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Lockdowns hit Pacific islands as COVID-19 defenses falter

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 while Palau -- with just over 18,000 residents -- had a nearly 100 percent inoculation rate.

With a vaccination rate of 100%, whose going to get blamed for the skyrocketing infections?

Ah ha, point the finger at the unvaccinated 2 year-olds, it's their fault the vaccines aren't working.

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Palau was allowing flights from Guam. All passengers had to be vaxed with a PCR before the flight. For the last couple months there have been several who tested positive, some as many as five days after arrival.

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Palau:

Cases: 502.

Deaths: 0

Source: https://covid19.who.int/region/wpro/country/pw

Response: OMG!! EVERYBODY PANIC!!!!

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Won't there be an influenza H1N1 strain that is more deadly than Omicron going into circulation in the next few years? In 2009, the H1N1 killed approximately 12k people world wide, yet nothing was done about it. No masks mandates or vaccination mandates. No flights cancelled. Nothing. I worry that from now on, any virus that might kill a frail elderly obese person the world will go into jabbity jab mode, especially Japan.

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Deaths: 0

That's because they've been vaccinated.

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Until last week, the nation of 700,000 had recorded zero deaths and just 31 cases, but confirmed infections are now close to 300,

So how many deaths? Still zero right, otherwise the article would have mentioned.

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Laguna

That's because they've been vaccinated.

If you think so then what is the issue? The miracle vaccines protect them, so why this panic now?

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BroncoToday  02:35 pm JST

 while Palau -- with just over 18,000 residents -- had a nearly 100 percent inoculation rate.

With a vaccination rate of 100%, whose going to get blamed for the skyrocketing infections?

Ah ha, point the finger at the unvaccinated 2 year-olds, it's their fault the vaccines aren't working.

What's the point you're trying to make? That vaccines are ineffective?

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Now you see why Tonga is hesitant to accept foreign aide workers?

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 In 2009, the H1N1 killed approximately 12k people world wide, yet nothing was done about it. No masks mandates or vaccination mandates. 

This is a reasonable comparison, because 12,000 and 5,620,000 are basically the same number.

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