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Posted in: Japanese parents weigh pros, cons of having their children vaccinated See in context


I have posted this before and the adjuvants used are common knowledge.

For personal reasons I had to research use of adjuvants for the vaccines used in Japan, fortunately none is used:

If your problem with the vaccines are the adjuvants then you have no problem with the COVID vaccines used in Japan.

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Posted in: 2 children killed, 3 injured after being hit by truck driven by drunk man See in context

Just saw yesterday the news about one truck driver being sentenced to death, and today another one killing children. It is like a horror deja vu.

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Posted in: UK's chief medical adviser manhandled on street See in context

Thugs that think violence makes them right should be caught and punished to make an example, you can disagree as much as you want about important things like how the pandemic is fought, but that is not an excuse to behave violently.

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Posted in: For readers whose children are doing classes online or had to do them online because of the pandemic, what was the impression you got from your kids about online classes? See in context

I was not present but according to my wife the thing were done quite nicely even if chaotic because of the age of the kids. It even convinced her to enrole him in an online arts class that we were considering for some time. It is obviously not the same and the regular classes are no longer online, but they are useful.

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Posted in: Mother arrested on suspicion of killing 7-month-old daughter by suffocating her See in context

The only one to blame here is the murderer. Having a less-than-cooperative husband is a separate matter and can be dealt with without snuffing out your kids.

I did not read the comment as blaming the husband for the crime, just that it is not easy for people with mental health problems to appear normal and happy, and not noticing it do not mean the husband was not attentive.

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Posted in: Aichi man who stole and replaced women’s shoes goes free after victims decline to press charges See in context

This is too bad to believe, I just hope this is not going to come back later with the guy becoming a dangerous stalker because he got a free pass this time. I understand the victims trying to let everything go away, but they also had a responsibility to help making society better from people like this.

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Posted in: Vital medical supplies reach India as COVID deaths near 200,000 See in context

Once again, the media are scaremongering on the basis of flimsy numbers. Did everybody forget that India has a population of more than a billion?

This article puts the latest media huffhuff in context:

Why scaremongering if it is true data? everybody knows india have a huge population, but even so dying because of lack of oxygen or other basic necessities is a huge thing. It is not like the situation is controlled and expected to be contained soon.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers defend request for 500 nurses as virus spikes See in context

According to a friend of mine that works closely to the national nursing association they were not exactly pleased with the request either. It is just an anecdote but she said in the following days some declaration may be made about this.

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Posted in: Japan to issue new 500 yen coins in November See in context

Is this really the time for the government to be doing this? I mean, probably it is been planned for years, but it seems as if there are other priorities right now.

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Posted in: Olympic host towns pull out over pandemic See in context

It is sad to see how this situation that could have been prevented months ago has to happen. It would have been much better to make things clear last year and let small places get their losses

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Posted in: Health ministry panel to make decision on Moderna vaccine on May 20 See in context

If vaccines today are considered like every other medicine, why would this VICP be needed then? And why did big pharma lobby so strongly for it?

Because differently from other safe and effective health interventions their benefit is not only personal but also the preservation of the public health, which means that promoting them bring a benefit for the population at large, if one person refuses to take an antibiotic and dies because of it, that would be the extent of the problem, for vaccines that is only the beginning of the problem so the government is responsible to protect the public health by taking out the perceived problem of a pathologic lawsuit environment (where a product can be stopped even if not a single lawsuit wins against the producers). This can be done in two ways, taking out the rights of the people to seek compensation or siding with the people so compensation is paid without the extra costs of litigation (and with a much lower burden of proof from the particulars) Obviously the best solution was the one that was taken. Safe and effective vaccines for everybody and compensation for anybody that could have been damaged even if it cannot be even proved.

Vaccine companies are as interested as the government to distribute their product, it is obvious that they push for the problem to be solved satisfactorily for everybody. In this case the difference is that government is also interested in having an immune population, which is why it takes the responsibility of the compensation.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic torch relay to be taken off main roads of Okinawa See in context

This is getting sadder every day, what is the point of making events to inspire people while actually giving the opposite message?

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Posted in: 4 die in fire suppression system accident in Tokyo parking garage See in context


Just to keep the record straight, this has happened repeatedly. Third time in the last few months.

I find very difficult to understand something so prone to cause accidental deaths can be used commonly. Is this some kind of catastrophic failure kind of thing?

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Posted in: Ministry punishes 11 officials for ethics code violations involving Suga's son See in context

@Aly Rustom

salary cuts- sure. Who wants to bet they'll get a later bonus in the year when its all forgotten.

Came here to comment exactly this.

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Posted in: TV series 'Frasier' latest '90s hit to get a revival See in context

I love Frasier, lately I had to conform with his roles as a voice actor.

