Asahi: Death rate spikes among elderly Fukushima evacuees

Published: January 11th, 2013 at 11:25 am ET
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(Subscription Only) Title: Death rates spike among elderly evacuees from Fukushima
Source: Asahi
Author: YURI OIWA
Date: January 11, 2013

[…] Researchers from the Fukushima Medical University studied reports submitted to the Fukushima prefectural government by 34 institutions for the elderly and found that the death rate over eight months in 2011 was 2.4 times that of the same period in 2010.

Furthermore, there was a spike in deaths during the three months immediately following the disaster to three times the level of a year earlier. […]

During this period, pneumonia accounted for 40 percent of deaths, whereas it usually accounts for only 10 percent of deaths of those aged 65 or more.

The high toll was likely caused by insufficient disaster preparations and the effect on frail individuals of uncomfortable conditions in evacuation shelters.

Of all 1,770 residents living at the 34 institutions at the time of the disaster, 295 [or 16.7%] had died by the end of October 2011. An additional 32 died in the tsunami. By comparison, only 109 died in the same period in 2010. […]

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Published: January 11th, 2013 at 11:25 am ET
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10 comments to Asahi: Death rate spikes among elderly Fukushima evacuees

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    Check Tokyo.

  • lam335 lam335

    "During this period, pneumonia accounted for 40 percent of deaths, whereas it usually accounts for only 10 percent of deaths of those aged 65 or more. The high toll was likely caused by insufficient disaster preparations and the effect on frail individuals of uncomfortable conditions in evacuation shelters."

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    No mention of the possibility that chronic radiation exposure can lower one's immune system?

    • Arizonan Arizonan

      Exactly my thought. Exposure to low level radiation reduces immune system response. That's why many people globally who were born during the age of atmospheric testing have so many health problems.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Mayor of a town that Hosted Fukushima Daiichi Speaks at UN

    October 30 2012

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EqseXWOQLbE

    • pure water

      And UN did what?… Look at the maps!!! Listen to the first hand witness! Here is the audience of this report, so, we`d better listen…
      Thanks, Heart of the Rose!

    • bwoodfield bwoodfield

      I can't believe the levels that the deem save in the Fukushima Prefecture. 20mSv!! Areas around Chernobyl that were deemed mandatory evacuation are considered Safe for Habitation. I say move the Corporate managers from Tepco into these Safe for Habitation areas.

  • Japan's going to be the only developed country to be able to afford their pensions…

    • 16Penny 16Penny

      Sad but true. I think it would be appropriate for some of the older generations who advocated for and profited from the use of nuclear power to step up and take their medicine. I am afraid one day I will face a choice like that but as it is today I would step up and give my life to protect my children, where are our parents, where are our grandparents.

      Forget not in my backyard, I say not on my planet.

  • retali8 retali8

    as posted to fukushima diary,,,,

    can anyone,, publish and translate this article??
    http://ameblo.jp/yuuna7777777/entry-11447259380.html?frm_id=c.amm-topr_l.top-_r.am-top

    ^^ my gf gave me it,,, 66% of thyroid lumps,, in OSAKA!! so far from Fukushima,,, And Okinawa reported it too somewhere,,, terrible news, all of Japan is well,,, gone,, my gf and me are seeking and searching for "radiation off" medicene now… this is desperate,, she already had pneumonia twice among other things….