Because my physician advised I take the maximum precautions and wait for the Shionogi vaccine or another vaccine based upon well-established and safe technology (i.e. protein subunit vaccine). That's why.
Well, it's interesting advice since that will be well into 2022. The science behind mRNA is decades in the making. Just sayin'.
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Don't get me wrong. I'm all for vaccination, but against mRNA vaccines.
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If a 16 year old in an Izakaya is going to ask to see proof, then I want to see proof from every single worker in the restaurant.
Good luck with that.
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Why can't the vax passport proponents just live and let live? Why do you have to force your ideology - that's what it is - on everyone else?
Force? Nobody is forcing you. You have a right to choose whether to get the vaccine and businesses have a right to choose whether they serve unvaccinated. That's the funny thing about rights, they go both ways. And btw vaccine mandates are not a 21st century innovation.
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Some people on here really seem to think all Afgans are terrorists, that is pretty messed up.
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Because as it's already been pointed out - you can still get and transmit the virus after being jabbed. The logical thing to do at this point would be to build up natural immunity and live with the virus.
No, that is not logical. Vaccines do work, the number of hospitalizations and ICU patients is majority unvaxxed. Waiting for herd immunity is a ridiculous notion that will likely cause health care collapse before it happens
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Legalised discrimination? No thanks
Vaccinations have been a requirement in many, many instances around the world for years, why is it discrimination now?
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I think at this point, they should just open things up for everyone, no restrictions. Back to normal should be the new normal. Hospitals should adjust to dealing with more Covid-19 patients. That can be their "new normal".
Not until that vaccine passport is launched domestically.
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Japan has managed to convince vaccine passport holders to be exempted from quarantine in 34 regions and countries.
Hopefully they can convince themselves and include Japan in the list soon
This is what I don't get. Can someone please explain this double standard to me?
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Is Japan intentionally trying to kill their tourism industry? Let the double vaxxed in with a test already,
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Assuming that is true, that still only leaves it as a question of individual risk. So the vaccine protects you from getting to the ICU. Good, so take it. But you can still catch and pass on the virus (especially since the vaccine is leaky and virus is mutating), so stop the authoritarian drive for force everyone to get the mRNA shot.
It is true. Nobody is advocating forced vaccination that I am aware of. There is nothing authoritarian about proof of vaccine. In fact, you never had any right to enter a private business. However, your right to not be vaccinated comes with consequences. And as for 'leaky', the vaccine is proving effective. Rather than conjecture and feelings, I suggest look at real numbers; ICU and hospitalizations, along with percentages of vaxxed/unvaxxed.
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So much wrong here. Firstly, we now know that vaccinated can get and spread the virus just like the unvaccinated, so the whole point about vaccination is now reduced to lessing symptoms for the individual; the vaccination makes no difference for society.
Secondly, why do assume that the 42% unvaxxed had no exposure to the virus? What about natural immunity? You can safely assume that a lot of the unvaccinated by now had exposure to the virus, and natural immunity is both better and longer-lasting than any vaccination.
I comfortable in predicting that a) the virus will hang around, just like influenza, and b) the death rates will go go down, as natural immunity increases and the virus becomes less lethal.
There are plenty of examples I can give you but l will use Alberta Canada. Something like half the eligible population vaccinated and then opened right up. Weeks later, ICUs full of mostly unvaccinated people and local government now seeking aid from the federal government to airlift people out of the province. You are dead wrong when you claim that vaccines make no difference for society. Hundreds of surgeries have been cancelled due to COVID-19 pressures in Alberta.
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The Japanese government is still paying people NOT to work. My staff are loving it, they get one or two days off a week covered by the government and they are out working second jobs for cash. Absolute worst policy. They have absolutely no desire or reason to improve sales because they are making more money now. No wonder savings are up, but they had better save because their kids will be paying off all this debt someday through higher and higher taxes.
