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Posted in: Japan to suspend Go To Travel campaign for whole country from Dec 28-Jan 11 See in context

After that, we will have a vaccine ready!

Not for a couple of months after that, and its effects won't become evident in the population as a whole right away, especially as this evening NHK news reported that in a survey only 50% responded that they intend to get vaccinated.

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Posted in: Japan struggles to cope with surge in virus infections See in context

@human among robots Today 12:17 pm JST

I have not seen a report for deaths since the current ‘wave’ began

The link I gave you a few minutes ago was just for Tokyo. Here's one for the whole of Japan (it's the second graph down):

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/special/coronavirus/data-all/

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Posted in: Japan struggles to cope with surge in virus infections See in context

@human among robots Today 12:17 pm JST

I have not seen a report for deaths since the current ‘wave’ began

Here's one "official" source, though it's always several days behind the current date:

https://www.fukushihoken.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/iryo/kansen/shibou.html

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on reservation basis See in context

@virusrex Today 12:33 pm JST

Fair enough, as long as there is someone on site trained to deal with such reactions and with the necessary equipment. (I don't know about Japan as I've never been vaccinated here, but in the UK vaccinations are usually performed by nurses, though they do have to have been trained in anaphylaxis management.)

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Posted in: Japan to begin COVID-19 vaccinations on reservation basis See in context

Because two health workers in the UK had anaphylactoid reactions after receiving the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine, the UK's medical regulatory agency has said that the vaccination should only be given in facilities that have the necessary resuscitation equipment on the premises. Are "gymnasiums, event venues and shopping malls" going to be provided with such equipment when they start vaccinations here?

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Posted in: Japan eyes limited resumption of inbound tourism from spring: report See in context

They would travel only by hired coach and would be separated from other customers at their hotel and sightseeing destinations

Here, "separated" should read "protected".

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Posted in: Trump assails vote integrity while urging turnout in Georgia See in context

To be a statesman is to concede this election result.

Quite so, but who would ever utter the words "Trump" and "statesman" in the same breath.

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Posted in: Japan's 1st person freed from death row dies at 95 See in context

Ghosn was almost 100% guilty

He is wanted by Interpol. He is wanted in Holland. He is wanted in France. He is wanted in Japan.

And your second statement proves your first, does it? Give us a break.

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Posted in: Japan's 1st person freed from death row dies at 95 See in context

Not only was he coerced into a confession by a team of investigators who interrogated him for hours on end, but in court key evidence supporting his alibi was ignored and false witness testimony was used to put him away.

And people blame Ghosn for fleeing this barbaric system?

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Posted in: Tokyo tourism sector worried as elderly asked not to use travel scheme See in context

Workers at tourist spots in Tokyo voiced concern Saturday about the negative impact on their businesses of the government's request for elderly people and those with health issues not to use Japan's domestic travel subsidy campaign

So, they'd prefer them to go and buy a trinket at their stall and end up on a ventilator.

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Posted in: Suga tells U.N. Olympics will serve as proof humanity has defeated pandemic See in context

the unmentionable effect of implanting Chimpanzees mRNA in human cells

Don't worry, it won't turn us into chimpanzees.

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Posted in: Suga tells U.N. Olympics will serve as proof humanity has defeated pandemic See in context

Japan stands ready to cooperate in the review and reform process of the World Health Organization

Look around. What on Earth has Japan got to contribute?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 533 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,518 See in context

Great news! In recent days the number of infected people hospitalized with severe symptoms in Tokyo has steadily gone down.

But how many have been removed from the critical list because they died?

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Posted in: Gov't to extend travel subsidy program until around June See in context

The government had been notified of 202 coronavirus infection cases among Go To Travel users as of Nov 26.

And how many people did those cases infect at either end?

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Posted in: U.S. expects 100 million people to be vaccinated by February See in context

Yikes! I don’t recommend injecting untested vaccines into your body without at the very least finding out what’s in them first.

Would you understand it if you were told? Do you understand what's in the other medicines you take, right down to the molecular structure?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 500 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,434 See in context

So, it means that it will not be really efficient and would only reduce your chances to catch it initially but would probably be useless after a few months.

That is unknown.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 500 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,434 See in context

garth,

Then until you get your adequate antibodies, you should stay away from everyone, including the vaccinated:

I agree.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 500 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,434 See in context

garth

i don't get you. if you get vaccine then you have nothing to fear right.

I want them to keep well away from me until I've had the chance to get the vaccine and for it to kick in. Two shots several weeks apart, then another couple of weeks until adequate antibody production.

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Posted in: Japan to allow 'large-scale' overseas visitor numbers for 2020 Olympics: report See in context

Japan aims to allow "large-scale" numbers of overseas visitors to attend next year's Tokyo Olympics without mandatory vaccinations

But Japanese spectators won't need to have been vaccinated???

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 500 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,434 See in context

I am a pro Vaxer, so as soon as it is available, I want to take it.

Me too.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 500 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,434 See in context

And for all those that are anti vaccine its simple just don't take it but please keep your opinion to yourself.

And I want such people to keep well away from me.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 500 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,434 See in context

Everyone is waiting for the vaccine, but more and more people are getting suspicious if the vaccine is safe.

https://japantoday.com/category/world/red-cross-chief-urges-vaccine-'fake-news'-fight

https://qz.com/1928206/the-countries-most-willing-to-take-a-covid-19-vaccine/

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 418 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,052 See in context

Do they actually think that Japanese people are that simple that they can't see the trend being played out day after day?

Unfortunately the Japanese media rarely report the number of tests carried out.

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Posted in: Call for shorter hours at Tokyo restaurants, bars takes effect See in context

Surprised to see a significant number of downvotes for Elvis_is_here's comment about the importance of masks (and social distancing). I thought the debate about that was over, but it seems there are still a lot of ignorant, irresponsible people out there. No wonder Western countries are in such a mess.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 401 new coronavirus cases See in context

most of them 80+ - around the average life expectancy

So it doesn't matter if they die? Even though many of them might otherwise have had a few good years still in front of them?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 401 new coronavirus cases See in context

Only those with symptoms are tested

Close contacts are also tested, though the rules for being defined as a close contact seem to be very stringent.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 401 new coronavirus cases See in context

it is with a warm smile and happiness i am glad the situation here is not as bad as overseas

NipponGlory with his usual waffle. What do you mean by "overseas"? Japan is one of the worst performers in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Posted in: Travel campaign suspension details to be unveiled in a few days See in context

@rober maes - @robert maes Sorry.

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Posted in: Travel campaign suspension details to be unveiled in a few days See in context

@rober maes @Zoroto

They've made a decision to make a decision (!)

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 391 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,165 See in context

Sadly, but all too predictably, there have been quite a few quite heavily upvoted comments on Yahoo JP in recent days saying that the recent surge is due to the government allowing more foreigners in again. One guy even demanded that the government release the nationalities of all infected people!

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