Japan sees more patients, a dire projection

BANGKOK (AP) — Japan could see some 850,000 people seriously sickened by the COVID-19 and almost half of them dying if no social distancing or other measures are followed, according to an expert estimate released yesterday. Japan has the world’s oldest population, which is a particular concern since COVID-19 can be especially serious and fatal in the elderly. And there are concerns that Japan’s government has done too little and acted too late to stave off high numbers of seriously ill patients. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin