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Weston NakamuraVisionary
Real Vision Exchange Manager, Programming and Community Engagement

Japan: The World’s Biggest COVID Failure

Japan reopens for business today...while re-locking down Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo for COVID, extending the current lockdown set to expire on May 11, now kicked back to end of May.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 2021 20?? here we come!

Just some quick points on where Japan stands with vaccinations. And let me remind you (because a reminder will be sorely needed after you’ve read this)- Japan is a wealthy, developed, globally integrated, democratic, G7 country with enough medical staff and infrastructure in place to provide high quality universal healthcare to a (relative to it’s western democratic allies) apolitically non-partisan, non-populist, non-faith based, pre-COVID mask wearing culture of the world‘s oldest (and thereby most demographically at-risk) population. Just a reminder.

According to Oxford Univ, at end of April, the number of vaccinations per 100 people stood as follows:

Israel: 121

United Arab Emirates: 106

United Kingdom: 71

Japan: 2.4

Cool. Now here’s a moving chart of the share of people who have received at least one vaccine (% of population) from Our World In Data:

If Japan exerted some effort, competency and common sense prioritization, maybe it will one day get as good as global leaders in fighting pandemics and protecting its citizens like India and Brazil. Maybe one day.

What the hell is wrong with Japan you say? Why I’m glad you asked.

Japan has a history of problems with medication. Meaning, there is a history of using the prior sentence as an excuse / explanation for its inexplicable rejection... (More)

Sam ColtExChangemaker
"So called Business Engineer"

REQUEST; anyone has data on what places are set to get more inhabitants because of work from home in europe/us/other?

Also what's the chinese/japanese version of work from home? Is it still a thing there? 


Also thinking of this (usa)

What to own when the market crashes? TAIL RISK PART TWO: Breaking down Jason Buck's interview with Meb Faber (feat. never-before-seen charts 📈)

Hello fellow hive members 🐝, @Nick Correa and I are back at it again, probably with the best edition of "The Breakdown" we've ever done. We explore the treasure trove that is @Jason Buck's interview with Meb Faber of Cambria Investments, and define what "tail risk" is, its uses, and how various assets such as bonds, gold, real estate, and foreign stocks perform during immense drawdowns of the S&P 500. We explore Meb's Tail Risk ETF ($TAIL) and break down how its various holdings help achieve its mandate of negative correlation with the S&P 500 with not too much "bleed" during normal times.

We had fun with this one and hope you do too! (charts below)

Link to the original interview:

@Jeremiah S @John Ahearn @Jaymes Rosenthal @Moritz Heiden @Matt Daniell @Craig P @Bradley Snyder @Sam Colt @Theodore Boydston @thomas cullis @Aneil Pokharel @Dennis Jarvis @Konrad Zawadzki @Joseph J @James J P Mulholland @Xavier Mejido @Master Of Money @Tom Catternan @Kewal Mistry @Jehan Hiramanek @Sean Morgan @Sam Mitchell @John Ahearn @Dan Little @Matthew Lansing @Matthew Lansing @Adam Toth-Fejel @Theodore Freysen @Seahyung Park @Sean Morgan @Bryce G @Dean W @ALLEN AZAR @Oliver Anderson @Andreas Niederberger @Cristofer Atiencia @Lemony Snicket @Brian Caputo @Brian Lee @brian barry @bill foord @Georgii Verbitskii @Max Wiethe @Stefan Clulow @John Fadool @Collin Velarde @James Clark @Daniel Olarte @Paul LaRue @Chris Clark @Roo Larson @Lars Andersson @Matthew Larkin @Larry Lawhorn @Larry Stein @larry cooper @Christian Petersen @Philip Peterkin @David Douglas @David Lack @David Sharp @David Douglas... (More)

India new COVID cases 314k. China, just next door, only 14 (fourteen, not fourteen thousand). How come? How did China all but eliminate the disease its neighbours are reeling from?