According to Japanese media reports, 1.24 million AstraZeneca vaccines provided by the Japanese government arrived in Taiwan on June 4. In response, Tainan Mayor Huang Weizhe announced on the same day: “800 Japanese in the city have been included in the vaccination list” and said that in order to thank Japan for providing valuable vaccines in such a life and death situation, priority will be given to those in Taiwan. The Japanese are vaccinated.
However, an employee of a Japanese company based in Taiwan said with a gloomy expression: “The vaccine produced by AstraZeneca has reported serious cases of side effects. For the Japanese here, it simply treats us as a’testing drug.’ Character’.”
A Japanese who had been in Taiwan for more than 30 years was also frightened. He said: “Did not Taiwan choose to vaccinate the AstraZeneca vaccine originally stockpiled at the beginning? It is because of the outbreak of this epidemic that medical practitioners are anxious. I rushed to get vaccinated. It is not thankful to give priority to Japanese people living in Taiwan. I will not vaccinate this kind of vaccine that has not been used even in Japan! Do you treat us as experimental guinea pigs?” The Japanese said that many Japanese in Taiwan who knew him also avoided vaccinations against AstraZeneca.
Previously, media from many countries had reported on the side effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine. On June 10, the Russian Satellite News Agency reported that British researchers found that the adverse effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine include mild thrombotic symptoms, which lead to bleeding. The survey results were also published in the “Nature” magazine.
Japanese media pointed out that although results have been achieved in terms of entry quarantine measures, a sudden outbreak of the epidemic occurred in Taiwan in May this year. Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi stated at the Senate Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on June 3 that the Japanese government will provide vaccines to Taiwan.
Japanese media admitted that although Japan has obtained enough AstraZeneca vaccine for 60 million people and approved it for use last month, due to reports of thrombosis after vaccination overseas, Japan does not plan to Immediately use it for public vaccination programs in your country.
According to a Japanese report, Taiwanese media said that although Japan has provided vaccines to Taiwan, the responsibility for adverse reactions needs to be clarified. But now, the attitude of the Taiwan authorities has changed to create a welcome atmosphere. The above-mentioned employees of Japanese companies in Taiwan stated that only providing vaccines with side effects for people to choose from is to deceive people in a great sense.
The Japanese company employee said: “If it is elevated to the height of the so-called’Japan-Taiwan friendship’, it will be difficult for (Japanese in Taiwan) to refuse priority vaccination. Mainland China’s two proposals for free provision of new crown vaccines have been rejected, but the reality is On the previous page, Taiwanese close to the mainland are secretly traveling to the mainland to receive the new crown vaccination. To be honest, we Japanese also want to be vaccinated in China.