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Tokyo reports 1,429 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,692

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 1,429 new coronavirus cases, down 234 from Sunday.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 1553.9.

People in their 20s (488 cases), their 30s (310) and their 40s (234) accounted for the highest numbers, while 183 cases were aged under 19.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 78, up six from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 466, up 18 from Sunday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases of 6:30 p.m. was 4,692. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Kanagawa (540), Chiba (509), Saitama (449), Osaka (374), Fukuoka (172), Hokkaido (137), Okinawa (116), Ibaraki (86), Ishikawa (79), Kyoto (76), Hyogo (75), Aichi (70), Shizuoka (58), Tochigi (53) and Fukushima (52).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 12.

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High positivity rate again.

And for what it is worth--the whole quarantine procedure at Haneda Intl. Airport is a super spreader event.

18 ( +24 / -6 )

The highest count for a Monday yet.

13 ( +19 / -6 )

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 78, up six from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 466, up 18 from Sunday.

This is concerning.

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On a Monday.... things are not looking good for the upcoming week!

12 ( +15 / -3 )

702 more than last week

Highest for Mon (usually Mon numbers are very low due to lack of testing on Sun) - so it would be interesting to see this positive of 1429 is out of how many tests

14 ( +16 / -2 )

Koike-Troublemaker must be getting to control this, now! Suga-sama will surely have a talk with her today...

-22 ( +2 / -24 )

Does not matter how many test positive in Tokyo - as per Suga and Koike Olympics is progressing very well and no problems - priorities are upside down!!!!

11 ( +14 / -3 )

Koike-Troublemaker must be getting to control this, now! Suga-sama will surely have a talk with her today...

You keep repeating this nonsense all the time, and I still can't figure out what you mean. Would you care to ellaborate?

14 ( +17 / -3 )

Sure, Suga and Koike having a talk ....

Wonder what they will talk about: great, smooth Olympics.

Japan is ranking number 3 in reference to the medals.

We are doing just fine. Everything under control, no problem.

Maybe they haven't heard of the new 1.429 cases?

More than one week exceeding the 1.000 count.

And what will they do? Nada, nix, nothing, niente!

16 ( +19 / -3 )

In reality there are surely 10x-20x more cases than reported, and even still only 78 "serious" cases. What do all the complainers here suggest the govt do? No need for lockdowns or other measures. There won't be too many deaths as the majority of the elderly and vulnerable are vaccinated.

-5 ( +11 / -16 )

Wonder what they will talk about: great, smooth Olympics..

Not smooth, even if you remove COVID from the equation.

https://sg.yahoo.com/sports/news/japan-lied-about-the-weather-and-now-olympians-are-paying-the-price-010612634.html

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What do all the complainers here suggest the govt do?

Speed up vaccine rollout. Singapore is approaching 54% fully vaccinated, increasing 1% per day.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/54-in-spore-have-received-2-doses-of-covid-19-mrna-vaccine-vaccination-rate-up-1

There won't be too many deaths as the majority of the elderly and vulnerable are vaccinated.

You saw the 38 year old woman (Japanese ethnicity by the way) who died in Australia yesterday, without any known underlying health issue? Also, most of the ICU patients in Australia are under 60.

When you have many cases, you have many more chances of serious cases in the otherwise low-risk population. Even if you just go by the hard economic numbers, ignoring the human tragedy aspects, losing a young person has a huge implication (no taxes paid for the next N decades, no children born, etc.)

5 ( +12 / -7 )

I fear that Delta has firmly implanted itself in the general population and the steep end of the curve, by which I mean the vertical end is coming down the tracks.

One and only piece of good news: I read that although only 1 shot of RNA vaccines is only about 35% effective against infection, it is about 90-95% effective against severe illness. So if you haven't gotten your first shot and it is logistically possible, by all means please do so.

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and even still only 78 "serious" cases.

You realize a "serious" case in Tokyo means the person is either incubated or an ECMO machine.

You can be in the ICU on oxygen and still not be considered a serious case.

14 ( +22 / -8 )

@Jim - 1,429 positives out of 3,061 tests. So, 46.6% positivity rate.

