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Tokyo reports 22 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 229

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Sunday reported 22 new coronavirus cases, one down from Saturday and three more than last Sunday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 14, unchanged from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure was 124, down 10 from Saturday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 229. Osaka Prefecture had the most cases with 45, followed by Tokyo, Hyogo (12), Aichi (12), Saitama (12), Hokkaido (11), Fukuoka (10) and Kanagawa (10).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was seven.

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ian

So which one is better?

Heaps of studies show that natural immunity is better than an artificial immunity concentrated on a single spike protein. Ask yourself who would ever want to get vaccinated against a disease he had already.

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runner3

You can still get covid even if you're vaccinated. Which proves my point. Japan isn't doing much in the way of testing. The next wave is going to hit Japan very hard if the people become complacent.

Can we bet on that? My prediction is that there will be more waves (especially when it gets cold) but they will be successively smaller until the thing is reduced to a seasonal annoyance. Why? Because that is how pandemic always peter out and become endemic.

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Sanjinosebleed

Open it up! Enough with the sky is falling!

Alas, it is a power play now. Bureacrats get addicted to new powers once given to them.... it is hard to take them back.

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You can still get covid even if you're vaccinated. Which proves my point. Japan isn't doing much in the way of testing. The next wave is going to hit Japan very hard if the people become complacent.

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Wow simple amazing how the numbers drop when you don't test. Kind of like not taking a pregnancy test so you won't get pregnant!

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Not necessarily, some don’t get sick at all from Covid and some get sick from the vaccine. The point is most people already have antibodies.

So which one is better?

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Ian

Not necessarily, some don’t get sick at all from Covid and some get sick from the vaccine. The point is most people already have antibodies.

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Open up already

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Vaccine prevents getting sick.

Natural immunity requires getting sick.

Which one is better?

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. It tells you everything you need to know.

That's great, now you know everything you need =)

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John Delaney

Why are people still claiming that "cases numbers" are correlated with vaccination rates? The vaccinated are not actually immune, and still transmit the virus! Do people on here not understand this simple fact?

Apparently not. Also there is never any mention of natural immunity that occurs in ever epidemic and of course is the main factor of bringing this one to its end. Instead, the media remain fixated on their obsession with these vaccines.

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Looks like the account switching is going reasonably smoothly tonight.

I still think more work is needed on different writing styles.

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@John Delaney There will always be "cases" of Covid, no matter what. It is totally irrelevant. It would be like constantly testing for cases of the common cold, and reporting on it none stop as if it were a crisis. This is just lunacy at this point.

Exactly right.

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When zero? When maskless? When circusless?

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

This is just lunacy at this point.

Agreed.

If you think it is but still keep on coming here then that's probably the reason

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Shibuya crossing on the live cam tonight. Okay….

two weeks from now … hope not but we will see.

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Why are people still claiming that "cases numbers" are correlated with vaccination rates? The vaccinated are not actually immune, and still transmit the virus! Do people on here not understand this simple fact? There will always be "cases" of Covid, no matter what. It is totally irrelevant. It would be like constantly testing for cases of the common cold, and reporting on it none stop as if it were a crisis. This is just lunacy at this point.

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@justasking

Good point. I hope you're right.

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Ok tomorrow is the first day after the election, let's monitor the numbers closely for the next few days

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At some point, this series of articles needs to go away. The numbers are so low that they are getting close to the rate of testing false positives. (Yes, some people are sick enough to get hospitalized, but less than one person per ward in Tokyo.) JT can drop this until we start having a rise in cases right after the New Year's Holiday.

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Just guessing, but the vaccine may prevent a lot of those infected from developing systems that would warrant it, which means we might see a rise soon again

I don’t think so. The reason for the increase in cases in most country and Japan is the Delta variant, right before most of the population was vaccinated.

With more than 90% of adult population vaccinated in Japan, and some of the rest have natural immunity from infection, the cases will stay low. Only those who are extremely vulnerable (diabetic, obese) will be in danger. The rest will be affected by it just like common colds or flu.

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@Chibakun

Good for you. Many don't get better though, some even if they're vaccinated.

These low numbers look fishy to say the least, but it might be because of how strict the conditions are for getting 'officially' tested. Just guessing, but the vaccine may prevent a lot of those infected from developing systems that would warrant it, which means we might see a rise soon again, just like other countries that were ahead with vaccinations are experiencing now.

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It's like the lower the numbers in Japan, the less likely they will want to open their borders to the West, where the numbers are high. Almost 100,000 infections a day in the UK.

I've had COVID even though I was vaccinated, and it's not the end of the world, you get better in week or so.

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The 'Covid zero' mentality is sheer madness... the virus mutates just like the common cold, and can spread to different animal populations. It's not going away, ever. And it has a 99.7% recover rate. Reporting on cases at all, as if it's some relevant statistic, is just lunacy and proves the people running things are incompetent at best, and actively pushing a hoax at worst.

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Open it up! Enough with the sky is falling!

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