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If you die from the COVID-19 vaccine in Japan, the government will give your family over ¥44 mil

By SoraNews24

Japan began distributing the COVID-19 vaccine on Feb 17. While a little behind other developed countries, they seem to be trying to do it in as organized fashion as possible, staggering vaccinations to medical staff, the elderly, people with health conditions, and everyone else in that order.

It’s not without its challenges, however, and one of them remains the Japanese people’s general skittishness when it comes to vaccines. It might seem surprising in a country that’s all too ready to slip on a mask, but the fear of side effects and a general attitude of “It probably won’t happen to me” has kept flu shot rates lingering at a steady 50 percent year after year, despite the fact that in Japan the number of flu deaths in 2018 was about the same as COVID-19 deaths in 2020.

However, some who fear that the prevention might be worse than the disease may be swayed by a recent report that the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare will award a lump sum of 44,200,000 yen to the surviving family of any person who dies as a result of the COVID-19 vaccine and even cover funeral costs up to 209,000 yen.

It doesn’t even matter if there was negligence on the part of medical staff or the vaccine producer. In other words, there’s no strings attached.

This is actually a long standing policy of the ministry which covers any kind of vaccination, not just COVID-19. However, it recently made news when it was brought up by health minister Norihisa Tamura at a budget meeting.

Judging by the comments, a lot of people were unaware of this policy up until now.

“Now that’s some news! Let’s hurry up and die!”

“Wow! It also says you can get an annual five million yen if you’re severely disabled by the vaccine. I like those odds.”

“Maybe this will help more people get the shot.”

“Let the death game begin!”

“Seems simple, but isn’t it difficult to prove that it was in fact the vaccine that caused the death?”

That last comment is a valid concern, but it would seem that in practice the opposite is actually a bigger problem. According to a report by Diamond Online, the ambiguousness of vaccine side effects tends to work in favor of the victims in court. As a result, Japanese pharmaceutical companies have been reluctant to produce vaccines in recent years, because the financial risks outweighs the benefits.

This, combined with the fact that much of the public isn’t even aware of the policy, would suggest that it is probably more intended to coax Japanese companies to produce their own vaccines by reducing their liability. However, Diamond Online also points out that even after accepting the government’s money, victims still have the right to go after the companies in court.

This brings us right back to square one, as evidenced by the lack of any Japanese-made vaccines during this time of peak mass inoculation. Still, like one comment suggests, the new of this policy could at least help bring more people to the vaccination table by showing the the government believes in the safety of it enough to put their money on the line.

If it does, then it’ll ultimately be worth well over a few million yen.

Sources: Kyodo, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan Medical Journal, Clinic for Life, Diamond Online, My Game News Flash

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Now,mixed opinions about taking the corona vaccine.I am opposed to taking the fourth vaccine.This is especially because people with lower immunity, like older people, are often unable to tolerate side effects.

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oh and its NOT a vaccine, do your research! its GENE THERAPY! It will alter your DNA forever and according to the world famous Dolores Cahill (do a search people on brandnewtube or bitchute if you can't find it on compromised YouTube) many many will die when the real corona comes to visit them and they have a cytokine storm.

Thanks for this cross-post from www.alienscontrolthefed.org.

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Those that are recommending so many thousdands of IUs of D3....actually you should get your blood levels between 60-80ng/ml....3,000 may be ok for one person and 10,000 for another...so shoot for 5,000 and after several months get a blood test AND you must take vitamin K2 over 100mcg or better still eat NATTO which has the highest levels of K2 in any food and has the benefits of healthy bacteria for your gut which houses 85% of your immune system.

I've never been able to find any conclusive evidence that shows that being healthy with lots of vitamins is enough to overcome the infectiousness of this virus. It's good advice in general to have more vitamin D and C, but I'm not sure if it really matters with covid.

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As long as the benefit is only for Japanese then it’s a crazy incentive. I don’t think foreigners should be eligible since they will take advantage of the benefit.

