Explain to the doc that you did have a fever plus other covid symptoms - if they are any good, they will recommend a test.
If they refuse the test. maybe they can offer an antibody test.Fork up 30, 000 yen for a test.
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The current situation all over the world shows, that all the weeks or months shutdown has not much impact of the Virus.
Such an ignorant statement. You only need to look at the EU, Australia, New Zealand etc where the lockdowns were taken seriously resulting in their cases dropping by 80 to 90 percent. That's an impact.
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A very big screw-up by somebody. This is purely down to someone or a few people possibly, not following clearly defined protocols and procedures. Unfortunately some people are just incompetent. The protocols need to refined to accommodate for this.
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50 days and counting since I applied there is yet no payout from the gov't
Was anyone even able to apply 50 days ago?....if yes, then I would suggest there might be something wrong with your application if you still have not got your money.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Both people were granted special dispensation to attend a funeral which is why they did not have to fulfill the 2 week stand down period, where they would of been picked up as being positive. They were tested before being released, and although 1 of the women was displaying some symptoms, she attributed that to a pre-existing condition. Because of that and the urgency of the funeral, they were allowed to attend before the result came back (1 day after being tested)
The procedure has now been changed so that even for special dispensation cases, no matter the urgency, a negative test must come back before they are released.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
Not Covid free anymore as there are 2 new cases today, both recent arrivals from the UK who were given special dispensation to attend a funeral. I wonder if they were tested before leaving the UK?...
1 ( +1 / -0 )
There is now significant evidence that lockdowns do little to assist in managing the virus. Lets hope that the rest of the world doesn't once again follow the example of China should a "second wave occur.
Tell that to NZ and Australia.
8 ( +14 / -6 )
It just unbelievable how little is expected of politicians here - just do the bare minimum, don't do (or get caught rather) anything illegal, try not to say anything too stupid, don't commit to anything, and most importantly, have malleable principles. If you do all of the above, you'll probably get elected again and again and...
4 ( +4 / -0 )
Can't see there being many people willing to undertake a 2 week quarantine at both ends just to attend a business meeting. I guess the J-gov hasn't heard of Zoom.
14 ( +22 / -8 )
and NZ is still on the list of countries whose citizens who are banned from coming into Japan.
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Nope, it's not that simple. They still have guidelines
It is that simple.
Koike claims Tokyo has capacity for several thousand tests per day, so why are they not using it?
If only a couple hundred people are calling into health centers for testing, why not use this extra capacity at drive-thru testing stations?
What guideline prevents this?
3 ( +5 / -2 )
They cannot just decide on an arbitrary number of tests to do everyday.
Actually they can.
Just as many other countries already do, you simply set up some drive-thru testing sites where anyone who wants to get a test, can. Its that simple.
2 ( +4 / -2 )
Other countries that dodged the bullet seem to be those places where mask wearing is common in daily life; and also where people don't touch each other much socially.
Nobody wears masks in NZ and Australia, and they are very touchy (not temperamentally) compared to Japanese folk.
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For the record, 211 people were tested.
wow, I get down voted for a statement of fact, with data taken from the MHLW website. Why would anyone down vote facts?
8 ( +11 / -3 )
These are people tested on 14 May though. I do not believe the supposedly "5 new cases" are from the same batch of tests since it takes a few days to get the results.
The way I read the report is it takes 3 days to get results from tests, so the 5 positive results reported May 17 are from 211 people tested May 14. I'm not saying the 5 people are from yesterdays testing. I am happy for someone to correct me.
6 ( +6 / -0 )
Why you ask? Yesterday in Okinawa, a 60's something female tested positive for the virus AGAIN, nearly two weeks after being discharged from the hospital, for contracting the virus last month.
These is likely a false positive, with the test still picking up remnants of the virus. I know a few weeks ago South Korea said they had a couple hundred people testing positive twice, but it was later determined that they were 'weak positives' - the test was just picking up the residuals of the virus and none of them had been re-infected again.
9 ( +10 / -1 )
For the record, 211 people were tested.
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the 28 sumo wrestler who died after trying for 3 days to successfully contact a health center.
sorry, that should read...
the 28 year old sumo wrestler who died after trying unsuccessfully for 3 days to contact a health center.
6 ( +9 / -3 )
In Tokyo the number of inquiries (diagnosis request) over the phone has also been decreasing since April. It does not, no longer look like more and more people calling for testing.
Requests for testing from people tend to decrease when they are continually denied those tests, because of the ridiculously high bar set for testing in the first place. This is well publicized.
It also tends to decrease when the health center simply don't pick up the phone, as was the case with the 28 sumo wrestler who died after trying for 3 days to successfully contact a health center.
4 ( +6 / -2 )
when you are only testing about 150 people a day, keeping positive results under 20 should be no problem.
10 ( +17 / -7 )
It should be noted that New York actually got mostly the "european" strain of covid (it has mutated slightly from the original Wuhan virus). Perhaps that strain seen there and in Europe is more deadly than the strain in Japan.
Just a thought.
4 ( +8 / -4 )
The government has no choice but to spend, those people that lost jobs need to get new ones or be retrained for new ones. They can't do that without an injection of money. It's good to see they will spend well over $1b on improving the health service, and plug the holes covid uncovered.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
Agreed. The Republicans need to take back the House.
no chance at all, and they are in real danger of losing the senate.
9 ( +20 / -11 )
surprised zuckerberg took some action - if these were political videos containing patently false/fake information purporting to be truthful, he would of done nothing.
4 ( +6 / -2 )
Good for him, but tracking your movements via your phone is already commonplace - assuming you have GPS enabled, then google maps can send you a timeline of where you've been and when.
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One thing that's still uncertain, for instance, is whether the approaching Southern Hemisphere winter is going to have an adverse impact on Aust/NZ Covid-19 cases.
NZ have had record flu vaccinations done specifically because of the danger of the approaching winter. I think Aussie will have done the same.
2 ( +2 / -0 )
No surprise to hear this - its the next logical step for 2 countries geographically close who have managed to contain the virus. Apparently there will be no quarantine period either, which again is no surprise else it would not be worth doing. I think this will be a case study for other countries to look carefully at, as they too look to open up their borders.
6 ( +6 / -0 )
@Bjorn, yes we get it, you hate Ardern and everything she does is wrong, even when it's right.
2 ( +10 / -8 )