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Posted in: Tokyo reports 782 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 5,091 See in context

klausdorthToday  05:05 pm JST

... but as always I ask for the test count.

Does it really matter ?

The positivity rate is between 12 and 13% with around 10,000 daily tests (average on a week).

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Posted in: Japan's top COVID-19 adviser says peak of 5th wave over See in context

John Today  03:10 pm JST

what do you mean? You do know that vaccinated are more likely to catch Covid right? Check out the Israeli study.

Thank you for your expertise regarding the Covid. Please explain me why the situation in Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, etc is fine ? Those are countries with 70% of fully vaccinated people.

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Posted in: Little to celebrate after 50 years of activism: Greenpeace chief See in context

Humanity cares only for itself and not for the planet. With the ever-increasing population and the ever-increasing need for energy, the Earth is gradually being stripped and its climate is changing far too quickly. Humanity thinks only in terms of consumption. And those who run humanity will do nothing to reverse what is happening. Sad fate ...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,242 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 8,892 See in context

With the 5th wave in the waning phase, there is nothing surprising in the numbers. We can only rejoice.

So what next? What is the incompetent national government's wonderful plan to bring the next wave under control?

So far, the ingenuity of the LDP wankers has been to open oxygen stations and bankrupt izakaya, bars and other evening restaurants.

And let's not talk about the closed borders to prevent the virus from entering when it has already taken hold at the national level. Tourism players are also adrift.

What a bunch of suckers these leading politicians.

Europe broke down last year but since this summer, post-covid normality is gradually settling in.

Life will never come back as before, that's for sure. Humanity must adapt to viruses. Just as it will have to deal with climate change.

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Posted in: Japan eyes extending COVID-19 emergency in Tokyo, other areas See in context

Japan has no plan to deal with the pandemic at short, middle or long term, that's amazing to see the continual chaos with the political leaders.

Many western countries in the world have been hit severely by the 2 first waves but now, these countries have plans to deal with the recurring waves of the pandemic. They have learned from their mistakes and ignorance.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,629 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,6033 See in context

falseflagsteve Today  07:45 pm JST

Nobody knows how many will have it but it has been exaggerated by many in media and many posters here to be a terrible debilitating outcome. However in the majority of cases there are just short term minor issues such as loss of smell, insomnia etc. Most are gone in weeks or a couple of months.

I had no idea that the documents compiled by the national health institution in my homeland regarding the long effects of covid based on medical reports from hospitals and doctors who follow patients were in fact big lies to scare the public . I imagine you are an expert in the field.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,629 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,6033 See in context

falseflagsteve

I have never stated that Long Covid does not exist I merely stated it is over exaggerated as most things have been by much of the media and those that fall for their fear mongering.

Explain what means 'over exaggerated' for you ? What is the percentage of covid patients developing long lasting effects ?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,629 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,6033 See in context

falseflagsteve

Long Covid is another scare tactic to induce fear about a problem that will nit occur.

You really like to lie, don't you. Long Covid is not a myth, unfortunately. This has been reported by many countries (at least in Europe and North America) . But of course, you think this is a conspiracy, just because you do not want it, you just deny the reality.

If Japan do not want to publish any report of it, that will not be a surprise at all.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,629 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,6033 See in context

falseflagsteve Today  05:30 pm JST

16 days in a row lower figures than the week before yet we have people saying the trend is upwards. Also the number crunchers are claiming deceit, I don’t get it.

Be pleased, it’s under control and numbers are falling. Not too long until normality resumes.

Yes, the peak of the wave is behind us, this is good.

But I totally disagree when you say it's under control. Do you really think the Japanese Government has something to do with this ?

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Posted in: Japan eyes extending COVID-19 emergency in Tokyo, other areas See in context

KniknaknokkaerToday  05:26 pm JST

For crying out loud, make more beds available for covid patients then and let us and businesses get on with it. This is beyond ridiculous.

More beds for a highly infectious disease, not that easy, you need human and material resources.

Making less people infected is also effective.

