Department     College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2020/05/20
Type Research paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Japan’s management of COVID-19
Contribution Type Single Work
Journal Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics
Journal TypeAnother Country
Publisher Official Journal of the Asian Bioethics Association (ABA)
Volume, Issue, Page 30(4),pp.133-134
Total page number 1
Author and coauthor Nader Ghotbi
Details The Japanese government has been strictly controlling the use of PCR tests by medical doctors, requiring them to show that a patient has been affected with severe symptoms before they can ask for the permission to have the test done. The limitations were so strict that the Japanese Medical Association complained reporting that hundreds of doctors’ requests for these tests were denied. This policy is wrong, because the main function of PCR tests in COVID-19 is for case-finding not clinical diagnosis.
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