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Tokyo reports 31,593 coronavirus cases

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The Tokyo metropolitan government on Tuesday reported 31,593 new coronavirus cases, up 9,206 from Monday.

The number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo is 21, up six from Monday, health officials said. The nationwide figure is 271, up 22 from Monday.

Other prefectures reporting high numbers were Osaka (25,762), Hyogo (8,764), Chiba (8,452), Shizuoka (6,052), Okinawa (5,622), Kyoto (3,961), Hokkaido (3,268), Kagoshima (3,149), Hiroshima (2,211), Miyazaki (1,844), Niigata (1,575), Okayama (1,561) and Nara (1,284).

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No comments today? Amazing

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Is there a reason why the numbers come out more slowly on Tuesdays?

Not being smarmy. Legitimately curious.

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I was wondering if Japan Times decided to stop reporting “the numbers” (to my knowledge) yesterday they close the comments early and never reported the national number. Even today the story seems to have been written at “Today  03:52 pm JST”

Lately, I have been more interested in reading peoples actual experiences of getting and dealing with the virus and less then peoples comments and opinions about it.

Those of you regular posters (you know who you are) that are actually dealing with a current infection, I hope you get well soon and thank you for sharing your experience with us. It’s a good reality check.

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Akkkk! The dreaded un-editable typo! Japan Today, not Japan Times. It’s been a long day!

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HUGE NUMBERS!

Japan is getting hit hard; and these numbers only scratch the service.

The 4 people I know who caught the recent variant in the last 2 weeks all had extremely mild symptoms and were able to function normally after the first day of being tested positive. 3 were fully vaxxed, the other had received no vaccines.

Anyone looking to get the 4th vaccination should consult with a Western doctor, as that vaccine does not do anything to prevent the current variant. I have been told by a medical expert, If anything, wait until the autumn when the new vaccines come out.

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Anyone looking to get the 4th vaccination should consult with a Western doctor,

You can do that in Japan?

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RedstormToday  09:41 pm JST

You can do that in Japan?

Do you have any friends or family in a Western country? If so, are you able to contact them?

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I am Japanese and sometimes now use telemedicine but I have never heard of international telemedicine. I have no problems using our very good national service.

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RedstormToday  09:46 pm JST

I am Japanese and sometimes now use telemedicine but I have never heard of international telemedicine. I have no problems using our very good national service.

Oh. I can contact my US health provider through my online account.

I suggest contacting the UK embassy for a list of UK doctors working in Japan.

Okinawa (5,622) New Record!

From another source, Each and every day, the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the prefecture has exceeded 500.

If you, get out of Japan and go back to your country and let this out of control wave ride out.

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painkiller

Oh. I can contact my US health provider through my online account.

So you pay for American Health Insurance and Japanese National Health?

I suggest contacting the UK embassy for a list of UK doctors working in Japan.

Why would I contact the UK embassy I think there are very few foreign doctors allowed to live and work here. They would have to pass the national physician's license like everyone else. They would have to be fluent in Japanese.

I think when allowed doctors can only have patients of their own nationality.

If you, get out of Japan and go back to your country and let this out of control wave ride out.

Japan is my home country. I have no problems with my Japanese doctors.

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Nemo...

Is there a reason why the numbers come out more slowly on Tuesdays?

Yes, the numbers are from Saturday and Sunday when many clinics and test centers are closed so evrything is delayed. Best to look at Thur and Fri week to week numbers.

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RedstormToday  10:00 pm JST.

So you pay for American Health Insurance and Japanese National Health?

Yep. And dental. US coverage costs about 11 grand a year; about the same I pay in Japan.

For certain things, I trust the Japanese doctors. For other things, not so much. So, get a cheap MRI here, send it to my US dr. to view it, or to use it for any treatment I might need when I go to the US.

Dental--the materials used in Japanese fillings are not good for the long term. So, I get any of that done in the US. But have the 360 degree scans done here cheap.

Why would I contact the UK embassy I think there are very few foreign doctors allowed to live and work here.

Because you were asking me.

They would have to pass the national physician's license like everyone else. They would have to be fluent in Japanese.

Not true.

I think when allowed doctors can only have patients of their own nationality.

No, they just can't accept Japanese national health coverage.

Japan is my home country. I have no problems with my Japanese doctors.

I am sure you have no problems with Japanese universities, but if you were able to attend an Ivy League school I am sure you would bypass Japan's schools.

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Thank you!

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painkiller

are there no American doctors here?

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Record shattering numbers…. Again …. Osaka the 1st prefecture to raise their meaningless alert level as hospitalizations in actual hospitals reached 50 %…. That’s not imcluding the hundred thousand in hotels there… and does not include today …. Countrywide actual hospitalizations over 1.2 million…. Not sure how long the jgov is gonna let people to keep playing with fire …. But I am predicting the 1st actual SOE is on its way …. Healthcare systems around the country are near total collapse… not enough healthcare workers to tend to the insane number of patients…. For those of you afraid of needles…. It only hurts for a day or 2…. Get vaccinated asap…. If you’re eligible for a booster…. Get it done asap! Unless you’re outside and can properly social distance yourself from others … mask up ! Avoid all forms of public transportation… if you can’t get by without a beer …. Get it at the store and drink it from the safety of your home …. Stop whining about nothing and join the vast majority of responsible adults!

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Big numbers, so scary!

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Unless you’re outside and can properly social distance yourself from others … mask up ! Avoid all forms of public transportation… if you can’t get by without a beer …. Get it at the store and drink it from the safety of your home …. Stop whining about nothing and join the vast majority of responsible adults!

Worth repeating.

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Covid bed use is about 10-30% throughout Japan with the exception of Okinawa which is at 50%*

*https://www.niid.go.jp/niid/en/2019-ncov-e.html

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