Shinichi Hamada comments

Posted in: Tougher virus restrictions expanded to 4 prefectures See in context

Is the vaccine not available or Japanese citizens not willing to take it?

Why people think these vaccines are going to somehow stop or slow the spread of this virus is mind-boggling.

The makers of the vaccines admit themselves that they don't prevent transmission, but only lessen the severity of symptoms. They don't prevent you from getting it, and they don't prevent you from passing it on.

So how are vaccines going to make things any safer?

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Posted in: Japan considers prioritizing Olympic athletes for COVID-19 vaccination See in context

virusrex

Until spreading is controlled and herd immunity is reached, which of course will come faster the more people is immunized.

There is no scientific basis for this statement. "Herd Immunity" is not achieved through intervention (vaccine, etc.) rather it happens naturally when enough people get the virus, develop antigens and become immune to it. To say that "immunizations" create it is incorrect. And, as mentioned, even the manufacturers of these "vaccines" admit that it doesn't make anyone immune to anything, rather it might help lessen the severity of the symptoms.

"all the vaccines that were allowed to be use for the public have clear and definitive data on both animal and human trials, the trials were NOT rushed and have been done before on the same time scale for other vaccines that were in use for humans for years without problem."

Incorrect. These vaccines were given special approval or Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) before late stage clinical trials were complete. Look up the article "Past vaccine disasters show why rushing a coronavirus vaccine now would be 'colossally stupid"

Yes, they are, the only thing they are not subjected is to direct particular lawsuits because the government absorbs that risk and makes it much simpler to pay damages, even if there is no real relationship with the vaccine. All other forms of liability are still there for the manufacturers.

It appears that you need to read up on liability regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. While entities engaged in the manufacture, distribution, and administration of most routine vaccinations are accustomed to the liability protections afforded by the 1986 Vaccine Act, the scope of liability for claims relating to the COVID-19 vaccine will be governed by PREP Act protections for Covered Countermeasures, whose broad immunities extend well beyond the bounds of Vaccine Act protections.

That is false and widely debunked as completely incorrect data by the scientific community.

Oh, really? Easy to say, not to so easy to back up with anything of substance.

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Posted in: Japan considers prioritizing Olympic athletes for COVID-19 vaccination See in context

Vaccines don't guarantee you won't get it.

Vaccines don't guarantee you won't transmit it.

The "experts" say we will still need to wear a mask and social distance even if we get the vaccine.

These are "experimental" vaccines that haven't undergone rigorous animal and human safety testing due to their being fast-tracked.

These "Messenger RNA" shots have never been widely used, so their safely and efficacy are unknown.

Vaccines manufacturers are not legally responsible if a patient experiences an adverse reaction, including death.

This "disease" has a 99.97% survival rate.

So, would someone care to tell me why anyone in their right mind would get this vaccine?

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Posted in: Rapid coronavirus testing centers to open at Tokyo's Haneda airport See in context

What's the point of getting a test for a virus with an extremely low mortality rate?

There are effective medicines available, so why is everybody so afraid?

Even the WHO admits Ivermectin reduces mortality by more than 80%.

Don't let the media scare you, because that's their goal.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 355 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 2,472 See in context

Make an appointment and turn up. 

Okay, so let's say you go get a test today and you're negative. Is there a chance that you could possibly get infected tomorrow or the day after? Of course, so are you going to get a test every few days or once a week?

How ridiculous it is that people have to get a test to see if they have this disease. Oooh, must be a terrible disease.

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Posted in: Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators See in context

Are the police going to arrest someone who moves on the escalator?

Sheesh.

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Posted in: Contagious and concerning: What we know about COVID-19 variants See in context

To virusrex

"HCQ and others have no proven efficacy, that is why they are not used..."

Oh, is that so? Is that why on Wednesday, the WHO updated its guide on therapeutics and COVID-19, revealing that use of ivermectin showed an 81% drop in mortality, as opposed to standard care. It also shows a 64% decrease in hospitalization.

There have been numerous studies showing that Ivermectin is very useful in treating COVID-19.

Source: c19ivermectin.com

"So, all the information you bring is false, so why insist on using it to convince others?"

It appears that you are the one who making false statements.

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Posted in: Osaka reports more new coronavirus cases than Tokyo; nationwide tally 1,785 See in context

Doing all these tests and trumpeting all the new "cases" of COVID-19 is akin to sitting by the side of the road, pointing at the cars going by and saying "those are traffic fatality cases!"

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Posted in: Contagious and concerning: What we know about COVID-19 variants See in context

These vaccines have not been safety tested on animals.

These vaccines have not been safety tested on humans.

The CDC is still recommending masks for people who have been vaccinated, adding that it won't prevent you from getting the virus or potentially spreading it to someone else.

The mortality rate of this virus is about the same as a bad strain of the flu.

The vaccine makers have no legal liability in the event a vaccinated person has an adverse reaction, including death.

