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COVID-19 Coronavirus: situation in Japan

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Yesterday, Japan saw more than 22,000 new cases of infections, 4,051 in Tokyo alone.


The quarantine period for international arrivals has been shortened to 10 days, as has the interval for COVID boosters (7 months) as well as the isolation period for close contacts.

Pfizer Japan has applied for approval of its COVID-19 pill which would make it the second oral drug for mild coronavirus cases available.

The Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare has already approved the oral drug molnupiravir, developed by U.S. pharmaceutical company Merck & Co in December. Health minister Shigeyuki Goto said in December that oral drugs are expected to play a significant role in treating sufferers of mild COVID-19 symptoms. Clinical trials have shown that Paxlovid has a higher chance of preventing hospitalizations and deaths compared to molnupiravir, cutting such risks by 88 percent for patients who took the drug within five days of the onset of symptoms, compared to those who were given a placebo, according to the company The pill, which prevents the coronavirus from multiplying in the body, is prescribed to be taken twice a day for five days.

 

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Some possible history notes, from the telegraph, via yahoo.

Very interesting. It doesn't finish the story. What happened to the disease? If it disappeared then herd immunity must have been achieved somehow. No?
 

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And the records are tumbling daily. Today, Japan saw 32,197 coronavirus cases, the highest yet. Osaka had 5,396, Tokyo 5,185 cases. Luckily, the number of severe cases (243 yesterday) and deaths (four yesterday and nine today) remains relatively low. The quasi-emergency measures, already in place in Hiroshima, Yamaguchi and Okinawa prefectures since earlier this month, will probably be extended to other prefectures.

Tokyo and Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Gifu and Mie prefectures made their requests on Monday, and Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said Tuesday the government has also received requests from Aichi, Nagasaki, Kumamoto and Miyazaki prefectures. Niigata, Kagawa and Gunma prefectures also made their request in the afternoon amid fears over the rapid spread of the virus and strain on the medical system. Gunma Prefecture reported an all-time high of 375 new coronavirus cases the same day. The central government is working on the requests and will make a decision as early as Wednesday, according to sources.



 

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did someone post an article that there are two types of containers ( vials ) for the vaccine. One is good of 10 patients and the other is a concentrate one that needed to be diluted and ( forgot how many patients can be jabbed with it ) . I think someone posted a link here but I can't seem to find it.
Can someone follow up on this. I tried but no luck so far.
 

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did someone post an article that there are two types of containers ( vials ) for the vaccine. One is good of 10 patients and the other is a concentrate one that needed to be diluted and ( forgot how many patients can be jabbed with it ) . I think someone posted a link here but I can't seem to find it.
Can someone follow up on this. I tried but no luck so far.


I don't remember seeing that but here's an article that talks about the Pfizer preparation. Moderna comes already prepared.
Unlike the Moderna vaccine, the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine must be diluted before use. After thawing, the multiple-dose vial contains 0.45 mL of concentrated vaccine, which requires further dilution using 1.8 mL of preservative-free 0.9% sodium chloride injection. After dilution, each vial contains six (or even seven) doses when using low dead-volume syringes/needles to extract the 0.3-mL (30-mcg) dose.
 

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The weekly numbers (12-18 Jan 2022):


Nationwide infections:

12/01 (Wed)13/01 (Thu)14/01 (Fri)15/01 (Sat)16/01 (Son)17/01 (Mon)18/01 (Tue)
13,052 (+ 10,561)
18,673 (+ 14,198)
22,045 (+ 15,831)
25,744 (+ 17,433)
25,483 (+ 17,405)
20,991 (+ 14,553)
32,197 (+ 25,958)

Nationwide deaths:

12/01 (Wed)13/01 (Thu)14/01 (Fri)15/01 (Sat)16/01 (Son)17/01 (Mon)18/01 (Tue)
5 (+ 4)
4 (+ 3)
9 (+ 8)
6 (+ 4)
0 (- 1)
4 (+ 2)
9 (+ 7)

Nationwide Seriously Ill:

12/01 (Wed)13/01 (Thu)14/01 (Fri)15/01 (Sat)16/01 (Son)17/01 (Mon)18/01 (Tue)
105 (+ 45)
125 (+ 61)
221 (+ 130)
233 (+ 144)
235 (+ 145)
243 (+ 153)
261 (+ 161)

SELECTED PREFECTURES:

Tokyo:


12/01 (Wed)13/01 (Thu)14/01 (Fri)15/01 (Sat)16/01 (Son)17/01 (Mon)18/01 (Tue)
2,198 (+ 1,808)
3,124 (+ 2,483)
4,051 (+ 3,129)
4,561 (+ 3,337)
4,172 (+ 2,949)
3,719 (+ 2,848)
5,185 (+ 4,223)

Okinawa:

12/01 (Wed)13/01 (Thu)14/01 (Fri)15/01 (Sat)16/01 (Son)17/01 (Mon)18/01 (Tue)
723 (+ 100)
1,036 (+ 55)
1,317 (- 97)
1,829 (+ 70)
1,495 * (- 38)
561 * (- 218)
1,564 * (+ 789)

Osaka:

12/01 (Wed)13/01 (Thu)14/01 (Fri)15/01 (Sat)16/01 (Son)17/01 (Mon)18/01 (Tue)
723 (+ 479)
2,452 (+ 1,947)
2,826 (+ 2,150)
3,692 (+ 2,801)
3,760 (+ 2,880)
2,549 (+ 2,100)
5,396 (+ 4,783)

