Now, that’s just plain dishonesty.
Michigan reported 74 deaths last weekend. Where did you read those 74 people were vaccinated?
I didn't open the links. Only looked at the search results. So it's correct one says "3 deaths after being vaccinated" and one says "100s of deaths after vaccination"? So the middle ground is 10s of deaths. Even one death is too many for a vaccine touted as being "100% effective against severe infection", isn't it?
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So what’s the angle?
The CDC, WHO and leading experts all across the globe are being paid off by ‘corporate’ media to promote a dangerous vaccine? But it isn’t happening with Sputnik which you see as the only option?
No. Wall Street is giving the CDC, corporate media and Big Pharma directions. As for the WHO, they have merely said the benefits of vaccines outweigh risks. Maybe that's true. Tnat's probably true. I don't know. I'd prefer to watch the experiment rather than take part in it.
As for Sputnik V, I think it's not the only option. It seems the Chinese vaccines are safe but there is problems with the efficacy. Until recently I thought the same about the AstraZeneca vaccine. Safe but ineffective. I was wrong. Maybe I'll be wrong about Sputnik V and Chinese vaccines but for the moment, those are the only one's I'd take.
Sputnik V is in use in 50+ countries and no reports of severe side effects or lack of efficacy. It seems pretty good, doesn't it?
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Here’s a challenge.
Find a media report about the 10’s of people who have died in Michigan from the virus.
I did a DuckDuckGo search for "Michigan Covid deaths vaccine" and the first 3 entries were "3 deaths after being vaccinated", next "100s of deaths after being vaccinated", next "74 deaths after being vaccinated".
I could do something similar in regard to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being advertised as "100 effective against severe Covid infection". I guess "severe" is open to interpretation but maybe we can agree it's "severe" if it's fatal.
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As indicated previously, I am not taking the shot. And this leaves more vaccine for anyone else who wants it.
No way in the world I'm talking the Pfizer or Moderna shots. If others want to take part in the experiment, I wish them well but I'll watch on from the sidelines.
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There is a lot of evidence the Pfizer vaccine is far more dangerous and far less effective than advertised. The corporate media tries to cover it up but it's proving difficult due to the virtual tsunami of reports. In Michigan alone, 10s of people fully vaccinated have died from the virus yet corporate media tells us both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are 100% effective against severe Covid infection. In Michigan they didn't say which vaccine(s) it was but that means Pfizer or Moderna. If it were the the J&J vaccine, they would have just said it.
I think Sputnik V is the only solution. I know a lot of people hate the idea of a state-owned lab in Russia with no ties to Wall Street 'out-sciencing' Big Pharma but that reality is getting increasingly hard to deny, like it or not. Not as if it's a new phenomena. Most scientific breakthroughs in the capitalist era have come about via state-owned institutions. I would have said "tax payer funded institutions" but that's no longer accurate as Big Pharma took massive tax-payer grants to make a vaccine for Covid.
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feel free to fly to russia and inject the vodka vaccine in your vein. The only vaccine I'll take will be made in Japan, foreign companies/countries put profits or other nefarious agendas before human lives
I suspect if it isn't approved in Japan, someone will organize vaccine vacations in Russia. In Europe companies are already making reservations for when Russia opens its borders to foreigners.
I also wanted and expected a vaccine made in Japan early on but seems Japan has really gone into decline more than most of us realize. Seems Japan doesn't have the resources or technology to make a vaccine.
was employing irony to mild comic effect. Of course I suspected you were editing the information to suit your narrative.
Comic effect? What the hell are you talking about? Switzerland is the mother of all rogue states. In any civilized society that criminal state would have been brought to its knees a long time ago. And you want everyone to know you are Swiss....... That's some "narrative" all its own.
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Pretty sure you forgot to finish your sentence.
No, didn't forget anything.
The Argentinian President was covid positive in march after receiving the Sputnik V vaccine in January/February
Precisely. Though there are contrasting accounts as to whether he had taken one or two shots. Regardless, around 1 in 11 or 12 are still susceptible after taking Sputnik V. But like the Argentine President, that one will only experiance a very minor and short-term sickness.
I'm interested to know what the hell happened in Michigan. They reported that 10s of people died after being fully vaccinated. They didn't say whether it was Pfizer or Moderna. Both reported around 95% efficacy and 100% against severe illness. But now we know that isn't true. Which was it?
I know a lot of people are upset about a state-owned lab with no ties to Wall Street utterly out-science Big Pharma. But who doesn't want this to be over ASAP? This is why I'm enthusiastic about Sputnik V and very much want the Japanese government to reject Wall Street and the US regime, put Japan first and buy Sputnik V ASAP. With the existing capacity in Japan, I imagine they could produce and deploy Sputnik V very quickly.
