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Posted in: Tokyo reports 452 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,554 See in context

No. tests for 17th June 2020 was 2,343 (taken on June 15th 2020)

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 452 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,554 See in context

7,006 tests. Drop of 2,009 tests from same time last week (9,015) Oh and just to remind - Tokyo has 97,000 testing capacity per day.

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Posted in: Japan looks to ease virus state of emergency ahead of Olympics See in context

But its not a joke, they will absolutley blame the olympics and the 'outsiders' for the surge that has already happened but they are suppressing until then. They have a scapegoat every time and even now, testing is ridiculously low the cases are very high it is ignored as evidenced by articles such as this.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 337 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,418 See in context

1,583 tests

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Posted in: Gov't considering quasi-state of emergency in Tokyo during Olympics See in context

I keep harping on about it and will continue to! The complete lack of contact tracing and testing (seem to only test the seriously ill cases) means you have no idea how previlant it is in the population. Its unbelievable 'strategy' and unless there is truth to the Japanese having reslience to covid (and they would be the only ones in the world) Otherwise, there has to be mutation specific to Japan already existing and they are supressing the fact due to the olympics. Sounds odd-ball but when the cases suddenly rose the day after the Olypmpics was first postponed last year, it is completely plausible.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 209 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 936 See in context

Not seeing any testing data published since the 10th. 'Just ignore it' is the way they are dealing with the pandemic here!

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Posted in: Preventing heat stroke is important, too, but without masks, more people will be deemed to have been in close contact with a COVID-19 patient, and that will lead to a school shutdown. Maintaining a balance is difficult. See in context

Every year this terrible tradgedy happens to a kid, or several kids, during the oppresive heat. It has no connection to masks. I see young kids sitting out in the school yard in the direct sun, sitting directly on the ground where its 5 - 7c hotter than the 'air' temperature. Japan has this serious case of 'only the strongest should survive' primative mentality, and apply it to the young kids too.

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Posted in: SoftBank-backed food delivery firm DoorDash enters Japan See in context

Welcome to the 'gig economy'

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 440 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,242 See in context

Testing trending down in the last 4 weeks but they can't hide the elephant in the room (and Monday is the highest testing count in the week) May 10th - 15,725 / May 17th - 15,139 / May 24th - 12,540 / May 31st 11,720 / June 7th 10,169

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Posted in: Rise in UK coronavirus cases stokes concerns over 3rd wave See in context

Majority of UK has just 1 shot, and that was the gamble they took in the belief that at least getting as many people partially vaccinated would 'slow down' the spread. The results are playing out in front of us whether that was the right thing to do but given the inability for society to function it seems we are seeing similar results as the Swedish 'herd immunity' experiment. It's also inconclusive how much a partly/fully vaccinated person spreads the virus to others (asymptomatic behaviour) any more or less than non-vaccinated. Again, we are literally live-testing all of this in the most dis-organised laboratory imagineable!

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Posted in: Crackdown on illegal maid cafes making maids rarer sight on streets of Akihabara See in context

In recent years...? Over a decade they have been operating.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 684 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,139 See in context

Its more farcecal as the testing numbers are changed even 4 days later, 24th May testing was 9,815 yesterday and up to 11,282 today. They are either unable to corrolate the already small number of testing data days later, or they are balancing out the numbers to game the 7 day moving average. Also the testing is starting to decline and the media is basically silent with little reporting even as Hokkaido is going through an obvious surge. Whats not to be paranoid about, lol.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 743 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,536 See in context

9,815 tests, lowest Monday testing number since last December. Lower testing (even though 97,000 a day capacity) yet higher cases.

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Posted in: Major Japanese newspaper Asahi calls for Olympic cancelation See in context

This media drip-drip of similar article around olympics cancelation feels like a mirror of how j-gov does things - First major report of the Thing being cancelled ( Times of London , Jan 22, stongly denied) Then an article crops up every few weeks afterwards in various guises, citing different sources, still looking for the Thing to be cancelled, recent ones being a large JP publisher posting full page editorial, then later doctors calling for it to postpone) and now the next in line ... all this urge-esque from the media makes me believe we are soon entering the 'contemplating secondary measures...' from the old chaps in charge and the envitable happens.

