How the Media Lied About Japan Not Using Ivermectin for Coronavirus

Last Updated on August 17, 2022 by Shaun Snapp

Executive Summary

  • The establishment media is censoring how Japan used Ivermectin against covid.
  • This is done to protect pharmaceutical advertising revenues.


Any country that does not follow the official Western guidance on dealing with the coronavirus will be pilloried in the major media outlets. It is instructive to observe what accusation they use to smear these countries. Japan is yet another example of this, as Japan has been pressured not to explain how it used Ivermectin to such good effect versus covid.

This article covers how the establishment media uses a combination of selectively leaving out countries that do not fit the status quo narrative and smearing countries that do not hold up the officially sanctioned narrative.

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The Effect of Ivermectin in Japan

There are quite a few videos that address the topic of the use of Ivermectin on YouTube. The following video is from the Jimmy Dore show, which is one of the few video channels that question the status quo on covid (and many other topics).

At the 17 minute mark in this video, Jimmy Dore points out information that has been censored for western audiences, which is that Japan has used Ivermectin effectively against covid.

Why Did We Not Learn of the Statement from the Chairman of The Tokyo Medical Association Until 3.5 Months Passed?

The tweet in this video is from August 22nd of 2021. That is roughly 3.5 months ago and 3.5 months passing before we first learned of this endorsement by the Tokyo Medical Association Chairman, and I closely follow this area.

That is how effective the media blackout has been on this topic.

The following explains what the Chairman said.

The Chairman of the Tokyo Medical Association, Dr. Haruo Ozaki, recommends Ivermectin for use with COVID patients.

He notes that the parts of Africa that use ivermectin to control parasites have a COVID death rate of just 2.2 per 100,000 population, as compared to 13 times that death rate among African countries that do not use ivermectin. – SurfguardCR

The Use of Ivermectin in Africa Versus Covid

Africa was already taking Ivermectin to fight tropical diseases. Therefore, they had a build-in outpatient therapy that protected them from covid. A major negative impact of covid is inflammation, and Ivermectin is an anti-inflammatory. However, in the US, there was no pre-hospitalization anti-inflammatory as part of the covid treatment protocol, which is covered in the article How the NIH Maximizes Covid Hospitalizations by Not Recommending Anti-Inflammatories.

Robert Malone on Ivermectin in Africa

Dr. Malone was one of the inventors of mRNA technology and is a critic of how vaccine companies have used mRNA technology in vaccines.

Here is the correlation between Ivermectin use and covid deaths in Africa. Dr. Malone is difficult to debate, so Twitter, which is financially connected to Pfizer has suspended his account. Google then pulled down the interview between him and Joe Rogan. Apparently, as a top credentialed experience in the field, Twitter and Google along with Facebook (which censors information for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) do not think that anyone has the right to hear Dr. Malone’s observations. We have had to switch to video hosts like Rumble and Odysee as YouTube is constantly taking down videos regarding Ivermectin and covid without presenting any evidence that the videos contain false information. 

What Japan Did With Ivermectin

Just as with Africa, Japan has successfully used Ivermectin against covid. This is a success that the establishment media and Big Tech (Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc..) do not think people in Western countries have any right to know about. They do not want people to see the pattern of Ivermectin use, which is why you will barely hear anything about the use of Ivermectin or any other treatments that successfully used treatments that threaten pharmaceutical profits in the establishment media, which is highly financially connected to the pharmaceutical industry. The position of the health authorities like the NIH and FDA, is that no matter what the experience of other countries until they can rig a study that they can publish in a “peer-reviewed journal.” to show that the treatment is not effective, they will not allow the use of these proven therapies. To see how that rigging is done, see the article How Gilead Sciences Bought Off the NIH’s Support of Remdesivir.

Ivermectin in India

In this video, Dr. Campbell explains that India used Ivermectin very effectively against covid. 

Smearing Indonesia For Using Ivermectin

Previously the establishment media massively critiqued Indonesia, as I cover in the article How the Media Chose to Smear Indonesia for Using Ivermectin for Coronavirus. As soon as Indonesia had success against covid with Ivermectin, the western establishment media stopped covering the story. The position of the western establishment media and Big Tech is that countries do not have a right to choose their own treatment path or create their own covid protocols, but must follow the advice of US or European health authorities (but primarily US health authorities) that are entirely controlled by pharmaceutical companies. To disagree with pharmaceutical companies is to be “anti-science.”

Curiously, India has not been smeared by the establishment media but instead was ignored. Indonesia was first smeared but then ignored. India was merely ignored.

This is the death rate by country comparison between the US, which followed a vaccine-based approach, and India, Indonesia, which followed an Ivermectin-based approach, and Japan, which applied a combined vaccine and Ivermectin-based approach. The establishment media does not compare the US to countries that have performed far better than it vis-a-vis covid. 

