Japan is actually into it’s 4th peak and recovery.
Note: “vaccination doses” curve is in green, these would be the latest figures, headline injected figures is total doses.
The graphic was taken from this very handy dashboard, the visual equivalent of global measles - https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
My understanding is any later spread in 2020, was being blamed on pro-china politicians promoting travel into Japan from China and Korea, with over 130,000 or more bodies in to keep the economy going, with no tests or possibly accepting fake test documents. There is mention of other contingent groups like Pakistanis (among some other nationalities) and of problems with them disappearing, i.e. Japanese government not being able to keep track of the individuals.
Some of the information published by the Japanese government since the very beginning is a lot more straight forward and simple, when you compare it to the markerting-propoganda that is passed off as information/media.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be available free of charge.
- The costs of vaccination for all Japanese nationals and all eligible foreign residents, will be covered in full by public funds.
Vaccines will never be administered without the recipient’s consent. We urge the public never to coerce vaccinations at the workplace or upon others around them, and never to treat those who have not received the vaccine in a discriminatory manner.
Washing hands properly, is one of the biggest and consistent advisories since the beginning. For those who want to do more an it was suggested a full shower on return to home as an effective PPE method, since possibly one Japanese scientist or advisor indicated the scalp was a harbour for it (any?) pathogens as such.
Afaict, no mask mandates but advice to wear them, which is a cultural norm if you are sick / have the sniffles, but there is growing resistance and worry form mothers with regards to children on this front.
Certainly from my understanding the rush to inject and rely on it as the final solution, was not promoted, things may have turned more recently as pressure is exerted across the world, but what I understand is in 2020 the Japanese made it clear they realised it would require 3 injection per year to be effective if, and that it was not going to be pursued. So when the “booster” form Pfizer was announced, this was not surprising, if you were privy to early info out of Japan.
The Japanese may be working more toward a host of own home grown solutions in other areas, like therapeutics broadly speaking. I think their tac has been to get everyone immunes stems tippy-top shape.
I’ve even seen it suggested Green Tea was an effective protection against virus (the average person may diners 2-25L of the active Green tea ingredient as it is also in many other convenient beverages), and it may turn out black tea, as we drink in the west is even more effective. Not much coverage of that in the western media eh.
I’m sure Barry’s tea would love to claim the cure like.
All in all it’s some what ironic that the bacterial source of Ivermectin was discovered on a Japanese golf course and that they may not be using it, but I’m waiting for more info on that front.