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Posted in: EU reinstates travel ban from Japan due to surge in coronavirus cases See in context

As of today, according to the N Y Times, 50% of Japan has had both shots.

Hurray. About time.

vaccinated people can still enter most EU countries for any purpose, including tourism.

So, as said previously, most of the EU will let us visit, but Japan is making our return difficult and time consuming.

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Posted in: Japan to extend state of emergency again; set road map to lift curbs See in context

49% of Japan's population has been fully vaccinated (two shots).

It has taken seven months to get to this point.

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Posted in: Japan orders 150 million doses of Novavax COVID vaccine See in context

48% are fully vaccinated, not 58%. Last Wednesday it was 46%.

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Posted in: Georgian judoka ejected from Paralympics after assault arrest See in context

A super noisy Georgian.

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Posted in: Bob Dylan sued for allegedly sexually abusing girl in 1965 See in context

Next it will be Mick Jagger and Jimmy Page.

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Posted in: Gov't expands COVID quasi-state of emergency to 8 more prefectures See in context

Only 31% of Japanese people have gotten two shots. Disgraceful.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend considers working at U.S. law firm See in context

I wonder which New York law firms he has interviewed with, and have made him tentative offers.

Bar Exam results are announced in December.

Have Japanese journalists done any digging to check?

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Posted in: Pressure of hosting Tokyo Olympics during pandemic beginning to show See in context

Who would have imagined?

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Posted in: 97% of surveyed major Japanese firms plan workplace COVID vaccinations See in context

I asked my student today if his company will vaccinate him.

He said that they have received only 2,000 doses for their 10,000 employees.

What's up with that?

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Posted in: Health experts warn of Olympic COVID-19 threat; prefer no spectators See in context

Dr. Omi is credited with the eradication of polio in the 37 countries.

Professor Nishiura proved that reducing person to person contact could prevent or reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Why doesn't the government pay attention to these two heroic people?

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Posted in: Japan donates more than 1 million AstraZeneca doses to Taiwan See in context

Japan has enough vaccines for everyone here. That is not the main issue. The problem seems to be not enough medical staff to administer the vaccinations in a timely manner.

Better to send the extra vaccines to our neighbors ( and make political alliances ), than to throw them in the garbage.

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Posted in: More than 10 million in Japan have received COVID-19 vaccinations so far See in context

Ten million shots in 105 days.

That's only about 95,000 shots a day.

Step on it, guys. People are dying.

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Posted in: COVID vaccines to be available to all under 65 in Japan at same time See in context

About 10,000,000 vaccinations have been given in the past 103 days.

That is an average of only about 100,000 per day.

All hands on deck, or else this will take quite a long time to finish up.

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Posted in: Japan extends state of emergency for Tokyo, 8 other areas to June 20 See in context


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Posted in: Most Japanese medical workers still not fully vaccinated See in context

My doctor at Kyoto University Hospital told me that only ICU staff have been vaccinated, so far. He and his co workers are still waiting for their turn.

It looks like I will get my jabs before him. I was able to make an online appointment at 8:35am today, just after the Kyoto City website and call center opened for reservations.

All spots were filled in just 10 minutes. According to Twitter reports. No TV News of that yet.

I have to report to Aeon Mall in 3 weeks for my first shot.

I feel like a fortunate son.

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Posted in: Online bookings begin for large vaccination centers in Tokyo, Osaka See in context

I spent about an hour on the phone 075-950-0808 with an official and a translator this afternoon.

The Kyoto government believes that they can vaccinate more than 400,000 people over 65 in 32 days from May 29 - June 30. 800,000 inoculations in total.

Now that's more than 25,000 people per day, using only doctors and nurses to give the jabs.

Reservations begin on Thursday morning at 8:30 am.

I saw on TV news that the ward office in Ibaraki was swamped with requests. They could only do 120 jabs per day!

Good luck getting a reservation in Kyoto.

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Posted in: Cancer compensation claim by ex-Fukushima plant worker rejected See in context

Why does this remind me of the government's response to Minamata Disease?

Corporations and governments tend to hide, deny or downplay their responsibility regarding manmade environmental disasters.

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Posted in: Medical staff on standby See in context

Each doctor could be vaccinating a minimum of 50 people a day.

Doing their part to save lives.

But no. Wearing blue sheets and watching from the sidelines instead.

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Posted in: What are some practical ways that the Japanese government could speed up the coronavirus vaccination process? See in context

Logistics and distribution.

Also staffing; besides doctors and nurses, permit: dentists, pharmacists, blood technicians, SDF, firefighters, police etc. to administer jabs.

If Israel, the US and UK can get the job done quickly and safely, so can Japan.

This is life and death.

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Posted in: Nothing can stop Tokyo Olympics from going ahead: IOC's Coates See in context

In September, 1918 the city of Philadelphia refused to cancel a Liberty Loans Parade that drew 200,000 spectators. This was despite the arrival of the Spanish Flu in the city. Experts' warnings to cancel the event were ignored.

12,000 people died, and the city of Philadelphia had to be shut down.

Deja vu?

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Posted in: Japan considers letting dentists administer COVID-19 vaccines See in context

Nice try, but there are only about 105,000 dentists in all of Japan.

Only 260,000 doctors.

Luckily, there are 1.2 million nurses.

They need to start using: pharmacists, veterinarians, paramedics, SDF etc.

About 70 million people who are eligible want to be inoculated.

The most they have jabbed in one day is about 100,000 people.

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Posted in: Suga to designate Tokyo for stronger anti-virus steps as infections spike See in context

Vaccinations ASAP are the strongest anti virus steps.

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Posted in: Osaka governor sounds alarm as COVID-19 infections exceed Tokyo's See in context

About one million vaccinations have been given in forty three days. The most jabs in one day was about 80,000.

Only doctors and nurses can do the jabbing.

Looks like it’s gonna be a while yet.

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Posted in: Suga thanks public for coping with virus restrictions; asks for continuing cooperation See in context

360,000 injections in the past thirty days.

That's only 12,000 per day. Suga's math is a bit off.

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Posted in: Vaccinations for elderly to begin in populous areas in limited supply See in context

230,542 people in Japan have been vaccinated in the past twenty five days.

That is according to today's New York Times.

That equals about 9,000 jabs per day.

A bit worrying.

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Posted in: 1,032 shots of COVID-19 vaccine wasted due to freezer malfunction See in context

How can we find out how many people here in Japan

have actually received an unwasted vaccination so far?

Can someone post a link to an easy to read website, please.

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Posted in: Suga inspects coronavirus vaccination program at Tokyo hospital See in context

How many people did they vaccinate on Wednesday? 125

How many will get a vaccination in the next six weeks? 60 per day

How many people will be vaccinated starting in April? 800 per day

What is wrong with this picture?

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Posted in: Suga aims to get new digital agency running by autumn 2021 See in context

About 20 years too late.

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Posted in: Actor Iseya arrested for alleged cannabis possession See in context

20+ grams could mean 10 years. Scary.

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Posted in: Gov't holds annual disaster drill amid pandemic See in context

Three blind mice.

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