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Posted in: Japan's COVID-19 vaccination rollout picks up steam See in context

With 1 million doses per day, it will take 250 days to give 2 shots to every Japanese. So that's 8 months, provided they work weekends and holidays (which they don't).

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Posted in: Suga aims to finish vaccinating Japan's population by November See in context

With 1 million doses per day, it will take 250 days to give 2 shots to every Japanese. So that's 8 months, provided they work weekends and holidays (which they don't).

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 440 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,242 See in context

Another 5% death rate. One of the highest in the world.

Is it something with the generic makeup of Japanese people where this disease is so deadly to them?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 440 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,242 See in context

Japan has give 15 vaccines per 100 people -- you need 200 per 100 for full vaccination, or 140 for the 70% needed for herd immunity. So we are 12% there in Tokyo. We should reach herd immunity by the end of the year.

https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2021/health/global-covid-vaccinations/

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Posted in: Major companies, universities apply for on-site vaccinations See in context

Japan has given 15 doses per 100 people, when you need 200 for full vaccination. It's more than Laos, but less than the banana republics of Ecuador or the Bahamas.

https://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2021/health/global-covid-vaccinations/

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Posted in: Japan leans toward holding Olympics with domestic spectators: report See in context

The 2 choices are: No spectators, or 100% capacity. Otherwise how do you select between the existing ticket holders? No way this can be solved in 45 days in a fair way.

So likely this will be 100% capacity allowed, as insane as that sounds.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 board talks about vaccines, but not a word on further delay See in context

Bar Olympic cancellation, vaccination of the volunteers is probably the safest route.

It's possible to give vaccines, but not possible to vaccinate within 45 days. It takes two shots minimum 3-4 weeks apart and then a few more weeks to be protected. But I am sure you know that.

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Posted in: Japan considers vaccinating all 70,000 Tokyo Games volunteers See in context

It takes 2 months to be fully vaccinated.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 369 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,884 See in context

The number of coronavirus-related deaths reported nationwide was 99.

It appears Japan has the highest fatality rate per positive tests in the world. 2000-3000 positives, and 50-100 deaths per day.

Wonder why this is? Is it because Japanese who get sick get much more sicker, or is it because the positive cases are grossly undercounted?

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Posted in: Half of Japanese people think Olympics will be held this summer: poll See in context

Half of Japanese people think Olympics will be held this summer

Lol, is this supposed to be something that reassures the people?

I also think it will be held, irrespective of the people and medical professionals wishes.

Hence I am getting out of dodge the beginning of July and come back vaccinated for the Olympics.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 235 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,278 See in context

f so I am sorry !, 3.5M made better sense in my head because at a reported rate of 600K per day

Here's a good graph:

https://storage.googleapis.com/graphy-covidjp/png/vax-daily.png

Yes, during the week it's around 600k per day, but then the weekend drops. And it seems it didn't increase this past week over the week before, while the weekend number actually dropped. So, no, it's not really scaling, as to fully vaccinate Japan you need 250 million shots. Maybe the pace will increase once companies can vaccinate people.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 235 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,278 See in context

You're kinda right. It's 24% of people over 65.

Correct:

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20210607/k10013071991000.html

Why ? 25% of Tokyo is 3.5M people . Sounds about right does it not ?

No, it doesn't. Why does this sound correct to you?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 235 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,278 See in context

well, if the true case numbers are hidden so well by the government as you claim we would probably have herd immunity by now.

It's pretty useless to respond to you, but I bite for other readers' sake.

Japan is 10-20x undercounting the cases according to the study I posted repeatedly, so that would be 14 million cases, maybe 12% of the population. So no, we would not have herd immunity by now, not even close.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 235 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,278 See in context

deaths are far lower than predicted by the ones moaning about tests

Daily deaths in Japan 50-100+ every day is much higher than predicted by the positive tests. Or are you suggesting that COVID-19 has a 5% fatality rate?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 235 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,278 See in context

Well.. 24% of Tokyo has received the first shot !

Source?

So.. "people becoming immune" isn't entirely a false statement.

No country with only 24% FIRST shot (you are not vaccinated until 2 weeks after the 2nd shot) has come even remotely close to herd immunity. So yes, it is a false statement.

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Posted in: Communication the game changer for Tokyo Olympics: ex-IOC marketing chief See in context

As I mentioned before, I think this will not just be the most watched Olympics, but also by far.

Your point being? What does the size of TV audience have anything to do with whether the Olympics should be held?

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Posted in: Communication the game changer for Tokyo Olympics: ex-IOC marketing chief See in context

Japan's inoculation is going on steadily.

Yes, and that's the problem. It should be exponentially increasing and not steady.

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Posted in: Communication the game changer for Tokyo Olympics: ex-IOC marketing chief See in context

You have to wonder if these “experts” really understand the medical and vaccination situation here.

Of course they do, but they are paid to ignore it.

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Posted in: Communication the game changer for Tokyo Olympics: ex-IOC marketing chief See in context

You are not allowed to go downtown (in Tokyo)

I thought the 5-star hotels they are staying at in downtown Tokyo. I would certainly consider the ANA Intercontinental downtown.

I wonder what his definition is.

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Posted in: American arrested on suspicion of smuggling cannabis oil See in context

The tipoff was that he was driving a Ferrari even though he is an ALT.

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Posted in: Japan births hit new record low in 2020 See in context

I guess the births being in 2020 might equally make the above claim rather ridiculous.

The fact that JGov used this nonsensical excuse just show how inept they are on every level.

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Posted in: Japan births hit new record low in 2020 See in context

Or more likely less intimate contact (heavy breathing, kissing, close proximity) during a pandemic to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

The article is about 2020. You realize the heavy breathing needs to happen 9 months earlier, right?

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Posted in: Japan to prioritize students heading abroad for vaccinations See in context

Most of these students are going to the US. You can just walk into any pharmacy there and get a vaccine, without as much as an appointment. Why can't the students do that? Once again, seems like the wrong priority, but that's just par for the course from this inept government.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 508 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,831 See in context

Funny how each time the testing goes up so do the positive cases and the only reason the testing goes up is because people pay for private testing because the public testing in Tokyo remains alway low at an average of 3,000 a day.

Yes. And this also explain why Japan is currently #17 in the world in the number of serious cases.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ Sory by "Serious/critical"

Sure, doing great here...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 508 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,831 See in context

The 7-day average of number of tests is down to 7500 from the peak of 10,500. The same as April 1st. The 7-day average of positive cases is 475 now, but was 372 on April 1.

So this appears to be a clear manipulation of numbers purely by reducing testing.

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

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Posted in: More than 10 million in Japan have received COVID-19 vaccinations so far See in context

10 million in Japan have received COVID-19 vaccinations so far

After only 4 months? Amazing.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 487 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,036 See in context

487 with cold and flu symptoms tested positive

Not just cold and flu symptoms, many days of miserable cold and flu symptoms with high fever. Unless they forked out 25000-30000 yen for a private test.

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Posted in: EU to add Japan to safe travel list; leave UK off for now See in context

Brexit than Japan. either way, this is not a decision based on science

Of course, not. If it were, the US advice against travel to Japan would not be based on science. One or neither is based on science. Both cannot be.

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Posted in: EU to add Japan to safe travel list; leave UK off for now See in context

You beat me to it...I'm guessing this is political

My guess, actually I am 100% sure of it, is that it's somehow related to the Oympics travel.

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Posted in: Sympathy for Osaka in Japan over French Open withdrawal See in context

Good luck to her. I'd put money on her skipping the planned Olympics

I'd put money on it that she will be in the Olympics.

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