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Tokyo Olympics CEO says COVID cases at Games 'within expectations'

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Can someone please slap this liar and make him shut up?? Sounds like he’s indirectly saying that he expected a disaster to happen.

24 ( +30 / -6 )

Now we just need a quick-witted, undaunted and vigilant member of the Japanese press to ask the simple question: "Please provide proof, dated before the games started, of the exact figure you determined to be "within exceptions".

(Crickets).

24 ( +29 / -5 )

That means, they planned with expected numbers and accepted infections and further virus spreading right from the start. That’s surely a near criminal behavior. Close the event and fire that pseudo mafia.

21 ( +27 / -6 )

(sorry, make that "expectations")

4 ( +6 / -2 )

today number 3058 - highest ever for Sunday

Already all the leaders Muto, Koike, Suga, Kono will make a beeline to make statements that Olympics has nothing to do with this explosive rise in numbers

May be difficult to prove direct connection but all the focus on Olympics have definitely dulled the residents about taking precautions on 3 Cs which is undeniable...

14 ( +18 / -4 )

So, CEO Muto ‘admits’ it was a conspiracy from before the Games even started:

- “Toshiro Muto told a press briefing…:. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said …; while Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has said …” -

"We have the exact same thinking," Muto said, referring to the remarks by the two leaders.

The ‘trial’ will go quicker if the other two admit it as well. -
15 ( +17 / -2 )

'within expectations'

...is that something like.... collateral damage?

19 ( +23 / -4 )

I think whatever article or the government will say the so called experts in comments will attack.

-26 ( +3 / -29 )

I'll say it again... We were promised Zero risk... This sliding scale of rewriting history is disgusting.

29 ( +33 / -4 )

According to Herr Bach, there was "zero risk" of COVID transmission withing the Olympic village bubble. Could make a book of all the lies told: from the bid and the summer weather in Japan, the low cost compact Olympics, the budget overruns, Black Tidings.

Finding the truthful statements from the JOC would be the challenge.

27 ( +29 / -2 )

Playing with the lives of the people to host a sporting event?

24 ( +27 / -3 )

Is this what they call Positive Spin?

15 ( +17 / -2 )

30,000 daily tests in the Olympics and less than 10,000 for over a year in Tokyo, only recently going over 12,000 from time to time.

Thanks for being clear that you don't care about Japanese residents (and tax payers), mister Muro.

24 ( +26 / -2 )

How many lives are acceptable?....That is the big question.

18 ( +20 / -2 )

Nah they will spin it like this:

The zero risk was based on calculations which we did using Fugaku, but these calculations were according to the original variant. It is highly regrettable that the Delta variant has caused a few isolated cases, but overall it is not that we can't say with certainty that the games haven't been a huge success and haven't shown that humanity has the potential to beat this virus and promote world peace and (etc).

Ummm I think I messed up the double negatives....

7 ( +9 / -2 )

The COVID-19 situation among Tokyo Olympic athletes and staff has been "within expectations,"

Yeah, and just about everyone else in the country expected a rise in national cases, breakthrough athlete infections, and an overall mess of the so-called Olympics quarantine.

So everybody is correct!!

10 ( +11 / -1 )

"We are conducting more than 30,000 tests every day, quickly isolating any positive cases and taking appropriate steps to prevent the virus from spreading," Toshiro Muto told a press briefing.

This is absolutely mind boggling to me. The resources are made available. The will is there. But, when it comes to Tokyo residents? What are the highest number of tests/day? This is sickening. Literally.

18 ( +19 / -1 )

Don’t think it’s about numbers anymore for these people (Leaders) it’s now a matter of tonnage. And wait for it, it’s the public’s fault not theirs. Because they were wearing suits where as the public are in casual summer attire. Also the current moons phase was totally ignored by almost all of the public.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

The COVID-19 situation among Tokyo Olympic athletes and staff has been "within expectations," 

I always wondered why people here were ripping into Bach when it was the Japanese such as the JOC, who were truly pushing for the Olympics to be held.

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And which party will you support from now ??- *@TARTANK 6:47pm: “…still carry on the games??? . causing deaths, this is a critical and criminal case*.”

