RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Japan is now labeling Covid vaccines to warn of dangerous and potentially deadly side effects such as myocarditis. In addition, the country is reaffirming its commitment to adverse event reporting requirements to ensure all possible side effects are documented.
These efforts from Japan’s health authority are in stark contrast to the measures taken by other countries to coerce or convince citizens to take the injection, by downplaying side effects and discouraging proper adverse event reporting.
Read also: Check out our coverage on curated alternative narratives
Additionally, Japan is emphasizing informed consent and bodily autonomy. Until the coronavirus pandemic, the concept of “informed consent” was considered sacred to healthcare professionals in the West.
Japan is particularly raising concerns about the risks of myocarditis in young men injected with Pfizer or Moderna’s vaccines. The country is enforcing a strict legal reporting requirement of side effects that must take place within 28 days of the injections.
Three Covid-19 injections treatments are currently offered in Japan. They include the Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) and Takeda’s Moderna formulation. The product descriptions (here and here) state that “this product contains an additive that has never been used in a vaccine before.”
Furthermore, the pharmaceutical companies urge you to consult your doctor about the additive if you plan to be injected with it. In addition to the Pfizer and Moderna injections, Vaxzevria (originally Oxford/AstraZeneca) is also administered in Japan.
However, Japan only recommends it to people 40-years-old and over. Reference is also made to the new type of additive in the Vaxzevria injections.
NO COMPULSORY VACCINATION OR DISCRIMINATION
Japan’s Ministry of Health of health website encourages citizens to receive the vaccine; however, they stress it is not mandatory.
“Although we encourage all citizens to receive the Covid-19 vaccination, it is not compulsory or mandatory. Vaccination will be given only with the consent of the person to be vaccinated after the information provided.”
In addition, the government recommends those who are considering taking the shot carefully consider both its effectiveness and side effects.
“Please get vaccinated by your own decision, understanding both the effectiveness in preventing infectious diseases and the risk of side effects. No vaccination will be given without consent.”
Furthermore, they stress that businesses should not force employees to receive the vaccines. Nor should employees discriminate against those who refuse the injections.
“Please do not force anyone in your workplace or those who around you to be vaccinated, and do not discriminate against those who have not been vaccinated.”
The government even links to a “Human Rights Advice,” including instructions for handling any complaints if individuals face “vaccine discrimination” at work.
JAPAN BREAKS RANKS
Doctors worldwide have echoed Japan’s health authority warnings about the vaqccines’ side effects. However, this kind of proper informed consent has cost many doctors in western nations their licenses to practice medicine. The government has accused these doctors of spreading “vaccine hesitancy.”
Furthermore, while Japan allows its citizens to choose whether to be injected, other countries are forcing citizens to receive the jab. For example, in February 2022, Austria will mandate the injections for everyone. Some German states are following the Austrian blueprint. Citizens who refuse will face heavy fines and up to one year in prison.
Health ministry warns of vaccine’s side effects
Japan’s health ministry has listed inflammation of the heart muscle and of the outer lining of the heart in younger males as possible serious side effects of the Moderna and Pfizer COVID vaccines.
It says that as of November 14, out of every one million males who had the Moderna vaccine, such side effects were reported in 81.79 males aged 10 to 19 and 48.76 males in their 20s.
The figures were 15.66 and 13.32 respectively for those who had the Pfizer vaccine.
The ministry held a panel of expert on Saturday and proposed warning of the risk by printing “serious side effects” on the documents attached to the vaccines.
It will also require hospitals to report in detail incidents involving people who developed the symptoms within 28 days after being vaccinated, according to the law.
The plan was approved by the panel, and the ministry will notify municipalities.