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Japan reports 197,792 coronavirus cases; 31,541 in Tokyo

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Japan on Sunday reported 197,792 new coronavirus cases.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 31,541 new coronavirus cases, down 1,925 from Saturday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 23, one down from Saturday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 427, up 24 from Saturday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (16,473), Kanagawa (15,088), Saitama (13,690), Aichi (11,085), Fukuoka (11,043), Chiba (9,507), Hyogo (9,442), Hokkaido (6,065), Kyoto (5,044), Okinawa (4,406), Shizuoka (3,884), Ibaraki (3,777), Kagoshima (3,184), Kumamoto (3,184), Miyagi (2,792), Hiroshima (2,560), Niigata (2,696), Okayama (2,392), Gifu (2,214) and Gunma (2,095).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 82.

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Hands up who is sick to death of these useless masks ?

-3 ( +27 / -30 )

Quick! Disable comments!

22 ( +29 / -7 )

dan

I agree and as we can see by the high case numbers they aren’t very effective at all. If you wish to be masked 24/7 fine, but why do the rational people all feel the compelled to?

it’s negative towards society to have the face covered as it’s the most important part of communication. Social Intercourse is essential especially for very young children who use facial expressions to understand what is being communicated to them and how to communicate with their peers.

-1 ( +22 / -23 )

These masks are so useful you might as well just put them on a lion statue!

6 ( +25 / -19 )

Comments did seem to be disabled early yesterday?

9 ( +15 / -6 )

Great. Numbers coming down.

-4 ( +11 / -15 )

Plenty of non masked out in Setagaya-ku today.

Fair play to them, I say, but can see why others prefer to keep masks on.

7 ( +18 / -11 )

If you have any doubt about the efficacy of masks, you can look at the scientific literature available at pubmed.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=covid+mask+efficacy

The problem is you have to wear them correctly. N95 if you want to keep omicron out.

Great. Numbers coming down.

Sunday's numbers are always lower than Saturday's because less people test on weekends. Monday's are always the lowest. Wait for Tuesday's numbers. If you want a clear picture, take weekly averages.

-1 ( +16 / -17 )

falseflagsteve,

I agree and as we can see by the high case numbers they aren’t very effective at all. I

This is a subjective observation. It is not scientific.

What would the numbers be if mask were not worn?

What would the numbers be if people wore masks correctly?

What would the numbers be if people wore N95s?

Since we don't have data for those questions, there is no scientific validity to conclude that high case count = masks don't work.

3 ( +20 / -17 )

tamanegiToday  04:55 pm JST

Quick! Disable comments!

At least please wait until we've had today's Chicken Little announcement from our favourite doom lord.

0 ( +15 / -15 )

I like the way the lion quietly mocks the human mask wearers, who are getting as much benefit from the masks as he is.

-7 ( +10 / -17 )

Back from another one of his well earned time outs …. And back to his vulgar and offensive…. Possibly criminal statements…. Once again …. Notice the capital letter … intentionally out of place but meant…..

”Social Intercourse is essential especially for very young children “

The correct English term or word in any English speaking country would be interaction …. And this is a multiple offense of his …

-4 ( +15 / -19 )

Treble

Im commenting on the current situation and the high case numbers show they are not preventing infection. Maybe with better masks and everyone wearing correctly cases would fall. However most countries are virtually mask free and are in a similar situation to Japan. This variant is too contagious, luckily very mild, it’s going to run its course.

-2 ( +15 / -17 )

I'll mask up in a store; have a huge supply of N95 still along with my Abemask, which I am holding onto, but other than that, there is no reason to wear it outside when not coming in close contact with non-household members.

Don't want to get infected though, as no one knows how they will be affected and not worth the risk to me to find out at this stage.

-3 ( +9 / -12 )

Pretty simple people…. The vast majority of responsible people mask up when necessary… the vast majority of responsible people are vaccinated and boosted ! The vast majority of responsible people don’t and have not downplayed Covid as some mild cold or flu.. The vast majority of responsible people aren’t Covid denying conspiracy theorists and anti anti everything as related to Covid! The vast majority of people including scientists clearly understand that the vaccines have proven to be safe and effective, hence the reduction in severe cases! However , with over 1.6 million people currently under the care of Drs and nurses either in a hospital or hotel, where they are correctly listed as hospitalized…. The healthcare system is on the brink of total collapse…. In some places such as Osaka prefecture, JP post has closed all counters last week and for the foreseeable future…. Keep safe people! If someone is endangering your health… tell them straight up ! We’re in for a very depressing few weeks of unnecessary deaths….

-4 ( +18 / -22 )

This is a subjective observation. It is not scientific.

What would the numbers be if mask were not worn?

What would the numbers be if people wore masks correctly?

What would the numbers be if people wore N95s?

Since we don't have data for those questions, there is no scientific validity to conclude that high case count = masks don't work.

sounds a lot like the argument for you get less sick if you’re vaccinated.

that is a very repeated yet subjective observation as well.

I hear a lot of people saying that but zero data shown proving it.

everyone I’ve known who is unvaccinated and has had omicron has also had very mild symptoms

-5 ( +9 / -14 )

Steven,

80% of your hospitalizations are at home. You know that. Stop pushing a false narrative.

2 ( +11 / -9 )

JT moderators have an ethical responsibility to make sure that their comment board is not a source of misinformation regarding known public health countermeasures, i.e., mask-usage and its proven efficacy in reducing the spread of airborne pathogens.

You are kidding right? Moderators here are not "ethical" and do not care about the accuracy of posts that people make.

I guarantee you this too shall be deleted.

21 ( +26 / -5 )

My hospitalizations? I don’t have any hospitalizations.!. False narrative? Here ! I’ll try my best….

