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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,228 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 24,321 See in context

Are you saying Japan vaccinated a further 8 million people in 3 days? That sounds not possible.

My apologies. You're quite right - that should be 42.6% fully vaccinated and 53.6% on their first vaccination.

My script takes data from this page:

https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/headline/kansensho/vaccine.html

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,228 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 24,321 See in context

Have you actually seen the US numbers?

Yes.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,228 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 24,321 See in context

I just wish and pray the virus gets sucked away into space. Sick of numbers controlling our lives.

Agreed. And by this stage, it really shouldn't be the only case numbers dictating the emergency measures. Alongside these daily updates, we should also be getting the increases in the number of people who are fully vaccinated. That's 46.8% of the population fully vaccinated with 60.1% having received their first dose as of today by the way.

By September 12th, Japan will have reached vaccine parity with the US. That's only a couple of weeks away and you should start to see these emergency restrictions loosened accordingly.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,228 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 24,321 See in context

Up only 8 cases today? That's nothing.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,377 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 19,955 See in context

Back up your long Covid claims. Don’t avoid it.

To my knowledge, pharmaceutical companies aren't even developing treatments for long Covid yet. And currently the doctors here in Japan treat long COVID as a psychiatric condition. The onus isn't on people to prove that long covid isn't dangerous - it's actually on you to prove that it is dangerous if you want it to be taken seriously.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,377 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 19,955 See in context

Nice indirectly telling me you have no answer to my question.

You wouldn't have called for a lockdown during the first wave knowing what we know now because it would have been ridiculous to so as it still is.

We have vaccines being gradually rolled out offering protections to those most vulnerable. Things are not now going to get so bad that Tokyo or Japan will be a COVID-19 hotspot. At this stage in the pandemic a lockdown would be equal parts sadistic and stupid.

By the way, when someone answers your question with a question, it means they're encouraging you to think critically and help you arrive at a logical conclusion.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,377 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 19,955 See in context

Your post is devoid of facts and explains nothing, waiting to read why lockdowns are useless.

Let me answer your question with a question.

Knowing what we know now, would you have called for a lockdown - full business closure 24/7, essential workers only, no leaving your 区 - in Tokyo during the first wave of coronavirus?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,377 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 19,955 See in context

The only reason some people want a lockdown is so they can wear their misery like a badge. Maybe have a good moan to their overseas friends. "Our lockdown is sooo much worse than your lockdown. Look at us - we're in dire straits the lot of us - three sad emojis".

There is and has never been a practical need for a lockdown in Tokyo. The people calling for one have been wrong again and again since the pandemic started. Are you not tired of being wrong all the time? Are you going to apologise for being wrong all the time?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,377 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 19,955 See in context

Up 1,415 from yesterday. That's quite the jump.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,962 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 14,854 See in context

Oh I see, you are like CommodoreFlag. Freedom and money first.

Freedom and money... That's a rather shallow view of the effects of having your income and invests curtailed. This is how people make a living and what gives them a reason to wake up every morning...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,962 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 14,854 See in context

@Antiquesaving

Hope you're back on your feet again soon. The people I know who were hardest hit seem to be those who opened new businesses just before the pandemic. I'm not sure how the subsidies work to be honest but the impression I get is that they can't avail of the full amount?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,962 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 14,854 See in context

Why do you care of the SoE ? Many Japanese do not take it seriously anymore. Anyone can live normally in Japan, no constraints, so enjoy life.

I know some decent business owners who are following the guidelines for worry of being thought disreputable. I want to see them able to earn a living again.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,962 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 14,854 See in context

37.2% of population fully vaccinated; 49.3% with one shot.

83.9% of elderly fully vaccinated, with 88.2% having had at least one shot.

With the local population largely protected against severe infection, I do wonder about the necessity of extending the State of Emergency until mid-September.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,962 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 14,854 See in context

Wow - down 1,333! And second day decrease in a row.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,295 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 17,832 See in context

@Jimizo

This is anecdotal evidence. We've only recently started hearing about long covid so I don't have figures.

You can google around a bit to see that brain fog and other symptoms are less common.

My own belief is that you can attribute many of these symptoms to the stress of living during a pandemic (not all cases obviously but current curtailments on individual freedoms/business operations is most certainly a factor).

Disaster survivors will often also exhibit long term psychological effects.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,295 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 17,832 See in context

@Jimizo

Based on the above you wanted someone to make a case against long COVID being important enough to stop people from going out socialising, (i.e. going back to normal)?

We're only really starting to learn about long COVID to the extent that there's no agreed upon definition for long COVID - but the common symptoms described are headache and fatigue with other symptoms being relatively rare and these predominately occur in a fraction of people who were severe cases.

