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Posted in: France suspends 3,000 unvaccinated health workers See in context

These are not the people you want

Prejudice and discrimination are clear signs of ignorance of complex social issues.

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Posted in: As COVID-19 vaccine mandates rise in U.S., religious exemptions grow See in context

It's almost as if people think their freedom of choice is a "God-given" right.

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Posted in: Contaminants found in Pfizer vaccine in cities near Tokyo, Osaka See in context

...asks Pfizer to investigate.

Pfizer: it's perfectly fine. Nothing to see here.

The investigation found that there was no health risk posed by the contaminant.

Case closed!

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Posted in: UK gov't ditches plans for vaccine passports at crowded venues in England See in context

Didn't the UK already successfully fight off the fascism of "show me your papers" during WWII? I don't understand this huge surge in complacency for a system that is fundamentally anti-democtratic and authoritarian. Finally some sensible actions being reported on!

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Posted in: Court backs Florida's anti-mask governor in school dispute See in context

What a shame! My freedom to enforce the actions and mandate behavior of others via coercion under my own bureaucratic authority is a god given right!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,242 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 8,892 See in context

This is great. Finally proof that over a year of state of emergency and no drinking after 8pm really does work!

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Posted in: Gov't plans lifting alcohol ban even under state of emergency See in context

"Only if countermeasures are taken to prevent infection" this is most likely health passes. Once they reach a critical mass of vaccinated people, the resistance will be low enough to push it through. "You wanna drink at this bar? Show us your papers."

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Posted in: Macron's 'health pass' helps boost France's vaccine take-up See in context

Headline: "Authoritarian Coercion and Extortion Tactics Deliver Compliance Amongst Demoralized Populace"

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Posted in: Local gov'ts condemn Aichi music event organizer for lax COVID steps See in context

Boo hoo. People need to grow up. If you don't like it, don't go.

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Posted in: New Zealand reports 1st virus vaccine death See in context

Those who are preaching the vaccine saves lives do know that only 26 people have died in NZ since Jan 2020? https://covid19.who.int/region/wpro/country/nz In years past the flu killed upwards of 500 people in a year. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/flu-killing-500-kiwis-each-year-otago-university-study-says/ODMURV7DVL6RAVW3A7HZLCIL5M/

Are you really serious? Flu average deaths in NZ = 500, Covid TOTAL deaths in 18 mo in NZ = 26. Of course this is because of the authoritarian lockdowns, no doubt. But what happens when everyone is vaccinated and "return to normal", will influenza return to normal as well? Will it be worse than ever? What was the cost-benefit analysis? Remember those preaching vaccine saves lives know that the influenza vaccine has been available for years and still 500 deaths was somehow deemed acceptable enough to keep society open. So the the answer must be to stay locked down forever, right? You guys have all the answers. Which is worse in NZ, covid or the flu?

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Posted in: Moderna's contaminated vaccine only shipped to Japan: Spanish maker See in context

Nothing to see here. Trust the science. Pharmaceutical manufacturers don't cut corners. There's nothing to worry about. Except covid. Worry about that.

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Posted in: Japan's top COVID-19 adviser criticizes Bach's revisit to Tokyo See in context

https://www.tokyo.med.or.jp/press_conference/tmapc20210813

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Posted in: U.S. regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine See in context

The long term studies on death by covid are in and they are not good.

Yeah life does have a 100% fatality rate. Good thing we're spending our limited time arguing on the internet, lol. All the best to everyone!

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Posted in: U.S. regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine See in context

There's nothing ideological about being skeptical about brand new and newly approved medical treatments being heavily pushed at a massive scale and without previously adhered to rigorous trial data. It's also funny how people with zero exposure to the inner workings of pharmaceutical companies are completely willing to abandon all critical thinking and follow the marketing campaign.

There is no need to fully understand something in order to clearly understand it is much better than the alternative, which is getting the COVID infection and its much more significant risks.

lol, wut? Except that you can still get it and spread it. The risks of covid are significantly low for the majority of people. Where did you read that most people with covid die or have severe side effects? Did you forget that 98% survival rate means that covid is statistically safe? Also, the new and improved covid-22 will likely be completely impervious to the currently approved vaccines. But who knows. This FDA approval means nothing except that Pfizer can continue to make billions off the fear of the masses. Also people otherwise unconvinced will be further coerced into participating in the campaign. Still no long term efficacy data, still no data on future variants, still no determined dosage requirements. Still not convinced.

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Posted in: U.S. regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine See in context

Typical backpedaling and circular logic as an example of irrational opposition to the vaccines.

So you have the data on long term efficacy? You have the data on how many applications, boosters are required? The approval was always inevitable. The science is still a long way away from clearly understanding the implications of this mRNA therapy on such a massive scale.

Another example of irrational appeal to authority. "It's totally and unquestionably safe because they told me it was."

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Posted in: School mask, vaccine mandates supported in U.S.: AP-NORC poll See in context

I don't think people realize the extent to which this is not a good idea. I know many people want the government to dictate safety measures to make people feel cozy and warm. Others feel that once covid is over or deemed not a threat, the powers to mandate will still be held. Imagine some benign activity you engage in suddenly becoming illegal. Can't you realize that dictatorial power always begins with seemingly good intentions? Have you no foresight?

