i@n comments

Posted in: S Korea bans year-end parties, some music lessons, as virus spikes again See in context

Hopefully more vaccines will prove effective and be available soon, current ways to stop the spread of infection is simply not sustainable for long

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 570 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,524 See in context

Seems Osaka has run out of beds for covid-19, be extra careful there folks

Bed occupancy rates:

Osaka 118%

Hokkaido 67.8

Aichi 73.2

Tokyo 63.9

Shizouka 60.4

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Posted in: Japan to test 15,000 people for coronavirus antibodies by end of year See in context

People are never ever satisfied!

Crazy!

Thats because they didn't understand

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Posted in: Japan to test 15,000 people for coronavirus antibodies by end of year See in context

They want to grasp the current infection situation so it may actually be a good thing that those who were infected long will not be counted

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 570 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,524 See in context

Increasing numbers and today new record.

Government must be fudging the numbers to save face and the olympics

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 481 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,501 See in context

This week last ten years average 10,000 influenza cases.

https://www.niid.go.jp/niid/ja/flu-m/813-idsc/map/130-flu-10year.html

This year 150

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nippon.com/ja/japan-data/h00867/amp/

That to me would indicate that icu occupancy and deaths are much lower than a normal winter

This to me indicates that precautions for covid are working well for flu also and it may be possible that deaths due to both covid and flu could be lower than deaths due to flu alone in a normal winter.

Of course it's a developing situation, covid seems to be fast spreading at present so we'll see

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 481 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,501 See in context

Like @kyronstavic said above, commonsense

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 481 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,501 See in context

Not sure what exactly you mean by peak averages. Firstly, it is not possible to identify the peak of the wave until there is a downward trend. Secondly, the peak date for deaths on the second/summer wave was September 4th, with 19 deaths. There have been two days this month which exceed that, the 19th and 25th. Finally, the moving average now is around the same as the peak time in the last wave, although if the correlation between the case rate and mortality is similar to previous waves, it will trail the case rate by roughly 2 weeks.

Peaks on the moving average graph, like the two you mentioned for this month.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 481 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,501 See in context

Not sure though so maybe those with sharper more critical eyes could check

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 481 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,501 See in context

Took a quick look at the deaths graph. Peak averages for this month looks about a little less to about the same compared to the peak averages last aug- Sept.

And a lot less than the peak averages in april-may when deaths were the highest

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Posted in: Koike asks Tokyo restaurants serving alcohol to shorten opening hours for 3 weeks See in context

Its a wonder business owners comply to these requests even at great costs to them

In many countries individuals don't even comply to urgings to wear masks, even if it costs them

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Posted in: New Zealand leader Ardern offers virus know-how to Joe Biden See in context

I hope Biden listens to Canada. They are te most like the US with cities and country people behaving about the same.

I didn't know it is that bad in Canada

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Posted in: New Zealand leader Ardern offers virus know-how to Joe Biden See in context

The most significant difference could be the people in New Zealand are mostly New Zealanders while in America it's mostly Americans.

Another one could be the leaders of the two countries.

In America the so called leader is Trump, whereas in New Zealand the leader is not Trump.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 401 new coronavirus cases See in context

Thanks for sharing that @kyronstavic, lots of people here need all the assurances they can get.

Problem is very few will understand that and the implications.

But if you say the infected is 1 in 4 probably most people here will readily believe

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Posted in: Suga trips up with messy reversal on Go To Travel campaign See in context

without telling they don't do post-mortem tests and that the number of kodokushi is getting higher and higher ...

Actually they do tests on the dead also, though just like with the living, just not enough

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Posted in: Suga trips up with messy reversal on Go To Travel campaign See in context

From the very start the campaign should should have included plans on what todo when/if certain situations arise, not deliberate and decide on things as they happen

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Posted in: Koike says Japan can host Olympics despite virus spike See in context

Lol people are again comparing number of tests but vehemently ignoring number of deaths

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 186 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,205 See in context

Of course there could be other factors that can be used to make an estimate.

But so far no one really provides a credible basis.

Usually it's just a number picked out of thin air.

It must be 10times 100 times etc.

People really need to relax.

If you're too stressed out you could be more prone to covid and other sicknesses.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 186 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,205 See in context

Well I for one don't agree, even with the 'optimistic' estimate.

Im certainly taking this seriously so there has to be evidence.

If there are no observable corresponding number of sick people then they are just figments of wild runaway imagination to me.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 186 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,205 See in context

*Who would/should have

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 186 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,205 See in context

Hmm, so these are the results for Saturday's tests.

So probably many of those who have otherwise gone for testing weren't able to because they were in some other densely packed local tourist spot

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Posted in: AstraZeneca says its COVID-19 vaccine effective and cheaper See in context

My numbers are also incorrect =)

Anyway just wanna show business is really good.

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Posted in: AstraZeneca says its COVID-19 vaccine effective and cheaper See in context

Wow up to 10x cheaperwith no profits

Of course development and production costs are different but assuming half the cost for this vaccine compared to the other two profits would still be 3x to 5x.

Nor bad.

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Posted in: Japan business lobby sets goal of 30% female executives by 2030 See in context

The important thing is they're opening the doors.

Let's see just how many are willing and able to come inside.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 314 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,519 See in context

Anybody who has reliable info on the supposed confirmation of the WHO during its5th special session that covid19 is no more deadlier than seasonal flu?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 314 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,519 See in context

And the average age of death is around the average age of life expectancy

Interesting

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 314 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,519 See in context

We'll also sadly see the neurological damage of starving our children's brains of oxygen much further down the line

Masks?

First time I've heard that one

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Posted in: Suga tells G-20 Japan will lead international efforts on climate change See in context

i@nToday 01:07 pm JST

Why didn't you mention the US, too?

Because biden has already said he is going to be out front with climate change hasnt he

No idea.

Good to know

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Posted in: U.S. expects to begin COVID vaccinations in early December See in context

That's great news for the US though about half of the population not wanting the vaccine is a concern.

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Posted in: Suga tells G-20 Japan will lead international efforts on climate change See in context

Well until China decides to lead in recycling and clean green and all the other words associated with climate change then its meaningless really isnt it.

China and India need to be taking the front seat .

Why didn't you mention the US, too?

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