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Japan's daily COVID cases hit new record, above 209,000

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The multi-billion dollar vaccination program was supposed to prevent this.

It's time to admit failure and reassess how society deals with this.

Endless boosters will not bring the numbers down.

-20 ( +30 / -50 )

The multi-billion dollar vaccination program was supposed to prevent this.

No it was not, that is just a strawman imagined by antivaxxer groups. The approach to control the pandemic has always been promoted as a combination of measures, the roles of vaccines is to decrease the importance the infection has, making the risks lower.

The experts of the world coincide vaccines have had a deep positive impact on the effects of the pandemic, making up a false objective for the vaccines so you can personally declare them failures is not a valid point. That is like saying seat belts were supposed to prevent car accidents. And since those accidents keep happening this "demonstrates" seat belts are a failure.

7 ( +38 / -31 )

Time to ban foreigners and alcohol again. Because we all know foreigners and alcohol are why the virus spreads right?

-5 ( +29 / -34 )

At the country level, the highest numbers of new weekly cases were reported from Japan (969 068 new cases; +73%)

https://reliefweb.int/report/world/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-weekly-epidemiological-update-27-july-2022

7 ( +10 / -3 )

 the roles of vaccines is to decrease the importance the infection has, making the risks lower.

Japanese authorities post detailed statistics about infections and hospitalizations daily.

There is currently no significant statistical difference in the rates of infection, hospitalization and or death between unvaccinated, 1 dose, 2 dose or boosted.

There are well over 20 million unvaccinated people in Japan, there is no evidence that they are at greater statistical risk than the vaccinated.

I'm sorry, the evidence is undeniable.

It's time to change course.

-22 ( +18 / -40 )

The multi-billion dollar vaccination program was supposed to prevent this.

Posts or comments like this SHOULD be censored or deleted. It's not a "free speech" issue, not an "opinion" but blatantly false information being pawned off as fact!

This vaccination is not a preventative type of vaccination!

12 ( +32 / -20 )

...yet the moderator doesn't feel that we should be allowed to discuss this. The comments get shut off very early on these articles when there's no apparent abuse or even much bickering.

This is an important topic, worthy of discussion. There are Japan residents here, and those of us with family over there.

Yet wait for it... that yellow bar across the top saying we aren't allowed to talk about it anymore.

26 ( +35 / -9 )

The hospitalization rate down here is over 98% and for severe cases something over 65%.

本島コロナ病床悪化98%

https://www.okinawatimes.co.jp/articles/-/998460

Some folks are ignorantly stating "Make more beds available" and the doctors and nurses are responding, "Idiots! You can have as many beds available as you want, BUT there aren't enough medical staff to take care of them!"

Medical staff and facilities to care for infectious patients are at capacity!

And still the government of Denny has done nothing but suggest people stay away from going out too much!

7 ( +23 / -16 )

I am on my fourth day with Covid and I can tell you it is nasty. Similar symtoms to a bad flu but it just keeps going. It took me two days before I could find a place to get tested. The local hospitals here in Kansai are swamped. I had my third booster shot in April and the sysmtoms are anything but mild. This current version of Covid needs to be taken seriously.

14 ( +26 / -12 )

Maybe it is time for Japan to ban Japanese from leaving the country?

(It wouldn’t be the first time for that)

At present there is a highly contagious variant running amok and all those tourists leaving for the US,Europe and SE Asia etc are going to be spreading it.

This is the seventh record breaking wave of the virus at present.

With reference to the above, it is obvious that the vaccines are not effective at reducing infection

-8 ( +17 / -25 )

Japan has so far had 11,695,380 cases since the pandemic began. That puts it in 11th place in the number of cases in total. Here are the 10 countries that have recorded more cases than Japan in total.

US 90,733,888

India 43,938,764

France 33,692,580

Brazil 33,659,879

Germany 30,598,385

UK 23,299,707

Italy 20,772,833

Russia 18,274,674

Turkey 15,524,071

Spain 13,203,228

SK 19,446,946

-5 ( +15 / -20 )

yes numbers.

result of successful triple vaccination/how much gov flush down to toilet from our taxes?/and keeping people afraid to not go out without face mask,causing many problems to especially elder people who are afraid to travel see our familes in other parts of Japan and ften dying at home alone...

do you still want push people to go for 4th shot?

if yes-any common sense in that?

-10 ( +17 / -27 )

"New infections have been continuously increasing at a rapid pace to its highest ever level across Japan,"

It is also increasing in the countries with the higher jabbing rates, Like New Zealand. It is officially reported around the world that people who get jabbed get AIDS, Aquired immune defiicieny.