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Posted in: Man re-arrested for making death threats against comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto See in context

Some people thing the world is made to please them, its difficult to imagine how he could think he would make it out of this without being arrested.

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Posted in: Preservation of 2011 quake devastation sites faces funding crunch See in context

This is a sad situation, one big part of the current problem with the reconstruction of Fukushima is that people are already forgetting about it. More support have to given or else it will be repeated endlessly.

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Posted in: Births in Japan hit record low in 2020; deaths down for first time in over a decade See in context

The perfect storm of policies directed to make difficult to have family, a pandemic badly controlled and a cultural preference for letting this problem go on. On the other hand Japan is not the only country to struggle with low births last year, maybe expecting the people in charge to actually act to solve it is too naive.

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Posted in: COVID vaccine for elderly to be distributed based on population proportion See in context


[edited]: That would be your opinion. From my understanding Robert F. Kennedy Jr. would never have gotten into vaccine research if the mothers of vaccine injured children had not brought vaccines to his attention.

This is no personal opinion, in nursing and medical school is taken as the textbook example for an organization working against science and public health. I have not yet met an American pediatrician that doesn't talk horribly about it.

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Posted in: Takeda starts clinical trial of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine in Japan See in context

@robert maes

will not accept vaccination with the AZ vaccine nor the Chinese junk. But i am fine with J&J, Pfizer, Moderna en even Sputnik

Really? I can't find evidence of something specially bad about the AstraZeneca vaccine, on the other hand the Sputnik data is so shady I am surprised is not being openly rejected everywhere.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 340 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,025 See in context

Low for a Thursday, but deaths are still a worry.

The problem with cases going low is that probably someone is already planning how to put half a dozen Go To campaigns so their very important friends can profit again.

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Posted in: 1st death confirmed in Feb 13 northeastern Japan earthquake See in context

Terribly unfortunate, it would have been really nice if there were no lives lost.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic torch relay scheduled to begin in one month — without cheering See in context


I say line up cardboard cutouts and sex dolls along the streets.

One can only wish, but the more they do the more it seems the purpose is to waste the efforts in controlling the pandemic.

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Posted in: Helicopters, firefighters battle forest fires in Gunma, Tochigi See in context

The images on TV are terrible, I hope the losses are kept to a minimum

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Posted in: Challenge of dealing with influx of Olympic visitors amid virus seems insurmountable See in context

This whole thing seems more and more desperate every week, bad solutions to even greater problems, complete lack of planning, contradicting measures.

I suspect the whole thing is actually a really big effort to make the whole japanese population hate the olympics as much as possible so the government can use it as an excuse to call it quits.

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Posted in: Japan to keep tax cuts for home, car buyers to help virus-hit economy See in context


really pointless "action" for everyday people...sorry..thumbs down in my case

Exactly, out of the many things they could do to help the people that have been affected the most they choose to help people buy houses and cars.

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Posted in: Japanese libraries hope UV machine gives visitors peace of mind See in context

Looks more like a gimmick to interest children than something really useful, but books are not exactly the most risky thing to be touching, probably the coins or card used to ride the train to the library or the handles on the door are much more likely to be contaminated, as long as kids don't use the pandemic as an excuse to stop reading I can live with this.

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Posted in: Popular Japanese actress Erika Toda marries actor Tori Matsuzaka See in context

I really want to wish them the best, but I cannot avoid seeing everything happening this year with some cynicism, maybe its just jealously, maybe just seeing so many bad news is making me expect a bad twist at the end.

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Posted in: 'A new movement': Trump's false claims take hold in states See in context

At this point probably nobody can be disappointed about what Trump does, for good or for bad he made clear all his defects from the beginning of his presidency if not before. But the GOP? this is a really new kind of shocking surprise, the worst part would be if even after being so clearly antidemocratic they did not lose votes, I hope they do, because it would mean the American population is not so easy to fool.

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Posted in: U.S. COVID-19 deaths smash daily record, spurring pleas to trim back Christmas See in context

It is unfortunate but the situation has made it clear that everything in excess is bad, including obsessing with personal freedoms. The pandemic can be fought successfully, several places have done it, but this is simply not possible if enough members of the society consider any kind of cooperation as an insult to their personal rights. Giving everybody the right to be a jerk was fine for America, until this meant putting everybody else at risk.

@ Slickdrifter

Blaming government officials for not doing enough in any country. Unless severely negligent and Trump was not. Its just not right. 

It is more than right, it is what the US is apparently about. There are countries where the top of the government cannot really do that much so the whole group shares the responsibility, Trump made it clear from the beginning that was not going to happen to him and grabbed as much power as he could, that also means he can be made responsible for what the government of the country as a whole accomplished or failed to do.

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