Source: https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/hodo/saishin/corona2283.files/2283.pdf

15 ( +17 / -2 )

There won't be too many deaths as the majority of the elderly and vulnerable are vaccinated.

@Steve The 15,000 elderly and vulnerable that already died, would surely like to tell you another story, if they could. But they can’t anymore and also don’t count again now. Seems you’ve had luck, although wrong.

5 ( +12 / -7 )

@TokyoHam

Thanks for the number of test data - very high positivity rate - but again everything is OK as Olympics is going smoothly. Taking care of residents interest comes secondary - after the most important Olympics

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Meanwhile, … in the IOCLDPJOC-promised, ‘fully-isolated’ Olympics’ venues & village “bubbles”:

*- “Tokyo Olympics see 16 more COVID-19 cases, bringing total to 148“ - Today, Jul 26, 2021 10:45am *

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1,429 positives out of 3,061 tests. So, 46.6% positivity rate.

This is not good...testing must be reduced...smooth, anshin & anzen tatemae is most important.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

The 15,000 elderly and vulnerable that already died, would surely like to tell you another story, if they could. But they can’t anymore and also don’t count again now. Seems you’ve had luck, although wrong.

Those 15,000 would've just as easily died from the flu or anything else. As far as I recall, Japan recorded the lowest number of deaths in 2020 for the last 11 years. If it were up to you, we would all be locked in our homes. Crazy

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You saw the 38 year old woman (Japanese ethnicity by the way) who died in Australia yesterday, without any known underlying health issue?

The fact that one-off cases like this are reported in the media goes to show how rare of an occurence it is.

-5 ( +11 / -16 )

Number of virus test at Tokyo is smaller than virus test to Olympic-related people.

Japan's mainstream media have reported almost nothing except Olympics, caution to Covid-19 among general public is loosened day by day.

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Steve

Great comments and a realistic approach

As we see cleverer cases and especially deaths are very low considering actual case numbers. This shows two things strongly, the vaccines are working and the Delta variant is not as deadly as made out by some people.

Continue living life and enjoying it whilst taking precautions, the risks are minute to healthy non seniors.

-12 ( +11 / -23 )

The Olympic circus will go on and be proclaimed a victory for mankind. The story is already written. Cases in Tokyo are of insignificance, whatever they are, to the Olympic machine and its minions the media. Just look at the stories even here in JT. Fairy tale victories and gold medals are all that matter and world wide too. Sugo will ride on the coat tails and be elected with even a greater majority as the masses applaud the Japanese gold! What matters a few people serious in hospital, 78 according to here, or the grand circus?

The real stories coming out like the failure of the vaccinations and their longevity, well they can wait till the circus is over.

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Forgive them @marcelito 5:46pm. The ‘conflicting’ situations of health & welfare priorities vs. Olympics “At Any Cost” have left ‘the conflicted’ ..er, …more …uh, …‘conflicted!’ :

- Jul 15 5pm - Tokyo reports 1,308 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,418 - “KOIKE-san is DISAPPOINTING me”

*- Jun 30 6:54p - Koike discharged from hospital after suffering fatigue - “Welcome back, Koike-san! I Salute the efforts. despite many NEGATIVE comments here about you Koike-san, i Support you.” *

- May 24  6:04p - Tokyo reports 340 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,708 - “besides troublesome osaka mayor who did not fully follow the guidances from Koike-san and Suga-san, things in other to places are improvements now.”

*- May 14 5:14p - Tokyo reports 854 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,264 - “as i stated firmly when tokyo was 2000 a day, we had peaked. now we are much lower :) so yes we have peaked as the number state to me*

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If you don't like somebody's comment here then bring a clever and convincing counter comment.

That is NOT how it works.

If someone wants to make an outrageous, radical claim such as "all Covid victims would have died anyway", the 100% onus is on THEM to cite proof and evidence. Not the other way around.

Of course, they cannot, because the entire weight of medical professionals and scientists is against the Covid denialists.

