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Posted in: Japan halts use of 1.63 mil Moderna vaccine doses over contamination See in context

Other reports are saying that traces of rubber is the contaminant, probably from the plug sealing each vial.

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

"How this race between shots and disease finishes may determine Suga's political future".

Who cares about his political future? We are talking about peoples' lives and and long-term health and welfare here.

Every decision he has made so far has been made to preserve himself and to win the next election, not to take care of the health and welfare of the people he has the ultimate responsibility for.

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Posted in: Gov't policy to only hospitalize critical COVID patients draws flak See in context

"Fuji TV reports at least 8 people infected with COVID and quarantined at home have died in Tokyo in August alone. All of them were men and the age was between their 30s and 50s." Source: Satoshi Sugiyama, The Japan Times.

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Posted in: Gov't policy to only hospitalize critical COVID patients draws flak See in context

"Please die at home while watching the Olympics, you ungrateful lot".

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Posted in: Russia at Tokyo Olympics with new name, more doping disputes See in context

Wear your mask properly or leave!

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Posted in: 19-year-old arrested over hotel stabbing that left woman dead, man injured See in context

Killing people is also not "helping with the declining birthrate and aging population.”

Obviously an extreme case, but the reactionary uninformed views of many young people I have encountered recently in Japan is a serious concern.

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Posted in: Osaka’s remote-learning policy strains teachers; forces students to go to school for lunch See in context

"The numbers of school children being infected by covid are zero."

Not true. The numbers being announced every day include school-age children. Children may be less likely to develop the severe complications that the elderly and people with comorbidities are more likely to get, but they can still infect others they come into contact with.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers try to allay Sapporo test event concerns See in context

Mori also spoke about the "stringent measures" put in place for testing the six foreign athletes who have entered the country for the event, with daily screenings required and no public transportation allowed.

"stringent measures"?

Did they undergo a 14-day quarantine period after entering Japan to be sure that they do not have Covid-19? No, like the divers at the FINA event including at least one who has Covid-19, they did not.

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Posted in: Koike says Tokyo Olympics will rekindle hope like 1920 Games after war, Spanish flu See in context

A big difference: World War I and the Spanish Flu were finished by the time of the 1920 Olympics. The Covid-19 situation in Japan is far from over and is getting worse.

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Posted in: A sobering strategy for pandemic times - brewers bank on alcohol-free beer boom See in context

I've tried the major brand Japanese alcohol-free 'beers' and despite having a slightly beery smell they tasted like liquid metal or plastic. Not good at all. If anyone has a recommendation of one that actually tastes like beer I would try again.

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