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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,809 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,014 See in context

Slowly decreasing compare to last week. Is the Oshogatsu scare already over ?

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Posted in: No. of virus patients recuperating at home tops 30,000 See in context

A state of emergency, under which people are urged to refrain from going out and restaurants asked t

Events like the Sumo tournament with spectators are on. Urged or not, people will keep going out as usual with events and everything on.

Japan has put a burden on itself by trying first to hospitalize everyone.

When asymptomatic, quarantine is the right way. This should have been done from the start. Now, no other way to do due to the limit of hospitals bed. Using hotels has been good for two reasons. Making the hotels working as they get money back, and being sure people are isolated.

I do not like the use of patients for asymptomatic people. They are not sick

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Posted in: Gov't eyes punishment for refusal to comply with COVID-19 measures See in context

The law has not passed yet. Nishimura said that for political appeal. Lets wait. Not sure that in reality they deport a PR with a family here. The crime won’t be serious enough, Wait and see

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,001 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,133 See in context

Tokyo-EngrToday 04:10 pm JST

Regardless of how one "feels" about the numbers there is a very serious discrepancy which requires explanation.

January 11, 2021 (reported Jan. 14): Total tests performed = 3,849 and total positive tests = 1,502: 39% of tests are positive

January 12, 2021 (reported Jan 15): Total tests performed =17,000 and total positive tests = 2,001: 11.8% of tests are positive.

Do like Japanese. Do not ask questions. It will save you day

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

@ rainydayToday 03:35 pm JST

I got sick a couple of months ago. It turned out to be nothing serious, I THINK, but I had a cough, mild fever, etc. Enough to make me worry.

If I wanted a test to see if I had Covid, I would have first had to go to city hall to have a consultation with their special office.

Same for me last March after an overseas business trip.

But I didn’t go so I don’t know what would have happened.

From your text, you are supposing things, but If you would have been, it could have been different from the story

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Posted in: Japan's 2nd state of emergency met with public indifference See in context

This actual Government Cabinet is not trustable. That is why many citizens will not follow.

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Posted in: Minister, expert suggest coronavirus emergency extension See in context

Why Japan like many other countries did not make an effort to build hospitals only for covid patients or from the start use more existing hospitals and clinics dedicated to that.

I am not an expert but China could do it. It was certainly very basic and not for severe case but...

beds should not be an issue. For sure, staff is

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Posted in: Japan's 2nd state of emergency met with public indifference See in context

Indifference is for most countries now. People got used to Corona.

all my students were required to wear masks and face shields. 

Poor kids having to wear face shields. Face shields have proven to be inefficient in a normal environment where nobody is known or supposed to be infected. In medical establishment that is a different story as sick people go there.

Otherwise, Big Camera staffs are all wearing google or face shields.

Continuing fear sustained by media is keeping driving this fear !

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

Indeed, a record of tests for a public holiday.

But comparing positive results to the number of tests on a exactly 3 days gap, although it is the way of reporting, gives some false positive rate like today. Generally it is on Wednesday when a week without public holiday .

All positive results do not come from Monday ‘s tests, or as it was pointed out here before, private clinics do only report the positive results but not the number of tests, which increases the infection rate

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Posted in: Japan to halt entry of all nonresident foreign nationals See in context

A guy coming back from UK did not respect the quarantine. He was later found to be positive and between in had a diner his friends. He contaminated two friends and it is apparently the first case of domestic contamination of the UK variant. This person was a Japanese man.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 970 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,535 See in context

SOE is already working, no doubt.

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Posted in: Sumo wrestler quits, saying his coronavirus fears were ignored See in context

When I suspected to have been in close contact with people infected 

Was it just a suspicion or were you sure the person was infected?

If just a suspicion, with no symptoms, it is certain the health center will not make a move. In that case, private clinics will help you, after confirming your wallet content

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

Online CoA or cancellation are pathetic

Glad some keep with their events with adequate measures for virus transmission prevention

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Posted in: Japan finds new coronavirus variant in travelers from Brazil See in context

Traveller must stand for returnee, not tourist I guess. Unless these folks were traveling to Brazil, then back here.

