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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic chief anxious with one month to go until Games open See in context

Please remember this disaster during the next election, Japanese people !

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Posted in: Tokyo Governor Koike hospitalized due to fatigue See in context

@SavetheGaijin -- Thanks for this. I wish you the best and may you all get out of it and recover...

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Posted in: Main Tokyo vaccination center to offer shots to younger people See in context

"Number 1 reason for them is the possible side effects."

Side effects from Covid 19 death (for over 3,700,000 people worldwide

also Long Covid for tens of millions more (many of which will have permanent lung, heart damage).

hospitalization and being in the ICU isn't fun either (as a "side effect for millions of others).

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 487 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,036 See in context

What is the situation in the hospital emergency rooms in Tokyo ? That would let you know closer to the real situation.

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Posted in: Taiwan struggles with testing backlog amid largest COVID outbreak See in context

How did this virus jump to humans ? I hope we can find out.

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Posted in: Biden betting on wage growth, while GOP warns of inflation See in context

"how do you explain the fall of oil imports from the ME as the lowest in decades?"

He can't.

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Posted in: Biden betting on wage growth, while GOP warns of inflation See in context

A good share on the inflation is being caused by massive spending of the MIC. More than the next 10 countries combined.

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Posted in: As Olympics loom, Japan's health care in turmoil See in context

"From the above, which country is getting so wrong and which country is getting so right????"

Overall you are right. Going forward the next 4-5 months, I would rather have in US situation than Japan's, however. Herd immunity is near in many parts of the US and nearly all (98-99%( of the newly hospitalised in the US didn't get any vaccine.

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Posted in: IOC offers medical help for Tokyo Olympics See in context

Does that mean that they can help speed up the vaccinations here ? If not, then no thank you!

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Posted in: Most Japanese medical workers still not fully vaccinated See in context

@WhatsnextT

"Experimental"

By your deifintion, every trip outside he house would be an experiment in survival/ injury. Something bad might happen. Just stay home..oh wait an asteroid could hit your home. There is a chance you know...I just hope you weren't one of the many claiming that 10% would die within 24-hours of getting a first vaccine.

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Posted in: Japan to vaccinate Olympic athletes: reports See in context

"Im afraid I don’t know their mindset so I cannot answer. I"

I'm afraid there is a lot more than that (that) you don't know...

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Posted in: Man arrested for punching passerby who asked him to wear mask See in context

"Wearing a mask (for extended periods) increases the chance of bacterial lung infection."

Could you provide a source for that ? Thank you in advance...

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Posted in: Now that classes will be online, I won’t be able to hang out with the few new friends I’ve made since being able to go to campus in April. It’s tough for me to focus during online lectures. I feel lonely... like I don’t belong anywhere. See in context

"Weird how schools and universities haven't been major sources of infections but many are being shut, seems more for show"

Well, I would also like to know your source for this.

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Posted in: Governor Koike should begin thinking of a ‘Plan B’ involving cancelation of the Tokyo Olympics. See in context

Why haven't they prioritized the vaccines the last 5 months then ? Why ?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 234 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,339 See in context

"It seems to be that people in their 20s and 30s, though their symptoms may only be mild, must be the ones infecting older people. They go home to their parents and grandparents and infect them."

You could have a point. This is the strategy that Indonesia has.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic torch relay providing cultural showcase amid pandemic See in context

"Who will be watching this? Has anyone here ever watched any of the torch relay in any other country, other than maybe the start and the finish?"

I watched the torch relay in Ventura County, CA before the 1984 LA Olympics.

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Posted in: 47 anaphylaxis cases reported in Japan after 580,000 Pfizer vaccine shots See in context

"But you wouldn’t want to be one of the 47, would you?"

None of them died. However, you really wouldn't want to be part of the 9000+ people in Japan who have died of this coronavirus.

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

"I am liberal (perhaps an old classical liberal) and I can certainly tell you I also believe this is insanity as well. I can also assure you I know several other "liberals" who share your feeling about this, and mine."

If many liberals think this is insane, in addition to nearly all moderates and basically all conservatives...Then who is this policy pleasing ??

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Posted in: 'Everything evaporated' - Olympic overseas spectator ban hits Japan tourism See in context

"The local Ramen shop that had been there for 20 plus years closed even with an increase in delivery it was not enough to pay the rent...?

I am curious. What are the landlords doing then ? Are the closed businesses just boarded up ? Are any new businesses taking their place ? I would like to hear.

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Posted in: Travelers entering Japan have to install location confirmation app, Skype on smartphones See in context

I don't even have a "smart" phone.

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Posted in: Major European nations suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine See in context

"It's good to be cautious, but the incidence of blood clots is lower in vaccinated people than in those who haven't had the vaccine."

@You are right. The headline here is misleading based on the data.

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Posted in: COVID-19 inoculations in Japan off to snail pace start due to vaccine, syringe shortages See in context

""The sense of urgency among the government is not, I think, similar to other G-7 countries," said Haruka Sakamoto, a physician and researcher at Keio University, noting Japan's comparatively low case numbers and death toll."

Japan is on the high end if you look at 17 countries of East Asia and SE Asia. Only Indonesia and the Philippines havea higher per capita dead toll.

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Posted in: U.S. implicates Saudi crown prince in journalist Khashoggi's killing See in context

"No, they won’t just like with Iran. I hate both countries, but even with this administration not willing to contain Iran."

You seemed to be conspicuously quiet about this atrocity (killing of Khashoggi) when Trump was president.

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Posted in: Survey shows many seniors undecided about vaccination See in context

"You can always recover from a virus, but..."

Over half a million people in the US didn't. In addition to those, well over a million have long term covid "side effects" (sequellae) in some cases going on 10 months. These "side effects" include presistant fatique, damaged lung capacity brain fog and more.

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Posted in: If you die from the COVID-19 vaccine in Japan, the government will give your family over ¥44 mil See in context

"Hmm... is there a way to increase the odds of death prior to getting a vaccine? "

Taking 3000 IU of vitamin D3 daily will help with the reaction to the vaccine as well as if you really are infected by Covvid-19...many other benefits too.

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Posted in: Hives, chills reported following COVID-19 vaccination in Japan See in context

"Hundreds have died in the US after vaccination. In about 1/3 of cases they died within 48hrs."

Ummm not true. Fake news at least the 1/3 in 48 hours part.

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Posted in: Gov't, TEPCO ordered to pay damages over Fukushima nuclear crisis See in context

The former Tepco President, Mr. Shimizu should be behind bars now for his negligence.

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Posted in: Suga says G-7 leaders gave unanimous support for holding Olympics this summer See in context

Wouldn't it be better to delay the Olympics until September, if indeed Japan is to have it at all ? The situation would at last be better then. July is still too soon.

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Posted in: Some remain skeptical as Japan set to roll out vaccines on Wednesday See in context

"Prove it, all medical and scientific organizations of the world say you are the one in the wrong. Do you have objective proof to contradict them?"

Maybe he has gut feelings...lol.

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