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Posted in: Pfizer, BioNTech to supply 120 mil doses of experimental coronavirus vaccine to Japan See in context

Development of an effective medicine is only one step in the vaccination process. Development and distribution as well as actually convincing people of its efficacy are also important factors which need to be considered. In order to shorten the manufacture and speed up the process of inoculation of a large population, the manufacturing capacity has to be in place prior to any potential vaccine candidate procuring approval and licensing. There is a certain amount amount of ‘risk-reward’ calculations to be considered before a company will commit its resources regarding investment in potentially viable medicines or any other products for that matter. As another reader has indicated previously, this particular remedy may not work, but it needs to only work ti a certain extent in order to reach herd immunity.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 102 new coronavirus cases See in context

A virus doesn’t want to kill its host. Viruses want to keep their host alive to propagate itself. As long as the host is coughing and discharging viral particles , the virus is happy, assuming that a virus can indeed be happy. Mankind has coexisted with viruses for eons, we are not going to ‘defeat’ this latest strain. I wouldn’t assume that a vaccine will cone along and magically make Covid disappear, at this point in time there exists no vaccines fir any of the coronal strains. Like it or we will be living with Covid 19 for a ling time.

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Posted in: As Japanese gov't slow-walks stimulus, small businesses fear collapse See in context

My U.S. stimulus arrived today. Does anybody have any idea regarding where to cash an IRS stimulus check in Tokyo?

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Posted in: Cabinet minister visits Yasukuni shrine See in context

Not sure why people are concerned with the exploits of a Japanese politician. Japan is becoming increasingly irrelevant on the international stage. Before voicing concerns regarding possible repercussions from pptential allies, keep in mind that Japan has many trading partners and a dirth of allies.

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