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2020.05.25 NEWS MEDIA APPEARANCE

It’s time to face the real risks posed by COVID-19

It’s time to face the real risks posed by COVID-19

From the beginning of April, Tokyo and other prefectures across Japan were under the state of emergency to contain the spread of the infection. The number of people infected with the new coronavirus in Japan remains low compared to China, Europe courtries or the U.S.. If a new report on the Japanese Red Cross Society’s antibody testing of donated blood is correct (0.6 percent showing COVID-19 antibodies), the fatality rate from the new coronavirus in Tokyo is about 0.26 percent. About 1.2 million people die in Japan every year. No matter how hard people try to obscure the reality, death remains a part of daily life. Then what are we afraid of in regard to the pandemic, what do we seek to achieve, and where society will be led?

Lully Miura wrote an article on Japan Times on May 24, 2020.