Japan initially lagged far behind other major economies in inoculating its population. Facing criticism, the government has made relatively fast progress since, setting up mass inoculation sites and offering workplace vaccinations.
Claims without references. Can we get some numbers please. It is tiring to be taken for an idiot by the media. What does "relatively fast" mean as a performance metric?
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The rationale is very simple, Mr. Omi:
Let's take from the poor and give to the rich.
The reverse Robin Hood mentality that both the government and IOC holds so dear.
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I feel sad... reading this :(
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The focus is totally wrong is what I'm thinking.
Lovely Japanese media. Always loyal to the government and don't dare scratching the surface.
I think they're not asking the right questions. Perhaps they think society will collapse and we will back in tribal times because when its so easy to pull the rug away under the government. The loser in this masquerade is always going to be the average citizen.
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I'm amazed at the number of hysterical tossers here. Produce from Fukushima is just as good as elsewhere in Japan. Many places are subject to rigorous quality control that other places are not, purely for political reasons. If you want to complain about food quality, complain about the abundant use of pesticides anywhere in Japan and the fact that there is little culture for organic food.
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As I was watching the news during lunch break today, they "news person" was mocking the vaccination programs of other countries, pointing out how infections numbers are increasing in Israel and other countries despite 60% having received both shots. As if that justifies allowing the present doubling of the number in Tokyo... Let the shouganai continue... the media is just as complicit in this farce as the useless government is.
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Up nearly 50 % compared to last Thursday. It's impressive how Tokyo manages cap testing at around 10,000 regardless of the tendency.
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Wow, wow wow. Suga...
"We raised our hands and we sought the Olympics because we wanted to do it," he said in the interview published Wednesday. "If they tried to force something on me, I'd kick it right back at them."
If this was actually true, you're admitting to neglecting the absurdity of forcing the Olympics at this time? How does that make you look as a leader?
"The simplest thing and the easiest thing is to quit," he said. "But the government's job is to tackle challenges."
No, you're supposed to work for the people. What kind of BS is this. Suga, you're an uncharismatic liar who doesn't care about the inhabitants in this country.
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Have a safe trip back to Uganda...
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That's 67 % increase compared to last Tuesday.
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Canceling the Olympics was never an option, Bach said, because “the IOC never abandons the athletes.”
Pure gold ^^
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It's going to be awkward for the person trying to get some sleep in the other bed.
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A bit off topic but
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said no decision has been made on whether Soma will be removed from his current position.
I noticed this from Kato also when was Health minister that he loves to emphasize when decisions haven't been made. Useless tool... that's why Suga loves him.
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Like with other diseases deaths get the headlines.
But if we take Polio as an example, deaths were not the biggest problem but the long term effects even after recovering.
The same thing is now beginning to come to the forefront with covid as deaths drop.
25% of those that had covid had some form of post disease problems some minor like loss of smell or taste. Some lasted a few months some are permanent.
But as many as 10% are looking at permanent long term problems ranging from minor things like skin problems to major lung damage.
Your shortsighted view that only deaths count is contrary to most medical experts.
I'd like to add that the loss of smell or taste is actually the result of nerve damage near the brain stem. Most people think it's just a local infection in the nasal passage, but that's wrong. It's the nerves that transmit signals from the sensory organs to the brain that are damaged. So yes, this virus causes brain damage.
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If the SOE is going to have an impact it surely hasn't kicked in yet because Monday's number is up like 45 % or so compared to last week.
Vaccines too late?
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I think Bach sees the writing on the wall already realizing the massive PR damage and dissatisfaction from the athletes many of whom expected a three week festival. The IOC's greed is going to cause tremendous damage to their brand.
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Bach speaks about solidarity. Where's IOC's solidarity with the "Chinese" people and the infection situation here.
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There are too many articles on this site referencing the non-sense that these politicians say. New day, same nonsense.
How about some reports from the field now that delegations are arriving?
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I thought this couldn't get any more ridiculous.
"Safe and secure" was all Suga could say in Diet for months in response to anything.
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The flame in that lanterm is barely burning. So tiny. A great symbolism on the domestic opinion about the olympics.
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In the photo it looks like they're voting who's up for beers at the izakaya tonight.
Emperor Bacchus has arrived. I wonder if he knows how unpopular he is in Japan. He certainly won't be able to tell from the forced smiles and bows he is greeted with at his 5-star "quarantine" hotel.
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Welcome to the 2020 Tokyo Olympcs.
The special games where tax-payers, who funded the whole thing, aren't invited. Instead tax-paying residents can expect to have their belongings ransacked at the train stations in Tokyo. I already feel warmth, spirit, and inclusiveness on these games.
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I anticipate a stagnation in the numbers now while the positive percentage will sky rocket. That's how it went the last 3 times.
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With such a massive delegation I expect some results, Japan.
100+ gold medals on the table please!
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The AstraZenica vaccine is useless at this point. Not sure if this is a good or bad thing.
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Remember: "Safe and secure"...
The only two words that exist in Suga's vocabulary whenever he's in Diet.
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