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Japan reports 227,559 coronavirus cases; 30,970 in Tokyo

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Japan on Saturday reported 227,559 new coronavirus cases, down 6,210 from Friday.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 30,970 new coronavirus cases, down 6,797 from Friday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 37, down one from Friday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 567, up 11 from Friday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (22,550), Aichi (15,397), Kanagawa (14,100), Saitama (12,877), Fukuoka (12,649), Hyogo (11,625), Chiba (10,100), Hokkaido (6,881), Shizuoka (6,273), Okinawa (5,066), Ibaraki (4,708), Kyoto (4,706), Hiroshima (4,456), Kumamoto (3,817), Kagoshima (3,356), Gifu (3,092), Miyagi (3,035), Okayama (2,954), Mie (2,798), Niigata (2,709), Shiga (2,655), Tochigi (2,611), Gunma (2,519), Nagasaki (2,377), Nara (2,358), Miyazaki (2,355) and Ehime (2,155).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 152.

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Everyone living and dying is not all that matters. With more people surviving Covid there will be more long Covid cases. 1/5 people get long Covid according to the cdc. Japan has not seen cases this bad since the beginning of the pandemic but in the US news they report US citizens loosing billions in earnings due to long Covid. Biden took long Covid so seriously he setup a fund for research into it. Society is going to need to find a way to reintegrate those suffering from long Covid and that’s going to need to take focus and understanding.

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Cases are now going to start falling, another larger wave is improbable this year. It seems the worst is probably behind us - its taken hold in the global population and is becoming endemic and where it will continue to mutate to circumvent immune system response but also maintain low mortality like influenza and its other peers.

This is almost just like the influenza pandemic in 1918 played out, though of course much less deadly thanks to the lower severity, modern medicine, vaccines and awareness/govt recommendations.

Fortunately it didn't overload the healthcare system at the height of cases, but it got somewhat worryingly close which could have caused preventable deaths. Those who have sadly passed on all at least received the adequate care they deserved, and since infections from any airborne virus are unavoidable long-term, it was just a matter of when... not that that's any solace to their loved ones, but it would have been the same situation had they died from pneumonia caused by any other existing virus.

I suspect we can expect virtually endless waves in the future with vaccinations in the at-risk population and little to no national news publications about it in a years time, as other countries have already progressed to.

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I don’t agree it didn’t overload the medical system when people call ambulances and get denied admission to a hospital.

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It’s just no one is talking about it

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These coming weeks are going to be just devastating…. While it’s good to see a tiny drop in new cases, that drop does nothing to change the grim reality of right now…. The entire healthcare system has collapsed…. Want proof ? The jgov has urged everyone who thinks they actually have Covid to stay home and not to go to the hospital…. Wait until you’ve had a fever for 4 days … terrible suggestion… active hospitalizations have completely overwhelmed the system and the numbers are not sustainable…. Leading directly to avoidable deaths ….

Current actual hospitalizations:

Hospitalizations 1,876,343

Change from previous day +47,701

No …. That is NOT active cases …. That number is not published as it is not known .!. That 1.8 million people are in hospitals, hotels, or other facilities and all correctly listed as “hospitalized.”

The number of those with “severe symptoms” is 567 which is 11 more than yesterday…. Sadly, there were 152 deaths … where were these people who died ? The severe symptomatic count didn’t drop …. Seems far too many people who should have be in the hospital couldn’t be or were refused admission because the system is completely broken…. There’s no other reasonable conclusion to draw…..

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Coming down! Now they just have to open the borders and get back to reality! Enough with the sky is dally brigade!

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“Fortunately it didn't overload the healthcare system at the height of cases, but it got somewhat worryingly close which could have caused preventable deaths. Those who have sadly passed on all at least received the adequate care they deserved”

Coming from the same person who falsely predicted the peak on June 18th. Still no where near …. The healthcare system is more than “overloaded.” It has completely collapsed…. Day to day severe cases numbers , the number of deaths…. Simple math ….

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I know I’m not the only one on here that complained hospitals are denying patients who call the ambulance yet people still ignore the issue.

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@Steven

I did no such thing, at that time I said the cases seemed to be on the decline, which they were until it started climbing again. That wave peaked and passed, and now a new wave has come and is just about at the peak before it falls too. Will there be a peak twice the size of this one this year? I doubt it, but would never rule it out.

How do you define collapse? In my mind that's getting in a car crash or having a heart attack and no ambulance comes because every bed is taken by covid patients and there just isn't enough staff. You can currently go see your doctor about an allergy prescription or get your sprained ankle looked at, doesn't sound very apocalyptic to me. I'm not saying the current state of affairs is fine and dandy but 'collapsed', really?

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Low death & high recovery rates.

Same as the flu at this stage

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You’re not alone Brian ..:. The highly irresponsible minority of anti everything clan deny basic facts…. Deny basic science…. Spin new conspiracies out of nothing …. Will tell everyone that everything is perfectly okay…. That those who died were sick anyway so their deaths are acceptable…. Deny that long Covid even exists… anti mask , anti vax , whine on and on about restrictions we’ve never had…. Whine about the borders … the healthcare system currently can’t even handle residents never mind foreigner tourists/visitors. It’s going to be a very dark few weeks… and that doesn’t even start until we get to the peak people keep make false predictions about …. Calling this some flu …. Just some sniffles….

