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Posted in: Japan records 503 coronavirus infections on Wednesday; biggest daily jump since start of pandemic See in context

Burning, so far 632 recovered (source, John Hopkins Corona virus Resource Center

Thanks, I think reports of new cases should also list amount recovered, instead of just endlessly accumulating the figures.

Also, I wonder why the we aren't given the number of positives/number of tests.

That would be a hugely valuable number that would let us assess trends, oddly, it's omitted.

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Posted in: Japan records 503 coronavirus infections on Wednesday; biggest daily jump since start of pandemic See in context

What about Hokkaido then ? It had a number of cases a while back, but now that’s all gone??

Very logical question.

Note the crickets after the pandemic is nigh crowd reads it.

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Posted in: Countries start thinking about easing restrictions, even as virus death toll rises in Europe, U.S. See in context

In past years we've had up to 60,000 flu or other lungs deaths per year. Today they're mostly being blamed on COVID-19. I'd like to see numbers comparing death data.

Excellent point. Many countries have admitted that they're just lumping all pneumonia deaths in the Coronavirus count just under the assumption they had it without actually testing.

Then we find out that research in Italy shows that 99% of fatalities actually already had preexisting conditions.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-18/99-of-those-who-died-from-virus-had-other-illness-italy-says

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Posted in: WHO head defends handling of coronavirus pandemic against Trump criticism See in context

The WHO should have had a global action plan ready, especially after SARS, MERS, H5N1 etc.

They had nothing. Every country was left to come up with it's own policies while the WHO just issued statistics and warnings.

Useless.

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Posted in: World's biggest oil producers at odds ahead of talks on major cuts See in context

Awesome!

Low oil prices will help the economy a lot. Cheaper transportation and energy.

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Posted in: Countries start thinking about easing restrictions, even as virus death toll rises in Europe, U.S. See in context

People who have recovered and are immune should not be subject to lockdowns and social distancing.

They should be back at work so they can help make up for those who can't work.

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Posted in: Japan records 503 coronavirus infections on Wednesday; biggest daily jump since start of pandemic See in context

Ok, and how many have recovered?

100, 500, 1000?

New infections MINUS recovered cases would give us a clear picture of whether it's spreading or not.

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Posted in: Major Japanese cities quiet after state of emergency declared See in context

I wonder why Aichi isn't one of the prefectures being "locked" down.

Aichi is Japan's industrial hub, home of Toyota and also Japan's largest port.

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Posted in: Wuhan lockdown ends, but local coronavirus cases rise across country See in context

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

They just count the total accumulated cases.

They still count the 88,000 cases from China that have cleared as "confirmed cases".

In biology, accumulated totals are meaningless as they will always produce an exponential curve.

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Posted in: Japan's state of emergency is no lockdown. What is it? See in context

The city of 14 million had 1,196 cases as of Tuesday, up from about 600 a week earlier.

To be accurate, this is the accumulated total from the very beginning, without recovered cases being removed from the figure. Most people infected in February have long since recovered and should be removed from that figure.

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Posted in: Major Japanese cities quiet after state of emergency declared See in context

"I hope this comes to an end quickly so we can go out happily."

But we've just learned how we can save lives from all types of infectious diseases.

Surely we shouldn't put business and leisure ahead of human life.

Lives would be saved if we maintained Social Distancing forever.

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Posted in: Trains run as usual, some retailers shorten hours during state of emergency See in context

Chip Star, I’m not “downplaying” anything. I’m pointing out that a new method has been found to save lives and we need to save lives every winter from infectious diseases.

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Posted in: Kinko’s Japan to print free social distance measuring banners See in context

Like a world of Hikkikomori and Otaku.

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Posted in: Anxiety prevails over state of emergency declaration See in context

I predict people will follow through for a few days then slowly start creeping back to work.

We already had a mini State of Emergency in early March and the “anxiety” dissipated after a few days and the streets were busy again.

