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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,204 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,925 See in context

ZorotoToday  07:56 pm JST

Since the incubation time is unclear

Where do you get this idea from? The incubation period is know to be up to 14 days, hence the 14 day quarantine worldwide.

No, the uk cut it to 10 days and Osaka is looking to move patients to general wards after 10 days as well.

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Posted in: In Tokyo, some drink on despite gov't request for bars to close at 8 p.m. See in context

I wish more places would open up,

Those who do should be applauded

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Posted in: Caught off-guard by scant testing, Japan battered by COVID winter See in context

“In another week, the health system will collapse”.

Yawn......

been hearing the same thing for a year,

the medical system is so stretched, over 90 percent of hospitals don’t feel the need to accept corona virus patients.

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Posted in: Hiroshima to conduct PCR tests for 800,000 to battle COVID-19 See in context

Living in Hiroshima,

The general sentiments are ,

I am not getting tested, what if it comes back positive?

What if lots of positives come back?

What's the point? Many people commute from outside the area covered?

The prefecture mayor also pleged government workers would return their 100,000 yen last year and that didnt happen.

Personally, I'll get tested if it helps return to normal sooner, but at the moment the merits are yet to be convincingly explained

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,502 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,587 See in context

And yes. I used to be an alt as many of us who actually live here were or are

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Posted in: Head of medical body says nationwide state of emergency an option See in context

Only 4% of medical institutions accept coronavirus patients.

Might be a good idea to fix that first.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,433 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,871 See in context

While waiting for my Amazon food delivery, thought I'd drop in.

Good to see the s.o.e is working

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Posted in: Young Japanese celebrate Coming-of-Age Day under COVID's shadow See in context

Here in Hiroshima it has been moved to golden week.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,219 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,876 See in context

Good to see the numbers falling.

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Posted in: Izakaya stagger under blow of 2nd coronavirus state of emergency See in context

Pretty simple solution, each bar submits their income for the last two January's, the government pays in full the medium of the two.

How else do they expect restaurants to keep accepting these closures?

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Posted in: Anxiety mounts over another state of emergency in Tokyo, neighboring areas See in context

@Strangerlan.

It will also reduce the number of people that die of covid

Not really, unless you think this s.o.e is goin to be effective.

One of those people could be you.

I am around 40, I have a greater chance of dying from stress.

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Posted in: Anxiety mounts over another state of emergency in Tokyo, neighboring areas See in context

If I cancel all my work for the month and stay home for 30 days, will the virus be back down to single digits? No.

Is there a mass vacation currently underway so this is the last time if be asked to stay home? No

Only thing 30 days at home would achieve is an expanding waistline which would ironically put me at more risk of dying from corona and an empty bank account.

I'll keep working and going out ( no bars alas) until there is a likely stricter nationwide s.o.e in February. At least then the government will pay me to play in the park with my kids all day like march last year.

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Posted in: Japanese approval of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine unlikely until May See in context

More than when it starts, when is it expected to finish?

Even at a million does a day it would take 240 days to give everyone two does.

I have no idea if 240 million does are needed to get back to normal or if a million does a day is possible.

Anyone have any idea?

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Posted in: Suga pledges to improve coronavirus situation in 1 month See in context

Money for restaurants doesn't go far enough, what about their suppliers etc?

I own an English school and I know income will drop if this is implemented nationwide.

A million or two for all businesses like last time should be given.

It's the governments fault they haven't organized enough medical resources. Here in Hiroshima we have a grand total of 24 icu beds.

Whatever the media says this isn't the plague. And with mask wearing universal there shouldn't be a need to stay home to golden week.

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Posted in: Suga to make decision on state of emergency on Thursday See in context

Kids education and well being should always be the priority.

If your a teacher and are worried quit your job, health over the economy.

If you have an elderly parent at home, pay for a hotel for either them or you/wife and kids, again health over economy.

Problem solved.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,278 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,883 See in context

Here in Hiroshima all bars restaurants have been closed or open to 8 and daily numbers have halfed in three weeks. The rate per 100,000 was 25.5 on December 17 when it started, which was higher than tokyo at that time

Admittedly tokyo is far more challenging but its definitely positive.

Here each restaurant received a million yen to close for month

Tokyo could have done the same without an s.o.e and would probably be in a far better position if it had.

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Posted in: England goes into new national lockdown as COVID-19 variant rampages See in context

What a complete shambles.

The only policy is house arrest of an entire country???

Thank god, I no longer live there.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 884 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,295 See in context

Can you read Japanese?

Testing numbers do not include private clinics

But positive results include privately conducted positives.

Call the metropolitan government if you wish to confirm.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 884 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,295 See in context

https://www.takedaclinic.com/news/747/

Goggle Translation.

