Tokyo governor urges youth to get vaccinated to slow coronavirus surge – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-07-28 01:38:00 –

TOKYO >> Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo, urged young people to help reduce infections and take measures against vaccination, saying it is a key activity to delay the surge during the Olympics.

On Tuesday, the Japanese capital reported 2,848 new cases, surpassing previous records in January.

Koike said that while the majority of older people are completely vaccinated and the infections in them are significantly reduced, young people who are now rarely vaccinated dominate the new cases. Said that.

“Youth activity is key (to delay infection). We need your help,” Koike said. “Avoid unnecessary outings and follow basic infection control measures. I want young people to be vaccinated.”

As of Tuesday, 25.5% of Japan’s population has been fully vaccinated. The percentage of fully vaccinated older people is 68.2%, or 36 million.

The outlook for youth vaccination has improved, with some being able to organize shots by workplace or college, while others are waiting based on their age. However, there are also concerns about hesitation among young people, and some studies show that many of them are suspicious because of false rumors about side effects.

Young people have been accused of spreading the virus by roaming downtown outside restaurant and store hours. Tokyo is in its fourth state of emergency, which continues to the Olympics, but is primarily focused on demanding that facilities stop serving alcohol and reduce business hours. Measures for the people are merely requests and are increasingly being ignored.

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga also called on people to avoid unnecessary outings, but said there was no need to consider the suspension of fanless tournaments in Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama prefectures, which are adjacent to Tokyo.

Governor of the three regions, who have warned of Tokyo’s surge, said they are planning to jointly ask Kan to put their prefecture in a state of emergency on Wednesday.

Nationally, Japan has reported 5,020 cases in the last 24 hours, with a total of 870,445 and 15,129 deaths confirmed.

Japan has lower cases and deaths than many other countries. According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the average 7-day moving average is about 3.57 per 100,000, 2.76 in India, 17.3 in the United States, and 53.1 in the United Kingdom.

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