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Something is wrong here

By Fonzy (6th testimony)

I hesitated longtime to mention the following anecdote, because I do not want to talk about the false informations or hoaxes that often are told just to scare people. Also I am lacking there statistics or precise data. However, I now tell myself it’s time to talk, especially to make known to those who live far away and do not know what happens here every day. In short, it is the increasing number of the so-called “urgent sick” on public transports.

What is an “urgent sick”? It is someone who had a pretty severe discomfort or fainted on the train.
Indeed, for at least a year or two. transportation is often disturbed in Tokyo because of “an urgent sick” rescue,
Japanese trains have long had a reputation for being punctual. Alas, it was the Japan of yesteryear.
Now, there are daily trains that are late because of unplanned stops to take care of the sick.I quote the tweets of @ Charley charleycharley7 that counts the number of people who tweet “urgent sick” in the Kanto, Chubu and Tohoku regions (Eastern Japan).

The total number of tweets “urgent sick ” | daily average
mi-February                            209                             13,9
March                                    497                             16,0
April                                     671                             22,3
May                                      668                             21,5
June                                      725                             24,1
July                                   724                             23,3
August                                     664                             21,4
September                            730                             24,3
October                                855                             27,5
November                            843                             28,1
December                            921                             29,7
January                                872                             28,1

These are not official data. Finally, these are just tweets. Everyone does not tweet soon as he finds an urgent sick on the train. It is therefore possible that the same patient was tweeted by several people. Still, it’s serious to me. Now there are some who think that eight hundred is not a significant figure given the total population of the regions. However, I say this is significant because I had never heard of “urgent sick” in my life. It’s been thirty years that I travel by train to Tokyo, but only since last year or the year before that I hear on the train often enough as an announcement
‘We are sorry that our train is delayed because of an urgent sick’ .I also add that there are many people who share my opinion.


I recently saw a man of about sixty years who was lying on the dock. He was not unconscious, but required aid to an employee of the station, the hand on the chest.
It was the Shin-Osaka station, about 800 km from the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
Yes, there are also cases in Western Japan. According Charley @ charleycharley7 on 1 February 2016, there were twenty to five tweets of the urgent sick in the East, against only eight in the West. It’s very little, but it exists.
Otherwise, as we see from time to time there are those who sleep like a log on a bench, on a platform or on the ground. I hear the siren of the ambulance every day, even every three or four hours .We have had since the beginning of the year four or five bus drivers who lost consciousness (one causing a serious accident that killed 15 people). This is not normal, but now the abnormal becomes almost normal here, although no evidence is linking this to radiation …

Update 16 February 2016

Adding a screenshot of tweet

Translation: “Around me there are more and more people who die or are ailing But it seems that on the train also now there are many.” Urgent sick “, here is the graph of the number of people had discomfort on trains in 2015. “



Reading this new testimony of Fanny, I remembered that I had written on the subject of health in late 2011 an item, “The effects of the Fukushima disaster on health.” At that time, I was surprised by statistical data on the evolution of three infectious diseases, pneumonia (Mycoplasma Pneumonia), acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis and the diseases of hand-foot-mouth.

So I looked again the graphics provided by the Infectious Disease Surveillance Center (Infectious Desease suveillance Center (IDSC), dependent on the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID)), based in Tokyo .
The site still exists, I will again distribute these graphs, updated in 2012, only to realize that, of the three infectious diseases which had increased in 2011, two remained of concern because of the increase in 2012. Another pneumonia, Chlamydia pneumonia was also up in 2012.


Hemorrhagic acute conjunctivitis in red: back to normal in 2012


Hand, foot and mouth diseases in 2012 in red: the value exceeds before 2011


Pneumoniae (Chlamydia Pneumonia): increase in 2012


Pneumoniae (Mycoplasma Pneumonia): strong increase in 2012

Finally, I noticed another infectious disease that had not progressed in the right direction in 2012, is infection with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).


Infections by respiratory syncytial virus: increase in 2012

Data for 2013, 2014 and 2015 are also available on another page of the site, harder to find, and this time only in Japanese. From the Infectious disease whose evolution was worrying in 2011 or 2012, remain today only of concern the hand-foot-mouth diseases with higher rates in 2013 and 2015 than in 2011, and the infections caused by respiratory syncytial virus


Hand, foot and mouth diseases: a new significant increase in 2015


Infections by respiratory syncytial virus: increase in 2014 and 2015


With the return to the normal average of hemorrhagic acute conjunctivitis and pneumonia, we would have liked to see a general improvement but two other infectious diseases now have a worrying development, exceeding the rate of the last 10 years: streptococcal pharyngitis and the fifth disease (the Erythema Infectiosum.).


Strep throat infections ( streptococcal pharyngitis),


Fifth disease (Erythema Infectiosum Infections),

Is there a link between the actual contamination, even at low doses, and the weakening of the immune system of the Japanese, especially children? These graphics alone can not prove it. However, they do not reflect a healthier population since 2011. This is also what led a doctor from Tokyo to relocate and encourage patients to live in western Japan.
Furthermore, in Fukushima Prefecture was detected an increase of about 30 times the number of thyroid cancer among young people aged 18 and under in 2011. This increase is not normal, as confirmed the Japanese epidemiologist, Professor Toshihide TSUDA University of Okayama.

Pierre Fetet

Source: Fukushima Blog

Translation Hervé Courtois (D’un Renard)


February 16, 2016 - Posted by | Fukushima 2016 | ,

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