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Posted in: Japan looks to expand COVID quasi-emergency to Tokyo, 10 other prefectures See in context

But probably better than the vaccine.

Because the vaccine doesn't look like a big help to prevent Covid...

LOL. Oh , please. This is becoming piteous; the just-isn't-fair broken record. You really don't believe that comment and should refrain from spreading false-facts.

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Posted in: Japan marks 2 years since first COVID-19 case confirmed See in context

Have a look around yourself Zaphod for the information you require. There are plenty of sources. I think that me citing anything would be unproductive.

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Posted in: Japan marks 2 years since first COVID-19 case confirmed See in context

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated are getting infected so it's not possible to generalize.

its not my generalisation, the stats say the main ICU patients are unjabbed.

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Posted in: Japan marks 2 years since first COVID-19 case confirmed See in context

If other countries are to go by, Omicron will plateau out in over a month.

Because of increased immunity, Corona has now become a sickness of the unvaccinated; the group greatest at risk who occupy most of the hospital beds in ICUs

Credible sources are quietly saying the beginning of the end has possibly begun in developed countries. One sources has suggested this autumn might be normal (what ever that may be).

Efforts need to be stepped up to get vaccs to people who want them in developing countries.

The above is my opinion and not meant to offend anyone.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,172 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 25,483 See in context

Over by Easter going by what's happening everywhere else. Just in time for a hot cross bun!

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Posted in: When am I contagious if infected with Omicron? See in context

Hang in there!

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Posted in: Expect more worrisome variants after Omicron, scientists say See in context

To curb the emergence of variants, scientists stress continuing with public health measures such as masking and getting vaccinated

a good reason to get fully jab. No?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,561 news coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 25,744 See in context

We are in a much better place than we were a year ago. I think that is down to increased immunity. Vaccines have played a significant role in that IMHO. I don't recall anyone saying vaccines would be the be all and end all of this pandemic, but being a significant factor.

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Posted in: Pfizer seeks approval for oral COVID-19 pill in Japan See in context

It's just a question that immediately crossed my mind. Honestly, I really want to know how others feel. I initially described the question as a thought experiment but edited it for conciseness. I apologise if it's directness has offended anyone.

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Posted in: Pfizer seeks approval for oral COVID-19 pill in Japan See in context

Would an antivaxxer who theoretically caught corona (I sincerely hope this would never happen) refuse such medicine? Would the "my body, my whatever" still apply? Curious to know.

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Posted in: Tokyo's COVID alert at 2nd-highest level as capital reports 3,124 new cases See in context

Vaccines are keeping people out of hospitals!!!! I think the unvaccinated camp are starting to realise this!!

The “overwhelming majority” of people admitted to hospitals are unjabbed, he added.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/01/13/world/who-omicron-unvaccinated/

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Posted in: Tokyo's COVID alert at 2nd-highest level as capital reports 3,124 new cases See in context

Get vaccinated.

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Posted in: Tokyo's COVID alert at 2nd-highest level as capital reports 3,124 new cases See in context

Omicron is more transmittable. Unvaccinated are more likely to end up in hospital. It would be foolish to not get vaccinated.

The WHO said the global surge in cases was being driven by omicron, which is more transmissible than the previously dominant delta variant.

(omicron) remains a dangerous virus — particularly for those who are unvaccinated,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference.

The “overwhelming majority” of people admitted to hospitals are unjabbed, he added.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/01/13/world/who-omicron-unvaccinated/

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Posted in: Tokyo's COVID alert at 2nd-highest level as capital reports 3,124 new cases See in context

Coz people ain't getting vaccinations.

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Posted in: Japanese parents weigh pros, cons of having their children vaccinated See in context

To vax or not to vax, that is a no-brainer...

When can we get the booster?

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Posted in: If you were to bury a time capsule to be opened 100 years from now, what items would you put in it that would give whoever found it in 2122 some idea of what life was like in 2022? See in context

A copy of "Don't look up" starting Leonardo and Jennifer. Sums up the modern age very well.

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Posted in: Authorities urge elderly people to be careful when eating 'mochi See in context

•Don't gulp your ozoni

•wear a mask

•get vaccinated

•get the booster

That all makes perfect sense, considering the dangers. Happy New Year!