About closing the border ???

Well, in that case, close it for everything , commercial exchanges but Japan will not get its food. Do not forget Japan has a self sufficiency rate of only 37%

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,268 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,790 See in context

doing my activities as usual, outdoor sport, etc.

A small restaurant/izakaya close from my place, within a residency area, seemed empty tonight. I might go there tomorrow to support the local business.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,268 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,790 See in context

First day of SOE, and the numbers already going downward.

Good job from the government protecting its citizens

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Posted in: Japan to extend ¥9 bil loan to Paraguay for stable electricity supply See in context

That’s how Japan works for his overseas business. No loan is free.

Otherwise, Motegi keeps traveling while imposing the commoners PCR tests and quarantine

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Posted in: Father arrested for child abuse after one-month-old son suffers brain damage See in context

Wish I had a kid. It did not work

So, just having a newborn close to me would have been a pure happiness .

How can people do that to their newborn !

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Posted in: Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo prefectures to request state of emergency See in context

A few days back, Osaka governor said there is no need for a SOE, the situation is under control. It seems he has pride at that time.

Questions of money being paid by the government certainly.

With the SOE, my company decided to impose one day of telework a week. Until then, we had to apply for it

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Posted in: All people entering Japan must submit negative results to COVID-19 test See in context


And that’s where is the problem. Even after two consécutives tests they have To do the quarantine while within Japan , even contact cases do not have such stringent measures to respect.

Here, if in contact with a case but not under the definition (15mn within 1m), nothing is required except monitoring the health, that’s it.

Two weeks quarantine after two consecutive negative tests ( if the first one not forged for sure) is not scientifically right

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

What are the said requirements for local clinical trials ?

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

Japan is a massively protectionist country where it has been said that the snow here is different to other countries which was an excuse used to block the imports of skis.

Maybe that was true for skis a long time ago. I have only seen foreign brand skis here.

Nevertheless, Japan paid millions to secure contracts with foreign firms. Then millions in subsidies for vaccine developpement here. At the end, the Japanese pharma makers should make business, money and secure jobs. If foreign vaccines do work, nothing left for J makers. The plan is to slow the process, using foreign vaccines for priority people, the J one for the masses. Just some thoughts.

Takeda, Japan's biggest drugmaker, is a critical component to Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's aim to have enough vaccines for the population by June before the Summer Games

Is that the journalist sentence ? Again the Games dictate things

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

MouwentiToday  07:18 pm JST

The state of emergency will be lifted on Feb7 in time for the Chinese lunar new year that starts in February 11, during which crowds of Chinese tourists (some possibly carrying the virus) will visit Japan.

No need to worry, China is virus free now. The CCP recipe.

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Posted in: New coronavirus cases in Tokyo soar to 2,447; nationwide tally 7,570 See in context

I am waiting for some smart comments from Taro Aso about the situation. He has been strangely very quiet recently

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Posted in: New coronavirus cases in Tokyo soar to 2,447; nationwide tally 7,570 See in context

From that picture, we can see all wear masks. How can the figures increase ?

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Posted in: As state of emergency looms over virus, some experts say one month won't be long enough See in context

Concretely, this SoE might/will only affect people having a life after 8pm, and some organizers to cancel a few events.

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Posted in: No. of JR passengers down 68% in holiday period to record low due to virus See in context

Like major arilines, utilities, etc, all these major infrastructure related companies like JR, previously owned by the government will survive whatever happens. It is vital for a country.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 1,591 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,001 See in context

So, downvoting friends, did you actually look at the graphs and understand what they mean?

Downvoting can sometimes be done just by pleasure, under stress, when we see a name, or something like that....

common on this forum

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 1,591 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,001 See in context

Nearly 6000 cases for the country.

To have such a high figure, the number of tests must have been increased.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 1,591 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,001 See in context

kyronstavicToday 05:09 pm JST

The Toyo Keizai figures are more comprehensive than those linked in this article


Very good graphs indeed.

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