The U.S. CDC admits that only 6% of people reported to have died from COVID-19 had no other underlying medical issues, so 94% of people didn't die "from COVID-19" rather they died "with COVID-19." This makes the mortality rate MUCH lower than reported.

There are medicines that work, regardless of how much negative publicity is written about them by the medical establishment/drug companies/pharmaceutical boards. Among them, Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin and Budenoside. Doctors have been using them with extremely high rates of recovery.

Now, would someone please tell me why on earth would someone allow this experimental drug to be injected into their body?

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka raises voice against anti-Asian hate crimes See in context

The more people flap their lips, crying "racist!", the less impact they have.

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Posted in: Tokyo Disney parks abandon 'ladies and gentlemen' announcements See in context

I get it that Japan looks up to America for Hollywood, rock and roll and other things, but come on!

You don't have to copy all the stupid stuff from America.

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Posted in: LGBT groups want equality law in Japan before Tokyo Olympics See in context

Perhaps if the LGBTQ crowd would stop blowing their horn every two seconds about "rights" people might take them seriously.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 394 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,917 See in context

It amazes me how comments from people who reasonably suggest that it's time to get on living life instead of cowering in fear get all these down votes.

As one reader suggested, the more you test, the more positive cases you find. What's surprising about that?

"Cases" are meaningless because the PCR tests have been using a high cycle count threshold, resulting in a very high number of false-positives.

When are people going to understand that this is more about control of the people than their safety?

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Posted in: Disarray as 47 players affected after positive tests on Australian Open planes See in context

Has anybody bothered to actually look at the mortality rate of this disease?

I've never seen such a hysterical reaction to a virus before?

Folks - this isn't ebola!

There are medicines that are effective in treating COVID-19.

How about we stop wringing our hands and start living again?

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Posted in: Okinawa governor wants tougher action after 61 U.S. Marines infected with coronavirus See in context

It always amazes me how quickly people forget the extremely low mortality rate of this virus.

Relax, people!

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Posted in: Protests show 'progress' on diversity, says 'Star Trek' icon Takei See in context

"Protests show 'progress' on diversity"

If only they were "protests." These are hardly "protests" rather they are flat-out riots.

But he does have a point about diversity. Now, thanks to Antifa, we have soy-drinking weasels teaming up with BLM thugs smashing up businesses, looting, and shooting innocent people.

Yay for diversity!

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Posted in: ANA to require all passengers to wear face masks aboard aircraft from June See in context

When will this nonsense end?

Let me guess... when all viruses are completely eradicated from the planet? When there is absolutely zero risk of sickness or danger in our world?

I used to like ANA, but I will be writing to them to let them know they have lost a customer until they regain their senses.

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Posted in: 2 love hotels reprimanded for denying room to gay couple See in context

This is news?

Aren't there more important issues to tackle in the world than this?

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Posted in: Gov't OKs cash handout to struggling students See in context

If the government would have focused on protecting the elderly and those with comorbidities and let the rest of the folks just go on with life, these payments wouldn't be necessary.

The fact remains that this virus has a very low mortality rate (much less than 1%), so closing businesses and forcing everyone to "quarantine" only caused more problems like weakened immune systems and depression/alcoholism/spousal abuse/suicide.

Japan isn't the only country to react this way.

What a pity it is that the gullible populace believed this lie that suddenly nobody has an immune system in 2020.

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Posted in: 2 love hotels reprimanded for denying room to gay couple See in context

The hotels are permitted to refuse guest if they suspect anything illegal or immoral like prostitution may be taking place.

So prostitution is "immoral" but two people cheating on their spouses is not?

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Posted in: 72-year-old man arrested for spitting at convenience store employee See in context

The fact that this makes news in Japan is quite amazing.

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Posted in: Shinkansen, express train users drop 95% during Golden Week holidays See in context

@Expat

the new normal can't be the same as the old normal

I'm not going to allow fear mongers and sensationalist journalists create a "new normal" for me. What about restaurants, for example? Do you think a ramen shop that had ten tables to suit 20 customers is going to make it with only 5 tables because of some stupid "social distancing" rule? Of course they can't. Think of the repercussions just for the restaurant industry!

This whole corona virus thing has been hyped way out of proportion.

Killing an economy and causing loss of work, homelessness, physical abuse, depression and suicide over a disease with a mortality rate no bigger than the seasonal flu is absolutely unacceptable.

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Posted in: Help for Vietnamese community See in context

Vietnamese are generally hard workers and not trouble makers, and I believe they add a lot of value to Japan.

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Posted in: 'Corona poverty' spreading and getting worse See in context

Japanese people need to push back against this coronavirus hype.

The mortality rate is far lower than was originally reported and does not warrant shutting down the entire economy.

If Japan's economy wasn't in bad enough shape, the last thing it needs is a knee-jerk reaction to a virus that doesn't kill any more than the normal flu.

Don't let the fear-merchants in the media and government scare you into submission.

Stand up and demand to be allowed to work!

