population.
Yeah, and China also never had the mRNA vaccines. Something to think about.
Every country has thousands of infections.
Yes. Of course. How well stocked are you on bridges, by the way? I have one to sell to you.
Sigh. That old chestnut. Why don't you quote what the WHO is recommending now, instead of digging up a misleading headline from three years ago?
still 38 deaths,far from over.
Elvis is here
The environmental impact of masks is negligible compared to such modern luxuries enjoyed by most, such as eating meat and traveling on vacation by plane, train and automobile.
Especially if we consider that masks are life savers quite literally.
A pandemic masker, who stayed home as gov requested has it more than those who didn't.
The masks were more or less useless against Omicron. The damage caused by the masks is far rom negligible as the evidence clearly shows. Comparisons with other pollution causes is irrelevant and demonstrates your lack of understand nd inability to refute the evidence,
people are dropping mask wearing.