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Tokyo reports 3,011 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 28,510

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Monday reported 3,011 new coronavirus cases, down 1,700 from Sunday and up 608 from last Monday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is seven, down one from Sunday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 163, up four from Sunday.

Nationwide, the number of reported cases was 28,510. After Tokyo, the prefectures with the most cases were Hokkaido (2,556), Fukuoka (1,919), Kanagawa (1,662), Saitama (1,638), Osaka (1,487), Aichi (1,209), Hiroshima (1,112), Okinawa (1,071), Chiba (983), Ibaraki (794), Hyogo (742), Shizuoka (568), Kyoto (546), Okayama (526), Ishikawa (521), Fukushima (452), Niigata (427), Gifu (410), Kumamoto (386), Mie (371), Aomori (363), Saga (337), Nagasaki (333), Nara (300), Fukui (296), Shiga (293), Tochigi (289), Miyazaki (285), Kagawa (272), Oita (257), Nagano (246), Miyagi (240), Wakayama (239), Gunma (236), Iwate (232), Akita (189), Yamaguchi (173) and Ehime (160).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 33.

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OK. Got it. They are still testing.

Death rate? Zero.

Let's get back to work! Gambatte! Maybe even the influenza will be back on the menu boys.

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Sorry, I'm lost. But, what am I am suppose to take away from these numbers?

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After each and every major holiday in Japan the Covid cases have boomed. Although today’s numbers are just half of yesterday’s which are double the day before. Let’s hope the numbers stay down.

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These numbers are from a holiday…. A Sunday …. When millions were traveling back home …. So very limited testing. I’d love to see these numbers sustained and a continuous decrease…. But I live in the world of reality…. Not just fanciful thoughts and wishes . These numbers are terrible by every possible metric …. No sense in trying to restart international tourism when we can’t even handle it domestically.

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These numbers are pointless

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These numbers mean nothing to me. They go up, they go down. I am able to continue life as normal regardless of these silly numbers. Thank you Japan.

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The numbers are there so that you can keep track of whether the COVID numbers are getting better or worse. I can't imagine why people who are not interested in them have to comment on them every day, or the people who find them so difficult to understand.

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Okinawa numbers stiil high. Fukuoka numbers way up.

Stay masked when going food shopping or doing other essential tasks, stay inside.

Eating out, drinking in bars--there is plenty of time to do that later.

Incredible that China is having great success with its current zero covid policy in keeping its infection numbers low.

Shanghai, which has been in the news lately, has a lower infection rate than Tokyo.

If you want to limit infections and covid related deaths, it is easy to see the more effective approach.

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The numbers reported do not reflect the number of tests taken, and therefore do not show an actual useful number (% positive). Are the 3011 cases out of 2 million tests taken or 3020 tests taken?

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Great! Now off with the masks and open the borders!

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Newsflash. FDA announces that COVID should be treated like the flu. The FDA does this after over two years of heavy regulation, shutdowns, and chaos. Not good.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/the-fda-finally-admits-we-should-treat-covid-19-like-the-flu/ar-AAWTUgB

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Newsflash. FDA announces that COVID should be treated like the flu. The FDA does this after over two years of heavy regulation, shutdowns, and chaos. Not good.

That is what happens when the decisions are made according to scientific evidence, when the evidence shows the risk decreases then the measures against that something can be lowered or even abandoned. This is not something that could have been done when the infections were fueled by a more pathogenic variant, without effective treatment for complications nor safe and effective vaccines available for the general population. All these factors have changed and have made the risk much more manageable all the measures that you oppose in your comment is what allowed countries to reach this point without an excess of deaths.

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@virusrex

That is what happens when the decisions are made according to scientific evidence, when the evidence shows the risk decreases then the measures against that something can be lowered or even abandoned. This is not something that could have been done when the infections were fueled by a more pathogenic variant, without effective treatment for complications nor safe and effective vaccines available for the general population. All these factors have changed and have made the risk much more manageable all the measures that you oppose in your comment is what allowed countries to reach this point without an excess of deaths.

Well, the vaccines have been proven not to be working even close to plan and really shown not be working much at all. In most countries, the cases/deaths are either equal or higher than before the vaccines were implemented. The VAERS data shows that COVID vaccines have more than doubled the adverse effects and deaths than all vaccines combined in 22 years. Historically, if medications or vaccines had a tiny fraction of the adverse effects or deaths, they would have been pulled from the market. Yet, they haven't pulled the vaccines from the market yet.

https://vaersanalysis.info/2022/05/06/vaers-summary-for-covid-19-vaccines-through-4-29-2022/

Scientists and doctors talking at the "Second Opinion" hearing led by Senator Ron Johnson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jMONZMuS2U&list=PLNUoyDgR91EM1LWmuo526i2WhaKQrtAd-&index=6

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33 deaths.

need to worry?

need feel happy?

or...what...?