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This will largely depend on how high the vaccination rate gets. Japan could look at several real world examples of varying vaccination rates and see the consequences of opening up. There may be a large number of vaccine hesitant people in Japan and it will take some effort to convince these people to get vaccinated.
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Keep up the good work Japan! You will be passing the USA in % of population fully vaccinated soon.
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If you don’t know what the substance is, you cannot call it a contaminant.
I agree with you. If this white material was in fact an ingredient used in the manufacture of the vaccine, can it be called a contaminant? Immediately calling it a contaminant without and analysis only creates vaccine hesitancy.
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Obviously the Japanese are scrutinizing the foreign-made vaccines and trying to find faults. This is not unlike any other product imported to Japan.
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Public institutions must be open to all citizens. That's THE LAW.
Public or private, that's irrelevant. Sooner or later the vaccine will be required to do most things outside your home that occur indoors or in crowed places. That will either be mandated by gov't or private companies or both. But you need not be fearful, nobody will force you to get any shot.
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Ugh, more lock downs, don't want to even imagine it. Why can't they seem to get people vaccinated there?
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He is not allowed to drink, to get a tatoo, to drive or to vote, and yet he is allowed to make a possible life-altering decision. That makes sense to you?
Equating getting a vaccine to drinking alcohol or getting a tattoo? Absurd. Let's hope the Delta variant doesn't get to Japan, you do know it's primarily infecting 12 to 20 year olds?
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For those of you still wondering why a small town might be vaccinating all age groups first, It was the same in Canada, small remote communities get priority as they lack medical facilities and may have older demographics.
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@Doc Have to agree with virusrex, nobody is forcing anyone to get a jab. These ignorant people are trying to take the option away. And BTW, my son in Canada is 13 and was vaccinated last week, it was HIS choice. Why would another adult even try to take his right to protect himself and others away when the vaccine as been approved by authorities? It's ridiculous.
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@Hello Kitty 321
Was not unique to Japan or Japanese. Was banned all over the world. Perhaps first detected in Japan though.
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This just sows unnecessary doubt amongst Japanese. Who knows how long it will set back Japan's recovery. I heard the other day someone say they are waiting for a Japanese vaccine. Meanwhile other G7 countries are open or opening already.
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Why the bars and eateries limitation? As if that industry is the only one being hit.
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Truly unbelievable; that people would even want to get an a boat with 700 other unvaccinated people,
that the cruise ship company would put their customers and staff at risk, that he government allowed it. Japan needs to get its priorities straight.
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Teaching gender issues at nursery schools and kindies? Leave that kind of nonsense to the west, we don't need the radical left agenda here in Japan.
If a boy brings a dress, dresses like a girl or acts like one, of course he will be called out and laughed off, not out of malice but because most young kids are like that.
Why are some people intent on making every issue into radical right and left?
There is nothing radical about it let alone left or right.
The problem is that there is a different uniform for boys and girls in a nursery school or kindergarten. This is totally unnecessary and leads to the problem at hand.
Why even bother getting into such discussions with kids this age? For example, why is pink for girls when I prefer pink and I'm a boy? If they all wore black shorts or slacks the whole issue would be nonexistent at this age.
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Ditch the planes and dolls, blues and pinks. Make all the kids wear black when they’re taken out for those walks around town in the morning or in those cutesy carts. Erase their thoughts into nothingness, on gender or anything.
Why do boys and girls in preschool need different uniforms? When my son was in nursery school in Japan he really wanted to where the pink shirt. He liked pink and we thought so what and we let him. Nobody seemed to care and this is the way it should be. It wasn't for some time until he 'learned' not to like the pink shirt because he was a boy. A shame really that we can only be so pure for a short time before we are taught such silliness.
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Yes, why is she still in Canada? An extradition hearing should be a relatively simple affair, isn't it up to the Americans to prove her guilt?
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Dems playing dirty again. It won’t end well.
After the events of January 6th 2021, it really blows my mind that people can write stuff like this.
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