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Princess Yoko, hospitalized with COVID, develops pneumonia

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Even there is believe about Japanese emperor family, at the end they just ordinary people with average immune system.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japan-emperor-sleep-sun-goddess-sex-daijosai-secret-ritual-cost-a9203231.html

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Princess Yoko hospitalized in 1st COVID case

Very confusing headline.

The article itself says, *complained of a sore throat...She was admitted to a hospital inside the Imperial Palace*

What kind of hospital is that, inside the imperial palace?

Same like in my company? A bed and a blood pressure testing machine?

Doesn't sound serious to me.

But the headline of the article sounds really serious. Typical media BS.

But anyway, get well soon Princess Yoko.

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What kind of hospital is that, inside the imperial palace?

Google Search is your friend here.

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@zoroto

Do you have a link where I can see some pictures from the inside of the hospital?

I am curious about that hospital.

I am already in train on my way to work and in that hurry I can not find anything with pictures in google.

That would be helpful.

Thanks.

-9 ( +10 / -19 )

I've never seen pictures, but there is a lengthy description of the departments and facilities included.

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I've never seen pictures, but there is a lengthy description of the departments and facilities included.

Yeah, but I want to see pictures.

If I read the description of our so called hospital at my company you think it is a 5 star hospital, but the reality looks completely different.

But anyway, thanks.

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Guaranteed she's not the 1st case. More like the 1st detected case. So many undetected cases in Japan.

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And the tax payers must pay for her full recovery. Great.

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Sorry, “BFF” @Monty. - The ‘outside world’ can’t see conditions inside Japan’s jails, prisons & foreigner detention centers (other than staged ‘models’), it’s highly unlikely we would be shown an austere ‘hospital’ room inside the Imperial Palace. - Japan’s unwritten doctrine of “Best Face Forward”.

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Even there is believe about Japanese emperor family, at the end they just ordinary people with average immune system.

I'd speculate that they have a below average immune system. Not much fresh air, sunshine and exercise and probably a diet consisting of high fat, sugar and sodium (lots of expensive wagyu, sweets, fatty tuna, and salty dishes). Just speculation.

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It'd be interesting to hear what specific treatment she is receiving in hospital.

Thousands of normal people who have tested positive, and only have symptoms such as a sore throat, are being told to recover at home without any treatment at all.

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It'd be interesting to hear what specific treatment she is receiving in hospital.

Packet of throat lozenges and a box of Kleenex, perhaps?

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Thanks for your input @zichi 9:58am but you overlooked the point: **“**(other than staged ‘models’) and “Best Face Forward”. - Well, aware of those Public Relations images & press releases provided by various Japanese government agencies:

*-@zichi 9:58am: “There have been many articles on Japanese prisons and also death row including photos. Photos of cells, the food they eat, the workplace, dealing with old prisoners. The execution chambers. it is all out there including detention centers.” -*

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Hoping her symptoms are mild and she gets some robust natural immunity

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ichael MachidaToday  08:34 am JST

And the tax payers must pay for her full recovery. Great.

ummm social health care system?

wouldn’t that go to say that everyone pays for everyone’s recovery?

asking for a friend.

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She is also a human being too, and she can be infected like everyone else, I hope she recovers soon and get well.. Take care Lady Yoko..

And the tax payers must pay for her full recovery. Great.

Instead of whining, wish her a speedy recovery, grow up !!..

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If she and her sister are princesses does that mean neither are married at that ‘advanced’ age?

Get well soon.

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If her symptoms are similar to mine then the princess will be fine within a week.

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

If she and her sister are princesses does that mean neither are married at that ‘advanced’ age?

I guess remaining in the family and doing charitable work may have been more important than being a housewife of a "company employee."

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If her symptoms are similar to mine then the princess will be fine within a week.

Pneumonia is a serious problem that frequently requires much more than a week to completely recover.

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Packet of throat lozenges and a box of Kleenex, perhaps?

If her symptoms are similar to mine then the princess will be fine within a week.

Foul.

Downplaying and ridiculing the dangers of Covid that has developed into pneumonia - for anyone, royal or not - and claiming lozenges and tissues are all thats needed - is pretty low.

But expected, to be honest.

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Pneumonia!!! Thankfully she is vaccinated. I hope she has a speedy recovery!!!

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Foul.

> Downplaying and ridiculing the dangers of Covid that has developed into pneumonia - for anyone, royal or not - and claiming lozenges and tissues are all thats needed - is pretty low.

> But expected, to be honest.

What's amazing is how hysterically the "Nippon Ganbare" crowd could react to said comment

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

So even the Imperial Palace can not keep the virus out.... of course. Shows you how futile these attempts in CCP China and NZ are.

If she developed pneumonia, it sounds like like Delta, which is still around to get those that have not gotten protection by means of Omicron. Best wishes for recovery to her!

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

Princess Yoko, my bad.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

If she developed pneumonia, it sounds like like Delta, which is still around to get those that have not gotten protection by means of Omicron. 

Omicron also produces pneumonia and can also kill as observed in other countries, and data indicates a vaccine booster increase the protection against delta (and other variants) much more strongly than getting Omicron, as expected from the many differences in their antigens.

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Only citizens and residents have a right to enter Japan. Others will have to wait - and deal with it.

Anybody and everybody has a right to criticize and rail against Japan for endless nonsense, hypocrisy, and selective enforcement, until they stop it and we see fit. Until that time comes, I see no reason to stop dunking on Japan's elite protected class/it's defenders. Those that don't like it will have to wait, and deal with it.

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The pneumonia addition I think is more recent than most of the comments below. The more cavalier members of this fine community probably posted well before Yoko's situation drastically worsen.

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The article says she has developed pneumonia. I’d wager that isn’t so great.

Depends on the level of inflammation

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Downplaying and ridiculing the dangers of Covid that has developed into pneumonia

The article has been edited. Most comments are to the original version that only mentioned testing positive

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How did she get pneumonia? Doctors should already know that COVID can lead to it and should have prescribed a drug for prevention like Levofloxacin.

Sometimes I am really scared of getting hospitalized in Japan, because some doctors are just too scared to do anything. For them, it's better for you to get worse on your own.

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If her symptoms are similar to mine then the princess will be fine within a week

I don’t think so. I’ve had pneumonia many years ago, and it takes at least a week to recover from that. It really makes you tired and drained out for openers; nothing like the common cold.

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That a bad sign, Covid patient develop Sepsis in the lung, when they have pneumonia Covid Sepsis Pneumonia

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I’m sure she has the best doctors

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I am sure she will recover soon.

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