Japan Plans To Provide COVID-19 Vaccine To All Citizens For Free
Wed, 09/02/2020 – 23:45
Outgoing Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has made many of the same mistakes during the battle against COVID-19 as President Trump: After botching the handling of the “Diamond Princess” by allowing quarantines to be violated and the infection to spread, the Japanese government never followed up with stringent restrictions. Japan’s constitution forbids the type of lockdowns seen in Europe, China and the US. The state of emergency adopted by the government wasn’t nearly as robust a measure as what other countries tried.
And yet, Japan has a relatively low rate of infection. None of this really makes sense, considering that Japan’s aged population consumes more adult diapers per year than infant diapers. Still, in an effort to quell fears, the Japanese government is reportedly planning to offer a COVID-19 vaccine free of charge to any citizen who wants one, according to a report from Nikkei.