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Posted in: Japan eyes extending COVID-19 emergency in Tokyo, other areas See in context

Politics in Japan is truly unique. It can only work like that here and nowhere else.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,629 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 10,6033 See in context

bob

upward trend

Indeed, it is hopeless for some people here. Just like the government of Japan, in fact.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases fall to 968; nationwide tally 8,234 See in context

Jim Today  06:56 pm JST

Tokyo’s strategy for dealing with COVID-19 is to do limited testing with 50+ % positive rate and claim that the infection rate is declining dramatically! The number of test should be such that the positive rate is around 2-3 % as recommended by World Health Organization and as done by almost every other country globally!

Tokyo positivity rate (on a 7 day average based on consolidated date) reached 29% at worst last month. Currently it's around 19%. So it's not a 50+% as you stated.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases fall to 968; nationwide tally 8,234 See in context

Foreigner In Tokyo Today  06:18 pm JST

Absolutely nothing is preventing you from donating some of your own money to support them. I'm sure the businesses would love such an act of kindness. But that's not the way people like you operate. You want others to take care of the hard part and just reap the benefits. Weren't you talking about how you can't wait for Go To Travel to resume just a few days ago? Funny how absolutely nothing is stopping you from doing it now, but you'd much rather use taxpayer money to subsidize your vacation.

I support them already because they have takeout options or lunch menu. But I cannot wait to enjoy an evening there with some nice local sake or craft beers and delicious food cooked in front of you.

I never make use of the Go To Travel insanity and did not take any holidays since the pandemic started. I am taking all precautions regarding the virus since last year.

It's strange though: you're so "concerned" about local businesses yet show no compassion at all for the people infected with the disease. Nor do you have any interest in a real picture of how the infection really looks. You are about yourself and no one else; anything so long as you can resume your overprivlidged lifestyle.

I do care about local business and I have compassion.

The current measures taken with the SoE are almost useless to prevent spread of the virus and it hurts the local business, this is why it should be ended and this can only happen if the number of infections goes down.

Closing drinking and eating places at 8pm is just idiot. And not serving alcohol only is so ridiculous that the people outside Japan who knows this situation are laughing at here.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases fall to 968; nationwide tally 8,234 See in context

Jimizo Today  06:01 pm JST

Mass testing is not pointless. It can help give a clearer picture of exactly what we are dealing with in Japan, and identify any new strains as early as possible.

This is far from pointless.

Then again, I’m looking at this from the angle of wanting to know as much as possible rather than pushing a narrative.

Mass testing is very useful to prevent infections. Not all the time of course but at adequate moments in order to manage the wave. But with the ultimate inefficiency of Japan government, the mass testing would be a waste. So no need for mass testing in the wonderful land of the rising sun.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases fall to 968; nationwide tally 8,234 See in context

Let's hope the numbers drop quickly, I cannot wait to see my favourite small local bars and izakaya to reopen soon.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases fall to 968; nationwide tally 8,234 See in context

joffy Today  05:42 pm JST

We can believe these numbers because they have always only tested those with symptoms. Obviously there would be many more asymptomatic people since Japan doesn't do expensive, pointless, random mass testing. They haven't changed the way they test so we can make clear comparisons from week to week. Great news as the number of cases are on a decline! 60 million already fully vaccinated. They did the bulk of that in only 3 months. Looking good, Japan!

85 to 90% of the population need to be vaccinated in order to live with the virus and the coming waves. This will allow the medical system to take care of the ill patients for both covid and non covid diseases.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases fall to 968; nationwide tally 8,234 See in context

WobotToday  05:34 pm JST

"But where are the bodies being hidden?"

Stop focusing on cases and look at hospitalisations and deaths already, please

Focusing on cases became senseless in Tokyo for sure.

