I would love to believe that these numbers are an accurate representation of how much virus is floating around in Tokyo and in Japan in real time. I’m very happy to see that the daily mortality rate has been dropping.
On the other hand at the company I work for there are so many people that are out sick with Covid, and another one just dropped out for a week because they just got it as well.
During the entire pandemic, I have only known a very few people who have got the virus. I find it strange as the numbers of infected people are supposedly dropping, that I suddenly know so many people that are currently suffering from the virus. And just to add being that I actually know these people their symptoms have been very severe. It’s not just a sniffle or a cold as some people here on this “forum” have suggested.
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@ ClippetyClop as far as the COCA contact tracing app. I have had it installed on my phone for 807 days. I have never had a notification of a close contact. But I do know a few friends that have. All I can say is it’s another option, I just assume that it’s still working. And thanks for your advice.
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@clippetyClop . If you were to test positive at home and have symptoms. Like I said before I believe you’re supposed to call the COVID-19 hotline here in Tokyo. Although I have not seen it mentioned ever I also have the COCOAcontact tracing application installed on my phone. You can also report a positive test result there as well. This will also help you protect anyone that the app has detected that you might have infected as well.
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Wow, the new PM is doing a great job at getting the economy in good shape! And getting the coronavirus completely under control. Also making sure that we have enough safe electricity powered by restarting decommissioned (unsafe) nuclear reactors! It is really quite impressive. I’m not exactly sure how to criticize the lack of any tourism, sorry.
I am already invested in Japan I own two houses. One of I bought with US dollars. From what I’ve seen over the last five years. Even with this High of an exchange rate I’m not investing any more of my US dollars in Japan. And I’m pretty sure no one else is going to either. Such a waste as I love living in Japan. It’s sad to see the reality of poor leader ship really kicking in.
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I have to admit, cautiously that the numbers seem to be coming down a bit. I really hope this trend continues.
@Freedom which prefectures decided to reduce the amount of reporting? That’s what I was a little concerned about in my post the other day.
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@ SamuraiJack Thank you that was the question that I was curious about. I realy would like to trust these numbers! I really hope they keep trending down, but I’m not holding my breath! No pun intended!
@freedom I’m, sorry I misunderstood your original reply.
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@ian Yes, I understand the lag time between case levels, Hospitalizations, and people who have passed away.
Again, not the question that I asked in the first place. But that’s this seems to be a forum of opinions not facts! I just had a simple question?
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According to their website
“Hospitalizations = People with positive PCR tests who need hospitalization or other treatment”
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Sorry, I push the push button too soon according to: https://mainichi.jp/english/covid19
Yesterdays hospitalizations: 1,830,230 I think that’s the highest number I’ve seen and unfortunately the death toll seems to stay around 300 people per day.
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On a serious note, are these lower numbers because testing is also down? additionally, is it now the policy that clinics, hospitals, and other health institutions are no longer required to report daily positive test results?
I ask, because the number of hospitalizations and the daily death toll don’t seem to be dropping
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I’m not 100% sure but not counting cases and classifying covid as a flu is not solving a problem. I am not saying that SoEs that limit peoples movements will solve the problem, but they can eliminate smaller bureaucratic problems, like having to go see a doctor versus the doctor just mailing you your medication.
My job is to solve problems in the digital world but also in the physical world. All I’m saying is I think the Japanese government can do better in solving problems even in small ways. I think that the Japanese government should be leading the way not just following suit.
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You are correct most of the world has moved on, but unfortunately Japan is not like most of the world. Our numbers are disproportionately high. As much as we want to move on we can’t.
for a nation like Japan and populations literally stacked on top of each other in generational housing this pandemic is hard to just move on from when you can’t get the numbers to come down to a reasonable level. I guess that’s all I’m really saying, and we can’t give up!
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I should be more specific the Japanese people are doing just about everything they possibly can. What I am pointing out is the Japanese government seems to have just given up.
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Please don’t get me wrong, I think that the pharmaceutical companies that made the vaccines that are all keeping us for the most part alive at this point is not the problem.
I just feel like the Japanese government has just given up on trying to fight this, because the battle is too difficult. Or it seems like it cannot be won. Ignoring a problem is not going to make it go away is more of my point. We can’t just give up now
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These numbers seem to be pretty steady and very high. I was reading that the PM was thinking that these numbers are no longer important, along with contact tracing.
I couldn’t disagree more, this is how the entire world is measuring the effectiveness of their counter measures. I also read that he was thinking to downgrade Covid to a flu like status.
I get the feeling that Japan has just given up, and stuck its head in the sand.
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Well, I thought it actually might hit 50,000 by today. There is not going to be another SOE or any lockdowns Japan/Tokyo cannot afford that (again). From my vantage point looking down at the Sumida River and Tokyo Bay there are no brightly lit dinner cruises.
Correction, I just looked out the window and there are three heading out into Tokyo Bay, oh well. Apparently the food on the cruise boats must be really really good! Good enough to risk getting whatever flavor of the virus is floating on the boat with you! Yummy!
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Yurakucho Vending Machine Bar
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Normally I would comment on the amount of cases or to something to that extent. This time it’s about the photo in Yurakucho.
That photo is taken right down the street from the old Yurakucho Bending Machine Bar.
Before Covid I used to walk there at least once a week for exercise and have a few beers and puffs on my vape, and to just blend in as an outsider in crazy amazing city.
Now, just like many other things Covid has taken that little joy of Tokyo away. As it closed down during the first wave never to reopen. I know it’s just a little pain but, it all adds up.
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I was wondering if Japan Times decided to stop reporting “the numbers” (to my knowledge) yesterday they close the comments early and never reported the national number. Even today the story seems to have been written at “Today 03:52 pm JST”
Lately, I have been more interested in reading peoples actual experiences of getting and dealing with the virus and less then peoples comments and opinions about it.
Those of you regular posters (you know who you are) that are actually dealing with a current infection, I hope you get well soon and thank you for sharing your experience with us. It’s a good reality check.
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I guess I just need to keep repeating myself that’s your opinion not the facts. I do not live in a fear bubble I live in a truth bubble.
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It is comments like yours that make me not even want to engage in any conversation here. Completely misleading and non-factual. Vaccinations, wearing masks, and social distancing is the best way to stop the spread of this virus those are the facts. The less of the virus floating around the less of the chance of more variance mutating into existence.
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I completely agree. And you are about the only person on this forum I completely trust.
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@reckless Yup, my company is the same way as a matter fact you don’t even have to wear a mask in the office if you’re more than 1.5 m away from the person next to you.
@master The population is not “massively” vaccinated. Only 60% of the Japanese population have received a the third booster. And everybody knows that the vaccine does not protect from getting Covid it just protects from severe illness and possible death.
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it’s simple, we took off our masks and started virtually spitting on each other again. We got tired and complacent and stopped social distancing. Instead of working from home when possible Japanese companies force their employees to go back into the office for no reason. We tried to go back to life before the pandemic which is just not possible at the moment. And we have a vaccination hesitancy problem. Like I said simple. Let the down voting begin!
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“The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 108.”
i’m really hoping this is just a typo!
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