Asymptomatic people account for about 1/4 to 1/3. The main reason for this phenomenon is that more and more people are undergoing PCR tests at their own expense. Asymptomatic holders have been identified as a result of the inclusion of PCR tests in the Go To Campaign travel packs and the increasing number of people undergoing tests at their own expense due to business trips, homecoming, and going to facilities for the elderly. That's why. The pros and cons will be described later, but the problem is that if the test is positive at your own expense, the positive person will be reported to the health center and added to the number of positive people, but if it is negative, the number of negative tests will be all. The inconvenience of not being able to increase the number of PCR tests will occur, and the positive rate for the number of PCR tests will be higher than it actually is. This will also affect the number of effective reproductions.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 884 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,295 See in context

Click the link it even says so.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 884 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,295 See in context

Yes there were. Its a business and they are in demand.

There was an add I saw in the newspapers confirming this.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 884 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,295 See in context

Positive results from non medical institutions are included in the total, yet test conducted by these non medical institutions are not. Thats a major reason why Positive rates and test numbers no longer match.

Japantoday should really explain this, but seeing as the tokyo government don't bother to, can't blame Japantoday.

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Posted in: Gov't to consider new COVID-19 state of emergency declaration See in context

Would it be cheaper to put everyone who is over 65 and wants in the millions of empty hotels rooms across Japan?

Test them on the way in, once the have a negative result they are free to move around the hotel. Just cant go outside

Regularly test for outbreaks

Breakfast, lunch dinner delivered to the front door of the hotel.

They can stay until they have been vaccinated.

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Posted in: Tokyo, 3 neighboring prefectures urge central gov't to issue state of emergency over virus See in context

Its all politics, Koieke doesn't want to an s.o.e anymore than Suga. But by doing this, she absolves herself or any blame. She can simply blame the central government for not issuing an s.o.e

Likewise when the s.o.e results in job loses and suicides its the central governments fault not her's.

Of course if hospital addmissions go down she will seek to take the credit.

Each prefecture has the power to ask restaurants to close (not stop at 10pm) but funds would come from the prefecture not the central government something she doesn't want to do.

Same as last year, all love the mic time but don't want to take responsibility.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,337 daily COVID cases; nationwide tally 4,519 See in context

Kay BowToday  11:34 am JST

@carpslidy

I’m sorry but that’s incorrect - Phase I and II have already started in Japan “locally” months ago. The study in Japan is a combined phase I and II.

https://www.google.co.jp/amp/s/jp.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idCNL4N2HB1NR

Think your mistaking me for some else.

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Posted in: Japan greets new year with crowds despite pleas from leaders to stay home See in context

Thanks Monty,

Yes, I live here in Hiroshima. Wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

Hope you are having a good new year wherever you are in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan greets new year with crowds despite pleas from leaders to stay home See in context

Hopefully this symbols the beginning of the end.

Am off miyajima now to pray for am uneventful 2021.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,337 daily COVID cases; nationwide tally 4,519 See in context

ZorotoToday  06:46 am JST

Thus your arguments about 10% positive rates etc are based on false data and lack of knowledge.

The 10.2% positive rate comes directly from the Tokyo gov website, I even posted the link. Not sure why your are questioning the data and the knowledge. Seems you lack the data and the knowledge here.

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How many times must I explain the government website gives test numbers from tests conducted at government recognized hospitals and clinics.

Tests from pop up prc clinics are not recorded

. Only positives are included in the daily count if the patient informs the health authorities. (As the test was not conducted at an accredited clinic/hospital the test is not counted only the positive)

As I have said before I have no interest beyond when I will be able to next go drinking until late.

Just thought it might be useful for you to know.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,337 daily COVID cases; nationwide tally 4,519 See in context

ZorotoToday  10:32 pm JST

But a reasonable person would factor in the increased availability of testing, when making such statements.

The reported test counts don't support your argument, unfortunately.

Private tests are not included in the test counts so all the private testing centers that have popped up don't report either testing numbers or results to the government. Testing numbers have increased dramatically but official testing has only increased slightly.

Those who test positive are advised to inform the local health authority who include their positive in daily counts don't count their test.

Thus your arguments about 10% positive rates etc are based on false data and lack of knowledge.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,337 daily COVID cases; nationwide tally 4,519 See in context

ZorotoToday  07:28 pm JST

For context 300 or so cases are asymptomatic from private testing centers

Is your point that this proves that the pandemic is completely out of control on Tokyo? If yes, I don't think that comes as a surprise to most reasonable people.

My point is last month there was where very few private testing centers, so if you added 300 cases to the daily totals last month you would see the situation hasn't really changed.

You can label these numbers as out of control, whatever you want .

But a reasonable person would factor in the increased availability of testing, when making such statements.

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