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Bed occupancy rates for coronavirus patients rise across Japan

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They’ve had six months to prepare.

Do the so called “experts” actually say anything in meetings or do they just sit around tooth sucking and bobbing their heads?

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Yup, that's what you get when you live life as normal during a pandemic. Nobody cares about social distancing here. Just wearing a mask PROPERLY isn't enough. There's another company in my office building where staff wouldn't wear masks at all, that is until I sent their head office an email. That same company had staff who were infected with coronavirus already in Kanto. I'm just waiting for the building to shut down because of some ignorant kakoiiiii salaryman.

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Covid patients in beds = canaries in cages. We should be afraid. Very afraid. Lock down or die!

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It would be interesting to also know the occupancy rate required to maintain their profits.

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its going to get much worse with the gov sitting on its butt playing musical chairs

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So hospitals were already overwhelmed at more than 80% occupancy, let's hope they can keep it below that then

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Good. The hospitals need the business. They are struggling to keep occupancy at a profitable rate because of all the old folks fear of the virus.

Also probably half of the people or more don't actually really need to be put in the hospital because the symptoms for most healthy people are not so bad.

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I went to a large hospital the yesterday because I actually had a serious illness and needed a check up. There were nurses standing around in the waiting room with nothing to do, some disinfecting things and about 5 of them at the door greeting patients.

There is no overflow of patients.

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Media wants you to panic, click on their stories or watch their news as if they are going to protect you from the virus.

Coronavirus news sells. Fear sells.

If they started to report that it's not that bad everyday, you would start going to other websites and spending your time and money somewhere else. Fear sells.

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Like most people I care less everyday.

Latest fatality rate is 0.6%、half of the measales.

Anyone under 70 has little risk of death.

People are recovering and returning to regular life.

The number of elderly dying isnt a shocking amount.

Hospital occupancy is the only concern but its a quarter of april.

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The most importance is not to spread the contagious I think. Recently the infections have been expanded to elderly people from young generations

It might be better to stay home during Obon

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@whats next

Same experience here!

I also went to a hospital just a few days ago, because I hurt my knee and needed an MRI.

The hospital was 80% empty. Very easy to get an appointement.

The nurses had nothing to do, and so I had a chance to talk to them.

They said, that the hospitals are empty and they are worried that some will go into bankruptcy because of no patients, and probably nurses will lose their jobs.

So this news here is again another fear mongering story from the media to feed the fear mongering, paranoia people.

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The beds this article is talking about the hotel rooms reserved by the local government to quarantine the mildly infected patients and not the ICU.

The hospital beds for the seriously ill is still vacant as you can see that there are only 92 cases at present.

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I wonder why or who is down voting people sharing good news in the comments??

Do people really want hospitals overrun and higher death rates in Japan?

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@Monty. I’m in hospital this week and the place was busy, apparently people are waiting for tests or investigations as nurses have been deployed elsewhere.

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The beds this article is talking about the hotel rooms reserved by the local government to quarantine the mildly infected patients and not the ICU.

If that is true, then we really don't have much to worry about. Why are people panicking?

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What the story ISN'T and hasn't been telling you, is that the govt designates certain hospitals as "Corona hospitals." And the rising occupancy rate is because few hospitals are used.In my area only one is used for testing.My Rosai nurse student has been hima for 6 months at work and they don't deal with Covid suspects.

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A couple of weeks ago I asked my doctor here what he thought about the level of danger the coronavirus poses. He said among Japanese doctors and research papers, there's no conclusive evidence that it's more dangerous than the flu for the majority of the population, and not to pay too much attention to what the government and TV are saying. I was expecting something more cautious or alarmist, but he wasn't particularly concerned. Just pull my mask a bit higher over my nose.

Makes you wonder who benefits most from the fear porn.

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@kyronstavic

there's no conclusive evidence that it's more dangerous than the flu for the majority of the population, and not to pay too much attention to what the government and TV are saying.

Your doctor seems clever!

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monty

lucky you... I am jealous...

everywhere I go it's packed. 30people kept waiting in space 5mx2m leaving me hours of waiting and thinking about social distancing and playing the game "who has it"

i'm visiting hospitals and clinics because I have to. Even dentist packed more than usual.

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Do people really want hospitals overrun and higher death rates in Japan?

At this point I think people have become addicted to the adrenaline rush of panicking about everything.

I've also noticed how people are very fast to applaud fake news if they involve something really bad about the virus (no antibodies, young people dying a lot, extensive lung damage in most covid patients, statistics that mix asymptomatic people with pre-symptomatic as if they were the same, etc...), but ignore most real world information about the virus that makes it seem not that deadly (overall low mortality rate, mortality rate for those under 60 equal or less than influenza, mortality rate for small children is way lower that of influenza at near 0%, asymptomatic people are not the main spreaders of the virus, asymptomatic people have low viral load, and as such cannot transmit the virus as much as a symptomatic person, etc...)

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zatoizugoodoToday 07:00 am JST

There's another company in my office building where staff wouldn't wear masks at all, that is until I sent their head office an email.

 

How to you dare to interfere with another company. That is none of your business. Each company has its own rules.

80% of people in my company do not wear mask, unless in meeting rooms where social distancing is difficult. Windows are open most of the time for air circulation.

I myself do not wear any mask most of the time, even in the train. But put one on my face when I am going to talk with people.

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Heat wave season has just set in.

Combine that with Corona and it will be really stressful.

Wearing a mask in this heat.

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ken

heat wave season?

you mean "summer" right? ;)

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