12 ( +18 / -6 )

85% infected are UNDER 50!! It is promising that the ones most at risk are not getting infected in big numbers. Much more manageable than earlier in the year.

-9 ( +5 / -14 )

85% infected are UNDER 50!! It is promising that the ones most at risk are not getting infected in big numbers. Much more manageable than earlier in the year.

Common sense, yet you will be downvoted for it.

-7 ( +8 / -15 )

Suga: Numbers are on the rise again. Better consider considering a meeting to consider another state of emergency.

Koike: But we've been under a state of emergency for two weeks now.

Suga: (stares blankly) Our Olympic athletes are doing well.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

Even with a suppressed testing rate, it still almost doubles last weeks.

Assuming a cap of around 8000 tests per day, the positivity rate can be expected to hit well past 30% next week or two.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

The problem is that the Japanese news just reprints what they are told.

No testing numbers: Ok! No fact checking the official news: Ok!

We have two examples today here with this and the success of the opening ceremony which was far higher for Nagono despite being winter Games.

This is the major problem.

If the editors and journalist did their jobs we would have comparisons, testing numbers, positivity rates all of that is available in the information sheet provided and on Tokyo and the national covid websites.

But no they don't want to rock the boat even when it is clearly the boat is already 90% underwater.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

The official positivity rate is 14.5% (highest ever). Hospitalized patients are at 2717.

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en

3 ( +8 / -5 )

We have posters continually going on and on about the case numbers, how they are manipulated etc. It’s getting tiresome, the same old stuff for those of us who want an intelligent discussion.

The case numbers are becoming more irrelevant by the day as the success of the vaccines ensures very low deaths and severe cases in comparison. The threat of Covid diminishes daily, yet we still get the fear mongering about an upcoming apocalyptic situation, that never and will not occur.

Take precautions everyone and enjoy life and most importantly stay rational and have a positive mindset.

-9 ( +9 / -18 )

Great comments and a realistic approach

= “You agree with me.”

Put your money where your mouth is, ffs, and get the jab.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

You know what's going to happen from here on?

During the remainder of the games, the general public will care less and less about the increasing cases in direct proportion to how well Japan does. Put alternatively: more Japanese medals, less interest in Covid, which is just what the government wants.

Then once the games are over, if cases end up going through the roof, people might - if you can tear them away from TV programs about food - suddenly realise that the games are over and normal life has set back in, only with the added bonus of whatever variant we're onto now running riot through the country.

At which point, of course, they'll just sigh, shrug, say "sho ga nai" and go back to the TV programs about food.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Aug 15. I want to see cases on or around that date. I’ll save my comments until then

4 ( +6 / -2 )

We have posters continually going on and on about the case numbers, 

Funny when you go on and on about severe cases down that is relevant, but lower and lower testing and higher and higher cases is irrelevant.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

In the uniquely Japanese way, infected will be blamed for catching by the delta which is as contagious as the measles.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

I am not worried too much about the current surge of Covid-19 cases. Severe cases are not rising and, most importantly, related deaths are really down despite the surge. This may be due to two factors (1) the current strain of virus may be spreading fast but much less deadly and (2) the most vulnerable, older people, are largely vaccinated.

Tokyo Covid-19 Deaths (Per Day)

Jan 499 (16.1)

Feb 432 (15.4)

Mar 201 (6.5)

Apr 141 (4.7)

May 182 (5.9)

Jun 105 (3.5)

Jul (18 days) 22 (1.2)

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ZorotoToday  05:00 pm JST

The highest count for a Monday yet.

Deaths? You never seem to mention them. Here, let me help again:

25 May = 105 deaths

25 Jun = 31 deaths

25 Jul = 4 deaths

-10 ( +4 / -14 )

In the uniquely Japanese way, infected will be blamed for catching by the delta which is as contagious as the measles.

This is why several people I know that had covid, their employers had them go to private hospitals the company paid cash so no record.

If the companies are found to have covid then they will lose business.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

According to https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en, 1553 new cases, 7413 tests, 14.5% positivity rate. But other sources seem to say other things.

