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Posted in: Pfizer starts large trial for anti-COVID pill See in context

Well said Zichi - for every drug that is proven and is successful through trials many fail which cost vast amount of money to that point. Yes, of course there is always for drugs to be made available at MUCH cheaper prices prior to patent expiration, of that there can be no argument.

However in the case of the Covid vaccines, very good cases have been made against retaining the IP rights. I'm not going to waste time typing what they are as the factory of anti-vaxxers will just come back with some more rubbish.

None of the anti-vaxxers on this forum ACTUALLY tell us SPECIFICALLY they they don't want the vaccine.

They have multitudes of reasons 'Big Pharma' - 'Experimental' - 'Emergency Use Only (now false)' - the list goes on. But they won;t actually tell us WHAT they are scared of. I'm terrified of needles! I really really had to steel myself to go and get this jab. Is that what it is?

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Posted in: Pfizer starts large trial for anti-COVID pill See in context

Again, I have nothing against pharma making drugs

Who do you expect to make them? Starbucks?

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Posted in: Japan to fully lift state of emergency measures this week See in context

@Zoroto: You literally have no idea what you are missing - don't be such a snob. Good Yakitori / Good Wine Bars - even a great Spanish place.

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Posted in: Pfizer starts large trial for anti-COVID pill See in context

Exactly BigYen. Very sad that the phrase 'Big Pharma' is now just associated to conspiracy theorists. These mindless people seem to forget how much, just as an example both HIV and Cancer survival rates have improved in the last 30 years thanks to the big drug companies.

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Posted in: Japan to fully lift state of emergency measures this week See in context

@Zoroto: So many restaurants and bars are open serving Alcohol and open past 8. But if you are fairly new and just hang around the restaurants and bars in the corporate malls/buildings then yes, none serve alcohol and close at 8.

Just an example - the whole area behind Mark City in Shibuya never closed - everything open and buzzing.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 154 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,147 See in context

Burning Bush : Once again. Cherry Picking the article. That's NOT exactly what it says just to please your denial of Covid narrative.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 154 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,147 See in context

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/09/26/national/tokyo-unvaccinated-covid-wave/

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,052 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 6,806 See in context

@Foreigner In Tokyo: How much fun it must be to be as pessimistic and miserable as you.

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Posted in: Conspiracy theories are constructed on the logic that the central government is hiding something. These theories spread as people grow distrustful of government and politics, whose handling of the coronavirus pandemic continues to be inept. See in context

@Raw Beer: Your whole rogues gallery you've listed had been discredited. Geert Vanden Bossche is a vet ! Sucharit Bhakdi...anti semetic conspiracy theorist! Claiming that Robert Malone 'invented' mRNA tech...well, I really wonder what alternate universe you are living in.

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases climbing in U.S., wiping out months of progress See in context

What are the therapeutics you are talking about? Paracetamol and Dexamethasone (for severe cases) I assume? In which case, I agree.

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Posted in: Conspiracy theories are constructed on the logic that the central government is hiding something. These theories spread as people grow distrustful of government and politics, whose handling of the coronavirus pandemic continues to be inept. See in context

No @Raw Beer - But not EVERYTHING is a lie or conspiracy either. Although people like yourself are preventing the world from moving on with your madacp beliefs in conspiracy theories, its also good that you are now visible to more people, as the more crazy your comments become the more your message gets diluted and unbelievable.

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Posted in: COVID-19 cases climbing in U.S., wiping out months of progress See in context

@Burning Bush - Or perhaps its time to let the 12% (up to in mad right wing religious states) quit. An 88% uptake by nurses in a country where there are plenty of madcap quacks spreading poor info is pretty good. It's very clear that the VAST majority of those hospitalised are unvaccinated.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 3,099 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 18,228 See in context

Ashley - Private PCR positives are reported. You have been told this before. Legally notifiable disease. Yes - ICU numbers are higher reflected by the very high numbers positives from 10 days -2 weeks ago. You know how Covid19 progresses I assume?

Numbers are clearly down - Vaccinations are JUST starting to work. I predict the SOE will finish in Tokyo on 10th October.

