Japan’s Virus Success Has Puzzled the World. Is Its Luck Running Out?

Japan, Coronavirus, Covıd-19, Shinzo Abe, Yuriko Koike

The country has not widely tested. Its people are going about their lives, even crowding into clubs that had previous outbreaks. But now Japan is warning of the risk of rampant infection.

Japan, Coronavirus

26.3.2020

Japan has not widely tested for the coronavirus. Its people are going about their lives, even crowding into clubs that had previous outbreaks. But now the country is warning of the risk of rampant infection.

The country has not widely tested. Its people are going about their lives, even crowding into clubs that had previous outbreaks. But now Japan is warning of the risk of rampant infection.

projected five to 10 undetected cases for every confirmed infection of the coronavirus based on data from China, said Japan’s approach was a “gamble.” “The risk is that things may be brewing underneath the surface that you don’t recognize until it’s also a little bit too late,” Dr. Shaman said. In Osaka, a report prepared for the health ministry this month projected that by early April, the city could have close to 3,400 infections, 227 of them serious. “It’s possible that provision of medical treatment to seriously ill patients may become difficult,” the report said. On Wednesday, Osaka’s governor, Hirofumi Yoshimura, said he was working to secure an additional 600 beds in hospital isolation wards that could accommodate patients with the most severe infections. Dr. Masaya Yamato, chief of infectious diseases at Rinku General Medical Center in Osaka, said the region was moving toward a model where coronavirus patients with mild symptoms could stay at home in order to save hospital beds for the seriously ill. In Tokyo, there are only 100 beds designated to handle those with serious infectious diseases. On Wednesday, the city government pledged to secure 600 more. The request by Tokyo’s governor to stay inside this weekend, Dr. Yamato said, may be too weak to defer a crisis. “It’s better that Prime Minister Abe decisively declare a lockdown in Tokyo,” Dr. Yamato said. “The economic impact should not be a top priority. Tokyo should lock down for two to three weeks. Otherwise, Tokyo’s medical system could collapse.” Mr. Abe’s administration has appointed a task force to determine whether he should declare a state of emergency, a measure that he said was unnecessary earlier this month. For now, the public is largely unmoved. Although some grocery store shelves in Tokyo were cleared out on Wednesday night after the governor’s request, it was business as usual on Thursday. Near Shinbashi Station in central Tokyo, men in black suits sat elbow to elbow at a counter in a restaurant offering a fried noodle lunch special for 500 yen, about $4.50. A long line formed outside a McDonald’s, and smokers crowded a small pen near the station entrance. In Shinjuku Gyoen park in western Tokyo, where cherry blossoms were near peak bloom, a sign at the entrance informed visitors that, as part of antivirus efforts, picnic blankets and alcohol were banned. Security guards with megaphones wandered through groups of people who were taking photos with the flowers, warning them to wash their hands. At a store not far from the park, Kazuhisa Haraguchi, 36, stood in a long line for a chance to buy a limited-edition pair of Nike Air Max sneakers. Mr. Haraguchi said that he was worried about how the virus was spreading in the United States and Europe, but that he wasn’t too concerned about the situation in Japan. “It’s scary, but it doesn’t seem like there’s much of it here right now,” he said. “If I die, at least I’ll die with my sneakers.” Ben Dooley and Makiko Inoue contributed reporting from Tokyo, and Hiroko Masuike from Osaka, Japan. Advertisement Read more: The New York Times

Japan’s COVID-19 Strategy Keep propagating your fear mongering BS. Japan is that kid in class who's been pretending to do his research paper then showing up on the last day with f-all COVID-19 : Fighting a Pandemic | NHK WORLD-JAPAN On Demand south keora maybe are the best way to deal with the virus i watched a tv news and this young woman was asked why she was out at an event with a mass crowd. she said because we don't have pandemic yet in japan. i'd say, wtf. proof: stupid ppl have no borders.

tsunamiwatch It's crystal clear that now that the Olympics2020 have been postponed, Japan doesn't have to make it look like there is no COVID on its soil anymore NYT: JUST FOCUS ON YOUR OWN COUNTRY’s PROBLEMS 🤨🤨🤨 They didnt test hoping the games wouldn't be cancelled. Cases will soar because they are finally doing testing.

This is Japan's First Lady. She went to see the cherry blossoms outside in Tokyo in late March while Tokyo residents voluntarily stopped gathering in a group.

Japan says virus has made economy's condition 'severe', worst view in seven years Japan 's government offered its bleakest assessment on the economy in nearly... Japanese economy was already bad. Everyone knows that. The Japanese Government is a liar. The Japanese economy has been severe due to Consumption tax increase by 2%, which was done before COVID-19 prevails.

Number of PCR test in Japan may seem low to you. Bear in mind healthcare institutions in Japan are by far the best equiped in the world for advanced machines like CT scan, MRI etc… They pre-screen patients by X-ray or CT scan, prior to PCR test, to detect serious infection Ms.Koike is an embarrassment to this country. Just call her 'elite-BAKA(idiotic-elite)'. This word based on Mr. uesugitakashi experience. oped

先保证安全再整其他的 Wonderful for them! As far as we are concerned...simply ban all incoming flights. Let them live on the edge all they'd like but DO NOT let them infect the rest of us! 但凡有一个国家能向中国学习都不至于传染得这么严重,就是你们的自以为是害死你们自己,还以为自己高高在上 Mind your own business There is no problem if the curve is gentle. Sento baby it's the sentos

Hide ya kids, hide ya wife...and hide ya husbands, 'cause they infected everyone up in here. The main point is that Japan has a different lifestyle and culture, they're used to wear mask even without any diseases.

Austan Goolsbee on virus economics and why regular stimulus won't work - Business InsiderObama's former economic advisor says Trump is ignoring the most important rule of virus economics — and warns the usual recession playbook is futile against COVID-19 No advice warranted from anyone from the useless crooked BarrysRegime.

How Far-Right Media Is Weaponizing CoronavirusJiore Craig has spent years tracking the spread of disinformation online. rtraister spoke to her about how far-right media is weaponizing the coronavirus rtraister Surprised or resigned which one is it? nymag rtriaster JioreC rtraister The extremes on both sides are some of the dumbest, most disturbed people I have ever met. Worthless minds in functional bodies. Right-wing media knows that better than anyone and plays right into that stupidity. JioreC rtraister JioreC. PolticalConsultant

As virus explodes, world races to mask upSpiez Lab is a government-run institute in the Swiss mountains set up to protect the nation from nuclear, biological and chemical threats. It is now fighting another global menace: the coronavirus isn't Coronavirus biological ? ✊💪✌❤ typeritter Vaig a buscar un sostenidor... q fa dies q no utilitzo i deu anar deputamare!!!! mascareta

World leaders to meet virtually to coordinate virus responseLeaders of the world's most powerful economies will convene virtually to try and coordinate a response to the fast-spreading coronavirus, which has shuttered businesses and forced well over 1.5 billion people into home isolation. Wondering if the CCP is invited About time , God damn it!!!!✔

Instagram's CEO is managing one of the world's biggest social networks from his garageFor years, Instagram has been synonymous with travel as its users fill their feeds with photos of exotic locations and colorful venues. But now, from his plywood-lined garage, the social network's CEO has a message for its users: Stay home. Nice one thanks Republicans: Pro life ends at birth Stay home. Don't sacrifice because not one of them is thinking of you. A good time to explore musically. 'Spirit Lady' traverses the cosmos at warp speed for a full hour, finding a new planet of music beyond dreams. 'Hypnotic (and unconventional)' 'Dazzling invention' via YouTube



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