Nothing to see here folks ! Covid is over ! Take off those silly face diapers! Herd immunity (which does not exist) is the only way to get over this ! All those lockdowns and draconian restrictions (we’ve never had any) kept me from being able to socialize at the pub :( my only a life. I never got vaccinated (3x) because the vaccines alter DNA , cause magnetism, are child abuse. The economy has crashed (it will as soon as the jgov cuts off the corporate welfare payments) I need foreign tourists so I have anyone to just say hi to. (Japan does not need a single foreign tourist for the industry and the borders are open freely to family and friends)

I’m sure I missed a few conspiracies… but whatever …

-6 ( +12 / -18 )

i have been wearing clean paper disposable mask whenever I am in public transportation or shopping at supermarkets. I don’t wear it when I’m am out running or walking to from stations. I don’t wear it at home of course. I go to work in the office from time to time and dine out as well from time to time. I have not been vaxxed and I have not been sick for a single since day one of the pandemic. Not sure if that’s because of the mask or not.

2 ( +11 / -9 )

Delete yourself (ie please do not post here) when you are to spew misinformation. Should be ashamed of yourself if you don’t.

1 ( +9 / -8 )

They were mentioning on nittere news that the new variant is 43 times more transmissible. If this is true, I'd say there is not avoiding it now especially on those packed trains.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

There’s too much arguing here and far too much people trying to have others views removed if they disagree with them.

1 ( +15 / -14 )

Im commenting on the current situation and the high case numbers show they are not preventing infection. Maybe with better masks and everyone wearing correctly cases would fall. However most countries are virtually mask free and are in a similar situation to Japan. This variant is too contagious, luckily very mild, it’s going to run its course.

You're making observations based on "common sense." But that's not how science works.

Science would take into consideration the various factors that could cause spikes in infections and control for them in tests to determine the efficacy of a measure. An examples of factors would be population density, percentage and capacity of public transportation, type of mask worn, etc.

1 ( +10 / -9 )

Good news FFS…. On the topic of Covid, no one argues with you .!. We recognize your PMA…. Definitely Positive about your Mental Attitude.!.

-8 ( +9 / -17 )

It's pretty simple, either:

if you're worried stay home. Don't go to work as health is more important than money.

Go out and wear a mask when and wear you want.

Go to dinners etc and don't wear a mask

Me. I choose 3. If I get corona that's life. If I don't great. People might say that's selfish but if you're wearing a mask or staying home that do you have to worry about.

-2 ( +11 / -13 )

treble

Im not suggesting i know the definitive answer. The situation needs to be balanced on the help masks provide, obviously there is some and also the negatives pushing for them to be worn produces. Many irrationally are afraid to even remove masks whilst outside alone or in the car. It’s very sad to see these situations, the most disturbing is very young children being masked when the dangers to them are minuscule.

Steven

Glad to see you are getting out of your recent depression. Maintaining a PMA at all times assists you in leading a healthier more fulfilled life which also is of great benefit to your family and friends.

-1 ( +11 / -12 )

Hands up who is sick to death of these useless masks ?

Hands up who is sick to death about these types comments about masks?

2 ( +16 / -14 )

everyone I’ve known who is unvaccinated and has had omicron has also had very mild symptoms

Subjective. I have an unvaccinated mid-20s friend who is very healthy and experience flu-like symptoms this very moment. Does that change the narrative? No, because it's anecdotal. What about the 3 year old girl who died from Omicron after doctors sent her home? It was on the news 2 days ago. Does that change the narrative?

Here is the fact:

Omicron is the most deadliest covid variant to date because it spreads easily (airborne) hence more infections. More infections means more cases with undesirable outcomes.

As for your claim that vaccines aren't working, you're wrong:

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(22)00292-4/fulltext#:~:text=In%20this%20nationwide%20representative%20study,to%2034%20days%20after%20administration.

-1 ( +11 / -12 )

Steven

Glad to see you laughing my dear chap

Time to stop worrying and make a new start.

onwards and upwards as they say!

-3 ( +11 / -14 )

It’s really really simple. If you want to wear a mask wear one. If you don’t want to wear a mask don’t.

Just stop banging on about it. 2 years of hearing the same ‘live your life, move on’ from those who apparently would have nothing to do if it weren’t commenting obsessively about living their lives whilst simultaneously telling others what to do.

Follow your own advice. Jog on.

6 ( +12 / -6 )

Steven,

There are approximately 121,000 total beds designated for corona.

please explain to me how we could have 1.6 million hospitalizations.

hint: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/newpage_00023.html

3 ( +9 / -6 )

Coming back from SE Asia tomorrow-is Japan not safe?

-11 ( +3 / -14 )

@napalibabu

I have a friend here in Japan who is a doctor and he isn’t vaxxed and refused to jab his kids.

He isn’t my doctor but I’ve known him for over 20 years.

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Jan

Great comments, maintaining a healthy body and mind is the best way to stay healthy in all ways. The opposite of the official narrative, hide away, be afraid, take vaccines every few months regardless of the damage this does to overall health.

1 ( +11 / -10 )

We used to say they are2 topics that should not be talked about: politics and religion. I think we should had COVID!

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Jan writing today

Been running around in packed indoor shops every other weekend and haven't got it for 3 years now. No masks.

versus

Jan writing on May 12  06:21 am JST

Posted in: Japan planning to allow 20,000 daily foreign arrivals in June  See in context

Then I need to test before and after flight. I need to have a booster although I'm 30 and have had COVID twice already and am two times vaccinated.

Are you confused?

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Those are extraordinarily high figures for a Sunday.

Back to 40K by midweek.

50K by Friday?

My idiot boss may consider me housebound for the foreseeable future.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

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