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by Yasuharu Dando

The new corona epidemic deeply subsides in the country inoculated with BCG specific strains

(By Google Translate : Japanese original) (Profile)
Although vaccination against the new coronavirus COVID-19 is progressing, the epidemic that has begun to subside, mainly in Europe and the United States, is rekindling. There are domestic and foreign reports that only Japan is heading toward convergence, but in reality, a deep calming phenomenon is occurring in more than a dozen countries. If you look for something in common, it is the country where BCG is inoculated with Japanese, Russian, and Pasteur strains. To borrow the phrase "it is neither poisonous nor medicinal", it can be said that the three BCG strains that support the calming of the new corona in each country are "poisonous and medicinal" types. It has side effects and strong habits compared to the new generation BCG vaccine, which pursues only to become a drug. It is thought that it activates human immunity and protects young people who are not covered by the corona vaccine shield. Create a graph on the Sapporo Medical University website to list the countries that are deeply calming.
At first glance, you can see that calming down like in Japan is not uncommon (corresponding graph of Sapporo Medical University). The ultra-stable groups with less than 10 new infections per million per week are Japanese strains Japan, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Russian strains Hong Kong / Bangladesh, and Pasteur strain Indonesia. With less than 100 cases per week, Japanese strains Pakistan, Philippines, Bhutan, Russian strain India, Pastur strains Cambodia, Morocco and Tunisia, and Danish strain but United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be added. UAE has the impression that the inoculation rate was suppressed at 90% by switching from the ineffective Chinese vaccine to Pfizer. However, as we will see next, Singapore, which has an inoculation rate of 90%, is experiencing a major rebound.
An English version of the graph showing the overall situation is also shown (corresponding graph of Sapporo Medical University). Portugal also has a big reversal rise even though the inoculation rate is approaching 90%. The United States, Britain, Germany, and France are in similar rebounds. Russia, where vaccination is not progressing, is also terrible. It is salvation that Mexico and Brazil are steadily reducing infections. There is a view that the number of antibodies produced over time after corona vaccination has decreased and the efficacy has decreased. However, the immunity enhancement by BCG is still persistent, as the former East German region, which was inoculated with Russian strains, is still different from the West German side. Although the analysis function of the Sapporo Medical University site is very useful, it is no wonder that the media that can be used is not appearing.
As of November 23, we have listed the history of BCG vaccination and the differences in strains using the number of infected and dead people in Reuters. In Europe and the United States, where tuberculosis is no longer a threat, BCG vaccination has disappeared. Compared to the number of deaths per population, I have the impression that it would have been better to continue BCG. However, it seems that the new generation BCG was not very effective when I learned that there was no big difference between neighboring countries of Spain and Portugal. The three BCG strains introduced at the beginning occupy the lower half of the table, showing a clear difference in the number of infections and deaths. With the exception of Russia's large number of deaths due to the lack of progress in corona vaccination due to the distrust of the government, the number of deaths per capita is significantly lower than in the upper half of the table. Regarding Japanese strains, Malaysia, which relied on Chinese vaccines, struggled to prevent the spread of the infection, and Turkey, a Russian strain, has a similar situation. It is noteworthy that in Japan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, where the population is large, the number of deaths per million people is only a hundred and several tens.

Japanese strains and Russian strains are old type strains with a large number of viable bacteria, and the new generation BCG is a weak and gentle strain compared to this. The Pasteur strain is relatively new, but it has side effects and is no longer used in France.

The neighboring country, South Korea, has been vaccinated to the same extent as Japan, but the new corona infection is spreading rapidly. The biggest difference is that the messenger RNA type vaccine is difficult to obtain at the early stage of inoculation, and the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is vulnerable to delta mutant strains, was given to more than 11 million people, mainly among the elderly, followed by BCG being a Danish strain like a Japanese strain. This is probably because the deregulation of corona has demonstrated the lack of protection for the weak and the nationality in which individual judgment is prioritized over laws and rules.

The process of herd immunity in Japan is described in detail in the 656th "Achievement of Japanese herd immunity, with a national character that does not bother you" . An English version is also available for this. As the rate of complete vaccination increased, we examined each prefecture, and at the same time, the new infection was braked and decreased. Osaka, which was delayed due to vaccination, followed Tokyo, and now the difference in new infections has become very small.