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Tokyo to seek COVID emergency based on severe patients' bed occupancy

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They'll just reject severe people just to told them to stay at their home.

https://japantoday.com/category/national/84-covid-19-patients-died-at-home-in-japan-over-6-months-gov't

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They'll just reject severe people just to told them to stay at their home.

exactly.

https://japantoday.com/category/national/84-covid-19-patients-died-at-home-in-japan-over-6-months-gov't

interesting since there was an article here on JT a few months ago saying the gov admitted that they had no numbers on the number of people who died from covid at home.

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But wait a second the trains are still jammed packed which seems like nobody is getting sick .

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people are already tuning out the quasi emergency, with foot traffic practically the same as before in major hubs in tokyo. let's face it: people are just sick and tired of these nonsensical restrictions on bars and restaurants when companies have done almost nothing to alleviate the situation. we can cram onto trains but we can't fit a few people into restaurants. smgdfh...

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Where’s all those foolish people stating Omicron is not as severe as the previous strains? The record hospitalizations prove that omicron is just as severe as previous strains.

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@cracaphat The article basically says that Tokyo understands it is not as deadly but it needs to protect the healthcare system. Most of Europe and US may be "celebrating" their freedoms but their healthcare workers are surely not doing the same.

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Where’s all those foolish people stating Omicron is not as severe as the previous strains? The record hospitalizations prove that omicron is just as severe as previous strains.

Absolute nonsense. Pretty much all scientists are now agreed that it is significantly less severe than previous variants. Why do you think other countries such as Denmark and Sweden are now lifting all restrictions even though they are seeing record cases? The problems arise because of its high transmissibility, not high virulence. The vast majority that need hospital care tend to need a few days of low level care and monitoring with very few needing ICU and intubation like we saw with previous variants. That’s why we have a lot of hospitalizations but not many serious cases. Japan could simply reclassify COVID to a level similar to that used for the common flu. That would allow a lot more hospitals to accept COVID patients, more people could be admitted instead of being sent home. If one year the common flu became as transmissible as Omicron, 80% of hospitals refused to accept patients and close contacts had to isolate for 7 days, we would be in exactly the same situation.

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Very suspicious. LDP actually doing something smart.

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They've had 2 years to increase the number of beds. 2 years to come up with contingency plans should another wave hit. Did they clue into these issues? Clearly not and it's the people who are paying the price now.

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I'll be honest, it's shocked me how quickly case numbers and deaths escalated in Japan, but here we are.

Masks on, social distance and get the 3rd jab.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

 get the 3rd jab.

That's my main concern, slow rollout of boosters and some people not intent on getting it

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High transmissibility means a lot more people will be sick, putting greater strain on the healthcare system than previous waves.

Same could be said re impact on economy.

Of course mitigating factor is we are better prepared to handle it this time.

Number of deaths could potentially be greater also since even if omicron has smaller infection fatality rate there are a lot more infections.

Already, the daily number of deaths has climbed faster than in previous waves, judging from the graphs alone

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/japan/#graph-deaths-daily

Get vaccinated

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

What about just following the UK and Denmark's example and go back to normal?

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In the UK the subject of Covid seems to be a memory now-the news is full of rising inflation and the price of oil and gas.

And wearing masks is not needed in the majority of cases.

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The government’s incompetence about handling this grows worse and worse by the month. Sadly, I’m not surprised. Why can’t the citizens wake up and realize the government cares not even for them?

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Nakanoguy

You are absolutely right:

Let's face it: people are just sick and tired of these nonsensical restrictions on bars and restaurants when companies have done almost nothing to alleviate the situation. we can cram onto trains but we can't fit a few people into restaurants.

We have to pack onto sardine-tin trains twice a day from whichever prefecture we live in to wherever we work, sit cheek-by-jowl with other people who did the same all day in a room where the window doesn't open, then make the same trip home with thousands of other drones, but we can't have a beer when the day is done?

The virus can only get you if you're enjoying yourself, apparently.

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Tokyo must total lock down immediately.

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There should be a criminal investigation into why the Japanese govt delayed the booster shots. And don’t give me the excuse they didn’t have the manpower.

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Irregardless of whether the new metrics are more appropriate based on the current sceintific evidence, the fact that the Tokyo Metro government has, once again, shifted the goal post for action at the exact moment they are about to pass the previous goal post is incredibly frustrating. They may as well say they will take whatever action (or inaction) at any random time they so please, instead of attemtping to falsely give some sense of a plan or statistical analysis which they will just disregard anyway.

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the fact that the Tokyo Metro government has, once again, shifted the goal post for action at the exact moment they are about to pass the previous goal post is incredibly frustrating

Agree.

They do give indication that that's what they intend to do but still

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