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Tokyo Olympics chief Mori attended meeting with official who now has coronavirus

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Mori, 82, has not been tested because he has no symptoms of the virus and does not meet testing requirements, an official from Mori's office said.

Meanwhile in any other "advanced " country Japan like to compare itself to , all the officials that sat on a meeting with a coronavirus positive person would be tested immediately.

"He goes to hospital three times a week for dialysis, so if he develops fever or has other symptoms, a doctor will be able to test for it," the official from Mori's office said.

82 and in hospital 3 times a week.....yet he is in charge of Tokyo Olympics - no better example of blue blood privilidged J politicians hanging onto their positions and money.

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Theatre of the bloody absurd!!

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Nothing to see here folks, carry on as usual, everything is fine and normal. Absolutely nothing to see, trust us, just keep on walking. Everything is fine now, here, how are you?

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Geriatrics leading the charge?

No wonder Japan is in the pits...

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I don't think he will pull through. And this will probably tip the scales to stop/postpone the games.

Dems some bitter grapes...

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So Iijima is in self-quarantine, but Mori isn't?

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Mori, 82, has not been tested because he has no symptoms of the virus and does not meet testing requirements, an official from Mori's office said.

WTF???? He doesn't meet the requirements for testing?? He was in close contact with someone who tested postive!! How on earth does he not meet the requirements?

"He goes to hospital three times a week for dialysis, so if he develops fever or has other symptoms, a doctor will be able to test for it," the official from Mori's office said

AND he will infect TONS of people who will be at the hospital. STUPID!! Test him!! What did the WHO say?? Test test test!!

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Meanwhile in any other "advanced " country Japan like to compare itself to , all the officials that sat on a meeting with a coronavirus positive person would be tested immediately.

That makes no sense since the test take several days to become positive, what is recommended is to begin isolating themselves instead of waiting for symptoms.

Anyway, if he is already on dialysis 3 times a week, a coronavirus infection is more likely to end tragically than on a recovery.

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Anyway, if he is already on dialysis 3 times a week, a coronavirus infection is more likely to end tragically than on a recovery.

That's...not very reassuring?

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I.O.C.’s Reassurance About the Tokyo Olympics Rankles Some Athletes - Several people who were on a conference call with Olympic organizers said there was confusion and dismay over whether and how the Games would proceed during a pandemic. Invalid CSRF

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/sports/olympics/olympics-coronavirus-athletes-training.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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I wish the best for Mr. Mori, but the fatality rate of the coronavirus for the elderly is very high, almost 20%.

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At the meeting, about 60 people were in a room and Mori was seated about 10 meters away from Tashima on the opposite side of the table

So shouldn't every single person who was in that room isolate themselves for 2 weeks now? What on earth is going on here?

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Ignorance isn't a defense, I wish him the best, but I would have tested him.

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If he is infected with no symptoms he's infecting everyone else!

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And with idiot decisions like this, not testing people who should get tested, we are supposed to believe that Japan only has less than 1000 cases of this disease?? Yeah right!

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Three times a week the people in the hospital he visits are exposed.

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He goes to the hospital 3 time a week to an area of the hospital that have some of sickest patients and he's not tested? Unbelievable and the hospital still let's him come in knowing he's been exposed to covid 19!!!!

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Truly pathetic to read. It’s Like they live in some twisted form of reality.

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Come on people he is an X PM and at 82 disorganised the Olympics. It's his right to hord as much tax payer money as he can for as long as he can. Obviously retirement not on the cards. Now potentially with other aged movers and shakers he might finally have done a public service.

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If one looks to Japanese immigration policies on entry compared with the policies on personal viral contact interactions, it is possible to see a marked lack of basic commonsense in effect......

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Saw a picture of them shown at a news wide show yesterday. This JOC deputy head Kozo Tashima was standing just behind Mori rubbing and touching his nose.

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Mori, who is 82 and has lung cancer, has not been tested because he has no symptoms of the virus and does not meet testing ....

I suspected dude had something; he sure looks ill lately.

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He probably should step down and let a younger, vibrant new ideas person take over

He was already older than dirt when he took the position and he is still here. He is the type that will end up getting over the virus and Japan will be stuck with him through the 2036 Games.

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Turn out the lights! The party's over............

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Mori, who is 82 and has lung cancer, has not been tested because he has no symptoms of the virus and does not meet testing requirements

And that, ladies and gentlemen, that right there is the reason we have so very few reported cases of COVID-19 in this clutching-at-straws-for-an-Olympic-miracle country.

Is the pandemic passing us by due to some mystically unique resilience to hardship only wareware nihonjin can understand?

No. It's the standard head-in-the-sand @If I pretend I can't see it, it doesn't exist" mentality.

Japan is treating this pandemic like your average salariman treats a pregnant woman who needs a seat on the train. Don't look, it will go away...

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Yikes! Could be a death sentence.

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BE considerate and cancel the olympics. Any thing that started badly will never end nicely.

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I suspected dude had something; he sure looks ill lately.

He is 82.  He just looks old.

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Well, nobody gets out of here alive. We all have an expiration date and I hope I make it to 80.

10m away is almost certainly sufficient, provided they didn't kiss, hug, or shake hands in a private moment. Around here, they are saying 2m for "social distancing."

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Mori is spreading the virus before he starts showing symptoms. Test him, quarantine him, start treatment early and stop the spread. At his age and his underlying conditions if he develops symptoms before testing and starting treatment, it may be too late.

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How Singapore took it head on was most impressive.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51866102

if only we could see more proactive steps.

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if only we could see more proactive steps.

" proactive steps" doesnt translate into Japanese unfortunately .

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@marcelitoMar. 20  10:44 pm JST

if only we could see more proactive steps.

" proactive steps" doesnt translate into Japanese unfortunately .

anyone care to comment on a very valid point.

stay away from people if your going for lunch or dinner out these days you are rolling a dice unnecessarily. Stay away from people!!!

prevention is better than cure

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