Gooch comments

Posted in: Japan to establish agency to speed up digitalization See in context

I can just imagine a Japanese version of Charlton Heston clutching a fax machine. "From my cold, dead hands."

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Posted in: Japan prepares to inoculate adolescents aged 12-15 against COVID See in context

Raw BeerToday  10:24 am JST

Like hell my kid is taking that experimental crap.

Same with my kids. They don't need them at all. There is no valid reason for them to take any unnecessary risks with any of these unapproved vaccines (only authorized for emergency).

Good time to remind people that so far in Japan, nobody under 20 has died or suffered serious consequences from Covid-19. Zero!

Selfish man! Won't someone think of the pharmaceutical companies?

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Posted in: Cautious cuddling? England to OK hugs as lockdown eases See in context

Express sisterMay 11  06:10 pm JST

Partly for getting Brexit through, and partly for mentoring teenagers when he did a gap year in Australia back in the 80s. Found out a while ago that he'd been a good supporter for kids at the school where he was an assistant, coincidentally in the same year a family friend was there.

The two things you respect Johnson for are economically and diplomatically knee-capping his country and going on holiday forty years ago?

That';s your opinion and you're entitled to it. But I disagree with you.

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Posted in: Japan prepares to inoculate adolescents aged 12-15 against COVID See in context

Worry about the elderly and those with severe comorbidities first. They are the ones actually vulnerable, not teenagers.

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Posted in: Cautious cuddling? England to OK hugs as lockdown eases See in context

JimizoToday  04:06 pm JST

For what it's worth, I used to quite like and respect Boris.

I’ve heard of finding him amusing, a better choice than Corbyn, and even liking him, but ‘respecting’ Boris Johnson is a new one on me. 

What exactly did you respect?

Partly for getting Brexit through, and partly for mentoring teenagers when he did a gap year in Australia back in the 80s. Found out a while ago that he'd been a good supporter for kids at the school where he was an assistant, coincidentally in the same year a family friend was there.

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Posted in: Cautious cuddling? England to OK hugs as lockdown eases See in context

theResidentToday  03:18 pm JST

@Gooch. Whatever. Pleased that you are such a responsible and upstanding member of the community.

For what it's worth, I used to quite like and respect Boris. But not anymore.

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Posted in: Cautious cuddling? England to OK hugs as lockdown eases See in context

heResidentToday  10:56 am JST

@Gooch - There. You just proved my point.

You're going to have to try harder than that :-)

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Posted in: Cautious cuddling? England to OK hugs as lockdown eases See in context

theResidentToday  09:19 am JST

I see this headline..and then instantly know the ridiculous comments that will be posted. Boris haters -Rule haters etc.

Boris-haters and rule-haters? Ha! Maybe if Boris and his lot were following the same rules as they were imposing on others you might have an argument.

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Posted in: Cautious cuddling? England to OK hugs as lockdown eases See in context

These politicians and their owners must be laughing their noggins off behind closed doors. It's now safe to hug!

Back a couple weeks ago I saw a video of Health Secretary Matt Hancock walking to the door of 10 Downing St with a mask on, but the camera caught him whipping it off as soon as he stepped inside thinking the cameras were off him, while the door was still party open.

More evidence that this is for show, folks. One rule for them...

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,032 new coronavirus cases; 875 in Osaka See in context

quercetumToday  07:53 pm JST

This in contrast to this morning’s headline: “Nothing can stop Tokyo Olympics from going ahead: IOC's CoateS”

Cancel the Olympics? Over their dead bodies.

If only it were that easy.

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Posted in: Parents excited over prospect of virus shots for children See in context

Propaganda.

It's one thing to protect specific kids who're at a high risk of developing serious symptoms or dying from COVID with a vaccine. For them, the risk is actually high and so the vaccine is warranted.

But the number of kids who have become sick from this virus has been minuscule, and the number who have sadly passed away has been even tinier. For whatever reason, except for a tiny minority of kids with serious comorbidities, this virus simply is not a threat and so mass vaccination of kids is not necessary.

But go on, keep pushing the narrative, VR. It's obvious why you're here.

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Posted in: People weary over latest extension of COVID emergency in Japan See in context

ClippetyClopToday  06:30 pm JST

There's the crowding, sure, but shouldn't masks be basically solving that problem?

