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Posted in: Japan's vaccination rollout reaches daily rate of 1 mil See in context

@Asiaman

ok, new applications have been suspended, which is what I meant to say originally.

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Posted in: Japan's vaccination rollout reaches daily rate of 1 mil See in context

The program has not been suspended

yes, it has.

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Posted in: Japan's vaccination rollout reaches daily rate of 1 mil See in context

...and now they have to suspend the workplace vaccination program because nobody was counting the number of vaccines being approved. LOL!!!

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Posted in: 2nd Ugandan Olympic team member in Japan tests positive for COVID See in context

That's the agreed entry protocol between JOC and IOC.

I seriously doubt that it was agreed that potentially hundreds of infected athletes can be sent around the country to stay in hotels not specifically set up to cater for covid cases. This exactly why the mayor of the city where the Ugandan athletes are staying was on TV last night complaining and asking why they weren't housed at the same govt facility as the infected athlete.

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Posted in: 2nd Ugandan Olympic team member in Japan tests positive for COVID See in context

So why were they allowed to get on a bus for 8 hours and travel to their accommodation knowing that they were close contacts with a confirmed infected person? What about the other 80 people on the flight - have they been contacted?

Absolutely pathetic - the first real test of what happens when an infected athlete arrives and it's a total failure. Sounds like they had no procedures in place for close contacts of an infected person. Useless.

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Posted in: Tokyo marks 1 month until pandemic-hit Olympics open See in context

and today Tokyo reported 619 - the trend is starting to go back up.

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Posted in: NZ brings back restrictions in Wellington after COVID scare from Sydney visitor See in context

It's being reported that he may already have had his first vaccine shot before leaving, so hopefully his viral load was small.

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Posted in: NZ brings back restrictions in Wellington after COVID scare from Sydney visitor See in context

Odd that out of the blue a tourist suddenly has the virus, whether he had it in Australia prior to his trip or picked it up while in New Zealand.

He bought it with him - its already been genome linked to the Sydney cluster.

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Posted in: Ohtani hits 22nd homer of season as Angels beat Tigers 8-3 See in context

Best player in the league.

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Posted in: Drink up, drink fast, drink alone? Tokyo to ease alcohol curbs See in context

There are absolutely tons of bars/clubs in Shibuya and izakaya's in Shimbashi and other places openly defying these "restrictions" so enforcement of these is obviously non existent. I don't care much for clubs but I can fully understand why bars/izakaya's are now ignoring the govt - their livelihoods are being destroyed, their life savings are being destroyed and the govt simply doesn't care. I saw an interview on TV about 2 weeks ago where an izakaya owner said after 4 months he was still waiting on his compensation money to be paid. Either pay proper compensation to these places in a prompt manner, or they should be allowed to open until midnight.

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Posted in: Gov't to begin issuing vaccine passports in July See in context

@AustPaul

Japan gets stuck at digital.

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Posted in: Gov't to begin issuing vaccine passports in July See in context

What about those millions of people getting their vaccine through work? - they are not relying on the govt voucher at all.

not sure why this comment gets downvoted - its factually correct and its a legitimate question.

maybe some people are just annoyed that some are able to get their vaccinations through work - I don't know why that would be but oh well, if it makes them feel better, so be it.

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Posted in: Gov't to begin issuing vaccine passports in July See in context

When we got our jabs the nurse put a sticky label on our vouchers (sent through the post, what you need to make an appointment) with the date, type of jab, clinic's stamp and a QR code, which I assume is intended as proof of vaccination.

What about those millions of people getting their vaccine through work? - they are not relying on the govt voucher at all.

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Posted in: Gov't to begin issuing vaccine passports in July See in context

so this means when you get your vaccine, you need to be provided with some sort of proof.

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Posted in: New Zealand economy back to pre-pandemic levels See in context

On a tiny island, it can.

So it would of worked in Japan as well then.

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Posted in: New Zealand economy back to pre-pandemic levels See in context

 If the virus is indeed globally endemic we will see what happens once they relax that isolation.

They will like many other countries, implement a vaccine passport type system and will only allow in vaccinated folks. Does anyone here in Japan, who has been vaccinated yet know if you are provided some sort of certificate as proof?

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Posted in: Aussie Spirit See in context

Why are they wearing masks? - they are in the middle of a stadium which is 90% empty. Oh that's right, the cameras are there so its pretend time.

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Posted in: Japan to provide greater COVID vaccine support to foreign residents See in context

I assume the picture on the front page today contains a sign saying something about a vaccination center. Would it have been so difficult to have the the words "Vaccination Center" written on it so at least those folks who do not read Japanese know they are in the right place?

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Posted in: Japan to provide greater COVID vaccine support to foreign residents See in context

And Japan can't do even the most crucial websites, even in English?

What's really annoying is when the information in the Japanese and English version of the same website do not match - the immigration website was (is?) a classic example, where the criteria for a particular service differed depending on if you were reading the Japanese or English version. My wife thought I had not applied correctly (as my application got rejected), until she realized the Japanese version had an additional criteria not listed in the English version.

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Posted in: ANA begins on-site vaccination; JAL to start on Monday See in context

Any company can apply...

No, currently the company must have a minimum of 1000 employees.

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Posted in: ANA begins on-site vaccination; JAL to start on Monday See in context

My company has already applied for this too - we have an onsite company doctor who normally provide the yearly flu vaccination so all we need now is an appropriate fridge and the vaccines.

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Posted in: Talk of Trump 2024 run builds as legal pressure intensifies See in context

Pretty hard to run a campaign from jail.

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

So if you have a pre-existing medical condition, you have to go to your doctor, get a certificate that says you have a medical condition, then submit that to your ward office, who will then send you a vaccination voucher sometime in the future. Wow - that sounds really efficient.

Of course the logical thing to do, is to just go to your doctor, who probably already knows your medical history, and you can get the vaccine shot right then and there.

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Posted in: Jomon Era sites set to be added to World Heritage list See in context

saw it on TV last night - pretty underwhelming to be honest.

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Posted in: New Zealand health systems hackers release patient details to the media See in context

No demands from the hackers ?

The health board is refusing to pay, and are adamant the never will, hence the release of the patient information. They would rather rebuild their systems from scratch.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 340 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,708 See in context

This discourages people from being tested and I am not sure if the results of such tests (private clinics) are reported.

Private clinics do not have to inform the government health office - they only recommend that the tested person does if they test positive.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 340 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,708 See in context

On target for a sub 500 week on week average just in time for SOE ending on May 31st - that's a nice coincidence ;-)

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 649 new coronavirus cases; record high 727 in Hokkaido See in context

well done Tokyo - you have managed to record less cases than Hokkaido, despite have 6 times the population and being 5 times more densely populated. It's a miracle!!!

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Posted in: All Blacks great Read says he had COVID in Japan See in context

Not much of wordsmith. Stick to playing football, please.

He played rugby.

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