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Posted in: Letters from Japan: ‘What’s wrong with a traditional New Year’s?’ See in context

Chill, girl - no one under 50 stays home and watches Kohaku.

eeeh, yes they do... (`_´)ゞ

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 76 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 501 See in context

To be expected as the colder weather has come and all the crowds out at Christmas in the capital.

Right, and don't forget those who don't wear masks in an office setting.

Keep those masks up people.

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Posted in: Omicron spreads global gloom over New Year's celebrations See in context

Not all doom and gloom. You'all might wanna read this...,

Scientists are cautiously optimistic that the variant may be a sign the virus is losing its power, despite the high infection figures

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/26/omicron-bleak-new-year-or-beginning-of-the-end-for-the-pandemic

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Posted in: Season's greetings See in context

Merry Christmas everyone. Thank You JT and the moderators for your services. Let's hope '22 is the best!!

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Posted in: Musashino city in Tokyo rejects proposal for foreigners to vote in referendums See in context

This affects me directly and I was getting excited about being able to vote and have a say in the place I have lived for most of my adult life. BUT if it is not wanted, so be it. I take the decision as a gauge of the national oyagi mood. Opposition to such voting rights granted to us outsiders could be used as political leverage for all sorts of nasty anti-foreign t@rds. Unfortunately, it seems nationalism is the new thing, something my generation was educated to be wary of. To boot, I also know a lot of gaijin who I would not trust to do the honourable thing because they have that gaijin chip on their shoulder. Downvote me if you agree!!!

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Posted in: What is the most unusual Christmas present you have ever received? See in context

Last year, one of my coworkers was conducting business with no mask on. I protested and a negative atmosphere descended on the office. I went for a walk to let them talk about me to clear the air (pun intended) and on my return, guess what? All the windows and doors in my vicinity where wide open! Best passive-aggressive Christmas present I have ever received! Ho ho ho...

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Posted in: Japan to speed up booster shots See in context

Raw beer wrote at 9:13 am

But Omicron produces very mild or no symptoms, comparable to what people typically get after vaccination

if you read the article carefully it says the probable reason why the Omicron is possibly milder is BECAUSE OF VACCINES and prior exposure.

(But I suspect you don't want to know that).

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Posted in: Japan to speed up booster shots See in context

Good to see there is some action and no pretending things aren't happening, like this time last year.

In case you still have antivax or hesitance syndrome, this is being reported elsewhere...

Vaccines and high levels of prior exposure to coronavirus in South Africa appear to be protecting against the more severe symptoms seen in the previous three waves of the pandemic, according to the country’s health minister.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/17/south-africa-says-vaccines-and-natural-immunity-are-limiting-latest-covid-wave

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Posted in: Japan's greenhouse gas emissions hit record low in FY2020 See in context

Yeah right. Don't believe that for one minute. Data shuffled to paint the required picture. Turn off the coal power stations for starters.

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Posted in: A fan's notes on Peter Jackson's Beatles documentary See in context

George's contribution to the Beatles overall discography is excellent, the best being "Its all too much". Who can resist the the soundscape he creates?

He brought Asian music to popular music too, introducing new sounds and ways of thinking. A genius in his own right. A Beatle who deserves a Beatles compilation of his own!

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Posted in: Model Nana Suzuki declared ‘The Best Gyozanist 2021’ See in context

gyoza (Japanese pot stickers) 

what? Since when has gyoza been called that? Chinese friend dumplings is the correct name.

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Posted in: New Omicron variant stokes world fears; triggers travel bans See in context

This seems to be the latest drop on the Omicron. Please down vote if you approve!!!

The hunt for coronavirus variants: how the new one was found and what we know so far

https://theconversation.com/the-hunt-for-coronavirus-variants-how-the-new-one-was-found-and-what-we-know-so-far-172692

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Posted in: Times Square is back open on New Year's Eve — with vax proof See in context

What about the 34 million Americans who took 1 dose but for whatever reason declined the 2nd?

They could get the second dose and then be fully vaccinated until it's time for the third dose. Is that not staying the obvious?

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