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Japan reports 85,867 new coronavirus cases

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Japan on Thursday reported 85,867 new coronavirus cases.

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 8,825 new cases, down 1,768 from Wednesday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 26, unchanged from Wednesday, health officials said. The nationwide number is 364, down 12 from Wednesday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (6,501), Aichi (5,911), Saitama (5,797), Hyogo (4,154), Kanagawa (4,042), Chiba (3,872), Fukuoka (3,493), Hokkaido (3,471). Hiroshima (2,905) and Shizuoka (2,739).

The number of coronavirus-related deaths was 171.

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That's right Elvis! And here is why...

https://www.barrons.com/articles/china-zero-covid-policy-weak-vaccines-51663020396

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Just lost someone important to me. 40 years old, father of 2.

Best friend's youngest tested positive today. Family of 5.

The virus is airborne. It's far from over.

Please get the new vaccine.

9 ( +16 / -7 )

I am so happy to be finally be able to live normal life without being controlled.

-9 ( +5 / -14 )

17% lower than the same day a week ago and 39% lower than the same day two weeks ago. Admittedly slowing, as is the natural course & bell-curve tendency of viral ebbs and flows - but steady and the right direction nonetheless.

This is of course not the last wave, but as in other countries coming waves will be with ever decreasing peaks and seriousness of symptoms, deaths and impact on the healthcare system which has been strained but fortunately never gotten too close to maximum capacity or any semblance of failure/collapse.

Japan seems eager (though very careful) to follow suit with other developed nations and return to normalcy in all sectors before the year is out. In most countries today the mention of Covid19 is at most a small panel in an entire newspaper and usually about other places like Japan/China or its ongoing economic impact - this will likely be the case here too by Spring.

New vaccines on the horizon which will help prevent some serious symptoms avoidable deaths in the at-risk population, though it'll likely not be recommended for the general public and be treated in the same way as the annual influenza vaccine program.

The virus will of course never be over, but it's significance as a national crisis is near its end.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

I am so happy to be finally be able to live normal life without being controlled.

in this country you were always able to do so if you wanted…

5 ( +9 / -4 )

I am so happy to be finally be able to live normal life without being controlled.

When did you arrive? Welcome to Japan

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Hopefully this will be the last….news article about cases….

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

I noticed the number of deaths is always at the end of the article.

Shouldn’t it be at the top ? Isn’t it more important that all figures of infected?

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