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Japan reports 79,354 new coronavirus cases

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Japan on Wednesday reported 79,354 new coronavirus cases, down 2,181 from Tuesday. Tokyo reported 5,934 new cases, down 1,372 from Tuesday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 34, down two from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 613, down 25 from Tuesday.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 368.

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When the report was so late in posting yesterday, I was hoping we were done with the Covid-19 numbers.

-1 ( +13 / -14 )

Maybe this will disappear when it gets downgraded to flu?

1 ( +13 / -12 )

Thanks for keeping us informed.

Maybe the masks will come off when its 40 degrees this summer.

Until then, masks, R1, and updated boosters for me.

-10 ( +10 / -20 )

The numbers are going down! The masks must be working! (sarc)

3 ( +16 / -13 )

Why is it going down? Because people stayed home due to the winter frost, and decided not to be tested?

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

The numbers are going down! The masks and vaccines must be working!

-1 ( +9 / -10 )

Yesterday, I went through Narita customs what a joke them and their QR code and making you stop and for what?????

I thought the 3 vaccines was to do away with all this, but it does not seem to make a dang difference.

Getting back to this story, the number of people in the hospital in Tokyo also does not make a difference either because many hospitals turn away sick COVID patients because they do not either have the beds, staff, and or both.

The death rate seems high lately, and again the stats are not all there what are the age ranges of these people passing.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Numbers down. Sound the alarm! Lol

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Why is it going down? Because people stayed home due to the winter frost, and decided not to be tested?

Nah. When I get confused and overwhelmed with too much information I apply Occam's razor. People didn't feel ill because of the scientifically proven effectiveness of masks and vaccines. That's why it's going down.

0 ( +11 / -11 )

tigerjane,

I went through Narita customs what a joke them and their QR code and making you stop (...) I thought the 3 vaccines was to do away with all this

I'm genuinely curious, mind to elaborate about the process right now and where the hangups are? Does the "fast track" process not work anymore?

The death rate seems high lately

Yes, unfortunately, but that was to be expected, they are trailing the infection numbers by some two weeks. I'm cautiously optimistic that they will continue to taper off.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Everything is fine, but only for the viruses. While everything enjoys virtually sinking numbers and mask or vaccination awareness is dramatically sinking , they can ‘happily’ replicate, spread and maybe develop the one or another more severe variant without bigger obstacles. That’s the problem now or later, still not talking about LongCovid in society and workforce or a generally decreased life expectancy , all that already visible on horizon after those only three years or so.

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

....because of the scientifically proven effectiveness of masks and vaccines. That's why it's going down."

Thanks for clarifying Elvis. It makes perfect sense now...it means numbers were surging a few weeks ago because people weren't vaccinated / wearing scientifically proven masks back then...or something like that. Eureka, time for some gin & tonic now.

0 ( +9 / -9 )

Thanks for clarifying Elvis.

You're welcome Tonic and Gin.

it means numbers were surging a few weeks ago because people weren't vaccinated / wearing scientifically proven masks back then...or something like that.

You haven't applied Occams razor and are not making sense. Again.

Anyway, It's a delight to help people in need.

-2 ( +7 / -9 )

All I’m doing is following Kato / Kishida’s advice - “There is really no need to wear a mask outside”.

First of all, this is Japan. There is no need to do a lot of things that people do, religiously.

Secondly, and emphatically: Oh, so now you are following official advice?

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Feel like I am getting my life and health back without the masks. Did a nice jog tonight and felt great. Bit of creatine made me feel like a stallion who can breathe.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

@mumbairocks Have you been using a burlap sack as a mask? Haven’t had any problems working out while wearing a mask since this ——show started. Quite a few people used the “Can’t breathe and work out while wearing a mask” excuse to slack off from exercising.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Elvis is here, When the numbers were skyrocketing, masks and vaccines were clearly not helping one little bit. Now that they're falling, they're clearly effective? Yeah, right.

-3 ( +7 / -10 )

Haven’t had any problems working out while wearing a mask since this ——show started.

You aren't working out hard enough, then.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

Man wasn't made to wear a mask.

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

i can assure you even if Covid is downgraded it’s still not the damn flu and never will be. In 2015 the flu killed 28,000 globally and by august of last year we surpassed 1 million deaths for the year of 2022. The government can do what they want but the statistics don’t lie. My guess the most convincing argument to downgrade the virus is to open up more hospital beds.

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

Mumbai….sure man was made to wear masks (not going into a psychological diatribe here). Our ears are generally arranged so as to drape the flaps of the mask thereover, and thereby hug the mask firmly against the fore part of one’s face.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

Maybe the masks will come off when its 40 degrees this summer.

Until then, masks, R1, and updated boosters for me.

Why not just remove your mask now and be done with it?

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Plenty of studies to show the ineffectiveness of mask masking. Today's report showing cases and covid-related deaths in mass-masked Japan alone is one such 'ongoing mass study'. Indeed, the findings have been staring us directly in the face daily now for the past year. Problem is many refuse to see it - largely because they can't remove the useless masks they sheepishly hide behind as that would be to admit they were wrong. And who wants to do that?

2 ( +9 / -7 )

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