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Virus cases jump 1,200 in South Korea amid slow vaccination

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Korea is not slow to vaccinate, but rather have shortage of vaccine.

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and the same can be said about Japan.

Japan don't have shortage of vaccine. They are just slow.

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HanoiHiltonToday 01:34 pm JST

"Korea is not slow to vaccinate, but rather have shortage of vaccine."

and the same can be said about Japan.

https://japantoday.com/category/national/japan-to-donate-1-mln-astrazeneca-vaccines-to-the-philippines

https://japantoday.com/category/national/japan-to-donate-astrazeneca-vaccines-to-thailand

https://japantoday.com/category/national/japan-to-ship-another-1.1m-astrazeneca-doses-to-taiwan

https://japantoday.com/category/national/japan-donates-more-than-1-million-astrazeneca-jabs-to-taiwan

No, that's not true. We have enough vaccines, but we're giving them out. So far, we have donated vaccines that have been bought with taxpayers' money, i.e. our money, completely free of charge to foreign countries.

Most vaccination centers are oversized, overstaffed, and there is not even a fraction of the people to vaccinate. As usual here, over-engineered and oversized without any further thought. It has gotten to the point where some companies will not rely on the state and this government and would rather vaccinate themselves.

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South Korea on Wednesday received 700,000 Pfizer shots from Israel in exchange for a future shipment of vaccines to Israel from September to November, when officials hope South Korea's shortage will have eased.

SK and Israel have overall been in top form with their virus response. Just mentioning that will trigger all kinds of people both here in Japan and abroad.

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dagonToday  03:29 pm JST

SK and Israel have overall been in top form with their virus response. Just mentioning that will trigger all kinds of people both here in Japan and abroad.

Citing who was "on top" with their virus responses is pointless. Isreal was the first to have the most people vaccinated.

Now look...

https://www.businessinsider.com/israel-may-reimpose-coronavirus-restrictions-as-delta-variant-fuels-surge-2021-7

Taiwan was "on top" in East Asia but now in critical need of vaccine supplies. Nothing is over for anyone including South Korea and Japan.

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Freedom is the birthright of all human beings. The inorganic ones trying to control the masses are failing miserably and with do everything in their power to confuse, distort, and separate humans from each other.

Social distance is an oxymoron, how can you be social and distant? Power to the people! Stay strong and avoid the distractions they throw at you.

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Just a question, are vaccines really the answer? Seems you get vaccinated only to be told a new variant of covid is around the corner and the vaccine might not be effective. Something just doesn't sound right. Meanwhile, nobody talks about influenza anymore.

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Under agreement with Seoul, Israel to deliver doses soon to expire and receive a similar number of shots in return at end of year from existing South Korean deal with Pfizer

https://www.timesofisrael.com/after-palestinians-reject-deal-israel-to-send-700000-vaccines-to-south-korea/

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Citing who was "on top" with their virus responses is pointless. Isreal was the first to have the most people vaccinated.

Now look...

https://www.businessinsider.com/israel-may-reimpose-coronavirus-restrictions-as-delta-variant-fuels-surge-2021-7

Not only that, but the decrease in cases that Israel observed was almost identical to that observed by nearby Jordan, which had less than one fifth the vaccinations.

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Just a question, are vaccines really the answer? Seems you get vaccinated only to be told a new variant of covid is around the corner and the vaccine might not be effective.

Up until now the vaccines are effective against all variants, just not in the same degree, they still protect against the worst complications. Vaccines also help preventing the appearance of new variants because they slow down the spreading and let people neutralize the virus quickly, before any new variant is selected and transmitted to other people.

The importance of the variants is that they move the balance again towards higher transmission, but never to the point of making the vaccines irrelevant. Countries with more vaccinated people do better even against the new variants than countries without vaccines, that also get the increased transmission but also hospitalizations and deaths.

Not only that, but the decrease in cases that Israel observed was almost identical to that observed by nearby Jordan, which had less than one fifth the vaccinations.

Not at all, the number of cases and hospitalization dropped drastically at least two weeks eariler in Israel, from the beginning of the last week of may, In Jordan a similar reduction was observed only around May 7 and have continued having deaths on the double digits against the less than 1 on average for Israel.

Very indicative is the positivity rate, that has been over 2.5% for Jordan while around 0.1% for Israel.

Their situations are not "almost identical" by any parameter.

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