Erm, no. It's embarrassing that after over a year of this thing that you think that masks alone 'solve' a problem.

They don't seem to be.

Now you're getting it. May 2021, a penny finally drops.

Let's wait and see. They're only new.

Fall back and retrench to a new defensive position after your original one was overrun. Wise move.

I'm well ahead of you. Masks are only effective if changed every hour or so and people don't touch them while wearing them. And in any case, the mesh of most of the masks on the market is not fine enough to stop the droplets from passing through.

Are you seriously saying that the vaccines are proven to be safe and effective after such a short trial period?

https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/covid-19-vaccine-safety-update/covid-19-vaccine-safety-update-vaxzevria-previously-covid-19-vaccine-astrazeneca-14-april-2021_en.pdf

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(21)00147-X/fulltext

The jury is still out. If people want to take part in these clinical trials, that's up to them. But I'm going to wait, and am in a low-risk group. If the pharma companies are so confident about the safety of their products, why do they need governments to protect them from public liability claims from harm done by their products. Isn't that what insurance is for?

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Posted in: People weary over latest extension of COVID emergency in Japan See in context

ClippetyClopToday  06:20 pm JST

Yeah, as if these measures are meant to get people to accept or beg for the vaccines.

You must be really annoyed about how safe and effective the vaccines are proving to be. You appeared to have staked quite a lot of your scientific cred on them not being so,

Let's wait and see. They're only new.

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Posted in: People weary over latest extension of COVID emergency in Japan See in context

Anyhow, tell us more about these 'facemarks' ....

Given that People here in Japan are wearing facemarks pretty much all the time in public, why are case numbers rising again? There's the crowding, sure, but shouldn't masks be basically solving that problem?

They don't seem to be. Same overseas. With all those mask mandates the virus was still spreading fast, and when you compare results in like-for like places like California and Florida, where CA enforces masks by FL doesn't, case rates were similar.

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Posted in: People weary over latest extension of COVID emergency in Japan See in context

kurisupisuToday  05:46 pm JST

All the government seems to be able to do is to tell people to stay at home.

Well, as businesses die and scale back what should the government be doing?

There has been no advice on how to keep natural immunity high.

How to eat better?

The necessity to moderate alcohol and tobacco consumption.

How to reduce toxins in the body through exercise and saunas.

The need for social contact and communication to aid emotional support for people alone.

The above might be obvious to some but not to all.

Especially not those governing!

If people eat better they'll be healthier and won't need to be nearly as afraid of the rona nor take those experimental jabs like they're told to. Can't have that.

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Posted in: People weary over latest extension of COVID emergency in Japan See in context

ClippetyClopToday  05:35 pm JST

Well facemarks don't seem to be doing much to help.

And why would they? Are facemarks the new bleach for the hard of reading?

Do you still believe that ridiculous bleach thing twisted by the MSM?

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Posted in: People weary over latest extension of COVID emergency in Japan See in context

kurisupisuToday  04:58 pm JST

"Everyone is wearing face masks and yet more contagious coronavirus variants are on the rise. The state of emergency cannot be helped," said a 76-year-old man.

Actually, it can be helped...

Well facemarks don't seem to be doing much to help.

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Posted in: People weary over latest extension of COVID emergency in Japan See in context

Simian LaneToday  04:36 pm JST

slow torture in a sense. give the people an end date to look forward to, then pull the rug from under their feet.

That seems to be the plan. The Japanese pulled off an economic miracle after WW2. Could they truly be this incompetent now? Perhaps. But Japanese governments have always treated the average Taro and Hanako with thinly disguised contempt, at least since the Edo period. That doesn't seem to have changed.

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Posted in: Depending where you live, to what extent have you been complying with the Japanese government's request to observe anti-coronavirus measures during the current state of emergency and quasi-state of emergency? See in context

I wear a mask on the train and when going into shops, etc.

But when out in the open air the mask comes off. Same when I'm sitting in a cafe or restaurant unless the staff specifically tell me to my face to keep the mask on. Which they don't. Was out for a coffee this morning and most of the patrons had their masks off once they sat down. It's a pretty big cafe, and full.