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All of the current vaccines are largely untested, but it is only the AZ one which is coming under the microscope? Why?
Not only side effects but lack of efficacy. Before South Africa resold their stocks of the AstraZeneca/ Oxford University vaccine, they reported 9, yes 9% efficacy.
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Could I ask the Japanese government to please buy Sputnik V. Make a deal to manufacture it in Japan for the population ASAP. I know USA won't like it but time to put Japan first.
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China, the US, UK, Cuba, Russia are all doing great using their own vaccines. Sweden was also in on the AstraZeneca vaccine but now even they don't want to use it.
But it's only Sputnik V which is highly effective and safe. Easy to produce, deploy and cheap makes it almost perfect. Even Germany, Austria and France have committed to buying it. What the hell is the Japanese government doing in not making any moves to buy it???? Specially with the Olympics coming up. One would think they could put aside American dictated geopolitical considerations for the benefit of public health and saved money for a few months, but no. Not possible it seems.
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Had Japan taken this pandemic seriously and scrapped the idea of even having the olympics. The money that has been thrown at the delay of 1 year might could have BEEN REDIRECTED to development of their own homegrown vaccine
The money redirected on the one year delay was nothing compared to the money that had already been spent preparing for the Olympics. Now it's known the Russian vaccine is highly effective and despite many millions of doses administered all over the world, no reports of severe side effects, the government could have already gone a long way to getting on top of the pandemic by buying it.
Even though the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine (they are not saying which) is far less effective than advertised but still often produce severe side-effects, one would still think if people have been vaccinated could enter Japan for the games.
On the one hand the government is overly cautious about not letting in foreigners but on the other, some bars are still packed on Saturday nights. Doesn't make sense to me.
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The fact the government hasn't made any moves to buy Sputnik V has gone from strange, to comicial to criminal.
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Japan needs Sputnik now! Stop putting geopolitics above public health!
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Australia has cities too you know.
Ridiculous to compare Australia and Japan. The coldest major population center in Australia is warmer than Osaka let alone Tokyo and further north. Can compare Japan to China, Korea, Italy or USA. Japan has managed it poorly compared to China and Korea but very well compared to Italy and USA.
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A wealthy country that allows people such as yourself to call Japan a puppet without fear of prosecution. I wonder if a blogger living in China would be able to badmouth China? What do you think?
A country where the economy hasn't grown in 30 years, where the public debt is a few 100% of GDP, where the population is in a precipitous decline and could well fall off a cliff in the near future. In short, a failing state. I like Japan and hope the best for it but continuing to be allied with and letting USA forces occupy Japan will I fear prove to be the end of Japan.
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I was browbeaten into going to an izakaya in a large Japanese city, but not Tokyo or Osaka, last weekend by some friends. The izakaya was fine but then we went to a bar. I didn't go in because the bar was packed. Was pretty ridiculous. Even if those young people are confident in their own immune systems, don't they want life to return to normal? I understood why China, even though being much more crowded, can almost eradicate the virus in a few months while Japan just gets worse and worse a year on.
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Sometimes it's confusing to see Japan consistently join USA provocations against it's No.1 trading partner by far. And confusing China doesn't hit back. I can only presume they have some kind of backroom agreement. Like Japan agrees to talk the talk but has guaranteed no practical action.
Still, I don't know why Japan bothers appeasing USA at all anymore. Is the government worried USA is going to drop a couple more nukes on Japanese cities?
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Never mind the fact that according to opinion polls, the vast majority of the population are opposed to joining NATO.
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is if the United States refuses to abide by the UN Charter and ignores international law,..again.
Even then, they'd have to use WBDs (again) to not be given a blood-letting. I'm sure China fears they are just about murderous and desperate enough to do just that.
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The Japanese GOT Taiwan from the Chinese..that's historical.
Just like old times? Some people never learn.
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China wants to conquer the free people of Taiwan and subjugate them to communist party rule.
Or liberate that province from the under the jackboot of a ruthless, murderous, rapidly declining foreign power.
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Japan needs to kick all US forces out of Japan and break off all military relations with USA. All they do is rape, steal, contaminate the environment and more recently, spread disease.
Then act as a broker to try to secure peace between Taiwan and the mainland China. It isn't in Japan's, China's or Taiwan's interests to see China and Taiwan fight. USA on the hand is desperate to stop China further eclipsing it economically, financially, technologically and very soon of not already, militarily.
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Just like the old USSR, dictatorships like this look invincible right up until something happens to expose their fundamental weakness after which they fall apart rapidly.
