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Suga to hold phone talks with Pfizer executive

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Now, when peoples' lives are at stake, it is the right time for PM Suga to take drastic action in the pursuit of acquiring vaccines. The USA is quickly approaching the point when there will be more manufacturing capacity for vaccines than there will be people who want to get inoculated within its borders, so it makes sense for the vaccine manufacturers to make plans to export as many doses as they can make.

It is understandable that every country would want to make its own doses of the CDC approved vaccines, but that should not be state policy, if implementing such a policy results in the needless loss of lives.

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Why in gods name does he need to call him from America? What stopped him calling from Japan?

Is it the “just met Biden, and I’m in the neighborhood “ angle?

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 Good move PM Suga.

what move is that, Japan has 3million vaccines and they havent even administered them yet. UK and US are vaccinating that many people in 1~2 days, longer the delay the more people infected the more will die, yeah good move!?

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What's that tune I hear? Sounds like "Here Comes the Bribe."

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@HimariYamada

It seems it's not the amount of vaccine that's the bottleneck here."

Simple, there are not 3 minion doses in Japan. The last shipment was on March 22nd, It had 654,615 doses,

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021/03/8252095d1a76-japan-receives-6th-batch-of-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine.html

It seems it is the lack of thinking that is the problem here.

So you claim 3 million doses have not been shipped? But that 656.616 doses you mention in March 22 was the SIXTH batch of shipments. So how much in the first FIVE?

By @Zoroto’s calculations, 3 million sounds about right. The third batch contained over 500,000 alone so just those 2 shipments out of 6 already put Japan at a over a million doses.

so yeah, I think “the lack of thinking like isn’t the problem here... at least on Zoroto’s part....

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Smart move. Given all the problems that J&J and Astrazeneca having with blood clotting it makes sense for Japan to hedge its bet. Good move PM Suga.

That is false, the risk of blood clotting is much higher for people catching the disease than with the vaccine, even if every reported case was exclusively from the vaccine.

That means that more people will die from bloot clotting problems the longer the government delays vaccination.

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Smart move. Given all the problems that J&J and Astrazeneca having with blood clotting it makes sense for Japan to hedge its bet. Good move PM Suga.

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"What happened to the 3M doses already in Japan? How come only 1M+ is administered?

It seems it's not the amount of vaccine that's the bottleneck here."

Simple, there are not 3 minion doses in Japan. The last shipment was on March 22nd, It had 654,615 doses,

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021/03/8252095d1a76-japan-receives-6th-batch-of-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine.html

It seems it is the lack of thinking that is the problem here.

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Well, I suppose that will save on the cost of an international call. Really, why does he have to wait to go to the US to make the call?

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Transparency here is zero.

Other countries l look at online have precise daily details about how many doses were given and how many doses were available. This for each region of the country.

Why does each prefecture here not give us this information?

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declined to provide details of their planned

No transparency?

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How incredibly boring for that Pfizer Inc executive!

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Unless Suga makes a point of using what has been already delivered there is no justification on asking for more.

Anything to emphasise the foreign blame for being half year delayed with starting vaccination.

Probably the only country in the world with only one Covid vaccine approved.

Unbelievable.

Time to cancel the Olympics and resign at the same time.

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So he wants more doses being kept in Japan for the immunizations of next year?

Unless Suga makes a point of using what has been already delivered there is no justification on asking for more.

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What happened to the 3M doses already in Japan? How come only 1M+ is administered?

It seems it's not the amount of vaccine that's the bottleneck here.

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