On the morning of August 8, when corona 19-related “emergency” was issued in Tokyo, the capital of Japan, people wearing masks leave the ticket gates of Shinjuku Station in Tokyo as usual. © AFP=News1
The cumulative number of confirmed confirmors of Japan’s new coronavirus infection (Corona 19) exceeded 10,000 on 16 June. On January 16, a Chinese man in his 30s living in Kanagawa Prefecture was first diagnosed with corona 19, and it has been three months since he received the first corona 19 verdict.
According to NHK, as of 10:49 p.m., there were 1292 confirmed corona 19 confirmed passengers across Japan, including 9292 “domestic infected” and 712 confirmed passengers of the international cruise ship “Diamond Princess”, which arrived at Yokohama Port in February. The death toll was 203, including 186 domestically infected and 13 passengers on the cruise ship.
The Japanese government has excluded the passengers of the cruise ship, which has been confirmed by Corona 19, from their official statistics regarding the Corona 19 outbreak because they were infected with the virus before they came to Japan.
However, in the case of Japanese nationals and their families who entered The Japanese Government charter in Hubei Province, China, the origin of the Δ Corona 19 epidemic, and those who have been confirmed in the δ airport quarantine process, it has been consistently pointed out that it is reflected in the official statistics related to Corona 19 in Japan, even though the case is infected in “overseas”, such as the cruise ship occupants.
Many people believe that the Japanese government’s decision to remove cruise ship passengers from their country’s Corona 19 statistics stems from the intention of making the number of domestic patients as small as possible before the Tokyo Olympics, which were originally scheduled for July.
However, the Tokyo Olympics were postponed to next year due to the global trend of Corona 19, and the number of “domestic infected persons” in Japan has also surpassed the 10-fold number of cruise ship passengers.
A masked citizen walks past a masked figure in front of the Olympic five-wheeled sculpture in Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan, on 25 March. © AFP=News1
◇The surge of confirmed persons seems to have waited after the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics
In Japan, the corona 19 confirmer began to surge as if he had waited for the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics on 24 March.
According to the NHK tally, on the day of March 24, japan’s Corona 19 daily number of new confirmers was 71, the highest since January this year. In addition, the cumulative confirmor (excluding cruise ship passengers) was 1211 at the time, with 2497 passengers on April 1 and 5,545 on April 9, a trend that has increased by about twice every eight days.
On August 8, when corona 19-related “emergency” was issued in seven prefectures, including the capital, Tokyo, the number of new confirmers in Corona 19 across Japan exceeded 500, and on November 11, the number of new confirmers soared to an all-time high of 719.
Regarding the number of corona 19 daily confirmors in Japan, domestic and international media and experts have pointed out that “it is not because we have been conducting the Corona 19 diagnostic test passively, conscious of the issue of hosting the Tokyo Olympics.”
In fact, in Japan, it is known that it is difficult to receive a diagnosis test (PCR, gene amplification test) even if the corona 19 symptomatic group, such as cough and fever, because of the difficult medical guidelines of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Local Council.
In addition, even if the patient is hospitalized died of pneumonia, one of the main symptoms of corona 19, it is also said that it is also rare if you check whether a new coronavirus infection through a post-mortem test.
For this reason, some experts say that “the actual number of corona 19 patients and deaths in Japan will exceed the authorities’ tally.”
In an interview with The Mainichi Shimbun in 2009, Yoichi, a former Tokyo governor who served as the Ministry of Welfare and Labor during the swine flu epidemic, said, “The actual number of infected people in Japan (in Japan) will not be as different as it was counted,” and raised the possibility that patients would have already had 10 times the statistics.
The fact that more than 30% to 40% of corona 19 new confirmors reported in each region of Japan in recent years support this observation that “the path of infection is unclear.”
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wears a mask <자료사진> © AFP=News1
◇The nationwide expansion of the “emergency” in the future boasts that there are fewer deaths
However, the Japanese government has successfully claimed that the so-called Mizugi measures (blocking the influx of foreign infected persons through airports and ports) and the prevention of infection in clusters (groups) in Japan are successful measures against the country’s prevention measures.
However, there is an interpretation that the Japanese government has decided to expand the corona 19-related “emergency declaration” issued to the nation, which had previously been issued only to seven prefectures and municipalities, including the capital, Tokyo, and other prefectures, “acknowledging the seriousness of the situation in the past.”
According to local media, the so-called “medical collapse” is becoming a reality in hospitals across the country, including Tokyo, where corona 19 confirms the highest number of confirmed patients, and the proliferation of infections in hospitals due to the proliferation of suspected corona 19 patients, which japanese health authorities have been concerned about. In some areas, the stock of personal protective equipment, such as masks and protective clothing for front-line medical personnel, has already been exposed.
In a recent interview with ThewashingtonPost, Kenji Shibuya, director of the Public Health Research Institute at King’s College London (KCL), who is serving as permanent adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO) general secretary, said, “Infection measures are ‘testing and isolating infected people’. The WHO has consistently emphasized this to its member countries, and said, “It is only Japan that is debating whether to inspect or not.”
“Medical collapse begins to occur just before the infection explosion,” Shibuya said, “and Japan has already missed a time to stop it. Japan has not properly tracked and infected people.”