@TokyoHam, thanks for the test data. I am no professional, so absorbing all the Japanese notes about the figures is not my strongest point, but this is a useful sources about the number of tests. This site seems to say that they give a 3-day average of the number of tests, so if that is the case, we can never have an official definitive number of reported cases/ number of tests on the same day. But as always, the most important things are the trends.

It seems there is no one-stop shop with these figures, plus to really get the measure of the situation, we need to know daily the number of cases waiting at home for a hospital bed, the number of hospital cases waiting for an ICU bed, or the average time in an ambulance while they look for a hospital that will accept a sick person.

.Other things are just a guess. For example, I have noticed that the number of under-20 new cases is regularly around the 10% mark. This tells us they must be symptomatic, even if this is described officially as 'mild'. We also get no figures on numbers of long Covid cases in Japan, unlike some countries which are regularly tracking this as an important part of the problem. We also see hardly any reporting of clusters. I would guess this is a case of contact tracing being virtually abandoned, or so tamped down by restrictive testing criteria that most cases in the cluster fail to get reported. Or it may be that the news machine has moved on to other more "newsworthy" topics.

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There won't be too many deaths as the majority of the elderly and vulnerable are vaccinated.

This is not true, the vast majority of the under-65 vulnerable are not vaccinated. And this is millions of people. The government decided not to prioritise them a few weeks back, remember? I know they promised to do so a few months ago, but whatever, Olympics, you know. My partner got a voucher 2 weeks ago, but getting an appointment is a whole other thing, so no chance of being fully vaccinated before the start of the Paralympics.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

All pessimistic and apocalyptic comments are highly rated.

If someone writes a comment with a hint of optimism and common sense, they are bombarded with negative rates.

Yabai!

-9 ( +5 / -14 )

It’s getting tiresome, the same old stuff for those of us who want an intelligent discussion.

How ironic.

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Asthecrowflies

As we see deaths are falling by the month whereas cases have risen, it’s easy to see how things are now. We are in pre vaccine days and no fear mongering will make Covid any deadlier.Most people are now aware of the lack of danger and are getting in with their lives.

8.08pm poster

Yup, more irrelevant by the day as the vaccine ensure less severe cases and much less deaths.Time to live like normal people guys like the majority and get out of the bunker it’s unhealthy..

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

If you extrapolate the Australian population by a factor of 6, you have an equal per capita comparison between the counties.

This equates to 5,508 deaths versus 15,000 in Japan. Worse by a factor of 3. I am hoping as a long term resident that Japan learns from their experiences and improves.

i’d also like to see some attention paid to the 14,000 people that die of second hand smoke annually, which includes 3000 children.

I’ll wait for the next state of emergency to highlight, road accident rates and deaths in low speed impacts.

It would be great to take some of the best of the outsiders that live among you, that care deeply for your country and people and use them as an ingredient for wider improvement.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

You generally find that when you make valid points to those with opposing views or ideas rather than debate or respond in a civil manner they resort to personal attacks. However, I just get one with commenting on the reality here in Japan.

No Michael, it’s not a apocalyptic situation, if you wish to believe that, it’s your choice. The vast majority are getting in with their lives and enjoying it.

-10 ( +6 / -16 )

@Disco Biscuit

i’d also like to see some attention paid to the 14,000 people that die of second hand smoke annually, which includes 3000 children.

The problem with these comparisons, you’re comparing apples to oranges. On the one hand, the 14,000 who die from second hand smoke do so while everyone gets on with life as normal, taking no special precautions. On the other hand, the 15,000 that died from covid died while the entire population were taking dramatic precautions. If we sat back and did nothing about covid, would it be 15,000 deaths? No it would not, it would be far higher. Second hand smoke deaths and car accidents are all horrible. But simple not a good argument to say covid is jo big deal.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

The problem is that the Japanese news just reprints what they are told.

No testing numbers: Ok! No fact checking the official news: Ok!

I am still searching for a word to call them, calling them media is a disservice to real media.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

What is the Government doing about these numbers???

1 ( +3 / -2 )

All pessimistic and apocalyptic comments are highly rated. If someone writes a comment with a hint of optimism and common sense, they are bombarded with negative rates.

