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Tokyo reports 1,675 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,400

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 1,675 new coronavirus cases, down 159 from Wednesday and 1,424 down from last Thursday. It is the 18th straight day that the daily figure has been lower than the same day of the previous week.

The average for Tokyo over the past seven days stands at 1,837.1

People in their 20s (407 cases), their 30s (348) and their 40s (285) accounted for the highest numbers, while 295 cases were aged under 20.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo was 251, down one from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 2,173, down 38 from Wednesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases as of 6:30 p.m. was 10,400. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Osaka (1,488), Aichi (1,170), Saitama (697), Hyogo (676), Chiba (591), Fukuoka (429), Okinawa (336), Kyoto (270), Ibaraki (183), Shizuoka (173), Hiroshima (146), Hokkaido (144), Gifu (129), Mie (129), Tochigi (104), Kumamoto (86), Nara (86), Okayama (72) and Gunma (72).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 88.

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Considering you may also have “skin in the game” with children of your own, perhaps someone will now be equally questioning the possibility of long terms effects on children that become infected AND the probable lack of consistent testing and accurate reporting in Japan?

Doesn’t make one a fear-monger but acknowledges that one as ‘common sense to question’ and not just universally accept what the media or others try to feed us. Also, consider those downvotes may have come from those same users that you were previously riding with the “positivity party bus”, poking fun at the elderly?

2 ( +7 / -5 )

Here’s a link, guess these scientists are crackpots?

Why would that be? they explicitly contradict you

The JCVI said children were at such a low risk from the virus that jabs would offer only a marginal benefit.

If there is a benefit that means vaccinating lower a risk even when taking into account the negative side effects from the vaccine.

By definition this means that COVID is more dangerous for healthy children than taking the vaccines.

Thanks for proving yourself wrong.

5 ( +16 / -11 )

Here’s a link, guess these scientists are crackpots?

While your at the links thing, any chance of links backing up your claims about long Covid?

Links are great. I like links.

5 ( +14 / -9 )

Vitusrex

Here’s a link, guess these scientists are crackpots?

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-58438669

You have a blinkered view I’m afraid, you’re not wrong about vaccines being beneficial overall but you ignore things like the three men under 50 who recently died after vaccination in Japan. Shrug it off with, well the vaccines are less dangerous etc.

Medicines, vaccines and surgical interventions should only take place when they are by far the best option. As far as youngsters go those benefits are nit there except for those with certain health issues.

-8 ( +13 / -21 )

There is no evidence yet that catching Covid is more dangerous for healthy children than taking the vaccines.

Of course there is,

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-in-babies-and-children/art-20484405

https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-outbreak-and-kids

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-in-babies-and-children

If the health care experts of the world say you are wrong, desperately trying to ignore them is not going to change anything. There is always a risk than the best prepared people of the world may be wrong, but this risk is tiny compared with the risk nameless people on the internet without any data turn up wrong.

3 ( +16 / -13 )

Do I get the downvotes for being a concerned parent ( myself included) in my comments or my praise for other posters, if it’s the former well then you’re not parents if it’s the latter I don’t care

-19 ( +1 / -20 )

7.25pm poster

There is no evidence yet that catching Covid is more dangerous for healthy children than taking the vaccines. This is different in those with underlying health condition. Time to stop feeling morally superior to others and ignoring facts as does Virusrex. Blindly follow the experts you believe who change their minds regularly and mock and abuse anyone who has an alternative view or argument.

-8 ( +14 / -22 )

RecklessToday  04:53 pm JST

while 295 cases were aged under 20.

This is not good. Kids under 12 have no vaccine

You and I have disagreed on many occasions but on this I must agree and back you up.

Many here will quote statistics of covid deaths among children being low then in the next breath deny the facts of long Covid effects.

A simple childhood disease like the Measles also has a lower death rate but children do end up with life long disabilities as my brother did losing most of his hearing and permanent balance problems as we were pre-vaccine.

Those that don't have children don't care and the others will suddenly care and complain the government didn't do enough if their child ends up being the one rare cases that dies or one of those that ends up with long term health problems.