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said…; while Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has said …; CEO Toshiro Muto told a press briefing - "We have the exact same thinking,"

4 ( +5 / -1 )

within expectations

Where did this come from??? Since when there was an acceptable number of cases??? We were told it was going to be safe Olympics for athletes!!!! So it was all lies then!!! What else did they not tell us is acceptable???

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I predict something along the lines of the following appearing here very soon…

“Mr Bach and Prime Minister Suga have promised the Safest Games EVER and I’m not going to stop believing the words of these kind, caring, and honorable men.”

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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said the surge is not related to the Olympics, which are being held without spectators at almost all venues, while Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has said high TV ratings suggest people are heeding calls to stay home.

"We have the exact same thinking," Muto said, referring to the remarks by the two leaders.

Why? Sharing the same brain again?

What other bits of wisdom will these three stooges come up with next?

when’s the last time we heard anything from Muto anyways?

I noticed Aso is the only smart one, shutting his mouth and cashing his bribes.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

These 3 ‘admitted conspirators’ & their profiteering ‘friends’ are anything but ‘caring and honorable@[insertAnglo1stNameOnlyHere] 6:58pm:

*- “**Mr Bach & PM Suga promised the “Safest Games EVER” and I’m not going to stop believing the words of these kind, caring, and honorable men.”*

2 ( +3 / -1 )

@Larry flint at 0505. Correct because these so called leaders are going to destroy the reputation of Japan with their incompetence

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Didn't they expect none?

7 ( +8 / -1 )

The silly Olympics has more than 259 athletes and staff members test positive for COVID-19. This is connected to Olympics, now people are going outside to see and take photos that has to do with games. Government said stay home.

Also, government is neglecting their duties, to focus on the Olympics games. Everyone should listen to the experts, when they say stay home. It really does not feel like a state of emergency.

Stay safe everyone!

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Note: The JOC cumulative numbers (259 to date) got ‘buried deep’ in the middle of the article, AFTER their routine ‘prep’agander about “within expectations”:

- “Sunday, the TOC rept’d 18 more Games related COVID-19 cases; 1, an athlete from overseas, bringing the cumulative total since July to 259.” -

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Previously, they had there own headline about every 2 days.

Here’s their Olympic ‘track record’ so far:

*- Aug 1 pm “The TOC today rept’d 18 more Games cases, bringing the cumulative total to 259.”*

*- Aug 1 “CEO Muto: COVID cases 'within expectations'; Suga/Koike “"We have the exact same thinking,"*

*- Jul 30 “Suga says no link between Olympics and virus surge”*

*- Jul 29 “24 more COVID cases associated with Olympics;” cumulative total to 193,*

*- Jul 27 “Olympic-related COVID cases now 127”*

*- Jul 26 “Tokyo Olympics report 1st post-competition COVID-19 case”*

*- Jul 23 pm “Crowds gather outside Tokyo stadium for Olympics opening ceremony”*

*- Jul 22  “2 athletes, 10 others among new Olympic-related virus cases”*

*- Jul 22 “Tokyo Olympics to open under unprecedented conditions”*

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Who are these utter sad cases hanging around the Olympics stadium at night? Get a life.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

I thought it was supposed to be zero.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

There is 100% agreement it is going good. Also if cases is 259 then less than 1%. Well done to Mr Bach for leadership. I’m waiting now for baseball gold. As Koike san said…..many are staying home to keep Tokyo virus infection low.

-12 ( +0 / -12 )

The Tokyo metropolitan police received the call around 2 a.m. Saturday but nobody was there when the officers arrived on the scene, according to a police source.

Is it possible the police/JOC don't want to make a scene?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Once the athletes have completed their events they have 2 or 3 days to leave Japan, so some go out drinking as they don't care if they get in trouble at that point.

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"We are conducting more than 30,000 tests every day, quickly isolating any positive cases and taking appropriate steps to prevent the virus from spreading,"

I thought about 85,000 Olympic related people were entering Japan? Those not yet tested move around? Like the media etc..? And among 80,000 attendees 15% were not vaccinated? The test is only 30,000 a day. So some slip away moving around before they get tested?

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