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Posted in: I want the government to seriously consider legal measures, including lockdown-like restrictions on movements. See in context

@Thomas Goodtime. Seriously interested. Why would lockdown be 'amazing' For whom?

I agree about the socialising but....

I assume you also support the Government properly supporting Restaurants, Bars, Food Trucks, Bento Sellers etc? A Governor from the backwaters of Japan doesn't carry the weight to even have this opinion.

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Posted in: Powerless and angry: Japan's anti-Olympic activists fight on See in context

@Xulux - They have a lot more than debt to worry about than that accrued from the Olympics. in relative terms its like a one yen coin floating in a puddle of very murky water.

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Posted in: Powerless and angry: Japan's anti-Olympic activists fight on See in context

How sad that the members of your household who may wish to watch some Sport are denied by your 'strict no Olympic policy' - Imposed by yourself I guess.

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Posted in: Powerless and angry: Japan's anti-Olympic activists fight on See in context

They did @zichi - But to an opposition that at least had an appearance of something different. Right now - the opposition is comparable to Reagan vs Mondale / Thatcher vs Foot , or more recently Johnson vs Corbyn.

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Posted in: Powerless and angry: Japan's anti-Olympic activists fight on See in context

LDP will still win the next election - whether they choose Suga to remain leader or not.

No credible opposition at present. WORST case scenario, Japan ends up with a toothless coalition that collapses within a year and the LDP propelled back to a full working majority.

This is always a problem in a country that a: has very low voter turnout and b: has some of the seats decided by proportional representation.

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Posted in: USB key opens home files from anywhere See in context

@GDemmons: Right now they do...its called 'moving on'

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Posted in: What's your favorite hamburger chain? See in context

hmmm. @It""S ME: Burger=Junk Food, 300 Yen or 2000 Yen. Both are cheap. Doesn't mean I don't eat them of course...

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Posted in: Fujitsu introduces ARROWS ES IS12F smartphone for au See in context

smith - mobile wallet is great, unfortunately I had to give it up when I switched to the Galaxy. I only used the Suica function on my previous phone, but its the same as having the Pasmo or Suica card. Its linked to your credit card by password and you can only store up to 20,000 Yen. So, thats the most you could possibly lose. Great for late night taxi trips when drunk - don't have to open your wallet..and lose it :(

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Posted in: What's your favorite hamburger chain? See in context

haha. who gave the_sheriff a thumbs down? Brozers is right up there for the best burger in Japan, let alone Tokyo. Gotham Grill in Ebisu fantastic too. None of the chains have ANYTHING on those two places.

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Posted in: Three North Koreans, one dead body found in small boat off Shimane See in context

@tmarie: Its not a case of South Korea 'wanting' 'to help' - Under South Koreans Constitution, anybody from the North, once they have been through security checks etc, is entitiled to South Korean citizenship, exactly the same conditions upon which West Germany had for East Germans if they made it over the border. In this case irrelevant, as they have stated a desire to go home. I suggest you read up a little on history.

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Posted in: Fujitsu introduces ARROWS ES IS12F smartphone for au See in context

@takahirodomingo - Dismissive again for the point of being so. Your postsreally are rather boring. It's Android.

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Posted in: Fujitsu introduces ARROWS ES IS12F smartphone for au See in context

I have the S2 LTE, Battery is lasting most of the day for me with normal (not heavy) usage. The plus being that it is a fantastic phone.

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Posted in: ANA to paint the number 787 on its Dreamliners See in context

Spot on Paul - Great Advertising for ANA, Great Advertising for Boeing, doing what any public company accountable to shareholders shoudl be doing..trying to make more money. Nothing to criticise here at all. Looking forward to trying it out for myself in a couple of weeks on a tripto Hiroshima.

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Posted in: Nuclear reactor in Fukui to be shut down due to cooling valve glitch See in context

@Elbuda: and you plan for replacement power is.......???

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Posted in: Traces of radioactive cesium found in Meiji baby formula See in context

HansNFranz: Well said. Thank you bringing some sense to this thread.

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Posted in: Traces of radioactive cesium found in Meiji baby formula See in context

@theResident: I'm with you there. Maybe the price will come down now..won't stop me buying their stuff anyway.

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