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Posted in: New coronavirus cases in Tokyo fall to 618; nationwide tally 2,764 See in context

wow, the number of positives has been cut in half on only a couple of weeks. Mind you, so have the number of tests..

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 986 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,990 See in context

The numbers of individuals admitted to hospitals are accurate and easily accessed. Using those numbers it can be determined, fairly accurately, the number of actual infections in the population at large.

The last sentence is so utterly false its laughable. Do you also believe that the number of cancer patients in hospitals reflects the number of people with cancer in the general population?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 986 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,990 See in context

you stated private clinic outperform official tests and carry out tebs of thosand of tests a day

no, I didn't.

and to buttress your false assertion you are quoting Shinbashi clinic with one if not most tests at 1,000 test a day in city of 14M, you need to come up with something better

I have no clue what this sentence means. Please calm down and repost in a coherent manner.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 986 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,990 See in context

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/1472/

Above is the link highlighting that there is no requirement from private clinics to inform the government of positive PCR results. The person who tests positive is encouraged to inform a health consultation center, but that's all.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 986 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,990 See in context

Positive cases from private clinics count in the official daily tally

This is factually not true - there is no requirement for private clinics to report their numbers. Not only was this reported in an nhk article but I have a friend who works in a clinic and they confirm they do not report their numbers. Also, the shinbashi clinic which was highlighted on this very site a few weeks back does over 1000 tests per day, so it's very likely the combined tests of other clinics runs into the several thousands.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 986 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,990 See in context

@AG

Yes, you are exactly right, more and more people are going to private clinics rather than having to jump through hoops trying to beg a government facility they meet the testing criteria.

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Posted in: New Zealand health officials probe probable community COVID-19 case See in context

interesting to see where this leads - the lady in question tested negative twice (day 2 and 12) in her 14 day quarantine, so was allowed to leave as per guidelines. It may be one of those extremely rare instances of someone still being infectious after 14 days.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,070 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,717 See in context

The daily numbers only account for folks who go through government consultation centers. The many thousands of people who now go to private PCR testing facilities (the one in Shinbashi test over 1000 people a day for example) are not included in these numbers as there is no requirement for them to report them to the government. Think about that for a second - literally thousands of tests a day are just ignored by the government. Why would they do that?...

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Posted in: Australian Open virus cluster grows as two more players test positive See in context

was always going to happen with hundreds flying from overseas - Olympic organizers take note...

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Posted in: 'No special treatment' - Australia rebuffs tennis stars' quarantine complaints See in context

You can understand why Djokovic is the least popular of the big 3 - he really has a self entitlement problem.

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

@virusrex,

your logic is flawed - even if it is more likely that positive cases will be tested during holidays, that would only explain an increase in positivity rate. It does not explain why the amount of positive people remain the same when 5 times as many people are being tested on normal weekdays. Its not like in the weekend, really sick people are asking for tests, and during normal weekdays they suddenly stop calling.

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

What should be the expected number of cases today then?

work it out yourself.

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

The number if tests increases 5 fold, but the number of positives remains the same. Anyone who believes this needs to take a beginners class in statistical probability.

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

I don't believe these numbers at all. So for the previous few days the rate is 30%-50% positivity for only 2000 to 3000 tests, but suddenly when it's 17000 tests the rate drops to 11%? Bullocks!

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

well done Hiroshima.

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

still a ridiculously low amount of tests.

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Posted in: Personal info of 9,500 COVID-19 patients in Fukuoka Prefecture leaked online See in context

Should have faxed it

haha...this is a great comment.

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

nobody should be surprised.

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Posted in: 9-year-old boy pushing baby stroller hit and killed by car at intersection See in context

had a friend who this happened to - turned left and hit/killed a girl on a bicycle. He got off totally free as he was able to prove that the girl had run into his car (the impact was on the side of the car, and not the front) - it of course went to court, but the judge agreed with him that the girl hit the car rather than the other way around.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,337 daily COVID cases; nationwide tally 4,519 See in context

out of control.

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Posted in: Abe apologizes in Diet; corrects statements on funding scandal See in context

liar liar pants on fire.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record high 888 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,737 See in context

1000+ for sure next week, if not this week. Tokyo hospitals will be overrun.

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Posted in: Tokyo raises healthcare alert to highest level after virus cases soar to 822 See in context

Koike - too slow, too indecisive, too arrogant...

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Posted in: New Zealand's virus-induced recession ends with record growth See in context

All fine and dandy right up until international flights are resumed.

at which point the NZ population will be vaccinated.

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Posted in: New Zealand's virus-induced recession ends with record growth See in context

I am not sure why anyone cares about what happens in New Zealand

the article is about NZ.

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Posted in: New Zealand's virus-induced recession ends with record growth See in context

However rolled out to a Global community, Japan, a nation of 128,000,000 will be a challenge.

you are correct, although being absolutely transparent and upfront with the public, along with with consistent messaging and letting scientists lead the effort instead of economists, has nothing to do with population size. That just takes political will which has obviously been lacking in many nations.

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Posted in: New Zealand's virus-induced recession ends with record growth See in context

The vaccine is the last piece of the puzzle - then I think the tourists will absolutely flock back in droves.

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Posted in: Most in Japan oppose holding Olympics in 2021: polls See in context

It will go down as the most unpopular games with both spectators and athletes.

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Posted in: New Zealand aims to open travel bubble with Australia by April See in context

NZ has taken the right approach, they are currently covid free and have been for most of the last 6 months, and with only 5 million people to vaccinate, they will get that done well before most other countries. Once that is completed, the 14 day quarantine requirement will end and the economy will be fully open, again, well before most other countries.

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Posted in: New Zealand aims to open travel bubble with Australia by April See in context

PCR test before you leave Aussie, and an antigen test when you arrive in NZ is acceptable I think.

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