-16 ( +11 / -27 )

Maybe it is time for Japan to ban Japanese from leaving the country?

(It wouldn’t be the first time for that)

Actually it would be the first, even during the height of COVID Japanese were leaving the country. There were some flights overseas, and "foreigners" were allowed into the country as well.

Japan will never stop it's own from leaving and returning, but it DID stop most people from coming here!

7 ( +20 / -13 )

It is also increasing in the countries with the higher jabbing rates, Like New Zealand. It is officially reported around the world that people who get jabbed get AIDS, Aquired immune defiicieny.

Garbage posts like this SHOULD be deleted or censored as spreading false information! Cripes after 3 years of this, people are still ignorant enough to believe stupid information!

There is no evidence to support this claim and it’s a very good example of how misinformation is constructed to play on fear and dissuade people from having vaccines that have been proven safe in almost 10 billion doses given worldwide, to date.

> https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-boosters-hiv-idUSL1N2UM1Q0

7 ( +26 / -19 )

@Yubaru

Actually for about 265 years Japanese were banned from leaving.

Around the Edo period if I remember my Japanese history correctly…

-3 ( +13 / -16 )

And isn’t it the case that mainlanders coming down to Okinawa for holidays are spreading the virus?

What other explanation is there?

1 ( +10 / -9 )

Garbage posts like this SHOULD be deleted or censored as spreading false information! 

Garbage postERs like this SHOULD be deleted or censored as spreading false information!

-3 ( +18 / -21 )

Virusrex

That is like saying seat belts were supposed to prevent car accidents.

No one has ever said that seat belts were supposed to prevent car accidents ! As in your wording- not a valid point.

Right from the start, it was claimed that these experimental vaccine would protect you from so called Covid.

It canged from that to " you can still get Covid after a jab but the effects will be less than if you didn't get a jab " when it became obvious that the jab didn't work as they claimed.

Then you are told you need more injections including boosters. Honestly peopl, wake up !

-3 ( +20 / -23 )

Can’t even get a PCR test where we live so the case numbers are a hell of a lot higher than this.

7 ( +18 / -11 )

Japan has so far had 11,695,380 cases since the pandemic began. That puts it in 11th place in the number of cases in total. Here are the 10 countries that have recorded more cases than Japan in total.

And for some reason did you forget to put the death rates as well as death per capita?

6 ( +14 / -8 )

Japan has so far had 11,695,380 cases since the pandemic began. That puts it in 11th place in the number of cases in total. Here are the 10 countries that have recorded more cases than Japan in total.

I think you forgot to post this:

How Japan Achieved One of The World’s Lowest Covid Death Rates

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-17/how-japan-achieved-one-of-the-world-s-lowest-covid-death-rates#xj4y7vzkg

-3 ( +10 / -13 )

There is currently no significant statistical difference in the rates of infection, hospitalization and or death between unvaccinated, 1 dose, 2 dose or boosted.

To determine statistical differences the demographics of the populations must be kwnon. Obviously if you compare 100 unvaccinated elementary school children with 100 vaccinated seniors in a care facility and find them equal that would not demonstrate "no difference" but in fact the opposite.

So, where is the data that allows for the statistical determination of significance? things like age, preexisting conditions, occupations, etc. If you don't have that data then your comment is false.

I'm sorry, the evidence is undeniable.

It should be, the professionals that do have access to that information and publish scientific reports (even in Japan) with their methodology open to scrutiny keep saying vaccines are being very effective, the problem is people that take pride in being irrational and choose to misrepresent the information in an invalid way to pretend the vaccines have no effect.

do you still want push people to go for 4th shot?

Does this means a reduction of risk? then yes, that is the whole point. Which what would you replace this reduction of risk?

-1 ( +15 / -16 )

It took me two days before I could find a place to get tested.

I really don't understand that.

Probably it is depend upon where you live.

I got already 4x tested within the last few weeks, because almost every week one of my Co-workers is positive.

Me, my Co-workers and also my friends, who have to be tested, got tested very fast and easy.

All the 4x I was tested took me 10 minutes to go to the place and another 10 minutes to finish the test.

Very easy and fast.

Result also comes on the same day per Email.

Price: 11000Yen (paid by my company)

3 ( +9 / -6 )

YubaruToday  08:25 am JST

The multi-billion dollar vaccination program was supposed to prevent this.

Posts or comments like this SHOULD be censored or deleted. It's not a "free speech" issue, not an "opinion" but blatantly false information being pawned off as fact! 

