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Greek artistic swimmers isolated over virus cluster at athletes' village

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Yikes, not good news. Re-evaluating my trip to Greece this month.

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None of those who tested positive so far require hospital care, Takaya added.

That's true for at least 98% of people who get this virus. So why the hell are we still freaking out about it so much?

Cases are up -- but death rates have plummeted.

That means this virus had deteriorated, or will soon deteriorate, to the level of a bad flu.

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Hey Mr Bach.... What are you going to say now?

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All 12 members of the Greek artistic swimming team are in isolation after five tested positive for coronavirus in the first cluster detected at the Olympic Games athletes' village, Olympic officials said Wednesday.

Safe Olympics?

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Hey Mr Bach.... What are you going to say now?

He maybe say: "Take care, do not get infected,

follow science, and everything will be fine,

only 4 days left, no drama here .."..

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the virus has an enviable invisible touch

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the first cluster detected at the Olympic Games athletes' village

This is the first cluster? And it involves a grand total of five people?

Nah, that can't be right. The Olympics were supposed to be a massive "super spreader."

Isn't that what all the science-whiz protesters and all the keyboard warriors here on JT have been saying?

Funny how it seems that every event that's been pronounced a "super spreader" by those who demand that we live in neurotic fear of the COVID ... has turned out not to be one.

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There's another way to use "cluster" - just add a few more letters, I'm sure you know which ones, and that describes the situation more accurately.

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Hackman-san

Um, check out the incubation time of this virus. It has only just begun and Tokyo over 4100.

After they leave the virus party moves forward.

Plus when these sports adults and kids called Olympiads brink the virus home, it will be called The Tokyo Olympic Variant.

Please get vaccinated and after please wear a mask as well to protect those not vaccinated yet, as we can all still carry the virus.

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Blimey!

How on earth does one catch the virus in a bubble that is impossible to leave unless….there are holes in the bubble..!

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Yikes, not good news. Re-evaluating my trip to Greece this month.

Or even better re- evaluate trips to Odaiba, Shinjuku, Shibuya etc....if official number is 4000 + you can bet the real number walking around assymptomatic or with a bit of a sniffle is at least triple that..

Safe and secure....virus under control..." LDPJOCIOC = liers as usual.

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"- just add a few more letters, I'm sure you know which ones, and that describes the situation more accurately."

Wow; you are so erudite that you leave me breathless!

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If I were one of those athletes then I’d be seriously pissed off. All that time training, all that prep, all that harswork

to adhere to the rule book by the IOC and the JOC and you get the virus in a “zero-risk bubble”. I’d be demanding answers. Though my friend is a volunteer in the village and she catches a train twice a day to go there and go home……wonder if the virus came from outside the village?

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So why the hell are we still freaking out about it so much?

a lot of people can’t wait for their daily dose of Covid news - it’s their excuse to freak out

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I'm glad the UK has ramped up the vaccines and relaxed all the restrictions, its obvious we have to live with it not run, death rate is low, no worries and the Greeks won't die either

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How on earth does one catch the virus in a bubble that is impossible to leave unless….there are holes in the bubble..!

From a local person going in/out of the bubble? Perhaps a venue volunteer or someone in food service at the village?

11,000 athletes and only 1 cluster is pretty amazing. Think about that for a bit. If they are all vaccinated, the discomfort from symptoms shouldn't be bad either. I call that a win.

Too bad this happened BEFORE they could compete. I'm surprised there haven't been hundreds of cases in the village.

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kurisupisu

Blimey!

How on earth does one catch the virus in a bubble that is impossible to leave unless….there are holes in the bubble..!

It's not a bubble. It never was. People who work/volunteer at the Olympics come and go, mixing with normal society. Media members have been visiting local tourist spots. They've only limited the athletes/officials.

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“Most of the positive cases have been among Japanese residents working as employees or contractors.”

Finally, thank you.

Despite the cultural superiority of Japanese [cit. Deputy Prime Minister] the simplest explanation to athletes living in the village and having tested negative at least 20 times since arriving to Japan finally getting the virus is: local transmission from Japanese residents employees or contractors. Not exactly a scientific mystery to understand the direction of contagion when under-testing Tokyo has 4,000 cases per day and 100% testing athletes village has 0.02% positives (including about 70% of Japanese residents, never repeated enough).

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Did the IOC and the Japanese Government not guarantee these would be safest Olympic games ever? I don't just blame the IOC and the Japanese government for these Olympics, however, every single country for not refusing to send their athletes here and putting not only all us people that live here at risk but their own people. All this is foolish for a piece of medal.

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The virus is out there and not going to go away. The sooner the majority of the population gets in contact with it and develops immunity (or gets immunity via the experimental vaccines), the sooner it can burn out, as viruses always have done and always will do.

This obsession by bureaucrats to make the virus disappear is misguided.

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The Olympics have left the country infected, how they going to do the Paralympics?

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Most of the positive cases have been among Japanese residents working as employees or contractors.

Then why bother with segregation when these people commute home daily?

Seems to me the Olympics needs protection from Japan not the other way around.

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I still don't get why most of these countries didn't bother to vaccinate their athletes before sending them here. If you want your athletes to compete and represent your country, then at least allocate some of your vaccine to these athletes before sending them away. It's that simple. Priorities.

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Fantastic! By "never abandoning the athletes", as Bach put it, they have now only given them false hope of competing while others can simply because of dumb luck.

Yeah, I am sure they feel muuuch better wasting their time, money and health for nothing.

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Yikes, not good news. Re-evaluating my trip to Greece this month.

They have been in Japan far longer than 14 days had daily testing.

This means they caught it here at the games.

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