Ivermectin in Japan

Antivirals in Japan

Ivermectin allowed as a treatment on August 13

Doctors can prescribe without restrictions

People can buy it legally from India

Dr. Haruo Ozaki, Chairman of the Tokyo Medical Association

The situation is that the whole country is suffering from disasters.

No one will listen to me, so I will come up with a new policy

The antiparasitic drug “ivermectin” shows the number of infections and deaths of the new corona in a country that is prophylactically administered for another disease in Africa.

It is necessary to thoroughly study the clinical trial, but it seems that we are at the stage where it is okay to have the patient give an informed outlet and get permission to use it


Population, 126 million

Cases, + 79

Deaths, + 2

Lowest since June 23, 2020

Currently reopening

More than 76% of population is fully vaccinated

(South Korea, high vaccination but uptick in infections)

Boosters to start in December

Ingrained pre-pandemic flu seasons mask wearing

Delta variant wave ends

Delta variant “self-extinction”

Viral genetic mutations

Ituro Inoue, professor, National Institute of Genetics

Delta variant in Japan accumulated too many mutations

Virus’s error-correcting protein, nsp14

Majority of nsp14 specimens in Japan seemed to have undergone many genetic changes in mutation sites called A394V

Non-structural protein, made by the virus

Therefore errors accumulated leading to non-viability


More people in Asia have a defense enzyme called APOBEC3A that attacks RNA viruses,

Including the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19,

when compared to people in Europe and Africa.

National Institute of Genetics and Niigata University

Research to discover how the APOBEC3A protein affects the nsp14 protein

A394V discovered in 24 other countries

SARS ended abruptly in 2003

Working on a drug to inhibit nsp14

Written by Dr. John Campbell

Hello Everyone,My name is John Campbell and I am a retired Nurse Teacher and A and E nurse based in England. I also do some teaching in Asia and Africa when time permits. These videos are to help students to learn the background to all forms of health care. My PhD focused on the development of open learning resources for nurses nationally and internationally.


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  1. Facebook flagged this video as false information but Facebook has it wrong. This is the claim it's accused you of: Fact Check: Japan Did NOT Endorse Ivermectin As COVID-19 Treatment — Cases Plummeted For Another Reason | Lead Stories But you never made this claim! Thinks it's time to delete Facebook, you can't openly share information and question it these day, very unscientific.

  2. Ivermectin worked for me…it was hard to get (Americas frontline doctors) but between that and quertin(sp?) i was actually unable to get the Covid, even after mingling with my son Ansel and all his covid infected friends. The forces which have kept Ivermectin from us are evil and responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths. Big Pharma is the elephant in the room. It must be brought under control!

  3. Hi doctor Campbell, i shared your video on Facebook, and have been censored by fact checker, I am disappointed by this totalitarian way to think, i don't want you as medical statistician expert to comment, but i am very glad to listen to you and with my basic knowledge in virology, hope you will continue to inform us in order to make us think, thank you so much from Morocco.

  4. Ivermectin isn't an antiviral, and it has been shown not to work for COVID-19. Stop spreading disinformation. You should be ashamed to sully your prior profession by propagating lies that kill people.

  5. I shared this video on my Facebook page, I got a false information by f-checkers! Saying that this video said Japan endorsed ivermectin, I that is not what he said in this video. So I responded in my comment section to them. Letting them know that is not what he mentioned in this video. Keep it, exposing yourself f-checkers!

  6. Dr, Campbell, #FacebookCensorship is out to discredit your “Japanese Miracle “ video. They are labeling it as “false.”

    My response:

    #FacebookCensorship is at it again…saving people from science, art, and non-approved conversations. This time, the censorship group is asserting misleading assumptions in order to discredit Dr. Campbell. Dr. Campbell wrote down that “Japan allowed Ivermectin as a treatment on August 13, 2021” based on a August 13, 2021 media announcement by Dr. Harou Ozaki, chairman of the Tokyo Medical Association, who gave his opinion that Ivermectin showed promise as a COVID-19 treatment. Dr. Ozaki is not a Japanese government official, so his announcement was never official policy. Dr. Campbell never claimed it was official Japanese policy, but that Dr. Ozaki’s comments may have been influential in Japan during a desperate time when COVID-19 cases were rising dramatically. Dr. Campbell called it a “coincidence” that cases began falling about two weeks after that August 13 announcement. Dr. Campbell then cites other potential factors in the rapid decline of Covid-19 cases in Japan.

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