Well, you know the saying: 'truth hurts'.

... And that other saying: 'common sense is not so common' (I think it was Voltaire said 'le sens commun n'est pas si commun').

And as for the happy claptrap: Aldous Huxley explained it pretty well in Brave New World: the mantra of this society is “everybody’s happy now”.

https://theconversation.com/brave-new-world-the-pill-popping-social-media-obsessed-dystopia-we-live-in-72511

People are voting with their thumbs.

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What's with JT and their water mist photos? Just makes people stink more.

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anon99999Today  06:11 pm JST

The real stories coming out like the failure of the vaccinations and their longevity, well they can wait till the circus is over.

The US President recently stated that of 10,000 covid related deaths, only 50 of those that died were vaccinated.

9,950 unnecessary deaths, just because they did not believe in vaccines. Gradually more will believe in the vaccines, simply by the virus variants killing the unvaccinated.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

They like safety in numbers and now most of them have seen sense and realized the threat of Covid was exaggerated by the media.

I don't feel like there's much middle ground anywhere. It's either "Covid is a serious issue and we should do whatever possible to mitigate its effects", or "the media is lying to us, the rate of death is 0.0000000000001% and the vaccine contains a microchip which will make you do the bidding of the Russian government".

I guess the modern era has erased the middle ground; nobody wants to come to a kind of sensible compromise (something like "Covid is a potentially serious virus which mainly, but not exclusively, affects the elderly more than it does the young; it has already mutated and become more transmissible and seems to be effecting younger people more; it is prudent to protect against it by means of vaccination and other measures; and we should be prepared to take a long term view on it").

6 ( +6 / -0 )

12 deaths? The US had 4,000 a day at one point.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

knittyelfToday  10:18 pm JST

Japan has chosen not to do random testing. We realize the number of infected is much much higher. That would obviously mean the percentage of seriously ill is much lower than reported. So these daily case numbers only show you increases/decreases from period to period since the data collecting would be based on the same theory of testing only the symptomatic.

But they do report infection on their NIID (National Institute of Infectious Diseases) site ...in English too. They state 9 per 100,000 nationwide. Here is the link:

https://www.niid.go.jp/niid/en/2019-ncov-e.html

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

knittyelfToday  10:18 pm JST

@falseflagsteve

The few that remain still spout the same nonsense daily, claims of huge hidden deaths tolls, the government hiding case numbers etc.

*I don’t know how many more times it can be explained to you that JAPAN IS SUPPRESSING TESTING,** *

Are they suppressing deaths as well?

I mean, if we are really in the middle of an apocalypse, I would have expected the death rate to be at least in the 100's, or even 1,000's.

Today there were 12 deaths.

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

What is the Government doing about these numbers???

They are holding the Olympics.

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@joffy

I’m not even talking about random testing, though. They’re refusing to test people with Covid symptoms who were in the same office as someone diagnosed with Covid because they weren’t “close contacts.” They apparently defined a “close contact” in this case as being within 1 meter of the infected person without a mask. I don’t know anywhere else in the world that makes it this hard to get a damn Covid test. They’re clearly doing it to keep the numbers down.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Apparently Shinjuku started taking applications again for appointments to get vaccinated today. I couldn't even be bothered attempting to call them again, or try online as I'm exhausted from five weeks of trying and being rejected because there are either no appointments available or no vaccine available. Any of you have any luck?

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Tokyoite

Great points that I fear sadly will fall on deaf ears.

knittyelf

You can claim that if you like regarding case numbers but can you explain the low severe cases and very low deaths? If there are a huge amount more infected it shows Covid is less deadly than anyone believed.

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@Tokyoite

Today there were 12 deaths.

Today, there were 12 deaths of people who were diagnosed with Covid before they died and whose families allowed them to report it as a Covid death.

Autopsies aren’t routinely done here, and as we know, they’re refusing to test a lot of people while they’re still alive. Also, it came out a few months ago that many areas in Japan are seeking permission from families to count the deaths as being caused by Covid. If the families say no, they aren’t entered in the official stats, which is absolutely crazy.

