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Japan reports 47,976 coronavirus cases

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Japan reported 47,976 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, up 2,155 from Wednesday.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 8,529 new coronavirus cases, up 188 from Wednesday and up 4,908 from last Thursday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is six, down two from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 67, down one from Wednesday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (4,615), Kanagawa (3,130), Fukuoka (2,774), Aichi (2,712), Saitama (2,434), Okinawa (2,389), Chiba (2,081), Hyogo (2,007), Kumamoto (1,578), Hokkaido (901), Kyoto (904), Shizuoka (894), Kagoshima (851), Saga (694), Hiroshima (640), Shimane (597), Miyazaki (571), Oita (557), Ehime (539), Gifu (533), Nagasaki (524), Ibaraki (514), Mie (510), Aomori (450), Nara (441), Shiga (404), Miyagi (403), Okayama (395), Gunma (389), Tochigi (334), Nagano (327), Wakayama (314), Ishikawa (308), Yamaguchi (293), Niigata (274), Fukushima (251), Fukui (241), Tottori (219), Yamanashi (214), Toyama (211), Iwate (208) and Kochi (193).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 15.

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Nice to see relatively low serious cases despite the bump in cases. Looks like despite newer strains being less familiar to the immune system, its no more serious than earlier variants.

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Huge numbers again

-18 ( +7 / -25 )

It s nice to see relatively low serious cases. I hope no. of affected cases also go down soon without any extra actions.

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Thursday reported 8,529 new coronavirus cases, up 188 from Wednesday and up 4,908 from last Thursday.

Tsk tsk.

It's obvious that far too many people in Tokyo aren't wearing their masks.

Oh, wait .....

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painkillerToday  04:57 pm JST

Huge numbers again

Six serious cases? That's a huge number?

That's the only number that really matters. And I'd hardly call that huge.

I'd say that "number of deaths" is an important number too -- if it weren't for the fact that most, if not all, so-called "coronavirus-related deaths" involve elderly, already-frail people who are actually dying of other causes -- with COVID being at worst just a contributing factor, and a minor one at that.

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My wife just reminded me today is Tanabata day.

Rushed to check any events/illumination etc., all 【中止】cancelled here in Tokyo.....for how long they plan to make our lives even more miserable...no fireworks for the 3rd year....wished I could go enjoy LIFE somewhere abroad for a while without worrying about the headache that is to come back to this place

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Elvis is hereToday  05:24 pm JST

It's obvious that far too many people in Tokyo aren't wearing their masks

Oh, wait .....

And then he said..,

wait for it.,,,,...

THE VACCINES DON'T WORK!!!

boom boom

Roflmao...

Actually, he didn't say anything about vaccines.

He doesn't have a problem with vaccines -- as long as they're not required or coerced in any way.

He was just talking about masks. That's all.

[And on an unrelated note: Why do some people type "LOL" or "ROFLMAO" or things like that for their own comments? Especially when those comments aren't even funny?]

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Rushed to check any events/illumination etc., all 【中止】cancelled here in Tokyo.....for how long they plan to make our lives even more miserable...no fireworks for the 3rd year....wished I could go enjoy LIFE somewhere abroad for a while without worrying about the headache that is to come back to this place

I think it'll continue for quite some time yet. As well being zealously risk-averse, I think deep down that the Japanese in general enjoy being miserable. Maybe it's a Buddhist thing about suffering. Dunno. They're not happy unless they're not happy. And for that, COVID is the gift that keeps on giving.

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It's nothing to be afraid of. What's the point of getting three jabs then?

-2 ( +10 / -12 )

Outrageous!

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Do masks, hand sanitizers and vaccines stop these waves?

-2 ( +7 / -9 )

First time looking at the graphs in a long time.

Definite increase for some time now.

Reproduction number steady increase from 0.89 around 6/3 to 1.14 around 7/3

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On the Osaka/Kansai TV news we were told to social distance by 2meters between people at Suma Beach.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Do masks, hand sanitizers and vaccines stop these waves?

Obviously not.

I think everyone knows that by now,

Elvis, unfortunately there are still people around who think the vaccine is the silver bullet, even the reality all over the world with 4x vaccinated and increasing cases and increasing hospitalization, shows us it is not!

