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Posted in: Kishida, wife maintain closeness despite long distance See in context

noroahojen: You are spot on. In 2013 this very subject came up at my workplace. So two of us tested the theory. Same starting point in Shibuya Ku to a Hotel in the center of Hiroshima. No taxis allowed. Walking/Public Transport/Plane/ Tram only.

I flew and beat my colleague by 20 minutes but only because I got a bus at Hiroshima Airport that was still there from a previously delayed flight. I’d rather take the train…unless you were stumping up for taxis both ends.

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Posted in: Can healthy people who eat right and exercise skip the COVID-19 vaccine? See in context

Simply, No, they cannot - not should they.

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Posted in: Employer vaccine mandates convert some workers, but not all See in context

We literally have a 99% uptake in my company. No one was forced (the 1% haven't made a fuss or tried to convince anyone against it)- We had many active discussions about it. Everybody feels safe, People realize that it's our route back to normality. The anti-vaxxer crowd in Japan is VERY limited and I would go as far to suggest that most of the anti-vaxxer 'influencers' are foreigners deliberately planting disinformation. There a couple of obvious Russians on this website for example and some anarchist type people who aren't just 'anti-vax' but are anti-society in general. The kind of desperate people who stand outside Shibuya Statioon wearing bad clothes and preaching against 'Big Pharma', 'Big Tech' , 'Big Finance' etc etc. We can all imagine that person. Scruffy. probably wearing an old hoodie , Lobe Gauging - sitting their drinking their Oat Milk.

No Jab - Hope your company makes you stay home watching 'bitchute'. Internet Delivery shopping only etc etc. Evil people with nothing better to do than spread lies.

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Posted in: Two Europes: Low vaccine rates in east overwhelm ICUs See in context

Again @virusrex: Thank you for your clarification of facts without fear or favour. Others here seem to make stuff up to suit their rather odd narrative. I guess when you only read websites like 'bitchute' that is bound to happen.

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Posted in: Two Europes: Low vaccine rates in east overwhelm ICUs See in context

@FtGuy - Zichi is right. As it encompasses ALL the EU. The sensible countries (in Western Europe) are all well vaccinated as there is no large anti-vaxxer movement, further east where cities/town are further apart people have more time on their hands, income is lower and sadly, a lower level of education the virus still rages where misinformation is more easily spread. 'Arrest and Execute' is a typical over reaction, isn't it?

So far from a leaky vaccine - more like a leaky border situation.

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Posted in: Two Europes: Low vaccine rates in east overwhelm ICUs See in context

Brillant statement of the facts @BigYen.

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Posted in: Two Europes: Low vaccine rates in east overwhelm ICUs See in context

Thank you @Ronin Tsukebin: I think I'll stick with @virusrex for his knowledge and with @Jimizo for his sensibilities. Once anyone brings the term 'playing god' into anything, being an atheist myself, the red flags go up for me.

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Posted in: Two Europes: Low vaccine rates in east overwhelm ICUs See in context

Understood Ronin. Could you please answer my question re Astra Zeneca and perhaps Johnson and Johnson though please?

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Posted in: Two Europes: Low vaccine rates in east overwhelm ICUs See in context

@Ronin Tsukebin: May I ask what would prevent you from taking either the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine in that case then please? I must also fact check on one point - the mRNA vaccines are NOT gene therapy. I have asked several doctors that very question and it is VERY well documented.

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Posted in: Two Europes: Low vaccine rates in east overwhelm ICUs See in context

So, Burning Bush, Is this an acknowledgment from you that the vaccine (I know you can't actually bring yourself to call it that), is working at keeping people out of hospital and helping us to return to normal lives? Your comments on Norway and Denmark would indicate that but you offer no thoughts on the dire situation mentioned in Eastern Europe.

What a shame that some people have spread misinformation that had prevented some from taking the vaccine.

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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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