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Japan gov't OKs bill to offer free coronavirus vaccines

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To be a guinea pig for something that probably doesn't work? Lol to that.And no thanx.

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Paid by our taxes directly to Big Pharma. What a scam!

and If the vaccine is actually safe then why they zero liability for the makers?

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Serious side effects were reported in some of the trials, causing studies to be temporarily halted

Not correct, serious health problems in some of the participants were detected, which justifies halting the trials until they are corroborated, some of those problems are bound to happen to people receiving the placebo (since neither they nor the doctors know who receives what) if the problems are caused by the vaccine, and not a preexisting condition of those specific participants, the trials would be suspended completely by design.

To be a guinea pig for something that probably doesn't work? Lol to that.And no thanx

So instead be a guinea pig for a disease that has a new long term problem or disability discovered every week? It would be more logical to go for the vaccine, at least that one is tested with much more details over half a year in literally thousands of volunteers.

and If the vaccine is actually safe then why they zero liability for the makers?

That is a lie perpetuated by antivaxxers, the companies still have complete liability, so much that every single lot of vaccines is constantly tested and corroborated by specialized institutes of the government to make sure it is as effective and safe as it is supposed to. And if something wrong is detected the company producing it is punished accordingly.

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My advice is don’t rush to get vaccinated simply because it’s free. Wait at least six months to see whether those vaccinated early will develop serious side effects.

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Nothing this government do will ever make people happy/satisfied. LOL. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

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FREE is very EXPENSIVE

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It's not free, grandkids are going to wonder WHY.? Their salary is going to say one thing and be another. Going to have to fax that into the future.

-2 ( +9 / -11 )

Once the government provides vaccines free of charge, residents will be strongly advised to get vaccinated. The government may still choose to offer vaccines whose effectiveness is not very high and let people decide whether they want to receive it.

Serious side effects were reported in some of the trials, causing studies to be temporarily halted. A WHO official recently said a vaccine for COVID-19 may not come until the end of 2021.

Right, so to recap our people living LDP govt wants everyone to get vaccines that may not be effective or without side effects...all for the sake of proving that Japan is safe and Olympics can be held so the cronies pockets can get lined as promised. Oh..how nice.

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I'll be a test subject. Anything to get rid of those horrendous masks as soon as possible.

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It is good to have a free bill. But do we really have the vaccines ? If we don't then everything is just a joke.

Assume w do have, then the question is that do we really need the vaccines ? If the answer is no, then the bill is just a joke.

Right now, Japan has very low infection rate, the world wonder. Less than 100 daily infection bothers no one. We suffer more diarrhea  everyday that the covid, and we need a free bill for that.

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and to compensate suppliers in the event any serious side effects occur.

Why compensate the supplier instead of the victim of the serious side effect. People don't matter it is companies that do.

Sorry won't take any vaccine, been in situations that the law defies common sense.

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The vaccine worries me more than the virus, especially this virus.

And I suspect the flu vaccine that killed 59 Koreans was tested more than the SARSCoV2 vaccines.

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Assume w do have, then the question is that do we really need the vaccines ? If the answer is no, then the bill is just a joke.

For all the people that are struggling a lot because of the many measures needed to keep the spreading somewhat controlled it would be hugely more beneficial that a safe and effective vaccine is approved so they can go back to their jobs, visit their families safely, etc.

Why compensate the supplier instead of the victim of the serious side effect. 

The line makes no sense, companies would not need any compensation if side effects occur that would be the users, most likely a better translation would be "take the compensation role from the suppliers in the event of serious side effects"

The vaccine worries me more than the virus, especially this virus.

A very irrational way of thinking according to the evidence, but you are free to have it. It can be explained how a vaccine approved is hugely less risky than the natural infection but nobody can force you to understand it.

And I suspect the flu vaccine that killed 59 Koreans was tested more than the SARSCoV2 vaccines.

I have already corrected you on this, there is no evidence that the flu vaccine is responsible for the deaths, there is a huge difference between people dying after being vaccinated and people dying because they were vaccinated. According to Korean sources there is evidence that most of those deaths (if not all) are completely unrelated to the vaccination, your suspicions are also baseless.

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No mask.

No vaccine until proved safe and efficient.

Just avoiding bars, izakyas, crowded places where people are talking. That's it.

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According to Korean sources there is evidence that most of those deaths (if not all) are completely unrelated to the vaccination, your suspicions are also baseless.

And you believe them?!!

I wonder whether Singapore has restarted using the flu vaccine...

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And you believe them?!!

I wonder whether Singapore has restarted using the flu vaccine

There is no reason why not, at least they are much more trust worthy than a nameless person on the internet that supposes things without any basis, or against scientific evidence. After all many of those sources are professionals that dedicate their lives to protect the health of the people.

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People ought to be paid to participate in the trial of a vaccine. How about offering free flu vaccines - at least they have been shown to be effective. They're 2000 yen a pop at the public health center.

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Sounds like some nation's government gives a hoot about its citizens. Can we say that about the U.S.A. right now? Nooooooooo.....

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Yeah, that's fine and good............

But just one small problem.

It's something that doesn't even exist yet!!!

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My answer is no.

No at this moment when vaccines are not properly tested yet and even no maker cant guarantee these are safe.

To read that vaccines are for FREE I feel not so well as lot of taxes will go directly to med giants...what a waste of taxpayers money again!

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News on AstraZeneca -

https://www.fiercebiotech.com/biotech/patient-death-casts-a-shadow-astrazeneca-covid-19-trial-report

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Free vaccine ? The least to say would be: Thank you J-Gov!

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

All essential vaccines should be free. I am shocked they had to think about this.

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