This vaccination is not a preventative type of vaccination!

Seriously...

When these vaccines were released, we were promised that they would stop the spread. Biden said so himself, obviously reading off a teleprompter. This was the message we were sold, by people who knew it to be a lie from the outset because RNA viruses mutate so rapidly. But said it anyway. Censoring people who disagree with you and question the narrative doesn't fix your problem, it just makes us even more suspicious of you, and rightly so.

Just because you disagree with something doesn't automatically qualify it as disinformation.

6 ( +19 / -13 )

Japan has so far had 11,695,380 cases since the pandemic began. That puts it in 11th place in the number of cases in total. Here are the 10 countries that have recorded more cases than Japan in total.

Hey aren't you the poster, who called Japanese people Mindless robots and Sheep on this website? Funny that you are still allowed to post on this website.

I guess racist posts about Japanese are Ok.

Is that true moderator?????

-8 ( +10 / -18 )

Garbage postERs like this SHOULD be deleted or censored as spreading false information!

This coming from a poster who called Japanese people mindless robots and sheep.

Interesting.

-8 ( +9 / -17 )

It is also increasing in the countries with the higher jabbing rates, Like New Zealand. It is officially reported around the world that people who get jabbed get AIDS, Aquired immune defiicieny.

No, that is still completely false, misrepresenting a study and pretending it proves the opposite than what the actual authors of that study say they found is not "reporting" something, it is just promoting disinformation.

No one has ever said that seat belts were supposed to prevent car accidents ! As in your wording-

Yes, because it is too obviously irrational, but antivaxxers keep making this point even after being contradicted countless times and pretending vaccines were developed with the sole purpose of stopping completely transmission from any and all variants that could ever appear, this is equally and obviously irrational, but the antivaxxers have no valid point to defend, so they keep repeating it.

Right from the start, it was claimed that these experimental vaccine would protect you from so called Covid.

And they do, because covid is the disease, not the infection, there is a reason these are not called "SARS-CoV-2 vaccines" but "covid vaccines" its been more than two years already, this point should be completely clear by now. Polio vaccines do not prevent the infection, they are not even very effective at preventing a mild case of fever by poliovirus, but they are very effective at preventing the most dangerous complications like paralysis and death. The same happens with most of the vaccines in use today. Pretending covid vaccines should have a much higher standard is not rational.

-1 ( +18 / -19 )

because covid is the disease, not the infection, there is a reason these are not called "SARS-CoV-2 vaccines" but "covid vaccines

This should have been explained from the start.

I don't remember this distinction being made when the vaccines were rolled out.

-3 ( +12 / -15 )

And for some reason did you forget to put the death rates as well as death per capita?

No I didn't because, Japan is not performing autopsies on covid suspected deaths. If someone isn't diagnosed with covid BEFORE they died they weren't counted as a covid death.

Moreover, during the surge last year the gov asked people to isolate at home and as a result we don't actually know how many people died of Covid since when people die at home they are not tested posthumously for covid.

How Japan Achieved One of The World’s Lowest Covid Death Rates

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-17/how-japan-achieved-one-of-the-world-s-lowest-covid-death-rates#xj4y7vzkg

Just answered that question.

2 ( +15 / -13 )

Japan has so far had 11,695,380 cases since the pandemic began. That puts it in 11th place..."

I think you forgot to post this: How Japan Achieved One of The World’s Lowest Covid Death Rates"

Think you also forgot to post this - "Japan model has beaten coronavirus " - Shinzo Abe , May 2020 &

" Japan's superior cultural standards are responsible for its coronavirus success & many countries ask us for advice" Taro Aso ,June 2020.

8 ( +15 / -7 )

Like most informed people, we are waiting for a vaccine that actually works, prevents infection and transmission. Until then, we stay clear of the mass clinical trials currently in place. With these numbers, herd immunity is inevitable.

-2 ( +12 / -14 )

you have a right to be wrong.

You have a right to an "opinion".

So does everyone else.

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

I know when I say the government needs to step in and create makeshift wards they’ll also need to push the personnel and equipment requirements to scale. Other countries are doing it. This is 100% the countries fault not being prepared for this and the hospitals are feeling the strain. Long Covid additionally is no joke. I had full days of brain fog for 90 days now I get it for an hour or 2 daily, I caught Covid in January. I also get some spells of breathlessness and anxiety, if I do too much physical. Digestive tract does not work the way it did before Covid.

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Vaccines obviously don't work!

Masks obviously don't work!

One-way borders obviously don't work!

Time to move on. It's just the flu now get over it!

1 ( +24 / -23 )

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