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7-Eleven worker infected with coronavirus; another case likely caused meningitis

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I hope they both recover.

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Hero thinking invincible and continued to be at work vs seeking medical treatment despite all the media and word of mouth information. Don't be a hero, seek medical attention at best and stay away from work. Use the sick leave that is what is there for. Sick pay for all employees including temp, contract or part timers is a benefit that should be covered for every employee by employer.

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The man in his 20s was found positive for the coronavirus on March 7 and is unconscious with a fever, pneumonia and meningitis.

This! Take it seriously folks, even if such complications are rare.

13 ( +15 / -2 )

Here's your change, sir... and some corona. This is why the virus will not be stopped by suddenly closing schools and keeping businesses open; you're going to get it somewhere eventually, even if you try and hide in a bubble.

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The man in his 20s was found positive for the coronavirus on March 7 and is unconscious with a fever, pneumonia and meningitis, Yamanashi Prefecture and public broadcaster NHK said

whoa thats heavy. I thought it only got the old and very young.

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I thought it only got the old and very young.

I have never read any informed article stating that people outside those age groups can’t become seriously ill. My understanding is that certain people including the elderly and those with certain chronic illnesses are more at risk. Also, we don’t know from this article if the man affected had any underlying health issues.

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Just heard in the news this young man had a fever but was turned away without any testing at several medical institutions. Returned home and his condition got worse. He was eventually found unconscious at home by his co workers who worried about him because he did not show up for work for a few days

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All people from 1-100 can get the virus but the critical are the young, old and previous sick.

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Srry to say but I doubt he will survive if stayed a few days before being found by his co-worker.

Another tragic Abe failure about work and sickness conditions in Japan.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Well, mainly old zichi, and those with lung problems. One large reason it spread so quickly in Wuhan was because of the number of smokers, and still common use of asbestos. It's like placing a firework over a flame. If there's no flame nothing much will happen, which is what it will be like for most people. There has been a massive amount of fear spread over this, and information not disseminated to the right people. It should die out pretty soon, at least until the next flu season.

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@smith

Here's your change, sir... and some corona. This is why the virus will not be stopped by suddenly closing schools and keeping businesses open; you're going to get it somewhere eventually, even if you try and hide in a bubble.

A coworker was complaining lightheartedly because we had to continue to work, but the young people who were off from school went to Harajuku and Shibuya instead of staying home. They seemed a little envious.

The virus will continue to spread in Japan because of half-a"# measures by incompetent corrupt people who were voted into office on popularism.

Have notice all the countries being hit the hardest have similar leadership at the moment. Italy, China, Japan, Iran, US......except Russia. Hmmmm!

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I think it's been all through Miyagi already! I got a little hot and heavy with a Snack Bar one-san in mid-January! After, I had diarrhoea for three days and then a debilitating cough for a week after that. During which a Japanese doctor took my temp, gave me, three days of cold medicine, no test, said stay home. Which I did because I lost my job as an ALT because I'm 60!

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There was no scare, nor testing for the virus here in Japan in mid-January. If the Doc had tested you for the flu, it would make sense, and any place that fires you because you stayed home sick, isnt worth working for in the first place. Let me guess, an out-sourcing company and not contracted by any city directly.

Hope you find a job!

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Vigorous testing is the answer to taming this virus. How do you decide to stay home when you have not tested for the virus.

How do we know you will not be discriminated upon or loss your job at your workplace after it is known you contracted the virus even if you have gotten rid of the virus. We know there are companies that have threatened workers with firing for taking time off from work without any repercussion.

The obsession with potraying a good image about the country is so ingrained in the people, is really disturbing.

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Absolute disgrace that Abe is doing nothing about sick people being turned away. If there's a silver lining, it's that Abe (and Trump) will lose their jobs for being so incompetent.

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@rgcivilian1

Don't be a hero, seek medical attention at best and stay away from work. Use the sick leave that is what is there for.

Welcome to reality : there is no sick leave in Japan.

You can get Injury and Sickness Allowance after 3 days of illness which amount to 66% of your salary usually and there is condition to get it.

https://blog.gaijinpot.com/sick-pay-japan-need-know/

There is usually heavy pressure for people to continue working some of them are even financial with salary cut (in addition of the unpaid day off for sickness, taking paid day off do not solve it).

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The problem in Japan is that you cannot receive treatment until you become critical.

although the government claim the diagnosis test is under insurance, in truth only about 800 doctors are authorized to conduct it, and the only way to get an appointment is still through the government hotline, who reject pretty much anyone after putting you on hold for 2-3 hours.

Being in critical condition and being sent by emergency vehicles seems to be the only way to get diagnosis and treatment.

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The problem in Japan is that you cannot receive treatment until you become critical.

although the government claim the diagnosis test is under insurance, in truth only about 800 doctors are authorized to conduct it, and the only way to get an appointment is still through the government hotline, who reject pretty much anyone after putting you on hold for 2-3 hours.

Being in critical condition and being sent by emergency vehicles seems to be the only way to get diagnosis and treatment.

There are two types an L type and S type. The L type is killing people. The S type is the that people are mistaking for mild flu/hayfever like symptoms.

I suspect that there are a lot S type infections out there! They will never be diagnosed. So the data on infections will never truly be accurate. The government is covering up their incompetence.

Yeah if you are already that sick to call an ambulance then you have more than likely infected others which means another missed opportunity to slow down the infections.

This situation is like Fukushima. Hide the truth until it is forgotten.

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Another tragic Abe failure about work and sickness conditions in Japan

This is not about Abe. If you were to blame anyone for Japan's ganbare working culture, you'd need to blame every single Japanese adult and the education system.

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Ive seen Japanese work sick with the flu, like a prey animal, go to another room and just try to hide it while suffering.

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So much for it not be anything to worry about for the young and able bodied!

Unconscious with a fever, pneumonia and meningitis! Jesus! Maybe time to lay off that combini food ay! This lad got hit hard. Odaiji ni.

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whoa thats heavy. I thought it only got the old and very young.

Well that ain't particularly bright.

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Nobody pays attention until you don’t show up to work.

Found unconscious at home by his co workers who worried about him because he did not show up for work for a few days...

of course.

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If people are interested some data (not up to date) about letality/death rate. The youngster (even very) are, as of current knowledge, not at big risk. If you have data stating otherwise, please share it.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-age-sex-demographics/

Hope he will recover, sad (to say the less) that things dragged to the point he was so ill.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200308_07/

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Do we know wether the meningitis was caused by the virus directly or a consequence of superinfektion which spread per continuitatem?

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Gogogo, you have not been infected, you will be able to shop for your Prada, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton soon, no drama

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And still no testing - and you no longer can fly over to Korea to go thru one of their drive thru test centers.

I do wonder what would happen if sick people started camping out on the steps of the two test centers or the parliament

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