“I cannot say I liked the guy, but he deserved better than to be shot in the back.”
My thoughts exactly
8 ( +8 / -0 )
"It's almost like he has different opinions on totally different situations."
Back in 2020, he was regularly posting to "stay home".
That aside, when you have Macron and Trudeau, two of the worst despots in the west criticising Russia for infringing on Ukrainian liberties, you have cause for concern.
-16 ( +1 / -17 )
"It's not just about schools, everything in Japan is complicated to the point of suffocation. Simple things become daunting because of the long lists of rules they attach to them."
10 ( +10 / -0 )
"No, of course not, why would I waste time reading something". I rest my case.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
"Wait, you don't think all people think uniformly with no variety do you? Are you trying to claim that ALL people are wearing them out of fear rather than any actual use?"
Did you read the article? I'm lucky it's still up. There are plenty of studies countering the narrative, but unfortunately are suppressed by Google and the fact-checkers of social media.
"Really? I haven't ever seen any credible scientists saying that. I suspect you got duped by some shifty sources" Ah, the ones "fact-checked". The same fact-checkers with pharma-sponsorship.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
"'Stop this war': Arnold Schwarzenegger to Putin".
I am no fan of Putin, or his decision to invade the Ukraine. However, many of those supporting Ukraine are those - including Arnie - who supported lockdowns, loss of civil liberties, and "stay-home" policies. That in itself is a bit of a worry
-17 ( +4 / -21 )
"Are you trying to imply that this invalidates the wearing of masks as a good idea?"
It indicates that people are wearing them out of fear, rather than any actual use.
Then there's the obvious rebreathing of ones own CO2 throughout the day, oxygen reduction to the brain, etc. Many countries have now rightly - ditched them. I myself wear one as little as possible now
0 ( +2 / -2 )
"So where's the data?"
Does the CDC work for you?
On the other hand, obesity in Vietnam rounds out at around 2.1 percent.
-9 ( +3 / -12 )
"They know more than you, so 'Yep'"
Last I checked, many health ministers of various countries don't have a medical background so..."yep".
-6 ( +4 / -10 )
"Tourists must be vaccinated and test negative for the virus before leaving their home country and again after arriving in New Zealand."
There you go - enforced medical apartheid.
"Great, i like that. If you won't get vaccinated, stay home and fester. The rest of us can get on with enjoying life." Newsflash, the jab doesn't stop you getting or spreading the virus. Getting vaccinated as a method of eliminating Covid is thus irrelevant.
-2 ( +0 / -2 )
"Officials attribute that to the high vaccination rate, with 98 percent of adults fully inoculated according to the health ministry."
Nope. but rather the lack of underlying co-morbities, and good health of the population.
Still, good news - jabbed or unjabbed, same treatment.
-8 ( +5 / -13 )
There was a failed attempt to suppress the release of Pfizer's drug trials. Surely this information should be freely available to the public?
Hardly inspires confidence in anything this company has to offer.
-3 ( +3 / -6 )
"Kishida asked for people to continue to wear face masks, adding it is difficult to decree when masks would no longer be necessary as they were deemed fundamental in the fight against the pandemic."
In most states in Australia, and largely in the UK, they have now been ditched. Time for Japan to get with the times.
0 ( +2 / -2 )
"next step-take face masks off."
Agreed, and burn them
1 ( +2 / -1 )
Cuts right to the point re "masks". Sort of confirms what I knew from the beginning.
"“In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.”
0 ( +1 / -1 )
“Finally, some steps to prevent this madness. However, I think they should do a bag check when you enter the metro station.”
Too time consuming. It won’t just be cases of train delays, but also due to bag checks.
Mire personnel will be needed. You might as well deploy more security on trains.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
If you live in a country and pay taxes, you are entitled to medical care. Period.
0 ( +11 / -11 )
"The conditions may include requiring spectators to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, the sources said."
The discrimination begins...
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
"However, for now, it looks like we are stuck with boosters for better or worse."
Until a more permanent solution is found, I'm good.
-3 ( +6 / -9 )
"Fully vaccinated means two shots."
For Israel, it now means three.
1 ( +8 / -7 )
"My 3rd shot will be in April, I will definitely be getting it!"
And your fourth, fifth, infinitum...
"Tetanus. Cholera. Zika." An issue for third world countries, but not first world as much.
0 ( +7 / -7 )
"Or maybe they'll be able to invent a vaccine that lasts permanently like the polio or smallpox vaccine. It may be one covid jab and you're good for life."
If that eventuates, I'll be more likely to take it. Rather than jabs I'm required to take every 6 months - with health effects unknown.
0 ( +6 / -6 )
“Yes, I'm hearing about a new strain of Delta called Delta Plus. Fingers crossed”
Indeed. Alpha, bravo, Charlie and Foxtrot strains are yet to arrive
-2 ( +4 / -6 )
"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 )