Tokyo should do its own version of the Parisian ban and prohibit those havoc-wreaking Mario Kart rentals from the streets.
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Heard nothing here in Tokyo.
I'm also in Tokyo. I got the alert on my smartphone via the Yahoo disaster-alert app. Flipped on the local TV news, and it was being discussed there as well.
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Anyone know Otani’s WAR?
It seems like he’s winning almost all the Angels games for them.
According to Baseball Reference, his WAR for this season so far is 2.5, while it's 27.1 for his career.
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Arrived at Haneda a couple of hours ago. First time seeing the in-laws since before the pandemic.
Am surprised but at the same time, not surprised by the number of masks. In laws are wearing them at home!
Perhaps they are trying to avoid hay fever? Pollen can be a problem both outdoors and indoors.
In any case. It's their home. If they want to wear masks indoors, then they should wear masks. Please don't let it ruin your visit first with your in-laws in more than three years.
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So with something like 90,000 active COVID cases in Tokyo right now, a grand total of 36 -- or 0.04% -- are in hospital with severe symptoms.
Goes to show how well the vaccines are working.
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Critical cases and deaths has been the only important measure and that has been extremely low for over a year.
That's factually incorrect. In 2019, Japan reported 3,414 covid-related deaths. In 2021, the country reported 14,993 covid-related deaths. This year, the country has already reported a record-high 15,116 covid-related deaths — and and we still have four and a half months to go.
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That one word tells us all we need to know how effective this request will be.
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Thanks, @Zoroto and @didou, for clarifying it for me.
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What I don't understand is why the city is suddenly testing enough people for the numbers to be high. During the first two years of the pandemic, it was unusual for Tokyo to test more than 10,000 a day. What changed?
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Many people said that Omicron wasn't as dangerous as Delta one's, but at least for Asians Omicron killed more Asians than previous one.
Indeed. More than 20 percent of ALL covid-related deaths in Japan happened during the span of a single month, this past February.
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Seems like the unvaccinated people are more cautious and continue to practice safe measures such as regularly washing hands, masks and so on. On the other hand the vaccinated people are just getting reckless thinking I’m vaccinated so I don’t need to be cautious!
Since you're pointing fingers, care to tell us which of those two groups you fall under?
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@Happy DayToday 07:14 am JST
Case counts are meaningless, if there are few hospitalizations and few or no fatalities.
The country had a record high number of virus-related deaths yesterday.
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Sorry, my last comment was meant to address your question.
But yes, yowza indeed.
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Will today be the milestone of 100,000 in one day?
I read it in the Asahi Shimbun, and it's also the number that is still listed on the front page of the Yahoo Japan website.
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Will today be the milestone of 100,000 in one day?
We already hit that milestone yesterday with 104,472 new cases.
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Having it above 20,000 wasn't a good look for Koike. But you can't exceed 20,000 if you test fewer than 20,000. Problem solved!
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Yes. 50 - 46.1 = 3.9%
My sincere apologies. I misunderstood your comment when I posted the numbers.
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3.9% until the 50% covid hospital bed threshold for Tokyo’s full “SOE”
The 50% threshold refers to the total number of patients hospitalized for covid, not just the 20 patients who are in severe condition. There are currently 3,187 who are hospitalized for covid in Tokyo, which means they occupy 46.1% of the 6,919 available beds.
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How many US military personnel are there in Okinawa exactly? Seems like they should have run out of new people to get infected by now.
There are about 30,000 U.S. troops in Okinawa.
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Gave up caring after year 1 of this nonsense
Is that was my father died of in July 2020? Nonsense?
I'll never "stop caring," nor do I imagine will the families of the other 5 million people who have died of what you deem "nonsense."
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3,719 new cases ... out of 4,583 tests.
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@FYI, thanks for the clarification.
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Okinawa (and apparently Yamaguchi) are now apparently including cases from the military bases. Is this a new thing, or have those been included all along?
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How many free tests?
Excellent question. Remember when we were told it was going to be 30,000 free tests a day?
In fact, today's results are based on approximately 4,000, which is half as many as were tested the prior day.
Half the tests, double the number of new cases.
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I'm quite surprised that the vaccination rate has stalled out at 77%! I thought for sure it would be higher.
It's because eligible population only accounts for around 77% of total. The rest 23% are children and babies.
Thank you, @justasking, for clarifying this.
In fact, approximately 90 percent of the eligible population has been vaccinated. That's pretty remarkable, especially considering how slow and clumsy the rollout was under the Suga administration.
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The progress of the numbers are "suspiciously# good for a tuesday.
Hate to break the bad news to you, but today is Monday.
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How convenient with an election coming.
It's the LDP's "October Surprise."
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How can we trust these suddenly plummeting numbers? The Tokyo government itself admits that “there may be a large number of infected people other than those tested and reported positive.”
Let that sink in: The government is acknowledging that it is NOT testing everyone who may be infected.
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Things are not getting worse.
The Tokyo government disagrees with you.
In fact, the government's own Covid-tracking website states that "The infection has been out of control for several weeks" and "There may be a large number of infected people other than those tested and reported positive. This should be regarded as a disaster accompanied by an emergency state."
Let that sink in: The government is acknowledging that (for whatever reason) it is NOT testing everyone who may be infected.
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