COVID-19 has essentially disappeared in Japan, not due to vaccinations. Powell re-nomination strengthens the case for stocks into YE and into 2022

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COVID-19 has essentially disappeared from Japan, despite virtually no restrictions
While all eyes have been on the parabolic rise in cases in Europe and the US, the utter collapse in cases in Japan has barely registered.

- over the past 90 days
- Japan has gone from 25,000 cases per day
- currently 200 per day

- there has been no mass booster vaccination effort
- the vaccination rate of 76% is high, but hardly better than many US states

Why have COVID-19 cases collapsed in Japan? There is not a single or even multiple factors that explain this. I have gone through many articles and analyses and here are some considerations:

- Japan never really closed its border
- Japan never imposed lockdowns
- Japanese people used masks already
- Japan vaccination rates are not that high
- Japan is crowded

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Some Japanese scientists think the Delta-variant self-destructed in Japan
There are some researchers in Japan that think the Delta-variant, which was driving the summer surge in Japan, self-destructed:

- the mutation of thi...

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