This is not enough to justify a curb on businesses rights to operate and individual freedoms imo. So there's my own case.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,295 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 17,832 See in context

@Jimizo

What has long COVID got to do with anything?

Is this why you people want lockdowns now? Because this new thing is making headlines?

And this causes, God forbid, "headaches"? Oh dear.

And how many of these headaches are just psychosomatic anyway?

Enough. Time to go back to normal. 2 years, too long.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,295 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 17,832 See in context

Wow - down 800 today.

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Posted in: Japanese companies to be banned from locking cell phone SIM cards See in context

Moved to Rakuten last year after being gouged by Docomo for 7 years - was about 12,000 yen a month. Can't say I feel sorry for them.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 5,094 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 20,151 See in context

Total shut down is now very urgent.

This is not going to happen now.

The situation here is only bad when you compare it to last week. Really these daily numbers of new cases reports just whip people up into an anxiety frenzy and I wonder if they're actually doing more harm than good.

We're only a month away until vaccine parity with the US. Lockdowns were always a bad idea but right now doing one in Tokyo would be completely asinine.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,612 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,574 See in context

@as_the_crow_flies

Nice comment - I upvoted you for the sourced information.

However, I do believe that other factors are at play and that having a vaccinated elderly population puts Japan in a much better place than other countries who were dealing with bad outbreaks at different stages of the pandemic.

The other factors that have been mentioned here seem to get comments deleted so I'll refrain from restating them.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,612 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,574 See in context

Wow - down again. Third day in a row.

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Posted in: 84 COVID-19 patients died at home in Japan over 6 months: gov't See in context

You can downvote me all you want if it makes you feel better but I know what I'm talking about and a cover up of COVID deaths - COVID-19 being removed from the cause of death of a significant amount of patients at a nationwide/or even Tokyo-wide level by the government seems very very unlikely.

If this government could pull that off, it would have to be far more competent than you and other posters suggest..

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Posted in: 84 COVID-19 patients died at home in Japan over 6 months: gov't See in context

@Antiquesaving

You'll have to do better than "These things happened 60 and 40 years ago so they're probably happening" again to justify a modern day nationwide cover up..

Those scandals were awful (and not limited to just Japan) but because of them there is now greater scrutiny and regulatory failsafes in place to prevent such incidents.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,884 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,073 See in context

Now it's lockdown time. We had enough fun.

With less than a month until vaccine parity with the US, with the relatively few number of deaths compared to other countries, and given the strong protections afforded by the Japanese Constitution as well as the human and economic cost of lockdowns, that's not going to happen.

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Posted in: Measures that made Tokyo Olympics possible also left public disconnected See in context

@falseflagsteve @theResident

Totally agree with you both - the government here have been completely vindicated in their decision to push ahead with the Games. The world needed some light now that we're at the end of the long COVID-19 tunnel and the Japanese public deserve our thanks as well for their perseverance. It is difficult to believe other countries would have forged ahead with the Olympics given how negative the initial coverage was.

The doomers who made predictions of new variants and Japan becoming the new COVID-19 hotspot because of the Olympics were all proven wrong. And they have no response for this - other than "Well... things will get worse eventually!"

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,066 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 14,472 See in context

Wow - down 500 cases.

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Posted in: Tokyo's drinkers drown frustrations over virus restrictions, Olympics See in context

@ZorotoToday 

Don't know why you're getting downvoted.

You are essentially correct. There is a reduced effect after one shot. The first shots of AZ and Pfizer gives reduced protection at around 30%-70% from exhibiting symptoms according to recent UK and Canadian research.

Canada study: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.06.28.21259420v1.full.pdf

"We estimated that partial vaccination with BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 were 55% and 70% effective, respectively, against symptomatic infection by currently circulating VOCs in Canada."

UK: https://khub.net/web/phe-national/public-library/-/document_library/v2WsRK3ZlEig/view_file/479607329?_com_liferay_document_library_web_portlet_DLPortlet_INSTANCE_v2WsRK3ZlEig_redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fkhub.net%3A443%2Fweb%2Fphe-national%2Fpublic-library%2F-%2Fdocument_library%2Fv2WsRK3ZlEig%2Fview%2F479607266

There's a lovely table in that paper that compares their respective effectiveness.

Importantly though, risk of death from the virus (including Delta variant) is significantly reduced after only one shot. Even one shot drastically decreases your risk of death but to get maximum protection and stop the spread, people should get both.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,832 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,943 See in context

current vaccines don't protect from Delta variation (neither will do from Epsilon, Beta, Gamma, Theta and so on)

This is a false statement.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 727 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,329 See in context

@Antiquesaving

What exactly in your link contradicts what I said?

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