Indonesia had a spike in September but then began using Ivermectin.

The story of Japan is explained in the following video.

Dr. John Campbell provides some of the excellent analyses of studies on covid. If Dr. Campbell were not retired, it is most likely that he would have his career diminished. In the US the medical establishment has greatly curtailed the ability of doctors to prescribe Ivermectin, denying a highly effective treatment to the public. See the studies on the effect of Ivermectin versus covid in the article How Effective Is Ivermectin Versus the Covid Vaccines?

Saying It…But Without Saying It

Dr. Campbell does not come out and say it in the above video, but the information he provides makes it clear that the mainstream media is lying about Japan’s use of Ivermectin to combat covid.

All producers of videos on YouTube are very careful to not call out the vaccines as being ineffective. This means they have to self-censor. YouTube does not allow anyone to contradict anything that the US health authorities say, or they can pull down the video or give the channel a strike. Even though it is true that the vaccines are ineffective, as I cover in the article How Effective Are the Covid Vaccines?

This video is also by Jimmy Dore and provides even more evidence of how Japan’s excellent response to covid has most likely been driven by Ivermectin. 

This video was produced months after the first Jimmy Dore video and is even more conclusive.

Why Japan Keeps a Low Profile on its Use of Ivermectin

Japan could broadcast more of what they are doing with Ivermectin, but they know if they do, they will face international scrutiny. Therefore, they appear to prefer to keep what they are doing to themselves.

This disinterest in challenging the global status quo is allowing the western establishment media to keep the story from Japan suppressed. Ultimately, Japan is going to be less concerned with whether other countries figure out what Japan did with respect to Ivermectin than the fact that they figured it out.

If this was just a story about Japan, Ivermectin would be less convincing, however, Ivermectin has been found in other countries and in many studies to be effective against covid.

Beneficial Outcomes and Divergent Policies Suppressed by the Establishment Media

Naturally, it is crucial for the establishment media not to discuss the performance of Japan versus covid. If the country has success without being able to point to vaccines.

This video shows, at the 8:30 mark, how effective Ivermectin was in the one state of Mexico, Chiapas, where it was used. This information has been suppressed.

Why Vaccinations Can’t Be Responsible for Japan’s Performance

Yes, Japan is mostly vaccinated, but that can’t explain its performance as it is so much better than other countries that are also mostly vaccinated. However, what Japan is doing is not profit-maximizing to pharmaceutical companies, and therefore must be censored. 

The Clear Global Benefits of Ivermectin Against Covid

It is not just Japan, it is many countries, including those that were addressed already in this article and many more that have superior outcomes vis-a-vis covid versus those that exclusively rely on vaccines.

It is quite apparent that the countries that have used Ivermectin have beaten the countries that relied on vaccines — and they did so without subjecting their population to the dangerous vaccines (the risks of which I cover in the article How Safe Are the Covid Vaccines?)

It Is Not Just Ivermectin That The Media Smears

The following video shows the media critiquing an MD who supported using hydroxychloroquine.

Towards the end of the video, the MD makes a statement about demons being real. We don’t think that is true, but the comments made about hydroxychloroquine are true. What the medical authorities are saying is that first-hand experience from treating hundreds of patients is irrelevant. 

How Fauci and the medical authorities are lying about the effectiveness of off-patent drugs is clear from the following table.

This table is from the website which tracks treatments. The FDA has nothing like this, as we cover in the article Why Does the FDA Not Clearly Publish Information on Clinical Trials at Their Website?

Notice from the table that Hydroxychloroquine has effectiveness versus covid of 25%. This is higher than the NIH’s recommended treatment, which is Remdesivir, and also notice the cost per dose. Now you can see why the NIH and FDA prefer that you take Remdesivir. 

Hydroxychloroquine has many more studies than Remdesivir, and Hydroxychloroquine has very low adverse effects, while Remdesivir is one of the most dangerous drugs you can take and is responsible for many of the deaths placed under the category of “covid.”

However, the maker of Remdesivir was able to pay off Fauci and other specific members of the NIH as is covered in the article How Gilead Brought Off the NIH’s Support of Remdesivir.


All of this is why the establishment (and heavily pharmaceutically funded) media not only refuses to use cross-country analysis to help guide improved health policy for all countries but actively suppresses the information that comes out of any country that does not fit with their pre-determined pharmaceutical-friendly story.

The Combination of Ignoring and Smearing

This means that major establishment media entities must perform a combination of supressing information and smear those that disagree with the standard narrative on any topic.

These are their two basic tools in keeping the public in the dark and in controlling the public policy response so that it is minimally effective for the public, but maximally profit-maximizing for the corrupt interests for which they have financial connections.