The dismissive attitude of some shows total lack of understanding is care about children and the affects certain diseases can have on a developing body.

They may claim they care but in reality they don't all they want is to go back to their fun.

3 ( +15 / -12 )

kids under 12 are not likely to catch it. If they do, the impact to them is negligible

How about proof of this, the health care professionals do not share your opinion, and they are much more trust worthy about health matters.

Good news about he numbers but the usual fear mongering nonsense continues at full force.

Fear mongering is what anitvaxxer propaganda tries to do, health care experts simply advice that the situation can become uncontrollable without proper care and measures to stop the spreading, which is true.

Maybe he could've been saved, but we don't know.

So is a construction worker that dies because of something heavy hitting him in the head while not wearing a safety helmet, maybe he would not have been saved even with the helmet, but it is obvious it would improve his odds importantly.

And death among children from a particular decease is not new with COVID

That is a terrible excuse, it is important because COVID is a quite easy infection to get, so if it increases the odds of dying, specially with a disease, that would mean the deaths could increase suddenly and importantly because of it. Being something "not new" is not the same as "not important". A new bacteria producing meningitis would not be new either.

Indeed, that is the first under 20 to die with covid-19 in Japan after over 233,596 confirmed infections.

The first reported, which is a very important detail in countries with deficient reporting.

4 ( +17 / -13 )

I been up and down left and right zigzagging across trains to commute and I don’t have the sniffles. What I do have is not getting enough oxygen from these mask as I re-inhale carbon dioxide

-4 ( +10 / -14 )

Case In Point: @Pukey2 6:41pm -

*- “I just don't pay much attention to the numbers nowadays, seeing that they're hardly doing any thorough testing. Just like the government, I've given up.” -*

*- “The Residents Here Lately Are In A Rut With Having Any Consistent Interest Or Finding Any Consistent Trend Within These Daily Numbers.” -*

Agreed. Any reasonable, loving parent should be worried about even the slightest illness having possible long term effects on their child. Perhaps some just never grow up, ridicule and run off the elderly and want to get back to their party?

1 ( +10 / -9 )

Maybe some of you that are passing judgment on reckless are not parents. What parent would not worry about their children whatever illness they caught or would be exposed to. Ffs joffy not an attack on you because most of your comments are sensible rather than the fear mongers

-20 ( +2 / -22 )

I just don't pay much attention to the numbers nowadays, seeing that they're hardly doing any thorough testing. Just like the government, I've given up.

4 ( +12 / -8 )

The article said he had an underlying condition, so it isn't clear whether COVID was the main factor contributing to his death. Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't. Maybe he could've been saved, but we don't know.

Indeed, that is the first under 20 to die with covid-19 in Japan after over 233,596 confirmed infections.

-2 ( +9 / -11 )

@falseflagsteve You are right! Covid kills 0.02 children per 100,000 between the ages of 5-14 which is considered statistically zero.

Here is an official source from "US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health" showing how much worse influenza is to kids than Covid...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7260492/

So will people, moving forward, be masked forever to protect the kids from influenza. It actually kills kids.

-2 ( +12 / -14 )

The kiddies are the safest from Covid, please don’t make them scared and live in fear. The vaccines dangers may even outweigh the benefits to them, we don’t know. We do know it’s not a major concern and shouldn’t be blown out of proportion.

-4 ( +15 / -19 )

@Reckless This is not good. Kids under 12 have no vaccine.

Children will "statistically" not die from Covid nor be seriously affected. Stop moving the goal posts with more fear. The situation is getting better here day by day. Did you worry about the number of young kids that actually DIE from the flu every year. Did you wear a mask before Covid to protect them? Did you demand that everyone get a flu vaccine so they would be protected?

-1 ( +14 / -15 )

Just yesterday a boy died in Osaka due to Covid-19. Fatalities may be low in kids, but it’s not a given they will just recover.

