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Japan administers 1st Moderna vaccine shots to SDF members

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3 available vaccines!! Wow! Now the gov't can give some more lame excuses as to why they can't distribute them. What is next because they already used logistics, computers crashing, not enough doctors with 6 degrees to give a shot, no country would sell the vaccines, people don't want the vaccines. Running out of excuses. Time to get creative!

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It appears Guam will giving out the vaccines soon to US expats living around Asia, however, as I read this morning it does not seem to be set in stone. Double check on this before going and in addition make sure you do not have to go through the six day under military guard quarantine. With the quarantine which I went under last month after I took my son there is at a 4 star hotel which is free and the food, too, though it is rough you can order food in at certain times of the day if you cannot stomach it.

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Excellent. Well done. And at current rates, the entire population will be vaccinated in 112 years.

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Great that there is another option to get vaccinated, but doesn't it seem a little late to vaccinate the SDF members only a day before they are to meet and vaccinate other older and at risk people? Shouldn't they have been vaccinated two weeks ago to make sure they don't either spread or get the virus themselves? Japanese logic at its finest!

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3 vaccines. Good. Do these vaccines come with a free doctor or nurse every 100 doses ?

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Now I can't think of any excuses that the health ministry could come up with for being slow. I am hoping things will go into 6th gear starting today.

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The vaccine developed by the U.S. pharmaceutical company was granted fast-track approval by the Japanese government on Friday along with one provided by Britain's AstraZeneca Plc.

Japan's definition of fast track... not 1 or 2 days but 1 year.

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Well, "they" (the government etc) have the plans.

Now let's see what kind of action follows.

If I understand correctly Osaka is intending to inoculate 2.500/day, Tokyo 10.000/day?

That will e quite an "achievement", if it really works! Still got my doubts!

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CDC investigates dozens of reports of heart inflammation in teenagers and young adults that occur four days after their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9608675/CDC-investigating-heart-problems-teenagers-young-adults-Moderna-Pfizer-vaccine.html

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CDC investigates dozens of reports of heart inflammation in teenagers and young adults that occur four days after their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines

Yes, that is what it is done for anything that is reported after vaccination, including things that have no rational way to be related and things reported so rarely that they are in concordance with the normal occurrence in the normal population. So, at this point this is no sign of alarm, just the system working as usual and investigating all reports instead of just discarding them automatically.

The CDC say that so far, the numbers of those reporting myocarditis is no greater than would normally be seen in young people.

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@Ashley Shiba - Mainland US will give a vaccine to anybody if you happen to be there. You can just book online and go. Immigration Status irrelevant. All very sensible.

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@theResident Sensible? I'm sure the residents there don't want vaccine tourists.

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@theResident

no. dont think so.

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Indeed they don't - In fact if you turn up at the border and state that intention, you would be denied entry. Therefore you'd be stupid to state that, wouldn't you? However,US borders are open from Japan.

You still need a negative PCR test to get on the plane there - there is no mandatory quarantine on arrival on US. You still need PCR test to return here AND Quarantine anyway.

If you can WFH - you could rent a AIR BNB for 3 weeks, have a Pfizer on arrival - have your second shot day of departure and be done with it. 2 weeks in quarantine back here.

Depends how quickly you want it.

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@Bert Smithson: You are wrong, I am right. Simple.

Log on to the US vaccine site (through a VPN) and you'll be able to book yourself a appointment.

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CDC investigates dozens of reports of heart inflammation in teenagers and young adults that occur four days after their second dose of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines

Yes, these vaccines clearly can have serious side effects (including death) and everything is being done to downplay these effects ("oh, it's just a coincidence, unrelated to the vaccine") while emphasizing the effects of the infection.

Regardless of how many people applaud these vaccines, I still think that those who are young and healthy should stay away. It's an unnecessary risk, and even if you survive the vaccination, I worry about how they can mess up our immune system, as many experts have warned us about.

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@theResident

VPN, PCR, BNB. ZZZ!

