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    Default Miracle in Japan (COVID Youtube link)

    Yep, a YouTube link. Don't watch if you don't want, but this one is really interesting.

    Japan experienced a surge of Delta, and now they have nearly no cases.

    Lots of things could have led to the drop:

    - Ivermectin approved for use (12 days later, case rate plummeted)
    - Japanese geneticists discovered the virus' error correcting protein (NSP14) that checks replication has mutated (mutation A394V), causing replication error - causing a "self-extinction" problem for the virus.
    - More people in Asia (and Japan is not particularly genetically diverse) have an enzyme (APOBEC3A) that attacks RNA viruses.
    - Mutation A394V has been found in 24 other countries (a good thing, presumably).

    Most interestingly, and something I didn't know; SARS-1 is now extinct (doesn't even exist in a lab), and disappeared in 2003.

    Worth 17 minutes of your time, IMHO.

    Last edited by dneal; November 25th, 2021 at 09:42 AM. Reason: corrected "Lots few things..." grammar to "Lots of..."
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    Default Re: Miracle in Japan (COVID Youtube link)

    Apparently a person posted Japan dumped their vaccine program for ivermectin on 10/27 which is now debunked.

    https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSL1N2RS1NO

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    Default Re: Miracle in Japan (COVID Youtube link)

    No one in the video made that claim. Introducing a "debunked" claim in an attempt to "debunk" the video is a strawman.

    Ivermectin was added to a treatment regimen, and may be one of several factors for their quick recovery from the Delta wave. I listed the others, for those whose attention span or time management prevents them from making it through a 17 minute video. Japan has a high vaccination rate (slightly over 76%), and is scheduling country-wide boosters for December.

    I watched the video while on my rowing machine last night. 15 minutes of hard rowing with 2 minutes of cooldown, all while listening to an educated person discuss data from Johns Hopkins and other medical sources. Behold the power of multitasking.
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    Default Re: Miracle in Japan (COVID Youtube link)

    Yes, just added the link and not to dismiss your video . I tried to watch, but just the sort of presentation I donít gravitate toward. Vaccines are approved, but not ivermectin. Everyone has to decide.

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