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Posted in: Gov't to decide Friday on extending state of emergency See in context

In today's episode of 'State of in Japan' is -

'State of announcing the announcement day for something that was considered for announcement days ago'

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Posted in: Japan plans to extend COVID-19 state of emergency beyond May 31 See in context

Seriously, the trains and stations are still jammed packed everyday but not a mention of it only when there is a holiday and laser focus is then given to how busy are the train systems are and urging people not to use them. Hokkaido hosted a test sporting event recently and now seeing spiraling cases outstripping larger population centers. What in the hell? On TV shows 'comdiens' are in groups of 7 or 8 (+ 30 crew) having an outing together and now some of them now have covid. The numbers around testing and + cases is a complete joke ( e.g. Tokto 97,000 per day testing capacity but averaging 7,000 actually tested)

There is no 'State of Emergency' here, only 'State of Complete And Utter Incompetance-y'

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Posted in: Restrictions reimposed as virus resurges in much of Asia See in context

All thanks in huge part to the selfish people who won't wear a mask (or wear it under their nose or like a chin-nappy) refuse to understand the asymptomatic dangers of it and just parrot on endlessly of how its no worse than a flu. 5,000+ of them flew from UK to Portugal, most unvaccinated of with just 1 shot. They are going to create another varient in that behaviour. Oh! but warm weather will make it go away, that weak immune systems are the reason you get it, etc etc. Governments around the world are always behind and some are masking its true devestation on thier people. So you have a perfect pandemic in that the ignorance of a minority have assisted in its rapid mutation and spread amoung large swaths of populations.

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Posted in: Gov't pledges to fix embarrassing vaccine booking system flaw See in context

J-gov and technology do not really mix. They instated a 68 year old cyber security person 3 years ago who had never used a computer before!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 732 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,230 See in context

After following testing numbers recently and noticing discrepencies about numbers, timings, etc I found the following.

Although today's test numbers are 1,939 but this doesn't mean 37% positive rate because it seems the testing numbers are changed serveral days later! From

E.g, tests at medical institutions published 17th May -

May 14 - 9493 (+ 3383 !) May 13 - 8952 (+ 467) May 12 - 9609 (+ 374)

Tests at medical institutions published 16th May -

May 14 - 6110 May 13 - 8485 May 12 - 9235

Basically the testing number initially given is 'preliminary' The positive cases given today are then not only from 16th testing data but carried fwd from positive cases found from previous days late testing additions. This explains why 7-day moving average is used as the data is changing several times during the period.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 419 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,677 See in context

The tests are posted to

As of 7:30pm JST, page still not updated for the May15th (always has been updated by 6 - 6:30pm JST) Prelimnary testing numbers are usually posted the day before, so this is quite strange for today for some unknown reason.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 419 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,677 See in context

Not yet seeing the May 15th testing numbers on the site?

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Posted in: Bad behavior on planes drawing bigger fines in U.S. See in context

I really think the main reason so many people refuse to wear masks is because of their poor oral hygiene and give the stuff they expel from their mouths it must be incredibley uncomfortable to confine that to themselves under a mask.

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Posted in: Bodies of COVID-19 victims among those dumped in India's Ganges: gov't document See in context

So it's common place to have bodies dumped in the river there but now because there is alleged covid-19 infected bodies being dumped its somehow a bigger issue than before? 20 or so 'every now and then' (what does that even mean?!) was ok but now it's 'thousands' so it's come to people's attention. Now? Bizzare on many levels if any truth, which given the 'reporting' in past years is becoming difficult to know.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 772 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,420 See in context

Zoroto - Am getting them from

They updated the page data at 18:30 today and have added Fridays numbers but I see Thursday's testing numbers are also changed from 8,070 when I posted the comment before 18:30 to 8,853 now (after 21:00) It's strange to change that day's data after the positive cases were confirmed or does that change later too? I wonder if Thursdays testing numbers will change again tomorrow!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 772 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,420 See in context

If I am reading this correctly, only around 7100 tests on Thursday

What I see is 8,070 tests done on Thursday but still laughably low. The sharp decrease in testing this week is very obvious - will be interesting to see if it continues lower or increases again next week.

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Posted in: Japan secures extra Pfizer vaccine doses for 25 mil people See in context

Yesterday - 'Vaccine chief Kono blames drug approval system for slow inoculation drive'

Today - 'The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is expected to deliberate on the approval May 20.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 854 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,264 See in context

8,801 tests on May 12th, quite low for mid-week-non-'holiday' (lowest since the summer when midweek testing numbers were ~15,000.

There is 97,000 testing capacity for Tokyo, 90+% of which is unused, similar to the vaccines.

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono blames drug approval system for slow inoculation drive See in context

Real title - 'Vaccantations not happening because Japan desu'

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,010 new coronavirus cases; record high 712 in Hokkaido See in context

9,572 accoring to

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Posted in: Japan to vaccinate Olympic athletes: reports See in context

Isn't it around 1% of the general public yet vaccineted? And the majority of those are health workers. Will they have the audacity to vaccinate more sports people than civilians?! Incredible that vaccinces are stockpiled and day after day they they just rub more salt in the wound. Crass [redacted] -ers

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