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Japan to receive 2nd shipment of Pfizer vaccine on Sunday

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I'm fine with doing these studies to convince the general population that the vaccine is safe.

But I am pretty sure that there are more than 500,000 people willing to be vaccinated right away. To wait 7 weeks to use this 1M doses is just illogical and irresponsible (meaning politicians are scared to be held responsible).

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Japan could be receiving salt water for all I care. This is the most useless vaccine ever, usually when you get a normal vaccine, not an experimental like this one, you get it and you forget about the illness it protects you from. 

A lie, and you know it. Why spread lies, what is in it for you?

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Great !!.. Go Japan, Go Japan !!.. Vaccines for all Japan !!..

Sorry antivaxxer losers, cut ignorace, follow science and get your vaccine..

Japan could be receiving salt water for all I care. This is the most useless vaccine ever, usually when you get a normal vaccine, not an experimental like this one, you get it and you forget about the illness it protects you from. With this one, you still have to wear masks and social distance and comply with all the nonsense rules made for the 'rona, so what's the point of getting the jab if it won't bring back normalcy as promised.

How old are You??.. 7, 8??..

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It is reported in the USA that Pfizer vaccine can be stored in a common freezer. This change could save a lot of money and increase the number of vaccine shots.

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so what's the point of getting the jab if it won't bring back normalcy as promised.

Who promised you this? What do you want from a vaccine beyond immunity?

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"Keep sending more, and a few spare fridges,"

No need for that.

JT" expertise" has already deliberated the vaccine can be stored in the same fridges currently housing millions of tons of unsold whale meat.

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@El Rata I know what you mean, but it's all about keeping death rates down, so it's gotta be good, right?

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Japan could be receiving salt water for all I care. This is the most useless vaccine ever, usually when you get a normal vaccine, not an experimental like this one, you get it and you forget about the illness it protects you from. With this one, you still have to wear masks and social distance and comply with all the nonsense rules made for the 'rona, so what's the point of getting the jab if it won't bring back normalcy as promised.

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Kono said Thursday night that the next group in line to be vaccinated from March -- front-line health care workers across the country -- had grown from the initial estimate of 3.7 million to 4.7 million.

6.3% of all Japanese workers are front-line health care workers!? Really!?

(4.7 mil / ((population of Japan (125 mil)) X (% of population that is employed (60%)))

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Many municipalities plan to set up large-scale vaccination sites in auditoriums and gymnasiums to quickly and efficiently inoculate residents.

Do these municipalities really have the super-low temperature storage facilities for the Pfizer vaccine? The Moderna vaccine is more convenient because it does not need the super-low temperatures but rather just a significantly-low temperature. I have to wonder why Japan went with the one harder to maintain.

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 So they could come in bottles of 5 or the newer ones of 6 doses and then be stretched to 7 doses,

They come only in one size vials of 5 doses per with regular syringes and up to 6 with special ones

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19

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Actually it's possible. You could get that number if youre 1 special syringe short

Ho-ho! If they take into account available syringes, then yes. In that case any number 19 is possible and also 0, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18 :)

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No, it must be divisible by 6. So 452790 is possible, but 452789 is not.

Actually it's possible. You could get that number if youre 1 special syringe short

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A strange amount...and not integer dividable by 7. So they could come in bottles of 5 or the newer ones of 6 doses and then be stretched to 7 doses, if the fitting more expensive eye doctor’s syringes are available to squeeze them out to the last drop...lol

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Up to? What does that mean? Maybe 452,789? They don't know?

No, it must be divisible by 6. So 452790 is possible, but 452789 is not.

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@noriahojanen

Please spare us with a graph.

Everyday at my work in the office I have to see, create and analyze graphs.

I don't need to see Graphs also in my free time.

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Keep sending more, and a few spare fridges, might be useful to have where to keep them nice and fresh for a safe jab.

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Kono said the roll-out is expected to expand to 100 hospitals next week.

Why not setting up a graph chart showing the percentage of daily progress and targets? A European country I'm personally familiar with has achieved 5.1% of jabs by today and aims to achieve 70% by late June, all daily data shown in a simple bar graph. Such a visual aid would become an incentive for the public.

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Shoot me up just before next winter, that works nice

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Good.

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What exactly is a pre existing condition.

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shipment of up to 452,790

Up to? What does that mean? Maybe 452,789? They don't know?

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Great news!

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Good, keep it coming EU!

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