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The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 33.

The more people who get infected, then the more people will die from this.

That is what happens when the decisions are made according to scientific evidence, when the evidence shows the risk decreases then the measures against that something can be lowered or even abandoned. 

It would make sense to look at real, not imaginary, scientific evidence:

During the omicron variant surge, the vaccinated made up 42% of deaths in January and February, compared with 23% of the dead in September, the peak of the delta wave, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

https://news.yahoo.com/wisconsin-experiencing-increase-covid-19-230525836.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

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Well, the vaccines have been proven not to be working even close to plan and really shown not be working much at all.

The opposite actually, the clear decrease of the percentage of deaths in the vulnerable population clearly demonstrate that they have been protected very efficiently by the vaccines.

The VAERS data shows that COVID vaccines have more than doubled the adverse effects and deaths than all vaccines combined in 22 years.

Well debunked piece of disinformation being pushed by antivaxxer groups that has no basis on reality, the "adverse effects" are completely in line with what is observed in unvaccinated populations of the same demographics, unless you believe vaccines magically produce the same rates of problems in people that never received them what you describe is just the expected occurrence of health problems that will be reported when following millions and millions of people of old age and preexisting health problems, with or without vaccines.

Scientists and doctors talking at the "Second Opinion" hearing led by Senator Ron Johnson.

When the "best" evidence you can get are videos instead of actual primary sources (epidemiologically controlled studies of vaccines) you are implicitly accepting you don't have the evidence that is required to prove what you believe, so you use invalid, debunked arguments that are not based on data.

It would make sense to look at real, not imaginary, scientific evidence:

There is nothing imaginary in the clear decrease of the rates of hospitalizations and deaths per positive cases, this is what indicate more clearly if that the risk is decreasing to the point measures can be reduced or in cases eliminated. What if for example only 3 people died in a whole month and two of them were vaccinated? it would mean an "increase" of the percentage of vaccinated people up to 66%! but obviously that would not mean the risk is increasing at all.

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CrashTestDummyToday  01:01 pm JST

Well, the vaccines have been proven not to be working even close to plan and really shown not be working much at all. In most countries, the cases/deaths are either equal or higher than before the vaccines were implemented. The VAERS data shows that COVID vaccines have more than doubled the adverse effects and deaths than all vaccines combined in 22 years. 

The elephant in the room.

What if for example only 3 people died in a whole month and two of them were vaccinated? it would mean an "increase" of the percentage of vaccinated people up to 66%! but obviously that would not mean the risk is increasing at all.

You are mistakenly forgetting that another variable is needed for your hypothetical to make any valid scientific sense.

So, with your 3 people dying and 2 of them vaccinated, what if the total number of people infected was 4?

That would be quite a high death rate percentage.

And worldwide rates are increasing. These are real rates, not imaginary ones or "hypothetical" ones.

Reported Covid infection rates in Australia are already among the highest in the world; average daily infection rate is 1,515 cases per million people – the second-highest in the world for countries with a population greater than 1 million, after New Zealand (1,566 cases per million).

Obviously Australia and New Zealand are not taking the best approach.

We know which country is.

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So, with your 3 people dying and 2 of them vaccinated, what if the total number of people infected was 4?

That would be quite a high death rate percentage.

Yes, so if that situation were to happen it would be a very lethal infection that happens to mostly nobody, like rabies for example, hardly a public health problem worth life changing measures for everybody.

And worldwide rates are increasing. These are real rates, not imaginary ones or "hypothetical" ones.

The argument is about experts saying we are going towards a situation where COVID will likely be a risk comparable with influenza, not that we are already at that point. If infections increase while death rates, hospitalizations rates, etc. are decreasing that means that at a certain point the risk from infection will not merit measures above we already take for other diseases (in this case influenza), This moment is still not that point but the trend is there.

Obviously Australia and New Zealand are not taking the best approach.

Why not? infections are not by themselves a health care problem, specially if they never produce a serious disease, if that were the case the common cold would also require extraordinary measures. As long as hospitalization and death rates keep decreasing this means the approach is working as intended, sacrificing lives (and the means to live those lives) to only prevent infections is not justified.

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