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Posted in: U.S. regulators give full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine See in context

Great, get it in those kids asap! How many doses was it again? Oh well, doesn't matter! Any long term studies? Oh, you vaccinated the control groups? No problem!

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Posted in: Lockdowns or vaccines? NZ, Australia, Japan try diverging paths See in context

These articles assume that there MUST be a solution to covid. Very rarely if at all is it suggested that their may be NO solution to covid. Thus, quarantine the sick, vaccinate the at risk, explore treatments like ivermectin, Ronapreve, etc. and move on with life. We either choose freedom over fear or we all give up and what kind of life is that? If you want the government to control every aspect of your life via some shaky medical pretext, you don't deserve to be in control of your own life. Sorry to say.

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Posted in: Hundreds arrested in Australian protests as country posts worst COVID rise See in context

The only thing keeping this from happening in America is the second amendment. Good luck to Australians. God speed rebels.

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Posted in: Bach to return to Tokyo for Paralympics opening ceremony See in context

Good thing he already did his 3 day quarantine on his first trip. He won't need to suffer through that a second time!

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Posted in: Japanese media reports have estimated up to 40% of bars and restaurants in some parts of Tokyo are flouting anti-virus measures that restrict them from selling alcohol and require them to close by 8 p.m. What do you think of this? See in context

People saying "pay them to close" show an significant lack of understanding in how things work. You're asking the government to use tax revenue to encourage businesses to close or limit earnings thus putting a strain on taxable income and profits. Have you been completely brainwashed? Who pays for businesses to close? The taxpayers! How can you collect taxes if businesses are closed? Which is exactly why some parts of the world are pushing for health passes. They know it's futile to close down the economy and subsidize doing nothing.

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Posted in: Japanese media reports have estimated up to 40% of bars and restaurants in some parts of Tokyo are flouting anti-virus measures that restrict them from selling alcohol and require them to close by 8 p.m. What do you think of this? See in context

Doesn't your wife have the choice to work at a restaurant that better respects her values? Why should her boss be punished based on her preference? If she doesn't want to go, she shouldn't go. The disparity here is people thinking there should be mandates put in place to protect them from their perceived threats.

In the not too distant future, the rationale behind all these mandates on public and private life will be forgotten as a public health measure and rather be a precedent for stricter control over everyday life.

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Posted in: Japanese media reports have estimated up to 40% of bars and restaurants in some parts of Tokyo are flouting anti-virus measures that restrict them from selling alcohol and require them to close by 8 p.m. What do you think of this? See in context

The 'shoganai' attitude towards government edicts disguised as requests is exactly why there hasn't been stricter enforcement here. The Japanese government has openly admitted that Japanese public's tendency to fall in line is why so many ARE complying with whatever inane new rules are gently imposed. If society had more if a western individualistic tilt, the oppression would be much worse. Like vaccine passports and the like. But these restaurants and bars are proving that all of society doesn't follow the same lines even here in Japan. There will always be huge segments that quietly disagree with the mainstream and want to have the choice to peacefully dine out as they always have. One thing is true about Japanese society, they love food and booze.

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Posted in: Japanese media reports have estimated up to 40% of bars and restaurants in some parts of Tokyo are flouting anti-virus measures that restrict them from selling alcohol and require them to close by 8 p.m. What do you think of this? See in context

Everyone harps on the need for people to act on behalf of the good of society and that's a reasonable argument to an extent. That said if 'society' truly deemed wining and dining as an existential threat, those establishments would be on the fringe. Since they aren't and many are doing quite well (some of these places are quite expensive), it would indicate that society infact values this ability to enjoy life more than it values repressive government dictations or fear based coercion to conform to abnormally enforced social norms.

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Posted in: Olympics now ended, Suga pinning his hopes on vaccinations See in context

So JT posters DO care about this.

Sorry if it wasn't clear. It was a commentary on how many people in these comment sections criticize the Japanese government of inaction on covid. While the Japanese government has arguably exercised the most restraint and measured response the world over. They're just a bunch of old bureaucrats who have no clue about the world but they somehow are managing to scrape by regardless of the amount of general mass psychosis going on.

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Posted in: Olympics now ended, Suga pinning his hopes on vaccinations See in context

J Gov: Require experimental vaccines to undergow more stringent trials than any other nation, thus delaying rollout.

JT commenters: WHY DON'T YOU CARE ABOUT US?!?

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Posted in: Suga's medical adviser urges tougher anti-virus measures See in context

Constitutions and human rights don't become null and void if there's a scary virus. The government will never be able to stop disease. That's not their role. If you're afraid then stay home. The moment you accept total government control and lockdown is the moment you become a useless eater. If you don't stand up for yours and other's right to freedom within society, then you are of no use to society. Go home, and stay home.

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Posted in: Shots give COVID-19 survivors big immune boost, studies show See in context

C'mon man! The government spent good tax money on those doses. If you don't get yours, then it looks bad on all of us. Don't worry about the science, you don't even understand it. The experts said it's fine. You'll get your fReEdOmS bACk~~~

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Posted in: Fauci hopeful COVID vaccines get full OK by FDA within weeks See in context

virusrex: The real situation is that vaccines have been proven to be safe and effective above all expectations...

Completely and utterly false. There is no control group. It was previously thought that these mRNA treatments were still under trial, the truth is that they aren't even being properly trialed at all. So many reports of people still being hospitalized for covid even after full vaccination. They don't stop mutations, in fact they're leaky. They are likely causing mutations.

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