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1st Tokyo Paralympic Games athlete hospitalized due to COVID

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So, the virus continues to infect the games?

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Wishing them a speedy recovery. Not unexpected that an athlete might get infected considering Tokyo is swarming with the virus.

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did the ambulance have to drive from hospital to hospital looking for a free bed?

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hospitalized despite not being in a "serious condition."

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I continue to question the need to hold irresponsible, irrelevant events like this in the face of a pandemic. Practically speaking the Olympics have no function whatsoever if they can not generate revenue from tourism. Sure they can help insecure people feel good about themselves via their country's achievements, and sure they're great for the athletes, but no one needs music festivals or sporting events games or college graduation/entrance ceremonies during a pandemic.

What people DO need are hospitals for all the infected to recover and vaccines for everyone to be safe.

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There are beds specifically reserved for the athletes so average Japanese would not be taken there anyways.

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I wonder if many people around the world are aware that Japan residents suffering from Covid are basically locked out of their own healthcare system unless they are at death's door, while this international junket is organised and visitors to it who come here are whisked to the front of the queue, because elections. Nothing personal against the athlete, but how can this be?

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These athletes and tarento are special when it comes to getting access to hospitals. As for us, we can die at home.

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I'm not a doctor but I'm speculating a lot of these para athletes already have weakened immune systems and more underlying health conditions than able bodied athletes.

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Foreigner In TokyoToday  05:48 pm JST

no one needs music festivals or sporting events games or college graduation/entrance ceremonies during a pandemic.

The idea of digging in and living a miserable existence waiting for the pandemic to pass is unrealistic.

They said similar things during WW2 in London and closed all the cinemas and entertainment venues. Morale plummeted and they were soon back opened.

We need a compromise as life is for living. With the right safety preparations events can be held and should be held.

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as_the_crow_fliesToday  05:52 pm JST

I wonder if many people around the world are aware that Japan residents suffering from Covid are basically locked out of their own healthcare system unless they are at death's door, while this international junket is organised and visitors to it who come here are whisked to the front of the queue, because elections. Nothing personal against the athlete, but how can this be?

You are naive and possibly new to Japan if you think the problems with the health service here are new or a result of the

How many people do you think have been hospitalized from the Olympics/Paralymics? Thousands? Hundreds?

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These numbers are just the athletes. The true number of the superspreader Olympic events is in the tens of thousands. August 9th the government will suddenly declare the infection rates are serious.

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