Do I think we will all die from Covid? Absolutely not. But I do think the posters on here who downplay Covid and say we should all live life totally normally right now are incredibly selfish people who can’t think of anyone other than themselves.

High numbers of Covid cases impact so many people. My dad died from lack of prompt medical treatment last year for a medical condition unrelated to Covid. The hospital system was completely overrun, and he had to wait months between appointments. By the time he finally got his tests for a transplant, it was too late, and he passed away in the hospital without any of us being able to visit him. I wouldn’t wish that on anyone else, so if wearing a mask, getting vaccinated, and staying home for a few more months can help, then that’s what I’ll do.

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Knittyelf

There is zero of Covid deaths being hidden by the government. In fact deaths fell in 2020, yes fell, in the middle of a pandemic.

Living normally is normal, it’s human, taking precautions will suffice. I would say it’s more selfish to make your family in fear especially kids by making them terrified of Covid as many do. The dangers are minuscule for healthy non seniors. Every day in our lives will takes risks, it’s called living. The doomsday scenario never occurred here and never will, I have given the reason why countless times.

-9 ( +2 / -11 )

Are they suppressing deaths as well?

Sure looks like it. If you delay testing long enough and someone dies before they are tested, it wasn't Covid. Something like a fifth of deaths in Japan are generally ascribed to pneumonia. Logical, as it is opportunistic and gets people with weakened immune systems. Considering the high rates of diabetes in Japan, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, liver and kidney disease ... lots of wiggle room there, if people haven't jumped through the right hoops before dying, for some causes of death to be ascribed to pneumonia, or one of their comorbidities. Specially if your hospital is worried about 'reputational damage' from being a Covid hotspot, let's say, if it is not officially designated as having a Covid ward. Someone dying of Covid there could have serious financial repercussions for the institution.

Then there is the issue of corpses conveniently getting 'fast-track' cremation:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/05/07/national/testing-corpse

And requests in Japan to test corpses for coronavirus are often rejected:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/05/07/national/testing-corpses-coronavirus/  

So as the articles explain, while there is a public health interest to have accurate reporting, there are various interests within the industry in fudging it.

And then there is the knotty problem of people with Covid dying unhospitalised:

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210511/p2a/00m/0na/007000c

2 ( +4 / -2 )

All this in one paragraph!

The Covid Conspiracy Theorists are on a roll tonight.

Then ‘backed up’ with this…

…the threat of Covid was exaggerated by the media.

Isn’t that a conspiracy theory?

But ffs’s history here has lots of interesting tidbits - he’s written about the Fukushima meltdown and HIV as being beat ups as well. Oh, and not to mention this gem from 2013:

Dec. 29, 2013  06:22 am JST Posted in: Flu season  

The flu jab is a con and can make you very ill.

Build your immune system by being healthy not a jab full of crap.

His diatribes against feminism and the ‘feminisation of men’ are also choice reading!

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@Antiquesaving

I’m very sorry to hear that you lost family as well.

3 ( +7 / -4 )

I am sorry to hear your father died, on the other side my father is very sick and I am unable to go home to visit him because of corona restrictions.

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

I predicted this would happens months ago after everyone took off on the trains for GW. Here in the US the same thing happened the country open up more took off the mask and boom after the july 4th holiday the numbers are going through the roof!!!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I am sorry to hear your father died, on the other side my father is very sick and I am unable to go home to visit him because of corona restrictions.

This comment has eight downvotes.

Nice to see the common humanity of JT shining like a beacon as usual.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Wait, you mean the LDP's impotent vaccine campaign and 100% alcohol banning SOE are not achieving the desired results? I...am...shocked.

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@carpslidy

I’m very sorry to hear about your father. Mine was diagnosed last July, and I was blocked from seeing him until mid-December.

I’m very glad I traveled to see him (enduring quarantines on both ends) because he passed away in January. The doctors had said he had 2-5 years, so his sudden passing was a huge shock to all of us. Covid-19 caused too many delays in his treatment. I strongly believe he would still be with us today had he been diagnosed one year earlier in 2019.

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