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Japan's flu season yet to end due to low immunity, end of COVID rules

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The elderly, young children and people with underlying conditions are at risk of becoming seriously ill Sugaya warned of the coming winter.

Then why was a mass, one-size-fits-all vaccination scheme pushed by government and medical authorities, regardless of age and medical history?

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Well, I have not heard of any case around

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downgrade the legal status of COVID-19 earlier this month and broadly ease anti-virus guidelines, while also warning group infections could occur even in summer if the virus

So, this "flu season" is in other words "COVID-19 downgraded to flu season"?

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Then why was a mass, one-size-fits-all vaccination scheme pushed by government and medical authorities, regardless of age and medical history?

No such thing, the vaccines were recommended for all patient for which they decreased the risk, which ended up being most people, but valid exceptions were present. Vaccination also have zero role in increasing the risk from influenza.

So, this "flu season" is in other words "COVID-19 downgraded to flu season"?

No, those "other words" would be completely wrong. Influenza has it own risks, but it is also much easier to stop the transmission compared with covid. Isolation, masks, vaccines had a much stronger effect on influenza, the problem is that many of the measures are not sustainable.

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Perhaps their immune systems have been compromised/damaged by certain other medical treatments, an unintended consequence.

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Perhaps their immune systems have been compromised/damaged by certain other medical treatments, an unintended consequence.

That is not a possibility, it is terribly easy to compare between people taking or not any specific medical treatments and identify a higher susceptibility, this is not the case.

Is like imagining that maybe people got their immune systems compromised by living on any specific place, it would be so terribly obvious that it makes no sense to think it could go unnoticed.

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Experts also noted that measures against COVID-19 had prevented mass influenza infections from late 2020, meaning people have decreased immunity against the illness. They warned of a possible surge in infections this winter.

Ahh, the famous no name "Experts".

Exactly what measures prevented anything, JT?

Care to be more specific? Because every single study now being released show that any and all measures failed miserably.

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Right, influenza has a treatment, and a test, that is relatively inexpensive. And of course COVID numbers are going to drop, as now testing is no longer free and can cost anywhere from 4,000 to over 20,000 yen per test.

All payable by the individual. Who in their right mind is going to pay for a test, just to "prove" they are infected or not. No one.

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Never had no flu before Covid, ever, never had it during, or since. Nothing changed for me. Never wore mask really, and ignored most of the senseless "urges".

It is possible that their immune systems have been severely comprised due to over use of masks, constantly sanitising themselves 24/7 having little contact with others etc (especially children, who build up their immunity through expose to various nasties.

Perhaps somebody should do a study to see if there is a correlation between how many jabs people have had and instances of this flu as well. Remember, Japanese are some of the most vaxed people on earth. Its weird they just keep on getting sick, even though they are taking all of these precautions.

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