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C'mon man...why isn't the government seeing the seriousness of this disease? What's it going to take to get them to take some real action!!!

17 ( +22 / -5 )

Oh gosh, talk about an error with consequences. Now they are understaffed at a critical time.

15 ( +17 / -2 )

Baby on a ventilator has got to be difficult.

"The hospital said it asked its 44 medical staff including doctors who attended to the baby to self-isolate for two weeks."

so why not just test them?

18 ( +20 / -2 )

Yet, to something this little innocent baby girl, the government is more concerned about the economy than health of the people.

1 ( +10 / -9 )

They need to relax the testing rules

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Fortunately enough in our Government there are people who can predict potential hazards of any events more accurately than most of us. In influenza infection such cases are common, just ask a medical person. Sadly, no one reports infants killed by influenza or other viruses in the news. Now corona is trending.

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

Please wake up Japanese government. Push your focus away from worrying about the Tokyo Olympics for now and really really focus on the needs of the Japanese people. Why is there such a big delay in the government making decisions when it comes to controlling the virus? A child got the virus so I assume parents felt that it was okay to bring the child out when instead everyone should be at home to minimise the spreading. Come on! Time to take a firm decision and use your authority wisely rather than delaying till its going to be too late.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

Maybe if they actually tested people they wouldn’t have just lost 44 health care workers at a time we can not afford to lose them.

The government’s incompetence on this is appalling.

17 ( +19 / -2 )

@zichi

so why not just test them?

Because they don't meet the testing criterion. A rule is a rule.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Triage time. Separate haves from have-nots. Countries that delayed too long in acknowledging how nasty this virus is are now putting the lives of the general populations at risk. While those countries' leaders can rest assured they, their families and their fellow 'elite' will continue to see the best healthcare. Economic/political class separations are more obvious now than ever.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

For god’s sake take the gloves off abe, test, find where the virus is isolate it and do something before more tragedy happens..

3 ( +7 / -4 )

Come on Japan your suppose to be a first World Country now start acting like it and get with the program....start testing start locking down take this thing seriously..

5 ( +8 / -3 )

“One of the most serious and common risks of being on a ventilator is pneumonia. The breathing tube that’s put in your airway can allow bacteria to enter your lungs. As a result, you may develop ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).”

“The breathing tube also makes it hard for you to cough. Coughing helps clear your airways of lung irritants that can cause infections.”

“VAP is a major concern for people using ventilators because they’re often already very sick. Pneumonia may make it harder to treat their other disease or condition [like PNEUMONIA].”

“…Using a ventilator also can put you at risk for other problems, such as:

Pneumothorax (noo-mo-THOR-aks). This is a condition in which air leaks out of the lungs and into the space between the lungs and the chest wall. This can cause pain and shortness of breath, and it may cause one or both lungs to collapse.

Lung damage. Pushing air into the lungs with too much pressure can harm the lungs.

Oxygen toxicity. High levels of oxygen can damage the lungs.”

“These problems may occur because of the forced airflow or high levels of oxygen from the ventilator.”

“Using a ventilator also can put you at risk for blood clots and serious skin infections. These problems tend to occur in people who have certain diseases and/or who are confined to bed or a wheelchair and must remain in one position for long periods…”

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/ventilatorventilator-support

0 ( +6 / -6 )

Self-isolation is a good policy.

You can be tested, tested, and tested again before actually testing positive. A negative test does not mean no infection.

So people exposed to the virus self-isolating is a good measure.

Testing at the end of the self-isolation period, when symptoms actually develop, makes more sense than testing immediately when the chance of false negatives are high.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

For god’s sake take the gloves off abe, test,

I think you give him way too much credit.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Election time coming. This administration is failing on all counts given that they have had months. NO masks produced either though promised to get them to stores back 2 months ago. Must be lined with specialized materials.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Thank you for that very informative, if horrific, post, Avenger. I had not realized that there were such disadvantages to ventilators, but they really make sense once explained.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

@The Avenger

Is there a point to your post? I don't see one. You do realize people are only put on ventilators when the alternative is almost certain death. And many of the risks you mentioned can be mitigated.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

I pray for this little angel. I hope she will recover soon.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

But hey, unlicensed (and licensed) nursery schools are still open and thriving, with kids side by side, drooling, leaking here and there, and only one or two tired and overworked people looking after them. TIJ

7 ( +8 / -1 )

I wonder whether these statistics we keep hearing about, are the poor individuals such as this young girl, who are admitted to Hospital in such a dire state. But then, of the 2000 or so counted, how many have recovered ?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

This breaks my heart. Sending positive vibes to Yamanashi.

And still Mr Abe struggles to find the moral fiber to take leadership seriously.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

So sad. Stay strong little girl!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Will Japan be the first country to lose a baby to the RONA? I seriously hope not.

If it does Abe, congratulations................this is what you were shooting for right?

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

If baby's got then parents got it then neighbours got it then local shop staffs got it then customers got it. It goes on and on and on unless there is a lockdown

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

But hey, unlicensed (and licensed) nursery schools are still open and thriving, with kids side by side, drooling, leaking here and there, and only one or two tired and overworked people looking after them.

This is also on the government, as I'm sure you'd agree. Declare a state of emergency, lock everything down, and then the parents of these kids would be home to care for them. Plus Abe and co. could arrange for a proper bailout, more than 12,000 yen and pork coupons or whatever nonsense they were spouting a few weeks back.

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A baby girl under a year old was rushed to hospital Wednesday after her heart stopped beating, and was then found to be infected with the novel coronavirus, according to the Yamanashi prefectural government.

I am sceptical. She had the virus, but was the virus the cause of her heart problem? The article does not say, and heart problems have not been reported in relation to Corona, which attacks the lungs.

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I am sceptical. She had the virus, but was the virus the cause of her heart problem? The article does not say

What is there to be sceptical about? The article does not claim that the heart problem was caused by the virus, it simply states that she was admitted to hospital with the heart condition and there it was discovered that she also had the virus. And lots of medical staff engaged in dealing with her heart condition were unwittingly exposed to the virus. That's the story here, not any claims of the virus causing heart problems.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

cleo:

And lots of medical staff engaged in dealing with her heart condition were unwittingly exposed to the virus. That's the story here, not any claims of the virus causing heart problems.

Fair enough if that is as far as it goes. But I suspect the baby will now be registered as a virus fatality. Lets see.

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cleo:

Oh, sorry I see now she did not die, thankfully. But you see that the headline suggest that the heart problem was caused by the virus. And also you see that in the comments we already have this narrative.

So I think I am quite correct pointing out how quickly everybody jumps to a false narrative.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

So I think I am quite correct pointing out how quickly everybody jumps to a false narrative.

Worse than a false narrative, is the stupid narrative. So many people are smart enough to think they seem some 'gotcha' or conspiracy, but in reality just aren't smart enough to actually understand what they are talking about. So they ask some silly question they don't know the answer to, and somehow think that debunks whatever it is that they don't understand.

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If she already had a heart condition then that made her even more susceptible to begin with. Hold on tight, little girl. We're all praying and looking out for you!

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