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Doctors in Japan file petition to stop vaccinations

Doctors and officials across Japan, including those concerned about the safety of coronavirus vaccines, submitted a joint petition to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on June 24 to halt vaccinations. (Shutterstock)
Doctors and officials across Japan, including those concerned about the safety of coronavirus vaccines, submitted a joint petition to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on June 24 to halt vaccinations. (Shutterstock)
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26 Jun 2021 04:06:49 GMT9
26 Jun 2021 04:06:49 GMT9

Arab News Japan

TOKYO: A total of 450 doctors and officials across Japan, including those concerned about the safety of coronavirus vaccines, submitted a joint petition to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on June 24 to halt vaccinations.

The petition was signed by 390 doctors and 60 local council members, and Toku Takahashi, an honorary professor at Wisconsin University of Medicine. 

“The death rate is very low, and 80 percent of infected people have mild symptoms, but it is questionable whether it is necessary to vaccinate all citizens with gene vaccines that are not yet safe,” Sankei Sport quote Takahashi as saying. Other doctors who attended the meeting said trials were ongoing and claimed that “at least 356 people have died since getting the vaccination.”

Vaccine Minister Taro Kono updated his blog on the day and criticized the group: “Some people spread rumors even though they have a doctor’s license.” Takahashi responded by saying the figures were from the website of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

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