First , Japan must make its own study to make sure if with Japanese people, the vaccine efficiency decreases with time and a third dose is necessary. Japan can not rely only on what makers say and foreign studies show.
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As Japan will teach soon the 70% vaccinated, hope the government will take example. No need for vaccine passeport and restrictions
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Nearly one million do die every year in Japan. For sure, some will naturally pass away, after the vaccine injection with no relationship.
But when three young guys do die just after, it is questionable. I am quite sure it is because of the vaccine but at that time, nobody can and want to admit it. It is not the time to face those responsibilities in the middle of the vaccination campaign. The truth will be know in 5-10-20 years maybe, after lengthy trials, when all that covid will be behind us and government ready to take responsibilities
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Glad I went back to Europe this summer !
The article does not mention it should apply only to non vaccinated people
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theResidentToday 12:24 pm JST
@didiou - Its actually probably more than 50% as those under 12 are not eligible.
You are right.
Also - I am not referring to the non vaxxed as anti-vax
As for Japan, there is not any anti-vax movement. Just people are keeping quiet as often here.
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theResidentToday 11:39 am JST
62,000,000 million people fully vaccinated as of September 7th. That now puts the anti vaxxers officially in the minority. We are well on track for the plans above and not have to return to measures after.
62,000,000 is less than 50% of the population, around 49%
I am vaccinated, but not for covid yet, and I am not an anti vaxxer. Please refrain to mix both, and to always refer to non vaccinated as anti vaxxer.
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The word anti-vax has no meaning and should be banned, as if it was only pro and anti.
All people in the world have been vaccinated in their life. People just want a safe vaccine and the right to decide. The covid vaccine is not compulsory. Let people with their choices
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If these get implemented I can't wait for the superspreader events at vacced only venues to happen.
It happened in nightclubs in Europe
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I can do a lot of things now that will be banned next year if I do not vaccinate. It is called discrimination.
Moreover, I had the yellow fever, meningitis, hepatitis B, tetanus vaccine, etc etc, Much more then the average Taro...... Does it count ?
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Does it mean than with negative PCR, the quarantine will still be needed ?
Vaccines are not a guarantee, PCR results are.
They recommend combined proof of COVID-19 vaccination and negative test results for those wishing to, travel across prefectures
No proof, no way to go across a prefecture. This will never be implemented. It will be for trains and planes, as done in France right now.
Japan is just copying what’s done in Europe
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One of my university friend was competing in fencing. It was not broadcast.. Could not see him
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he is chairman of a group of hospitals receiving covid patients, but many beds are free while the hospitals get susidies, over 70000 yens a day per bed.
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I am not a Koizumi fan neither, but Japan needs a young man in power, that has new ideas and is less part of clans and old political thinking. All other candidates will all be depending on relationships within the party and lack independence
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As the Paralympics are widely broadcast here, I am quite sure awareness is on the rise
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acting like there are no disabled people in Japan.
I do not think so.
Of course, if there isn’t any disabled person around, that’s the feeling they or you might have
For a long time, Japan has built facilities to provide an easy access to disabled people. Well in advance of many other countries. Many of the main world cities can not even provide an access to the subway for wheelchairs
many see the disability and not not the athlete
personally, I see both and see real athletes
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Over 1000 died in Japan after vaccination.
Investigations did not result in any causal relationship.
But hard to believe not even one death is vaccine related. Government and pharmaceutical companies will not take responsibilities. We will know the truth in a few years, when class action could be taken
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Decrease that budget and put money on covid beds and more material, oxygen supply
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Categories will never be fair, whatever they are trying to do. But that's the same for basket-ball or other sports, if your are small, it is difficult to be competitive. So why no having different categories in basket-ball, below 180cm, 180cm-200cm, and over 200cm. That would be fair, no ?
Moreover, what do you want guys. No Paralympics ?
Do you think they would prefer to stay home rather than joining the games ?
I am sure those athletes are all happy to be here, rather than being stuck in an office.
And these games are good to show differences and what people with disabilities can achieve. These athletes have more strength and courage than most of us.
Criticizing will not make things getting better.
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It an outdoor event. There is natural air ventilation. Politics should focus on vaccination and increasing covid beds.
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vanityofvanitiesToday 08:25 am JST
NHK broadcasts Paralympics all day long. I do not watch it. It is too much fanfare.
Fanfare for the Japanese athletes ?
Good to NHK to broadcast this and show the non disabled what people are capable of and the courage these athletes have. I admire their courage and spirit, moreover as they all have behind this a painful time and painful stories, that people like me can certainly not deeply understand.
And I am sure they do no spent their days in a useless way, commenting on forums about the fanfare
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Deaths might not be related to the vaccine, but is has already been over 1000 deaths in Japan after vaccination.
Investigations are done but none of the deaths can be correlated with the jab. I can not believe than not even one death is vaccine related. Government and vaccine companies do not want to take responsibility
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There may be a large number of potentially infected people who have not been tested,
For sure. Otherwise, we will have zero infected in a day.
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That’s a big drop
There are plenty of people that need jobs here in Japan but aren't getting any because of the cheap labor from overseas
And locals do not want to do that jobs, because they have high expectations
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At first, Japan’s policy was also to put everyone in hospitals, and this was also a non sense. Now, what’s the balance when too many infected ?
yesterday, an article was mentioning the health system collapse in Osaka. However, according to NHK data, the hospitals bed occupancy for covid patients, severe and mid symptoms, is around 25 %, far from collapsing, Who to believe?
only Okinawa and Tokyo have an occupancy rate over 50 %
in Japan, hospitals collapse just refers to hospitals treating covid patients, not all the others.
but it is a shame many will not accept patients
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asymptomatic people continue to socialize and act as if they don't have the virus, because they don't know they do.
If you do not have any symptoms, the chance you get the virus is nearly zero, especially if nobody around you hasn’t any symptoms and you haven’t been in any risky situation
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We are heading to a strange and crazy society where this vaccine looks like gold for many and non vaccinated are gonna get demonized.
But this vaccine does not prevent transmission and infection at all.
At the moment, lockdowns and vaccines have not stopped anything. The more we do, the more infections there are.
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We are reaching the peak, as testing capacities are at the limit.
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They were under stress to go back to a lockdown life in Australia
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So of the 710 medals to date 567 were given to just 20 countries out if 200 countries participating.
We could have just had 30 countries show up and not much would have changed
you are right, but it has always been like that.
Sports development is linked to financial power and the size of the population.
The richer a country, the more it tends to have leisures and the time for sports. And with a decent population, find the powerful athletes.
Swimming, running can be done everywhere, but a country will still need the infrastructure, and some money for the athletes to develop and train.
A rich but small country will never make it.
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Claims have always been rejected with that eugenic law. Such a shame !
How such an inhuman law was accepted, only abolished in 1996
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