Japanese defeated Covid-19 full surprise


More than 800 people died and the number of new infections decreased, Japan is flattening the Covid-19 curve despite non-blockade or extensive testing.

Japan does not ban the restrictions on travel, while businesses, restaurants or barber are still open. Tokyo also does not implement any high-tech applications to supervise people. The East Asian nation also has no Centers for Disease Control. While many other countries considered the test to be the key to translation control, Japan only experimented 0.2% of the population, becoming one of the developed countries with the lowest test rate.

However, the translation curve is still flattened when the death number is below 1,000, much lower than the group of 7 developed Countries (G7). Although the risk of major outbreak is still present, Japan dated 25/5 announced the release of emergency in Tokyo, neighboring areas and the island of Hokkaido, one week earlier than the original plan. The total number of infections over the last 7 days is 50, which is lower than the standard 70 CA that the government sets to remove the emergency situation.

Why Japan can control the virus despite not following the successful anti-epidemic models in the world has become a national debate.

“If you just look at the number of deaths, you can say Japan was successful. But even experts do not know what the reason for success is “, Mikihito Tanaka, professor of scientific communication at Waseda University and a member of the Community Advisory Group about Covid-19, for hay.

In the media, List synthesis 43 reasons can explain the success of Japan is widely shared, from the culture of wearing the page, the low obesity rate until the decision to close the school relatively early. Even a suggestion that when speaking Japanese, the ability to shoot out the virus drops will be less when speaking other languages.

The Shibuya crossing of Tokyo remains crowded despite the 25/4 emergency. Photo: Bloomberg.

The Shibuya crossing of Tokyo remains crowded despite the 25/4 emergency. Photo: Bloomberg.

Bloomberg News ‘ experts also refer to elements that help Japan achieve the current outcome. First, Japan has the Local Community Health Center system Help to react early to the epidemic. As soon as the first infections were discovered in January 1, the staff at the centres were immediately deployed to track outbreaks. More than half of the 50,000 nurses were employed in 2018 with experience in infectious disease monitoring. In normal times, nurses will monitor more common ailments such as influenza or tuberculosis.

“It’s not an application-based system like Singapore, but it’s still very useful,” said Kazuto Suzuki, professor of public policy at Hokkaido University, said.

While countries such as Britain, America began to hire and train monitored staff when they wanted to open economic doors, Japan had such a force right from the outbreak of epidemic. These local experts focus on the outbreak at specific locations to prevent the epidemic of spreading, before losing control.

“Many people say that Japan does not have disease Control and Prevention Center (CDC). But each community health center is a local CDC, “Yoko Tsukamoto, professor of infectious disease control at Hokkaido Medical University, shared.

The Japanese responded soon after the outbreak Diamond Princess Cruise Outbreak of February 2, causing more than 700 people to be infected. The Japanese government was once criticized for its response to the outbreak, but thus the experts obtained important information on how the nCoV’s spread was, as well as help raise people’s awareness of the epidemic.

Feb. 2, many countries still see Covid-19 as a matter of not worrying, but with the Japanese “It’s like having the car ignite just outside your home”, according to Prof. Tanaka.

While Tokyo was criticized for its lack of leadership roles, doctors and medical professionals had the opportunity to present their role. “You can say that Japan has had a leadership approach, unlike other countries,” said Prof. Tanaka added.

Experts have earned credibility with an understandable message about Things people should avoid, often called “3C”, including closed spaces, crowded spaces and close contact (3C stands for closed spaces, crowded spaces, close-contact settings).

“Community ways can be effective, but it’s really impossible to help sustain a normal social life. 3C is a much more practical approach, while still having the same effect, “Prof. Suzuki said.

Shigeru Omi, deputy chairman of the Advisory Council for the Japanese government and former director of the World Health Organization Office (WHO) in the western Pacific, pointed out People’s health sense can be the most important factor. Japanese people have long been renowned for their habit of being appreciated by experts to help protect their health, such as wearing a page, washing their hands regularly, and greeting by bowing their heads instead of hugging or handshake.

In addition to the above factors, many experts think that Japan is able to control the nCoV despite a complete blockade or extensive testing due to nCoV is transformed and less dangerous compared to other countries.

The Los Alamos National Laboratory in the US has discovered a strain of nCoV spread in Europe that varies slightly from the type of discovery in Asia, as reported to be launched in early May 5. But this result has not been verified.

The two girls wore a front page on the Olympic circle icon at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, yesterday 27/2. Photo: Reuters.

The two girls wore a front page on the Olympic circle icon at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo, yesterday 27/2. Photo: Reuters.

However, in Japan, the true spread of translation is still unknown. April 4, a Tokyo hospital has taken tests of a non-Covid-19 patient group and discovered about 7% positive with nCoV. This raises fears of mild or asymptomatic infections that may become the source of infection. Meanwhile, an antibody test of 500 people in Tokyo shows that the scale of the epidemic can be nearly 20 times more than the reported metric.

Many experts also identify how Japanese anti-epidemic can not be considered perfect if compared to many other places in Asia such as Taiwan or Vietnam., with the deaths of 7 and 0, according to Norio Sugaya, professor at Keio University in Tokyo and a member of the WHO Advisory Board of the great epidemic. Japan recorded more than 16,550 infections and over 830 deaths.

Even many experts also warn Japan to prepare for the scenario of a more serious second exacerbation. Tokyo should take advantage of this time to strengthen their ability to test and learn to react to disease from neighboring countries.

“We must assume that the second outbreak can be a lot more serious than the first batch and prepare for that scenario. Otherwise, the health system will collapse, “Yoshihito Niki, professor of infectious disease at Showa University, identified.

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