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How many wives or husbands are hoping his or her partner drops dead from the vaccine?!

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Vaccine companies are NOT liability free, not before and not now, since they are still perfectly liable of any defective product they bring to the market. 

No, that is still false...there is a vaccine court and if the party can prove that they were injured by the vaccine they are compensated (paid by our taxes and not by the vax company) BUT in the end it is just blood money. You don't feel any better if you're family member had a reaction and died.

Every single lot of vaccine is tested for both safety and efficacy so if the product is not what is supposed to be the companies can be held liable with fines, rescinded licenses or even criminal prosecution. 

You joking right?


Tell me where was the fine, rescinded licenses or even criminal prosecution? Moderna still going strong.


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On the one hand, qualified scientists and medical doctors with decades of experience say that taking a vaccine to keep myself and others safe during a global pandemic is an extremely good idea, and it costs me nothing to do it.

On the other, TheSouthWillRiseAgain69 on www.madcrazies.com says that Q thinks they’re a bad idea.

So I don’t know who to trust.

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Of course antivaxxer propaganda will go to great lengths to hide this so they can make it appear as if anything that happens after the vaccination can only be because of the vaccine. 

Of course Pharma will go to great lengths to convince that vaccines are 100% risk free and those deaths have nothing to do with the injections for Pharma's liability free "greater good".


At least Japan recognizes that there are inherent risks with vaccines (which he's is in full denial over like glyphosate is as safe as water) and are willing to compensate if these events happen.

In the US Vaccine companies have been liability free since 1986/1987 with the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act signed by President Reagan.


"Under the NCVIA, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) was created to provide a federal no-fault system for compensating vaccine-related injuries or death by establishing a claim procedure involving the United States Court of Federal Claims and special masters."

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Considering the Japanese tend to avoid inauspicious numbers like 4 and 9, it's curious that the govt has chosen to award ¥44 million yen as compensation. (死死)die, die?

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Vit D will help decrease the odds of death, not increase them (like the quote is asking). Personally, I go for 5000 IU. Also 1000mg Vit C and some Zinc for good measure. Was doing that long before covid, but anyone who doesn't should look into it.

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@Burning Bush

Aren't you the one always trying to say that people die WITH covid, not FROM covid. Now in the case of the vaccines, you are flipping the logic. Way to spin a narrative.

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Taking 3000 IU of vitamin D3 daily will help with the reaction to the vaccine as well as if you really are infected by Covvid-19...many other benefits too.


I'm amazed that this is not repeated daily on the MSM. There are clear proven benefits to taking vitamin D.

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"Hmm... is there a way to increase the odds of death prior to getting a vaccine? "

Taking 3000 IU of vitamin D3 daily will help with the reaction to the vaccine as well as if you really are infected by Covvid-19...many other benefits too.

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Burning bush.. As I think you well know, those deaths in Norway were NOT the result of the vaccine. They were the number of people ( old and in extremely poor health) who died within 28 days of getting the vaccine. Not one of them died as a result of getting the vaccine.

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19 in Norway and 46 in Portugal.

Oh wait, the Big Pharma lawyers said "you can't prove that it was the vaccine"

That is not even necessary, you just need to prove the deaths are more than what is expected from the same number of people not vaccinated, only then is when the vaccine could even be the cause.

Of course antivaxxer propaganda will go to great lengths to hide this so they can make it appear as if anything that happens after the vaccination can only be because of the vaccine. One in a million died in the month following vaccination (and 2 in a million without it)? it must be the vaccine.

At this point no single important important side effect has been more frequent in vaccinated people than in the general population, as expected from the most corroborated clinical trial of any vaccine in history.

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Saying this is going to fill people with confidence as to the vaccine's safety.

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Hmm... is there a way to increase the odds of death prior to getting a vaccine? I can imagine many adult children living off their elderly parents' pension wondering about that.

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Its a very safe bet by the government as of the millions to get the vaccine around the world NOT ONE SINGLE death has resulted.

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