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Abe told to the people on TV earlier "Let school kids, students and workers take holidays for two weeks from next Monday. Government will compensate all necessary costs for it." I agree as no better quarantine facilities than home.

As you may know, the origin of "Japanese style animation" is said in the Choju Jinbutsu Giga (鳥獣人物戯画 = Caricatures of frolicking birds, animals and humans) introduced by monks in Kyoto during the 12th/13th centuries.

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Japanese authorities announced yesterday "After scrutiny in Hokkaido where the new type corona virus is raging most in our country, it has been turned out that people of younger generation from the teens to 30s do not necessarily have to worry about the virus because they have strong immunity enough to spend normal life even if infected but never get closer to the children and elder people until the season is over." I saw younger guys and gals walking with happy smile for the first time in several weeks today. A good news for our future at least.


Source: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXeS8GLA84c
The final lifesaver for the corona patients is said ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation).

In case of Japan, about 300 hospitals are equipped with this instrument.
14 serious cases of the corona infected persons are now under treatment with this ECMO and remarkable recovery was confirmed for 4 of them by yesterday. Final survival rate by ECMO is said 70% and more.


Source: すでに新型コロナ重症患者を救命 救命率70%超の「最終的な切り札」とは? 〈dot.〉
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Many countries seem to be introducing many new drugs for the novel coronavirus.
In case of Japan, these two medicines are confirmed effective for the treatment of COVID-19 so far.

1. Anti-influenza drug Avigan Tablet aka Favipiravir. This was also confirmed effective for Ebola virus in 2015.


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2. Ciclesonide

A medical team at Ashigarakami hospital in Kanagawa Prefecture treated patients who became ill aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship. They have announced the results of their study on the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases' website.

Their report says three patients were given an asthma drug called Ciclesonide, a steroid inhalant to suppress the immune system.

The medical team said the patients were all over 65 years of age and had oxygen support, but were not in serious condition.
The research shows that the patients were given Ciclesonide on February 20 and their health improved in about two days. A 73-year-old woman is said to have been discharged.

Source: Asthma drug seems effective for COVID-19 pneumonia | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News


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Japan's reliance of drug substance on China for the production of generic drugs was 8% in 2013 at best but I did not notice India's 6% from China.
Thanks for the information, MiTasol.

Heyday of direct food delivery by restaurants to survive in Hokkaido because of the corona virus.


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