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@Dan

It is several times worse than the flu in mortality and severe case figures. Influenza only kills about 3400 people a year in Japan.

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@steven

amen

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“The nationwide figure is 567, up 11 from Friday.

“The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 152.”

Math , science, and reality may not be some people’s strongest subjects …

Any other logical or scientific explanation why if 152 people died FROM Covid and only 11 more people were added that are classified as have “severe symptoms” that the total number didn’t drop to 400? No? It’s because the healthcare system has completely collapsed…. Stop denying reality….

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Covid is not the same as the flu

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@Steven

Oh dear, I was somewhat with you when you were pointing to death figures and how covid can be contributing to so many and pushing some people who could've otherwise survived over the edge, but are you saying every single death is solely and directly caused by covid?

Currently you can die of something you would've died from regardless and if you happened to have tested positive (an astounding amount of people with current infection rates) it goes towards the covid death tally. You can have just been infected a day or two before and barely feeling symptoms but have a pulmonary embolism from poor cardiac health and its considered a covid death.

It is absolutely killing people as the primary cause of death, as well as killing people who would have survived their stroke or cancer otherwise... but are you saying covid is the primary cause of death in all registered covid deaths?

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Any other logical or scientific explanation why if 152 people died FROM Covid and only 11 more people were added that are classified as have “severe symptoms” that the total number didn’t drop to 400? No? It’s because the healthcare system has completely collapsed…. Stop denying reality….

i 100% agree

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No …. I’m not saying 100% of deaths listed with Covid are from Covid …. Except that but for Covid most of those deaths would not have been hastened… and otherwise healthy people, physically fit teenagers wouldn’t be dying from blood clots and because of their normal health were denied admission to a proper hospital…. It currently is NOT cold nor flu season …. The flu has been nearly nonexistent for nearly 3 years because of the mitigation of Covid …. Anyway …. A vast majority of the daily deaths were and are avoidable…. But currently, the entire healthcare system which includes healthcare professionals are beyond broken ….

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@ pickle …. I actually think it’s a tiny fraction that died from “other causes.”

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@Steve

I get why you'd feel that way given the change in tactics with turning people away and denying ambulances. Personally I'm inclined to trust the panel of experts and govt and think it is indeed a response to being overburdened but not because they're grappling with far too many seriously ill people, rather because they're burdened by normal healthy people that are all being needlessly registered, screened and many reaching out for help whom understandably have anxieties and are overreacting to their own symptoms that a doctor would classify as a just a mild case where SPO2 is fine and the fever temp isnt worrying, even though the patient feels like they're seriously ill/dying.

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We're in a medical state-of-emergency in Osaka officially, thus the directive from the governor that the elderly and medically vulnerable are advised to reduce their mobility and risky activities.

When the medical system is coming off the rails (as it is here and in quite a few other prefectures) is when the government steps up its guidance and intervention.

Clearly the J-gov is experimenting with this wave: seeing how little they can intervene without seeing the medical system collapse -- and also the reason for giving more localized power to prefectural governors to make necessary public health policy decisions.

We know that industry is pressuring the government to limit interventions, and here we are.

Now, the real question is how much serious illness and death will the public accept in exchange for this hands-off approach? My guess is that as long as it primarily hits those with the least political clout (the aged, the disabled and the infirm), then people, by-and-large, will become desensitized to the numbers. But when medical systems falter, then then criticism is brought to bear on the government for not doing enough.

Let's also remember what we're seeing with this wave: the medical system is throwing all available tools at this surge: anti-virals, increased beds and medical staff, and the ongoing rollout of the 4th shot (2nd booster). If this what 'living with covid' means, then endemicity means a greater amount of risk is now part of life -- some will accept this and others will live more cautiously out of necessity.

The coming weeks will show the real mortality rates of this surge -- and whether the public will stomach it or not remains to be seen.

For the vulnerable, those who've keenly watched both the government and public reaction, there is a feeling of wariness: which priority will win out? Frustrated desire for a return to 'normalcy' or a demand that medical systems are not run ragged?

$$¥¥ vs. souls

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SP02 Is not the only risk….. this is a long a part of the problem Covid does not just attack the lungs this is proven time and time again……. Yes an 18 year old died of blood clots because his spo2 was fine from Saitama. Another man with Covid called the ambulance due to chest pain and high blood pressure and was denied and again died the next day.

another man had a stroke but had a fever and again was denied from multiple hospitals and died.

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Brian

Current variants are unlikely to damage lungs, they affect upper respiratory tract, that’s why they are far less deadly

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Current variants are unlikely to damage lungs, they affect upper respiratory tract, that’s why they are far less deadly

i do agree with that but life and death is not all that matters even with new variants… they are still causing long Covid. 1/5 according to the CDC. Yes there are other factors and complications with the new variants. We are seeing a lot of medical research pointing at brain structure changes associated with long Covid

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And to be honest we nor medical professionals know the full implications of Covid

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@falseflagsteve

and it does not excuse the evident admission of patients to the hospital

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