“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 )
"Vaccine shortages, vaccine deniers and irresponsible behavior are driving up the numbers."
Being skeptical of rushed MRNA modifiers is natural. To be honest I fear them more than the actual virus. But at this point, the vax-skeptics and proponents are so entrenched in their positions, there will likely be no room for compromise.
"covid-19 (605,000 deaths)?" Of? With? Underlying conditions? Almost all those who - unfortunately died of/with Covid have either been the elderly or those with compromised immune systems. Deaths from other illnesses/causes are no longer considered important it seems. This is what is scary and what should worry people.
-2 ( +2 / -4 )
"Why is that?"
Cases are more important than actual deaths, to keep ramping up the fear. If it were otherwise, they'd have counted flu deaths in the past.
-4 ( +3 / -7 )
"Anybody with half a brain knows that the rise in infections has to do with people who refuse to get vaccinated"
This would be based on the premise that PCR tests are reliable, despite so many false-negatives and positives. I don't consider them as such, and therefore I strongly doubt these "rising numbers".
I'm also concerned about the number of people who have died after the jab.
-5 ( +2 / -7 )
"At the moment the compensation is horribly insufficient, which makes the whole thing appear more like a taunt to enrage the people."
Agreed, along with pushing for masks while at the bar.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
"Duh! So get the police to go to violating restaurants, order them shut, and if they refuse then hit them with fines, arrests or criminal charges."
If they were really serious, they would increase the number of trains, limit the number of passengers on-board at one time, and enforce teleworking. This targeting of bars and restaurants is absurd.
4 ( +6 / -2 )
" if people don’t wanna get a shot, then they don’t and people that want to take it they take it. Respect everyone. It’s a choice."
Agreed - mandatory-jabbing is against the Nuremburg Laws.
-3 ( +2 / -5 )
"Anti-vax hysteria is a real problem."
I agree - some people have taken it too far. However, it takes 10 years to safely develop a jab. The current MRNA-modifiers were developed in less than a year, skipping various trials. The world's planet is essentially all being prodded/urged into being drug-trial participants, this much is fact. The jabs are in trial phase until 2023.
Sure, many people have gotten their jabs and not suffered much. It's what will happen in winter (or not happen) to the already-jabbed that will be the key to whether I take one - or not. Until then, my body, my choice.
-4 ( +3 / -7 )
“So stop worrying about it and just get back to living a normal life.”
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
Here comes another alcohol ban. Pointless and stupid
0 ( +1 / -1 )
“They're still much less likely than unvaccinated people to get sick.”
Everyone I know who's had a flu jab has since caught the flu. I’ve never had a jab and haven’t had the flu for 12 years.
And there are those who’ve had Covid jabs and gotten Covid.
Not buying it
-6 ( +4 / -10 )
“You may be fine with letting people die and business go bankrupt because the transmission on the general population is not stoppe”
No, I’m not. But I am against deaths caused by side effects from vaccines still in trial phase.
Bankrupting businesses is a product of lockdowns and excessive measures taken, against a virus that has been blown way out of proportion by the media.
Yes. People die from a variety of ailments and diseases out there - which are all being put aside for a virus that is little more dangerous than the flu.
I am against destroying businesses and sparking suicide due to lockdowns. But if causing more deaths to to vaccine side effects is the alternative, I say wait till the vaccines are safer.
0 ( +2 / -2 )
But all the players are vaccinated, so why the seclusion?
0 ( +0 / -0 )
“They are not "vaccines", they are "emergency vaccines" and should only be used on very elderly or high risk groups.”
Exactly and in trial phase until 2023.
-11 ( +2 / -13 )
“The demand for the vaccine in Japan is VERY low.”
Thank goodness for that. There may be some hope after all
-12 ( +2 / -14 )
It was never needed for the flu, a mutating virus, and it shouldn’t be needed now.
vaccinate those who wish to take the vax and let’s be done.
-1 ( +2 / -3 )
And all too many enjoy being locked down
-6 ( +7 / -13 )
“You can spout your economy doing great to all the many businesses suddenly closed for a week (or longer ) still recovering after massive losses last year. I am not sure they are so enthused as you who like many loses nothing.”
-2 ( +5 / -7 )
“You'd think human beings (i.e. politicians and medical experts) would understand that you can never get rid of a virus by locking people in their homes. And to shut down the world economy, which hasn't been done before in 6000 years of recorded history, would make intelligent people question said lockdowns for ulterior motives (i.e. Marxism and the Green New Deal).”
Precisely. The Barrington Declaration needs to be implemented.
-2 ( +4 / -6 )
"but on the other hand, as long as there are people who cannot and/or will not get vaccinated, the virus will continue to spread and eventually there will be variants"
It's a virus, of course it's going to mutate. Why were vaccines never made mandatory for the flu, but they are all but for Covid? News flash, there are already variants.
Pfizer, Astra Zenaca...all have a history of lawsuits and yet have legal immunity. I'm going to wait for a bit
-5 ( +2 / -7 )
"So is it not more safe to continue to wear a mask?"
But that's the whole carrot and stick approach of the vax campaign. Take the rushed vax (the manufacturers have legal immunity) and you can have your life back. Oh and no guarantees re getting/ spreading the virus after you do.
But wait..there's booster shots. (Cynical wink). Kind of curious why flu vaccines, which tend to be more reputably made - were never made mandatory.
-2 ( +3 / -5 )
Let me get this right. If we take a rushed vaccine (all manufacturers of them have a history of lawsuits) we can get our lives back. How generous...
Oh and I forgot...all manufacturers have immunity from prosecution. I'm going to wait a bit, methinks.
"Regular exposure to various pathogens helps keep your immune system active, so constant mask wearing can't be a good thing."
Precisely. But you're preaching to the wrong crowd here. I for my part ditch my mask whenever possible.
-4 ( +4 / -8 )
The definition of insanity - doing the same thing and expecting different results.
2 ( +2 / -0 )
“Gov't to decide Friday on extending state of emergency”
They've already all but said they’ll do it, just get it over with. Shame I won’t get to celebrate my birthday properly though
1 ( +1 / -0 )
“U.S. warns its citizens against travel to Japan due to COVID surge
-Osaka hospitals buckle under COVID-19 onslaught
-Japan plans to extend COVID-19 state of emergency beyond May 31”
Media hysteria. The truth is always somewhere in the middle
-5 ( +4 / -9 )