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Posted in: Hospitals turning away sick people as coronavirus cases surge See in context

This is all about manipulation of the masses.

Exaggerate the severity of the "pandemic" to create fear to you can see how quickly the masses will give up their liberty in exchange for perceived "safety."

I've never seen anything like this.

The bottom line is this: how likely am I to do die from the coronavirus? Right? We've all had nasty flus and spent 10 days flat on our backs, but we got over them and went on with life.

But now the media has everybody in a frenzy with all these dramatic stories, but people aren't asking the most important question: how likely am I to do die from the coronavirus? Because most of us don't want to die prematurely.

So let's look at the numbers. Based on the coronavirus tracker stats at Johns Hopkins University of Medicine in the U.S., there are 9,787 officially reported cases of coronavirus infections in Japan, with 190 deaths. That means a mortality rate of 2.16% A little more than 2 in 100 chance of dying from coronavirus. Higher than the normal flu, but not like Ebola or other more deadly viruses.

But that is assuming these numbers are accurate, which they are likely not. Why? Because of the unreported cases, of which there are likely MANY. People who got the virus, had strong immune systems that fought it off, and recovered, often without even knowing they had it in the first place. Take the Stanford University Serology test that was recently conducted on 3,330 people in Santa Clara County, California. It showed that 3.3% of a randomly tested population had coronavirus antibodies, meaning they had likely been exposed and developed immunity to it. But Santa Clara County only had 1,833 reported cases of coronavirus, in a county of 1.9 million people! If this 3.3% number was applied to 1.9 million people in the county, 63,000 could potentially have been exposed to and developed antibodies to the virus. But how many people have died of the coronavirus in Santa Clara County? 78! Which, when divided into 63,000, you get a mortality rate of .1% (0.0012). In other words IF YOU GET THE VIRUS, you have a 1 in 1,000 chance of dying. If you were to do the same math against the whole U.S. population, your chances of dying from the coronavirus is

So the number of people who've contracted coronavirus is the wild card. We basically know how many have died from coronavirus (although these numbers may actually be overreported). If far more have or have had the virus than the official stats suggest, then the chances of dying from this are EXTREMELY LOW, possibly similar to or lower than the seasonal flu.

So why shut down the entire economy, destroy the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of people when you have a 1 in 1,000 chance of dying from this if you catch it? What about all the millions who won't ever catch it? This is nothing more than manipulation of the masses.

The Japanese went through enough with 3/11. Let's not make this bigger than what it really is!

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Posted in: Japan, spared mass outbreak so far, now sees national crisis after Tokyo surge See in context

Tests were not being conducted because the government knew that if they did the number of infected would spike tremendously, seriously damaging the possibility of holding the Olympics.

So they basically didn't take the necessary action to keep it from further spreading all to save the Olympics.

Why didn't they make the decision to postpone until next year earlier? By doing so, and starting prompt testing they could have prevented a lot more infection and death.

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Posted in: Japan testing for coronavirus at fraction of capacity See in context

I haven't had time to read all the comments, so pardon me if someone else has made a similar comment.

I believe that the government in Japan is prioritizing the Olympics over the safety of its citizens. Sure, canceling the Olympics would have a devastating impact on the economy, but hiding the rate of infection in order to not derail the Olympics is incredibly irresponsible.

I hope I am wrong, but I believe the rate of infection is far bigger than the government would have us think.

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Posted in: Trump angrily defends his handling of pandemic See in context

Trump declared the coronavirus outbreak a National Emergency 5 times faster than Barack did for the H1N1 breakout.

Don't give me this nonsense that he is doing a poor job.

He could singlehandedly cure coronavirus and the media would find fault, simply because they hate him.

How pitiful the so-called journalists have become.

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Posted in: House passes aid bill after Trump declares virus national emergency See in context

oldman_13

said "that took long enough huh?"

I'll take 43 days to declare a National Emergency, as Trump did in the case of COVID-19, over the 225 days it took the previous President to declare the same National Emergency when H1N1 broke out in 2009-2010.

Incidentally, 12,469 Americans died due to the H1N1 flu and 60.8 million were infected. Compare those numbers to what we have seen so far with COVID-19 and it becomes crystal clear that the media is doing everything they can to criticize Trump when he has done the best he can.

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Posted in: Kobe woman, Nagoya Sagawa delivery man, JAL cabin attendant test positive for virus See in context

I bet these companies do not like in the least their names being associated with this virus.

Knowing the knee-jerk overreactions which are common in Japan, I don't see anything but damage being done to Sagawa and JAL's respective businesses.

But it gets even worse when it comes to identities of infected individuals being found out. I saw an interview with an infected American man being quarantined in Nebraska in which he said he and his infected wife have been receiving death threats via social media. That is beyond ridiculous in my opinion. First of all, these people didn't willingly go out seeking the virus nor have they have willingly spread it to others. Secondly, it is not as though it is an automatic death sentence if you contract the virus.

It seems as though a lot more common sense is needed.

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