Hokkaido:

12/01 (Wed)13/01 (Thu)14/01 (Fri)15/01 (Sat)16/01 (Son)17/01 (Mon)18/01 (Tue)
197 (+ 163)
328 (+ 254)
467 (+ 373)
695 (+ 563)
692 (+ 575)
643 (+ 537)
698 (+ 581)

Hiroshima:

12/01 (Wed)13/01 (Thu)14/01 (Fri)15/01 (Sat)16/01 (Son)17/01 (Mon)18/01 (Tue)
652 (+ 514)
805 (+ 532)
997 (+ 568)
1,212 (+ 665)
1,280 (+ 661)
973 (+ 301)
900 (+ 312)

* (incl US servicemen)

Vaccinations as of 18 January 2022:

202m (+ 1m); fully vaccinated: 99.6m (+ 0.2m) = 79.1% of population

 

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Saw a Facebook post yesterday saying no one in Japan is catching covid because they all wear masks there that prevent it , LOL.
 

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Saw a Facebook post yesterday saying no one in Japan is catching covid because they all wear masks there that prevent it , LOL.

Tokyo saw a record of 11,227 cases today, up 1,528 from yesterday and 6,666 from last Saturday; it is also the first time the daily count has topped 10,000. National tally: 54,576. Still, people follow the basics, wear masks, disinfect their hands, keep their distance, open windows on public transportation, etc. Without these measures, the cases would probably amount to a multiple of that.

According to studies of cell phone traffic, train usage and other mobility data, levels of compliance by the public have steadily decreased.

Meanwhile, Japan is planning to expand a quasi-state of emergency, "mambo", short for man'en bōshi-tō jūten sochi (まん延防止等重点措置), to a total of 29 prefectures.



 

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The weekly updates (19-25 Jan 2022):


Nationwide infections:

19/01 (Wed)20/01 (Thu)21/01 (Fri)22/01 (Sat)23/01 (Son)24/01 (Mon)25/01 (Tue)
41,485 (+ 28,433)
46,199 (+ 32,001)
49,854 (+ 27,809)
54,576 (+ 28,832)
50,030 (+ 24,547)
44,810 (+ 23,819)
62,612 (+ 30,415)

Nationwide deaths:

19/01 (Wed)20/01 (Thu)21/01 (Fri)22/01 (Sat)23/01 (Son)24/01 (Mon)25/01 (Tue)
15 (+ 10)
9 (+ 5)
9 (± 0)​
17 (+ 11)
11 (+ 11)
17 (+ 13)
39 (+ 30)

Nationwide Seriously Ill:

19/01 (Wed)20/01 (Thu)21/01 (Fri)22/01 (Sat)23/01 (Son)24/01 (Mon)25/01 (Tue)
281 (+ 176)
287 (+ 162)
414 (+ 181)
424 (+ 189)
430 (+ 195)
439 (+ 196)
444 (+ 183)

SELECTED PREFECTURES:

Tokyo:


12/01 (Wed)13/01 (Thu)14/01 (Fri)15/01 (Sat)16/01 (Son)17/01 (Mon)18/01 (Tue)
7,377 (+ 5,179)
8,638 (+ 5,514)
9,699 (+ 5,648)
11,227 (+ 6,666)
9,468 (+ 5,296)
8,503 (+ 4,784)
12,813 (+ 7,628)

Okinawa:

12/01 (Wed)13/01 (Thu)14/01 (Fri)15/01 (Sat)16/01 (Son)17/01 (Mon)18/01 (Tue)
1,443 (+ 720)
1,309 (+ 273)
1,447* (+ 130)
1,519* (- 310)
1,143* (- 352)
611 (+ 50)
1,225* (- 339)

Osaka:

12/01 (Wed)13/01 (Thu)14/01 (Fri)15/01 (Sat)16/01 (Son)17/01 (Mon)18/01 (Tue)
6,101 (+ 5,378)
5,933 (+ 3,481)
6,254 (+ 3,428)
7,375 (+ 3,683)
6,219 (+ 2,459)
4,803 (+ 2,254)
8,612 (+ 3,216)

Hokkaido:

12/01 (Wed)13/01 (Thu)14/01 (Fri)15/01 (Sat)16/01 (Son)17/01 (Mon)18/01 (Tue)
1,170 (+ 973)
1,437 (+ 1,109)
1,644 (+ 1,177)
1,605 (+ 910)
1,591 (+ 899)
1,589 (+ 946)
1,536 (+ 838)

Hiroshima:

12/01 (Wed)13/01 (Thu)14/01 (Fri)15/01 (Sat)16/01 (Son)17/01 (Mon)18/01 (Tue)
1,042 (+ 390)
1,569 (+ 764)
1,532 (+ 535)
1,585 (+ 373)
1,476 (+ 196)
1,056 (+ 83)
1,099 (+ 199)

* (incl US servicemen)


Vaccinations as of 24 January 2022:

204m (+ 2m); fully vaccinated: 99.7m (+ 0.1m) = 79.2% of population

 

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More news:

Oh, and to conclude with something positive: an opinion piece by the NYT on what Japan got right about Covid-19.

 

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More news:

Oh, and to conclude with something positive: an opinion piece by the NYT on what Japan got right about Covid-19.

To add to that, at the moment the eligible people are usually priority people (health workers, elderly people, etc.). The figure NHK gave last night is that 2.1% of the population have received a COVID booster shot. This particular wave will probably have run its course by the time a significant proportion of the population have had their booster.
 
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