Deaths decline in Japan last year concerning Covid-19 convulsions
Sawako Utsumi and Sawako Uchida
Modern Tokyo Times
The international convulsions from the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis are extremely different for many nations. In the worst-case scenario, life expectancy suffered based on the number of coronavirus deaths in many nations including America, Belgium, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. However, yearly deaths in Japan declined in 2020 compared with figures over the last decade.
This is based on positive health-related countermeasures in Japan mainly concerning hygiene and social distancing. Of course, it is difficult to compare singularly. For example, coronavirus deaths in the Mekong Delta and Northeast Asia (excluding the Russian Federation which is a transcontinental nation-state) are extremely low compared to other parts of the world.
Currently, you have roughly 7,700 coronavirus deaths in Japan. Hence, with deaths coming down from 9,300 from the previous year, health countermeasures appear to have worked. This is despite the minimalist approach taken in Japan compared with severe lockdowns concerning nations including Italy and the United Kingdom that have suffered enormously.
Indeed, deaths last year are the lowest in over a decade despite some negative coronavirus convulsions. This especially relates to female suicide increasing because of various economic angles related to the coronavirus crisis and other factors.
However, during the early period of the coronavirus crisis in Japan, the natural fear was that the enormous size of the elderly population would witness a high number of deaths just like in Europe, North America, and South America. Yet, basic areas including yearly usage of face masks (a common theme for many individuals during the hay fever and winter seasons in Japan) and the usage of hand sanitizers have all helped to contain the coronavirus crisis. Therefore, influenza deaths have declined and other angles related to respiratory issues among the elderly
At the same time, the average household number is relatively low in Japan for vast numbers of people. Thus this kept transmission down. Hence, the coronavirus crisis in Japan – and other regional nations – differs dramatically from the worst-hit nations in other parts of the world.
https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/en/ – Tokyo Metropolitan Government website for updates about the coronavirus crisis in Tokyo.
https://toyokeizai.net/sp/visual/tko/covid19/en.html – Japan and Tokyo Covid-19 news with more analysis
https://covid19japan.com/ – Japan regional coronavirus statistics
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ World coronavirus statistics
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