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Tokyo reports 29 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 175

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday reported 29 new coronavirus cases, up five from Tuesday and eight more than last Wednesday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is three, down one from Tuesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 27, unchanged from Tuesday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 175. Gunma Prefecture reported 27 cases and Osaka Prefecture 17. The number of reported Omicron cases stands at 32.

One coronavirus-related death was reported.

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I do not think anyone truly knows how many cases there are of Omicron variant as vaccinated do not have any symptoms.

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If Omicron is here it increases exponentially.

Here's hoping. With one death so far, it's safe to say that Omicron is not a major threat to society. The sooner it spreads throughout the population and pointless measures such as border closures are eliminated, the better.

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Reckless

Yes incredibly worrying, perhaps field hospital should be set up in all majo city parks just in case. Omicron is nit causing serious problems in South Africa with low vaccination rates and a large amount of HIV prople in population, many unmedicated.

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PaulToday  05:09 pm JST

I do not think anyone truly knows how many cases there are of Omicron variant as vaccinated do not have any symptoms.

Are there any credible sources validating this statement?

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If Omicron is here it increases exponentially.

Here's hoping. With one death so far, it's safe to say that Omicron is not a major threat to society. The sooner it spreads throughout the population and pointless measures such as border closures are eliminated, the better.

I concur.

Also, with another recent article stating how Japanese have evolved to have a superior tolerance to coronaviruses. Why are they worried at all about opening their borders to the world?

-11 ( +3 / -14 )

No testing...no cases!

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We should strictly quarantine everyone, vaccinated or not, especially those with little consideration for the safety and well-being of others.

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

No testing...no cases!

No symptoms = no testing. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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We should strictly quarantine everyone, vaccinated or not, especially those with little consideration for the safety and well-being of others

Completely pointless. The virus is already in the community.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

No symptoms = no testing. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

Barriers to testing means no cases.

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Here's hoping. With one death so far, it's safe to say that Omicron is not a major threat to society.

That is the thing, it is not safe to say it until more data is available, this is not at all the full extent of what the variant can cause.

So? The symptoms, if any, are very mild; not worse than the vaccine side effects....

Demonstrably false, vaccination do not produce hospitalizations at the degree even this variant have. Making false declarations like this is a clear example of disinformation.

Also, with another recent article stating how Japanese have evolved to have a superior tolerance to coronaviruses. Why are they worried at all about opening their borders to the world?

Article as in scientific article with validated data and methods? or article as someone baseless opinion? the first has value, the second is irrelevant.

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I am starting to think commenters are either trolling or doesn't know how infection even works. The daily case number during a pandemic is suppose to fluctuate and not suppose to decrease day by day. Is suppose to go up and down like this. Sometimes a bit more or sometimes a bit less. If it decrease day by day, then the data is pretty damn fake.

The reason why it is suppose to fluctuate is because there are a lot of reason for different number of cases. For example 1 infecting many in 1 or at several places. Or a certain number of people finally showing symptoms after a certain period and decide to get tested. Or depending on how many people on that day felt the need to go get tested after feeling unwell. All these reasons cause the daily number to fluctuate up and down like this. If it had decrease day by day, then it would be pretty unnatural and almost a certainty that the numbers are fake.

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Completely pointless. The virus is already in the community.

Its almost certain this is the case now. Philippines Department of Health reported today that a japanese-resident filipino travelled to Manila on Dec 1 and tested positive for omicron. This strongly suggests that its been in the wild in Japan for at least 2 weeks.

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Is this still news?

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That's a 40% rise! Very troubling

no it’s not, it’s 5 people - Don’t be so dramatic

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