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Government spokesman says Japan not seeking “herd immunity”

  • May 7, 2020
  • , Jiji
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Jiji reported yesterday on press remarks made by Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga, who was asked if Japan will try to achieve herd immunity by exposing a large percentage of the population to the novel coronavirus. He was quoted as saying: “We have been taking measures aimed at buying time for the development of treatment drugs and bolstering healthcare capacity while at the same time reducing the number of patients in serious condition and fatalities to the extent possible. Our approach is not intended to achieve herd immunity.”

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