The random notes of Jun Sato in English/Japanese.
I am a middle-aged Japanese male, brought up in Tokyo and moved to Brisbane at the end of 2017.
I started my career at the Tokyo office of a global management consulting firm and dived into a bank turnaround and launching its internet channel. I've started my own business and consulting in 2006 and have grown it to around $10M revenue.
I'm very open to new business/investing/consulting inquiries to survive next year and next decade.
I am not a medical expert and this is just a hypothesis; taking BCG vaccination may strengthen immune to the novel coronavirus. If I were American/West European/Australian, I would take BCG vaccination now. Six reasons follow. I declare that there is no conflict of interest for BCG vaccination but I have a big interest in stopping this pandemic. One of my businesses is an online tourism agency and its sales have dried up! (Added on 4 Apr) The comment system does not work on this post anymore. Too many comments? For discussion purposes, I created a new post . Please leave a comment on the post below. https://www.jsatonotes.com/2020/04/please-leave-comments-here-regarding.html 1) Scientists have started to work on this hypothesis Can a century-old TB vaccine steel the immune system against the new coronavirus? https://www.sciencemag.org/ news/2020/03/can-century-old- tb-vaccine-steel-immune- system-against-new-coronavirus (Added on 9 Apr) They seem to use on
There have come many comments on the previous post and new comments don't seem to get published anymore. From the initial, some of the comments didn't get published properly. I guess Google is not working on this Blogger seriously. Please leave your comments/inputs here regarding the BCG hypothesis, the correlation between COVID-19 and BCG vaccination. Please be aware that the Blogger comment system seems buggy and some comments don't get published. I try to check the incoming comments and post the comments if I notice they are not published, but I'm not perfect and my time is limited on this. Additional information for reference Germany table was updated on 4 Apr by @takainou_0907 . https://twitter.com/takainou_0907/status/1246684588287488000 (Added on 6 Apr) Another pre-print article was published regarding the correlation between COVID-19 and BCG vaccine. This pre-print article cites my previous post. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.11
People all over the world were excited to see the NEJM paper on Israel's mass vaccination result and I was one of them (though I think the BCG Tokyo 172 strain vaccine is safer and more effective). BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine in a Nationwide Mass Vaccination Setting https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa2101765 Estimated vaccine effectiveness for the study outcomes at days 14 through 20 after the first dose and at 7 or more days after the second dose was as follows: for documented infection, 46% (95% confidence interval [CI], 40 to 51) and 92% (95% CI, 88 to 95); for symptomatic Covid-19, 57% (95% CI, 50 to 63) and 94% (95% CI, 87 to 98); for hospitalization, 74% (95% CI, 56 to 86) and 87% (95% CI, 55 to 100); and for severe disease, 62% (95% CI, 39 to 80) and 92% (95% CI, 75 to 100), respectively. Estimated effectiveness in preventing death from Covid-19 was 72% (95% CI, 19 to 100) for days 14 through 20 after the first dose. In short, this paper claims the vaccination effi