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Vaccination campaign begins in Japan, the public supports the postponement of the Olympics - Walla! sport

2021-02-17T09:31:18.902Z

About two months late after quite a few other countries, the Japanese government began distributing the vaccines - first to medical workers. Survey revealed: 80 percent prefer to postpone once more or cancel the games in Tokyo



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The vaccination campaign has begun in Japan, and the public supports the postponement of the Olympics

About two months late after quite a few other countries, the Japanese government began distributing the vaccines - first to medical workers.

Survey revealed: 80 percent prefer to postpone once more or cancel the games in Tokyo

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Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 10:53

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Another step in the direction (Photo: Reuters)

Five months before the opening ceremony of the Olympics, the vaccination campaign began today (Wednesday) in Japan.

First the medical staff will be vaccinated, then the older population, and only towards the summer, if everything goes well, will the rest of the population be vaccinated.

It is still unclear whether the vaccine doses will be enough to vaccinate all citizens until the Olympics, which were postponed for a year, with voices rising in the background talking about further rejection.



According to a recent poll in the country, 80 percent supported the possibility of canceling or postponing the Olympics, due to the corona.

Although Prime Minister Yoshihida Soga said that holding the games would be a "victory of the human spirit over the plague," not everyone is convinced that it will be.

Japan started vaccinating relatively late compared to other countries - Britain, for example, started on December 8, the United States on December 14, Germany, France and Italy started in late December.



"It does not hurt, now I can breathe a sigh of relief," said Dr. Kzori Araki, president of Tokyo Medical Center, who was the first Hmthsnim. "Now we have a better defense, I feel more comfortable toward the medical care we bring to citizens."



Minister for Japan Vaccines Taro Kono added: “It is important that the Japanese government shows the citizens that we have done everything we can to bring the vaccines safely and effectively.

In the end, we may have started a little slower, but we think it will be more effective. "

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