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Posted in: WHO hopes Tokyo Olympics can go ahead despite extension of state of emergency See in context

Aly RustomToday  07:46 am JST

My father worked his whole life for WHO and even he was saying in the 1990s that the organization was rife with corruption. And it all started with Hiroshi Nakajima when he took over from Dr. Halfdan T. Mahler

That’s not surprising in the least. The WHO and other UN bureaucracies like it do the bidding of their funders, winers and diners and are totally unaccountable to the general public. So for the WHO to hope for the Olympics to go ahead is consistent with their behavior over the last year or so and back to when your father was there, and probably beyond. (By the way, I’m not alluding to your father being part of the problem - many people join these organizations for the right reason only to discover they’ve been hijacked by crooks)

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Posted in: What, if anything, do you believe governments around the world aren't telling the public about the coronavirus? See in context

Mr KiplingMay 7  09:35 pm JST

I was expecting the conspiracy theorists to posts some comedy gold.... I wasn't disappointed.

Well we would want to see you disappointed, would we? Now back to bed, rest assured that your government loves you and tells you the truth.

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Posted in: Gov't extends state of emergency through May 31, adding Aichi, Fukuoka prefectures See in context

n1k1Today  06:54 pm JST

How many of those "cases" are actually sick, and can you enlighten us about the actual conditions of those who died, eg, age and comorbidities?

It doesn't matter ! If the hospitals are at capacity with just few hundreds of cases it really isn't just covid19 that is scary. Everything else is scary ! Japan is scary !

Of course it matters. The vast majority of the population won't even know they have this virus unless tested, and around 98-99.8% of those who do develop symptoms recover, the rate varying with age. And as most governments have been hoodwinked into banning non-vaccine early-stage treatments in favor of blanket vaccination in the world's biggest clinical trials, talk to them if you're worried about hospitals reaching capacity.

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Posted in: What, if anything, do you believe governments around the world aren't telling the public about the coronavirus? See in context

Given that governments lie cheat and steal as a matter of course during "normal" times, expecting them to be open and honest now is a hard pill to swallow, pardon the pun.

For example, banning certain medications under the false premise that they are dangerous or ineffective, obstructing investigators who are in a certain country ostensibly to pin down the virus's origin, ordering lockdowns and mask-wearing while they themselves are living it up without such encumberment. This list goes on.

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Posted in: Tokyo’s anti-crowding coronavirus countermeasures backfire on trains See in context

Stewart GaleToday  01:48 pm JST

If I were a Japanese voter, I would be so embarrassed that this assortment of idiots has been elected to manage, represent and guide my country. 

Led by Suga, who looks like a geriatric, confused old man.

An extra dimension to the problem is that the opposition parties have been virtually invisible the whole time.

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Posted in: Gov't extends state of emergency through May 31, adding Aichi, Fukuoka prefectures See in context

RecklessToday  04:56 pm JST

The feeling of depression in Japan is rising because there is no clear way out. I contrast this to the optimism felt in Florida when I visited a few months back because although cases had been high, vaccinations were clearly progressing and now anyone in the state can get vaccinated for free. It feels like Japan is walking through a swamp in circles with no map.

Florida has been leading the way back to freedom, even before vaccines became available, because the governor realized that it's impossible to eliminate the virus. Plus, he didn't have an unwanted sports festival to salvage.

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Posted in: Japan to expand, extend virus state of emergency See in context

Maybe the politicians should take a pay and benefits cut by the same proportion that they enforce businesses to shorten their hors and restrict sales. And the sun will rise in the west tomorrow.

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Posted in: Pfizer and BioNTech to donate vaccines for Olympic athletes See in context

To expect anything other than corruption and duplicity from the J govt, IOC and these 2 companies is naive at best.

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Posted in: Osaka governor eyes asking for extension of virus state of emergency See in context

Did you actually read it?

I do listen to scientists and experts who support and oppose my positions, and neutral ones as well. That's why I don't deny there's a virus out there that can be harmful or deadly to SOME PEOPLE, but not the vast majority of the population, and that it's not dangerous enough to lock down states or countries or mandate mass vaccination through the back door by introducing vaccine passports for this virus.

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Posted in: New Zealand declines to call China's Uighur treatment genocide See in context

Disappointing but not at all surprising. China has NZ at the tip of its spear, with Ardern intent on skewering her own country. Not surprising for a far-left socialist, though.

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