Health Policy

Dynamic Change of COVID-19 Seroprevalence among Asymptomatic Population in Tokyo during the Second Wave

September, 2020


Importance: Fatality rates related to COVID-19 in Japan have been low compared to Western Countries and have decreased despite the absence of lockdown. Serological tests monitored across the course of the second wave can provide insights into the population-level prevalence and dynamic patterns of COVID-19 infection.

Objective: To assess changes in COVID-19 seroprevalence among asymptomatic employees working in Tokyo during the second wave.

Swedish Policy Analysis for Covid19

August, 2020


• Swedish strategy is evidence-based and in close partnership between the government and the society.

• No forced lockdown, but ‘soft measures’ built on trust with responsibility of the individual.

• The Swedish way has also been noticed by the WHO and proposed as a future model.

• Implemented measures have successfully flattened the curve

• Limited ability to implement protective measures in some elderly homes.