-2 ( +9 / -11 )

Seems it's a nastier bug than the previous one - symptom-wise at least.

Probably all the young stalwarts should have caught vanilla omicron when that was doing the rounds.

Anyway, doubt we'll be seeing the same numbers in the tens of thousands that vanilla omicron produced.

I don't think many would be up for another state of emergency.

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6 people in hospital with serious symptoms?? Oh dear looks like it’s time to mask off, open up and relax!

So if the vaccines “work” why is there a third wave?? Rolls eyes…

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Seems it's a nastier bug than the previous one - symptom-wise at least."

Not in my anecdotal evidence.... basically the same symptoms as catching a cold.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

Majority of cases are from people with 2+ shots. Go figure.

-7 ( +7 / -14 )

Majority of cases are from people with 2+ shots. Go figure.

Lol that's so simple.

How long have you been trying to figure it out?

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For the benefit of you anti everything clan, The vaccines have and continue to work exactly as advertised! So stop making up stories! Big pharma …. And they are no friend of mine…. Never once said that the vaccines prevent infection! No medical Dr with any sense of credibility has ever stated that the vaccines prevent infection …. The vaccines , specifically the highly effective and SAFE mRNA vaccines help your body spike proteins to help reduce your chances of getting a severe case! And don’t even suggest they don’t work on omicron at all…. That’s another whacked on conspiracy theory. Omicron has been the deadliest variant of Covid in Japan to date….. and if we look here and around the world….. the vaccines have saved millions of lives ….. prevented millions more hospitalizations…. Imagine just how much worse omicron would be without the vast majority of responsible people vaccinated!!!! And NO!!!! Herd immunity does not exist with Covid and catching Covid is not better for you than the vaccines….

-6 ( +11 / -17 )

Okinawa--2000+ !!!

Japan is getting hit hard, as predicted.

-13 ( +2 / -15 )

A recent Lancet study determined that the vaccines prevented 20 million deaths. Thankfully those 20 million weren’t taking the advice of all the “experts” on this message board.

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gintonicJuly 7 06:43 pm JST

Seems it's a nastier bug than the previous one - symptom-wise at least."

Not in my anecdotal evidence.... basically the same symptoms as catching a cold.

The official survival rate from Covid is more than 99 percent.

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NorthernlifeJuly 7 07:56 pm JST

As I predicted yesterday the numbers have gone up again..

Only because of the continual testing. All these people supposedly positive for Covid- where are they all ? In hospital, dying ect, ?

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this wave seems to be everywhere- Europe as well as North America is being hit hard, but it seems that serious illness is not on the rise as most are vaccinated, boosted and many have already had the virus. So while infection is definitely everywhere, it doesn't seem that serious illness is though.

At my office, this week 6 people tested positive. A bit unnerving

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Don't know why people are still focusing on case numbers. Australia has shifted focus to hospitalisations (Real ones, where people are inpatient and staying in hospital. Not calling every case a hospitalisation because someone saw a doctor once)

Some states in Australia have 50k active cases, but only 200 in hospital. Meaning for the vast majority of people it's not an issue.

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Do masks, hand sanitizers and vaccines stop these waves?

Stop them?? No

Make them much less serious so the medical system isn't being overwhelmed so we can go on with life?? Yes.

Kinda like how seatbelts in cars, speed limits, car maintenance standards etc. don't prevent people from dying in traffic, but severely limit the number of preventable death. It's almost like reality isn't perfect, but rather a series of compromises we make trying to balance inconvenience, freedom and public safety.

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Not in my anecdotal evidence

That is a contradiction, you either have an anecdote, or you have evidence. There is no such thing as anecdotal evidence, that is just a phrase people use when they want to make their personal experience/opinion sound more legit than it really is.

basically the same symptoms as catching a cold.

Except of course that the mortality rate is much much higher. Even now with vaccines mortality rate for covid is 0.1% Simply put, covid has a much higher mortality rate than flu, which has a much higher mortality rate of the common cold.

https://ourworldindata.org/mortality-risk-covid

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And after the election the numbers of infections will magically plummet

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