By the way, there is an active movement to change the handling of COVID-19 infectious diseases from “class 2” to “class 5” under the Infectious Diseases Law, but there was an article about it, so I will introduce it briefly!
First of all, although it is a theory in the first place, the classification under the Infectious Diseases Law seems to be like this ↓
↑Well… As you can see, “class 5” is nothing but “treat it the same as a common cold”.
As you can see from the table above, only Class 5 is clearly treated as “light”.
And “when it is changed from 2 to 5” will be like this ↓
“Even if you get infected, you can come to work.”
“You don’t have to quarantine yourself at home.”
“You have to pay for the treatment yourself.”
… Well, even now, there are too many people who take COVID-19 lightly, and as a result, the infection has exploded too much, so if they say, “Infection and vaccination are your own responsibility!”, I would like the infected person to pay for the treatment fee (dry laugh), but if it is classified as 5, the treatment fee will be officially borne by the infected person…
…However, there seems to be an incomprehensible argument that “the Japanese government bears the medical expenses even though it is classified as 5″…
By the way, even this feature article (NHK) makes such a misleading graph ↓
↑ “The fatality rate is so low!”
But in fact…the number of infected people is increasing like crazy, so the fatality rate is going down, but the number of deaths itself has been increasing like this recently ↓
Even if you look at the number of deaths during the entire period of COVID-19 disaster (from January 2020 to the present), the number of deaths is increasing steadily like this.
(*The current 8th wave is still in progress, so it is highly likely that the mountains will continue to rise.)
In addition, the article emphasizes the enhancement of the medical system, saying,
But no matter how you think about it, it’s nothing more than “COVID-19 is spreading in all medical institutions, from big hospitals to small town clinics.”
COVID-19 still seems to be incomparably more contagious and more lethal than influenza, but the current situation is that even those who do not want to be infected are exposed to the risk of infection due to the choice of life by the Japanese government and those who do not want to refrain from self-restraint.
(*Because COVID-19 is still spreading, but influenza is not so prevalent.)
◆Changes in New Coronavirus Infection in Tokyo◆
*Unit: person (number of infected people on that day)