This is fallacious thinking and so typical of the hysteria around COVID. A single case does not make a general rule as the data suggests that the mortality in Japan is low even until 50 years old.

http://www.ipss.go.jp/projects/j/choju/covid19/index-en.asp

And death among children from a particular decease is not new with COVID. It's relatively rare but it does exist for many other deceases like flu, common cold coronavirus infections, bacterial infections, cancer, cardio-vascular failures, genetic decease, etc. That's the universe where we live, it's like this. It's not the norm but it does exist.

0 ( +15 / -15 )

The hospitalization of children is growing around the world.

Present data show that although hospitalizations has increased in some countries (eg. USA) and not "around the world" as you said without any data to back that up, there is no significant increase of the number of children aged 0-17 with severe complications that require care at ICUs. A recent study from the CDC in US done between March 1 last year and Aug. 14 this year showed that weekly hospitalizations of children aged 0-17 were at their lowest between June 12 and July 3, at 0.3 per 100,000, before rising to 1.4 per 100,000 in the week ending Aug. 14 — a 4.7-fold increase but still very low. However the percentage of children with severe indicators and admitted to intensive care was 26.5% pre-delta and 23.2% post; the percent placed on ventilators was 6.1% pre-delta and 9.8% post; and the percent who died was 0.7% pre-delta and 1.8% post. These differences did not rise to the level of statistical significance.

-2 ( +12 / -14 )

Kev JamesToday  05:37 pm JST

HappyDay

Not exactly true……although kids might not het heavy symptoms that resemble what adults get, they can still suffer from the effects of Covid. Just yesterday a boy died in Osaka due to Covid-19. Fatalities may be low in kids, but it’s not a given they will just recover.

https://www.asahi.com/amp/articles/ASP9851RWP98PTIL017.html

The article said he had an underlying condition, so it isn't clear whether COVID was the main factor contributing to his death. Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't. Maybe he could've been saved, but we don't know.

0 ( +13 / -13 )

HappyDay

Not exactly true……although kids might not het heavy symptoms that resemble what adults get, they can still suffer from the effects of Covid. Just yesterday a boy died in Osaka due to Covid-19. Fatalities may be low in kids, but it’s not a given they will just recover.

https://www.asahi.com/amp/articles/ASP9851RWP98PTIL017.html

6 ( +17 / -11 )

In more good news, Japan passed the 140m mark in vaccine doses, with almost half the population fully vaccinated. 61.4% have had at least one dose. No wonder the infection numbers are falling.

https://vdata.nikkei.com/newsgraphics/coronavirus-japan-vaccine-status/

15 ( +22 / -7 )

It Just Reads “under 20”. When And Where Did Under 12 Become A Benchmark For The Data For Japan? Are The Elderly And Aged No Longer A Concern ?

10 ( +15 / -5 )

Good news about he numbers but the usual fear mongering nonsense continues at full force.

live life, take precautions and don’t worry needlessly about things out of your control. Worry and stress reduces the immune systems ability to protect you. A positive mindset is required in these times.

-7 ( +16 / -23 )

Look like the worse is over for Japan.

Now looking forward to the new leadership race.

-10 ( +7 / -17 )

In contrary, kids getting infected without any defensive immunity, own or by vaccinations, that’s the worst thing thinkable of. They are compared to us so much earlier attacked lungs, blood lines, organs , brain etc. , you are just not knowing what you are begging for and what follows for their health, life quality, life expectancy and the society as a whole in a few years. Do something and do it fast!

-4 ( +15 / -19 )

Happy Day,

Any reliable sources you can quote concerning your allegations? If not then this is highly questionable.

4 ( +19 / -15 )

kids under 12 are not likely to catch it. If they do, the impact to them is negligible.

Well, I have a kid under 12 and I don't want to take your word for it. The hospitalization of children is growing around the world.

7 ( +24 / -17 )

Timing will be perfect for the government to open up he bars and restaurants before the election.

12 ( +16 / -4 )

Reckless- kids under 12 are not likely to catch it. If they do, the impact to them is negligible. Frankly, young people getting infected is not the worst thing, as they will be fine and it would hasten herd immunity.

-12 ( +22 / -34 )

while 295 cases were aged under 20.

This is not good. Kids under 12 have no vaccine.

-6 ( +19 / -25 )

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