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Posted in: Trains run as usual, some retailers shorten hours during state of emergency See in context

This Social Distancing and Lockdowns will probably work. We should implement this every winter when infectious diseases peak to save lives.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 83 new coronavirus infections Monday; down 60 from Sunday See in context

So far, 4.6% of confirmed cases have recovered and been discharged. 2.6% have passed.

So all the people who got infected in February are still infected?

Seems to me they're not following up on past cases.

It's shouldn't be an accumulated total, it should be the total number of currently active, not total accumulated since day 1.

Vast majority recover and clear after a week. Those people should be subtracted from the infection count.

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Posted in: What will life in Japan under a state of emergency look like? See in context

A few will continue to work in a subconscious ploy to show everybody how important their jobs are.

Word will get out that so and so is still going to work and people will feel shamed for not doing so and thus feel social pressure to be back at the office, even if it's just to sit at their desks.

This will last less than a week. Japanese media will "lament" how hard working Japanese are compared to lazy foreigners.

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Posted in: Tokyo hostel offers open-dated 'post-pandemic' pre-purchase plan See in context

Too socially close for my comfort.

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Posted in: Virus deaths slow in New York, parts of Europe; cases rise in Britain See in context

It seems to have peaked.

No country has yet to reach even 1% infected and will probably never even come close.

US is at 0.1% infected or 99.9% uninfected.

Of the 0.1% that get infected, 99% recover.

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Posted in: Single passenger flights: The daily woes of airlines, and the crew still working See in context

Start providing discounted ticket prices then!

I'll be happy to fly, so will many others.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 83 new coronavirus infections Monday; down 60 from Sunday See in context

Testing is far more widespread than it used to be, so of course they are finding new cases.

The total infections number is inaccurate because they're not following up on past infections, the number still includes people from February who have almost certainly recovered.

A very important number would the percentage of positives vs. total number tested. That would provide an indication as to whether it's actually spreading or not.

That number is difficult to find.

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Posted in: What will life in Japan under a state of emergency look like? See in context

All the necessities we need to buy at the supermarket need to be produced, processed and transported.

Even the mechanic who fixes the engine on delivery trucks contributes.

More people need to continue to work to keep the system going than you think.

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Posted in: Italy's virus deaths plunge to lowest since March 19 See in context

I’m all for a return to normalcy and cool headed thinking.

Spreading panic and fear is not my thing.

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Posted in: Italy's virus deaths plunge to lowest since March 19 See in context

Chip, if people are not working. There will be no food to buy.

Money just becomes paper at that point.

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Posted in: Italy's virus deaths plunge to lowest since March 19 See in context

Zichi, money doesn’t make food. Farmers, workers and truck drivers do.

If those people aren’t working, you can have all the money you want, but you won’t eat.

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Posted in: Koike says Tokyo has secured 1,000 beds for virus patients See in context

How come the hospitals aren’t inundated now from the mass flood of patients we were told were “only a few days away” back in February?

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Posted in: Spain's coronavirus death toll rises by 674 but pace keeps slowing See in context

Good work Spain, we're are beating this thing everywhere.

There is no parabolic exponential rise.

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Posted in: Italy's virus deaths plunge to lowest since March 19 See in context

Congratulations Italy, you made it through with 99.98% of your population alive and well.

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Posted in: Koike says Tokyo has secured 1,000 beds for virus patients See in context

How many are there really in Tokyo?

People have been asking that for 3 months.

But it's undeniable that hospitals are not getting flooded with severally ill people.

Some things to consider when looking at daily infection count.

Many people are getting double counted, they get tested every few days after testing positive, and every retest is tacked onto the total figure, but it's one person.

There's very little followup on recovered cases. People who tested positive in February are still included in the count.

More testing means more cases will be noticed, but not necessarily that there are more than there were in February.

The most important number is the number of fatalities, that's basically accurate, and it's extremely low compared to other countries.

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Posted in: IATA: This is aviation’s darkest hour See in context

Start offering discounted prices then. Why are prices the same as last year?

Your fuel costs have dropped by half.

Come on, lower the price and we’ll buy tickets.

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