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Japan likely to see increased COVID-19 vaccine supply in April: Kono

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Right, to go along with an increase of cases because the Go To is getting fired up to be back on line too!

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"In the last week of April, we will deliver at least one box to all prefectures," Kono said, in reference to a maximum 1,170 doses of vaccines.

So roughly 600 people in each prefecture will get a shot by APRIL?

I get that it's pretty hard for these politicians to plan anything, but this is just ..........

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This would be great news if the government had a rollout plan, which they don’t because a vaccine being available took the government by surprise.

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Given how slowly this has gone and how long it looks like it will take for the general population to be able to receive the vaccine, is there any possibility the government will do studies to determine if one shot vaccines like Johnson and Johnson's will be allowed here? Any of the others?

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47 x 1170 = 54990. At least we can count on Kono to deliver 54990 doses to the whole country by the end of April. Smart thinking. None of this 100 million in 100 days stuff. Set your target so low that you won't be blamed for failure.

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How come the US keeps developing new vaccines and approving them for use, but Japan has none of its own yet?

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"In the last week of April, we will deliver at least one box to all prefectures," Kono said, in reference to a maximum 1,170 doses of vaccines.

Let me get this straight? Did he really only commit to 1170 doses to each prefecture? At this pace, I think Japan's population may be inoculated by the 2032 Olympics.

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When Japan has several hundred infections per week and the US and the UK have thousands then there isn’t really a pressing need for vaccinations in Japan.

The warmer weather is just around the corner so that will naturally put a break on transmissions.

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there isn’t really a pressing need for vaccinations in Japan.

What bugs me in all of this is, why is the government in the middle of it?

If I am trying to run a restaurant or whatever, I know how much my business is worth to me. I know how much I’d pay for a vaccine for my employees so that we could operate normally and safely.

If I am happy to live like a hermit relatively, then how much I’d be willing to pay for a vaccine would be much less.

An effective approach to vaccination should take these types of needs into consideration.

Free market price signals would be a fine mechanism for effective distribution to where it is most wanted.

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@fxgai

Surely, you know well that the free market does not operate in Japan..

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I know how much I’d pay for a vaccine for my employees

How about those customers of yours who get infected by other customers (or your employees, as the vaccine doesn't stop transmission)?

Do you know how much you would pay for all your customers' vaccinations?

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First they had to order the freezers

Then they had the wrong syringes

Then they cannot make up a schedule

Now they're delivering only 1,170 doses per prefecture

Is somebody gonna get fired for this gross incompetence?

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Japan likely to see increased COVID cases after March 7.

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When Japan has several hundred infections per week and the US and the UK have thousands then there isn’t really a pressing need for vaccinations in Japan.

But there is though. This isn’t a case of each individual country’s specific needs. It’s a global “one for all effort.” People need this vaccine for international travel, business and so forth. Absolutely no use saying one country is better off than another and we need this less than another country and so forth.

Also, Japan anxiously declaring their hospitals were at braking point with covid already should warrant a more urgent need to get vaccinations under way here.

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And likely more announcements than deliveries will come in between. lol

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"In the last week of April, we will deliver at least one box to all prefectures," Kono said, in reference to a maximum 1,170 doses of vaccines."

So, just under 600 people in every prefecture will have received a vaccine by April? Tottori-ken, with a population of 570,000, must be happy. Seeing as they are the least populated prefecture in Japan, and that 1 box will go a long way!

This is even more laughable than Abe's announcement from last year that every household will receive 2 facemasks.....

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Surely, you know well that the free market does not operate in Japan..

:)

It does in some ways. Look how the free market produced an abundance of masks of good quality (and fashion) as opposed to the centrally provisioned Abenomasks for all. Free markets run rings around this central planning nonsense!

Bet free markets would do better with vaccines too, but it’s no doubt illegal to attempt as much in the case of vaccines...

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@moderator

Are you sure there is not a misprint somewhere ? If this 1170 vaccine doses by prefecture, we already have those (54990, thanks thelonius), even if that is vial (329940 doses). Should not it be 11700 vials ? That would be around 3299400 doses, considering we already have around 700000, that sound more realistic

@fxgai

You understand that we are not in a situation of vaccine widely available, so how that will fart if your idolized free market was to handle it ?

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@Flute @Mods

Are you sure there is not a misprint somewhere ? If this 1170 vaccine doses by prefecture, we already have those (54990, thanks thelonius), even if that is vial (329940 doses). Should not it be 11700 vials ? That would be around 3299400 doses, considering we already have around 700000, that sound more realistic

If you google search 河野 4月の最終週 you will see some results with the sentence "4月の最終週に全ての都道府県に少なくとも1箱(最大約1170回分)を配送する".

But when you click on the article that sentence appears to be missing, so it must have been edited out.

Today's news says 1-2 boxes will be delivered to each prefecture during the week of April 5th, with highly populated prefectures getting the 2 boxes.

https://www.yakuji.co.jp/entry84983.html

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Today's numbers were so low that something is telling me that either the virus has been extremely week, or the herd has moved fast forward.

Gambare Japan.

No Olympics.

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“Likely”

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Anything above zero is an increase.

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