5 sumo association members in Japan confirmed to have antibody for coronavirus


Five members of Japan's Sumo Association were confirmed to have the coronavirus antibody, public broadcaster NHK said on Monday, citing the association.

The association has conducted antibody tests for 891 members including sumo wrestlers and stablemasters who wished to, NHK said.

Among the five who were confirmed to have the antibody, four were found negative for PCR testing and one appears to have already been cured, according to the report. It did not say if the five were wrestlers or had other roles.

A 28-year-old sumo wrestler, Shobushi, died from the coronavirus in May, the first figure in the sport to do so.

The next big event of the season, the 2020 July Grand Sumo Tournament, is scheduled to take place behind closed doors in Tokyo from July 19 to Aug 2

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So, five guys out of how many? Extrapolate that to the earth's population and what will you discover? Percentage wise?

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This data appears to show that 5 of 891 people were confirmed to have the antibodies. Assumption that they had once caught and recovered from COVID-19. This calculates to 0.5% of the sample were exposed and had COVID-19 historically so far. This also implies that 99.5% of the sample have NOT yet been exposed to COVID-19 and are still vulnerable to catching it. This sample is very small, but fairly consistent with other recent anti-body tests in Japan. More data is needed, but it's clear Japan is no were near herd immunity. Hoping infections can be kept to a minimum until a vaccine is available.

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Scientists are now saying the possibility of herd immunity re covid19 is a myth.

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Scientists are now saying the possibility of herd immunity re covid19 is a myth.

A myth? I don't think that's what they're saying. "Myth" wouldn't be a word used by the scientific community in this context.

Which makes me wonder what it was you read that lead you to said misrepresentation.

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