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Line survey finds 7% of users in Tokyo have at least one coronavirus symptom

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By Sam Nussey

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Japan has only done 32000 tests to date makes you wonder the real number of infections...scary times ahead..

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none of the questions asked about my current Health Status

I think there are different surveys out there, I got the one you mentioned too which seems to be broader in scope.

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Covid19 gives you a specific dry cough you can easily now that you never experienced it before. It has nothing to do about sneezing for allergies. And it does not disappear for days...

What I can't understand is ghat the death figures do not correspond to people wirh symptoms.

1% death rate is 100 infected for one death.

It does mean some figures are somehow kept under the rug by some processes (comorbidity excuses...)

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This is utter Rubbish! I received the Japanese only message through Line - and none of the questions asked about my current Health Status ... it was more akin to an Awareness survey of the issue, and if I'd also travelled outside of the Country recently.

I'd post the questionnaire as proof but JT doesnt have that support..

Moderator(s) ... I can send you a screenshot if you wish....

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Let us vote for doctors and nurses to help those line symptoms, as we vote for politicians.

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Any reward for filling in the questionnaire?

Covid-19-chan stamps?

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So, if a small percentage of Line users actually bothered to complete the survey it must be true. (roll eyes)

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My kid has a cough, but it’s just a cold.

Useless info.

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I have none of the symptoms but clicked all of them!

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I mean, LINE has a very specific demographic as well... I wouldn't call this a comprehensive survey.

I mean I've had the sniffles for weeks... probably just allergies, like most of these people, surely. I don't think we'll ever know how many people are actually infected, especially in Japan. You'd have to do mass testing and that's not going to ever happen here.

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Saw this and also trashed it

92.9% respondents who replied felt fine at the time they replied.

This is is no more than self diagnosis. And what about asymptomatic people ?

Clever PR campaign by Line though.

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englisc aspyrgendToday 05:24 pm JST

Pointless? Perhaps or indicative of an underlying disbelief in the official figures and an effort to try and get something even vaguely closer to reality?

Sure, cause asking by a chat application if you feel good is a serious verification

lol

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This is the allergy season so sniffles and cough are common.

I decided to take allergy medication this year, didn't want to catch a cold/cough and then wonder what it was.

However anyone with a fever and bad cough should see a doctor.

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The survey can be improved, symptoms like loss of smell/taste, diarrhea, shortness of breath should have been included.

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this feels like a government coordinated test run of an emergency broadcast messaging system.

the results are not as important as establishing that the system works and users are compliant.

just in case... you know.

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Pointless? Perhaps or indicative of an underlying disbelief in the official figures and an effort to try and get something even vaguely closer to reality?

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Pointless....anyone with allergies or any sickness that causes a fever, or a headache, or fatigue is counted.

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I guess this must be the note from LINE before I tossed in the trash.

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