Sorry to break it to you but the USSR stood apart from the global capitalist (not "democratic") economy. China is not only fully integrated but most important player in the global capitalist system and rapidly pulling further ahead of any rivals.
Sorry to see people still converse using banal cliches about "democracy" and even more absurd, "freedom". I mean seriously, freedom for who and to do what? One could make a very strong argument to say the ideological and policy differences within the CCP, both in the Politburo and rank n file Party functionaries is far greater than exists between Republicans and Democrats in the US or Liberal and Labour in the UK.
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The only "evidence" of any kind of forced labor, politically rather than market enforced, exists in the grubby little minds of far-right Anglo-American government funded think-tanks. As far as I know, everything they have presented as "evidence" has been debunked. This included a normal prison. Another satellite image of "concentration camp" was shown to be an elementary school. A third photo of a torture chamber in Xinjiang, smuggled out by elite American spies, was actually a BDSM club in Taipei..... Now we know how "elite" American spies like to spend tax-payers money. No wonder the US government can't afford to provide health care to a very large % of the population.
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They are preparing the public for bad news vis-a-vis the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. The plan is to say, "yes, there is this major problem but the news was leaked by Russian hackers so pay no attention to it." A lot of people will then blame the Russians for the problems with those vaccines.
If Japan doesn't import the Russian vaccine, I bet vaccine tourism flights to Russia will be organized from Japan as well. I don't have enough money for such a trip but I'll take my chances with the virus before I take the experimental Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the quasi effective AstraZeneca chimpanzee adenovirus vaccine.
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there must be some Russians upset that their government has paid troll armies to push messages denying the virus exists and pooh-poohing its severity.
This nonsense if officially hilarious by now. People are dropping dead after getting the Pfizer vaccine. The Astra Zeneca-Oxford University vaccine has officially surrendered to the Russian vaccine. Now it's seeking help from the working-class creators working for the state-owned Russian lab. Given these facts I wonder if the secret police and corporate media lackeys are going to still insist the Russians are trying to steal their (dud) vaccines.
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Interesting. Didn't you even read the article you cited? That was in October. Now more info has become available, it seems around 25% are hesitant to get it. Pretty typical. Imagine the shock of Anglo-Americans when they realize Russians generally have the same attitude toward vaccines as they do. Though in this case, all the info points to Russians being paranoid in not taking their vaccine and Anglo-Americans being wise not to take the Pfizer vaccine.
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Willingness of Russians to get a Covid-19 Vaccine"https://www.statista.com/statistics/1131987/willingness-of-russians-to-get-a-covid-19-vaccine/
Would you get vaccinated against the coronavirus with Sputnik V for free in the near future?
Certainly yes - 9%
Rather yes - 21%
Rather not - 28%
Certainly not - 42%
As of December 2020, 3 out of 10 Russians would agree to participate in the free mass vaccination of the population with the vaccine Sputnik V against the coronavirus (COVID-19), which was produced in Russia.
7 out of 10 Russians are already skeptical of the vaccine. If Russia is not transparent about the vaccine's safety, they'll only make the anti-vaxxers grow
Completely irrelevant without a lot of additional information they don't provide. Looks to me like someone may have just made up those numbers. According to the NYT a little under half the population is hesitant to get it. That probably means around 25% are hesitant. Pretty typical.
The most interesting thing about the vaccine is the reaction of the corporate media to it. They don't like it at all, to say the least. According to the corporate media and secret police, on the one hand Russia is a backward place devoid of decent scientists and technology. The only reliable medicine they have is vodka. On the other hand, the Russian state is an existential threat to the existence of all the western powers combined.
I think the biggest issue a lot of people have with this outstanding vaccine (according to the Lancet Medical Journal) is that it's superior in safety and efficacy, along with being far easier to deploy is that it was produced in a state-owned lab by working class scientists.
As for the Pfizer vaccine, CNN warned today that people will die but "not to be alarmed". But as far as I know, incredibly, the Japanese government is still pushing ahead with buying it. I certainly won't be taking it.
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The Moderna vaccine is very promising though it would take a brave person to take it without more research. The Russian vaccine is very safe and effective according to the Lancet Medical journal. The Pfizer vaccine looks like sickening and killing almost the same % as the virus does. The Oxford vaccine is a dud. Dangerous and not very effective. The fact Japan hasn't made moves to get the Russian vaccine shows geopolitics trumps (forgive the pun) public health every time.
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The Anglo-Swedish monkey vaccine? Take it and pray it doesn't stop the virus by killing the recipient before the virus gets a chance? No thanks. According to all independent experts, the Russian vaccine is definitely safe. Only a question of weather it's effective.
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