"In simple words: the LDP is a threat to the very existence of Japan, its economy, its society and, of course, its people. The LDP has to be weeded out and, behind the shed in the back of the garden, to be burned out of existence once and for all."
8 ( +8 / -0 )
Of course he would say that. His party has run the country almost without interruption for 60 years. The only "democracy" in the world to do so.
9 ( +10 / -1 )
“There is nothing wrong with the tests, specificity and sensitivity levels both above 99%,”
Yes there is, with my false positives and negatives. 70 percent accuracy roughly. As always, the fact-checkers are all over it though
-7 ( +5 / -12 )
"COVID-19 cases plummeting in Japan; doctors puzzled why"
Faulty PCR test to begin with
""there has only been a 45 percent decrease in PCR tests"
Pretty significant. There you go
0 ( +10 / -10 )
"I know several people that had significant side effects from their second Pfizer or Moderna shots. Two of them, as well as numerous people on these forms, have mentioned they do not intend to get a booster as a result. So what happens? Will they soon be considered "unvaccinated" and subject to exclusion or discrimination from mandates and passports? How is that fair?"
My colleague for one, has had his asthma playing up for over a week. Never knew he had it till his first jab.
NSW has just brought in jab-passports as part of their re-opening. Fingers crossed Japan remains sensible on this.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
"Same as the others she said - no problems."
It's the long term effects we don't know. Why? Because the jabs are in trial phase, with emergency use authorisation.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
“Whereas millions dead from the virus is hard to ignore for any sensible or logical person.”
You have heard of the hospitals who get paid more funding for making no distinction between deaths of/with Covid?
Or the flawed PCR test on which the numbers are based?
Sadly the “fact-checkers” of Google and Facebook don’t allow dissenting articles.
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“How is it that Kishida is advocating a third shot?”
One of a few reasons - besides GP advice - I have misgivings. If getting them meant that was it, done, finished forever it’d be another story.
If they are to be like the flu jab - which I’ve never had - they should be completely optional. No coercion, no communist-like mandates.
5 ( +8 / -3 )
"Forget about alternative cures advocated by chiropractors"
I was advised by my GP recently not to get a jab, but to wait for oral treatments to become available. I'm inclined to take his advice.
"but that also might put me in the ICU or in the morgue, or leave me with long-term organ damage?"
Might...but you also stand the risk of the vax doing the same or worse. Heart inflammation, loss of smell, myocarditis to name but a few.
-4 ( +13 / -17 )
"Good on them speaking up for free speech! Seems to be frowned upon unless it's the "right" free speech these days..."
Precisely. All the vax-passport proponents on here won't be satisfied until we live our lives like Communist China.
1 ( +18 / -17 )
"That's why I love it here."
-1 ( +13 / -14 )
"More like self-selecting oneself out of society based on ignorance and a lack of regard for the safety of others."
The "vaccines" do not stop transmission, and all the studies showing this are being branded "false-information" by the fact-checkers employed by FaceBook etc. Ergo, a jabbed person has nothing to fear from a non-jabbed person. The only thing the "vaccines" are doing is maybe...reducing symptoms. Then you are scheduled for a booster shot in a few months. Then another, and another, and another. Condolences
3 ( +18 / -15 )
"How many times do people need to be told, it will be like your yearly flu shot."
Because unlike your annual flu shot - which by the way I've never taken - these jabs are being linked to vaccine passports. And unlike the flu shots, they come with severe side effects in some cases. Nor are flu shots mandated, as is the case with these jabs in many countries.
9 ( +21 / -12 )
"When's the fourth?"
This will never end. It hasn't sunk in for many people yet
17 ( +24 / -7 )
Fully-vaccinated? Nope. Here come the boosters...
12 ( +18 / -6 )
"That number will only grow as more and more boosters are added to the regime of vaccinations."
We may hope. Meanwhile, the court incident is a very positive sign. Here's hoping for more of the same.
Vaccine passports are also blatant discrimination. Here's hoping they never take off here.
0 ( +17 / -17 )
“A further point on masks - I’m an English teacher and it is virtually impossible to gauge students reactions and whether or not they understand something when they are all wearing masks.
It’s also nigh on impossible to remember everyone’s names when you never get to see their faces, only their eyes and foreheads.”
“I don’t want to be the one guy sitting on a train not wearing a mask getting dirty looks from everybody.”
Agreed. Of course whenever I can get away without wearing one I do
2 ( +5 / -3 )
Well duh. Anything FaceBook doesn't like and the "fact-checkers" appear.
2 ( +4 / -2 )
"Not until that vaccine passport is launched domestically."
Legalised discrimination? No thanks
-3 ( +1 / -4 )
So if you still have to quarantine, what's the point of getting jabbed?
"So, you get inoculated with vaccines that don't prevent infection or transmission and you still have to quarantine for 10 days."
"Is Japan intentionally trying to kill their tourism industry? Let the double vaxxed in with a test already"
Because as it's already been pointed out - you can still get and transmit the virus after being jabbed. The logical thing to do at this point would be to build up natural immunity and live with the virus.
-2 ( +0 / -2 )
Well I'm sure if there were any articles that showed masks didn't work, this media outlet wouldn't publish them. Food for thought
-3 ( +9 / -12 )
"I am pro-choice and decided not to have Tizer because of my own personal medical history. As there is talk of vaccine escape, boosters and the vaccines are reportedly only 60% effective. Plus the fact I feel I have already had sars2, so my natural immune system will be better next time around my hesitency has increased.
I will accept if I get very ill and die that is my own fault. I will accept if the loonies decide you can only travel if you are jabbed I will all accept I am stuck in Japan. That is my choice and I can always change my mind when and if things change. I will not accept that by not having the vaccine I am putting anyone else at risk"
4 ( +5 / -1 )
"Those who got sick or the families of those died from this contaminated vaccine should be compensated from Moderna big time for this." All the jab-makers have legal immunity. Good luck...
"Does the labeling of those with concerns about the safety of these vaccines as "anti vaxxers" make you feel better about your non-negotiable decision to have taken it?"
Exactly. I am not anti-jab, just too many uncertainties at the moment, (this article among them) which are staying my hand.
4 ( +5 / -1 )
Oh and food for thought on the vaccine roll out https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/6/nearly-35-percent-of-uk-delta-hospitalisations-fully-vaccinated?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook
-4 ( +1 / -5 )
“Not understanding this after a year and half of pandemic is…concerning”
Still believing everything the media says after a year and a half of hysteria is…concerning.
-3 ( +3 / -6 )
Fantastic to see. Coercion of any kind to take the jab must end.
-2 ( +7 / -9 )
"How did you come to this flabbergasting conclusion? The actual answer is right there in the article:"
And you're taking it at face value I see. Yes, anything that would lead to a return to normalcy, apparently, is driving up the numbers.
0 ( +2 / -2 )