Japanese Government should have a plan to manage the daily live in the coming waves but so far this is no plan because there is no brain in their head.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases fall to 968; nationwide tally 8,234 See in context

anon99999Today  05:28 pm JST

Sydney Australia MORE cases than Tokyo today had 1281 cases in its 11th week of harsh lockdown that includes curfews in some areas and limits on leaving your home and how far you can go when you are briefly allowed out. Harsh fines if you are found breaking the numerous rules. Travel within the country is banned even for people to see dying relatives and thousands of Australians are overseas unable to return to their own country. Yet Cases still going up up up, whilst Tokyo is going down down down. Lockdowns really work don’t they! Is there any better proof than Tokyo that they are unnecessary and that the Australian totalitarian approach is an unnecessary overreach.

Why always comparing Tokyo with Sydney Australia ? That make no sense at all.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases fall to 968; nationwide tally 8,234 See in context

Akula Today  05:16 pm JST

Cases falling around the country. The conspiracy theorists won't like it of course, and so will quibble with the numbers. First time under 1000 for Tokyo since July. That is testament to the efficacy of the vaccine, given that around 75M people in Japan have had at least one dose.

If you think that just the vaccines will be enough to prevent other waves to happen soon, you do not know how works a pandemic.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases fall to 968; nationwide tally 8,234 See in context

@klausdorth

Offical website of Tokyo regarding covid19 numbers

https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases fall to 968; nationwide tally 8,234 See in context

Burning Bush Today  05:04 pm JST

Have they changed the cycle count on the PCR?

The recommended cycle count that the labs are using should be posted.

If it's changing, we're not getting a steady reading.

Thank you for you usual bla bla about cycle count on the PCR, this is useless as usual.

Number of infections is down because the peak wave has been reached since several days, no mystery at all.

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Posted in: Tokyo coronavirus cases fall to 968; nationwide tally 8,234 See in context

Reckless

Wow! Maybe I can get rid of these nasty masks soon and stop smelling my breath all day.

Why do you have a mask now ?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,853 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,908 See in context

ianToday  06:30 pm JST

Hopefully the number of deaths start to go down now also

Absolutely not unfortunately !

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,853 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,908 See in context

JackoToday  06:28 pm JST

Yes it does because if say, only 3000 tests were conducted, that means about ONE in TWO people contracted the virus. Scary thought no?

Since 1st of August, Tokyo has performed a average daily of 14,000 to 17,500 tests, The number of infected detected was from 3,300 to 4,800. Positivity rate was from 20 to 29 %.

The number of average daily deaths nationwide started from 9 beginning of August to reach now 60. The number is low for sure but it is underestimated.

Regarding other numbers like people in ICU, number of patients still incapacitated after recovering from ICU or moderate symptoms... this is unclear due to the lack of transparency (on incompetence) from Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,853 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,908 See in context

klausdorthToday  05:10 pm JST

Hope and wish it will continue like this, but the next couple of days and weeks will show.

The number will decrease, the peak has been reached and in the next days and week the wave will be over just to let the new one appearing. As Japanese Governement has no plan, this will happen and it will be again the same sad stories. Japanese government does not emphasized on prevention. Stupid and nonsense decisions will be made in the middle of elections. Good luck Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,853 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,908 See in context

JackoToday  05:06 pm JST

What was the number of tests conducted?

Does it really matter ?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,853 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,908 See in context

Reckless Today  05:03 pm JST

Mission Accomplished Suga-san. Well done.

Can you explain ?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,539 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 16,738 See in context

@Antiquitéséconomie

I agree number of tests if too low in Japan. And even if the number of deaths due to Covid is underestimated, I still cannot explain the situation here, No restrictions of constraints like western countries and low numbers of dead.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,539 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 16,738 See in context

NOMINATION Today  06:53 pm JST

Stop playing around and give us the exact numbers so we know whether to go out this weekend or not. Hurry, the weekend is about to start!

Tokyo has more then 4000 patients at the hospital. And you are not hospitalized for light or lightly moderate covid.

Add more than 2000 recovering at designated hotels and more than 20,000 at home. And also more than 6000 waiting guidance on hospital admission.

The 278 are the most severe patients intubated, ECMO's and potentially dying.

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