@amdt It's the usual capitalist playbook. Buy out everything for your own use and then tell others they could just do the same.
In Denmark we are a lot more privileged than many other countries, but we're still FAR behind the US on vaccination rollout due to lack of supply.
In short: it would be nice if Americans in Japan on Twitter complaining about vaccines could check their privilege. ✌🏻
Considering the circumstances, such as Pfizer applying for approval in Japan a good month or so after America and the EU, or that Japan is having to import from the EU (which is limiting exports)… a difference of a couple of months is little to complain about.
My local government says it plans to vaccine ‘the rest of its residents’ (‘その他の区民のかた’) from mid-August (‘8月中旬から’). https://www.city.toshima.lg.jp/496/2101181042.html
I’m a British citizen, but even if I took a flight to the UK tomorrow, I would not be able to get vaccinated: they were just opened up to over-40’s, and it’s not clear when it could be available to me if I was in the UK.
The vast majority of countries, regardless of whether they’re in the “West” or the “East”, or “First-”, “Second-” or “Third-World”, are not making as much progress on vaccines as America is.
But this idea that the “West” is making incredible progress on vaccines, and Japan is ‘falling behind’, smells like the usual bullshit.
I can empathise; I’ve been ‘staying home’ and working from home for well over a year now. I’ve not been to a café or restaurant, or travelled in that time. I’ve not seen family or friends in that time. I’m tired.
This year at #elsconf: Charity auction and print sales of the Y Combinator Codex!
During this year's ELS, we will be selling prints and hosting an auction of the original of The Y Combinator Codex, a 42cm x 240cm calligraphy piece.
All proceeds, sans printing and shipping costs, go to Lisp-related organizations.
Attached: photo and a low-res scan of the piece.
Developers and testers, it’s the day you’ve been waiting for: elementary OS 6 Beta is available now! Read our announcement to find out more about the beta process as well as what’s new for you in this outstanding upcoming release. https://blog.elementary.io/elementary-os-6-odin-beta/
Since many non-editing buffers open in tabs, it’s mildly disappointing that the integrated terminal emulator’s relegated to a panel at the bottom of the window.
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