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Yeah - ZZZ to you you too. Depends when you want life to get back to normal and how much you wish to participate doesn't it. Great answer.

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Yes, these vaccines clearly can have serious side effects (including death) and everything is being done to downplay these effects ("oh, it's just a coincidence, unrelated to the vaccine") while emphasizing the effects of the infection.

No coincidence needed, if the same amount of people have the problem with or without the vaccine then you cannot conclude (at least rationally) that the vaccines are the cause, how would they also cause the problems in unvaccinated people then?

There is nothing wrong with making it clear that these very rare occurrences, even if related to the vaccines (not apparently at this point) would still mean a reduction when compared with the people that develop cardiac problems with the natural infection. This of course is not desirable for antivaxxer propaganda, because they are interested in exaggerating vaccine risks out of proportion, but for everybody else it is extremely desirable to know which of the options carries more risk.

Your recommendation runs contrary to the expert's, specially because the virus produce specific proteins (not included in the vaccines) precisely to "mess up our immune system", not as warned but as demonstrated by many experts.

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No coincidence needed, if the same amount of people have the problem with or without the vaccine then you cannot conclude (at least rationally) that the vaccines are the cause, how would they also cause the problems in unvaccinated people then?

Yeah, if. But that is not the case.

There is nothing wrong with making it clear that these very rare occurrences, even if related to the vaccines (not apparently at this point) would still mean a reduction when compared with the people that develop cardiac problems with the natural infection.

Yeah, perhaps for the unhealthy and old. That's why I wrote "I still think that those who are young and healthy should stay away."

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Please, take all of them with big care and awareness. Besides of the already published blood clots often resulting in death, now we also face severe heart muscle inflammatory symptoms, especially in younger people under 25 and of them , males, on average on the fourth day after the vaccinations. Watch your body and health very carefully, directly after the injection for at least two hours near a medical facility and also the following two weeks, especially attentive. You know, in such cases , if something happens, you are very probably not published or counted under corona or vaccines dead and no coroner will intensely check. You just passed away and that’s all. I don’t think that you would deserve it that way, so take care, whatever vaccination you decide to take or not.

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Yeah, if. But that is not the case.

The link provided says precisely this is what is happening. You would know if you had read it or the quote in the comment.

Yeah, perhaps for the unhealthy and old. That's why I wrote "I still think that those who are young and healthy should stay away."

That is the part where you are still mistaken, the reduction applies to all people considered a target for vaccination. Unhealthy or old people are simply where the reduction is more evident, but a young healthy people still gets a reduction of risk when vaccinated.

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Yes, these vaccines clearly can have serious side effects (including death) and everything is being done to downplay these effects 

Please, take all of them with big care and awareness. Besides of the already published blood clots often resulting in death, now we also face severe heart muscle inflammatory symptoms, especially in younger people under 25 and of them , males, on average on the fourth day after the vaccinations.

These are not in any way valid "opinions", are not based on any actual facts and are quite simply dangerous propaganda that could actually harm people who are naive enough to listen to it.

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Yes, these vaccines clearly can have serious side effects (including death) and everything is being done to downplay these effects ("oh, it's just a coincidence, unrelated to the vaccine") while emphasizing the effects of the infection.

we get it, don’t take it, that’ll leave more for us.

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Talked to the people at the local pharmacy, and although shots are usually scheduled, there are times during the week when anyone can walk in without an appointment and get vaccinated. No proof of citizenship is needed or asked for. It has been reported that hundreds of thousands of Mexicans who live near the border have crossed over in order to get shots.

I do not know if this procedure is also being followed at the American territories, such as Guam, Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. One could investigate. It might be cheaper to fly to one of the territories than to Hawaii or Alaska.

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@1glenn: Seems like most of the territories still have a quarantine period.

Seems like California and Texas are the easiest places to get a vaccine paperwork wise - and also no quarantine. You could just fly in and have the J&J, but i think if you REALLY wanted to do it, then it would be worth biting the bullet and guarantee yourself Pfizer.

Sadly, I cannot work from home so 5 weeks off is not going to happen for me (3+2)

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