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I suppose they will have to sit outside in the summer heat dressed like that if the games go ahead.

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This is what the Olympics is all about.

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Rather than saving lives in a hospital in the middle of a pandemic, they are sitting by the side of a running track at an unnecessary and unpopular sports event.

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Picture this, at the end of July.

Heatstroke happens easy enough wearing light clothes,

but with plastic gear and masks?

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Rather than saving lives in a hospital in the middle of a pandemic, they are sitting by the side of a running track at an unnecessary and unpopular sports event.

exactly. but that's what you get when you vote LDP. useless crisis managment

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Rather than saving lives in a hospital in the middle of a pandemic, they are sitting by the side of a running track at an unnecessary and unpopular sports event.

Unlikely. I don't know if there's an acute staff shortage that is affecting covid patients but the simple fact is that covid is not exactly doctor intensive. There's very little doctors can do except give some medicine and put on a ventilator. And there's no reason to think these particular guys would be doing that anyway. They are only medical teams, the same kind every sporting event has. Or perhaps they do work with covid patients and this is a day off for them?

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If you are found to be infected BUT still competed in your event are you stripped of your medal?

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Each doctor could be vaccinating a minimum of 50 people a day.

Doing their part to save lives.

But no. Wearing blue sheets and watching from the sidelines instead.

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Gee I wonder how many hundred people these three could have jabbed today........

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Well, one never knows during the 100M dash when he/she could come down with cordova.

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Like others have pointed out.

The government keeps saying there is a shortage of people to give the Vaccines in Japan.

So if these guys have medical qualifications then get them to some place give them less than an hour training and get them vaccinating people.

Now anyone saying it is not that simple, well yes it is. I am a former paramedic and it takes far more skill to place an IV than give an intramuscular vaccine and I never saw anyone that couldn't learn to put in an IV within a few hours training at most.

Push comes to shove, the old in the buttocks shot will do just fine, really can't miss.

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Like others have pointed out.

The government keeps saying there is a shortage of people to give the Vaccines in Japan.

So if these guys have medical qualifications then get them to some place give them less than an hour training and get them vaccinating people.

Now anyone saying it is not that simple, well yes it is. I am a former paramedic and it takes far more skill to place an IV than give an intramuscular vaccine and I never saw anyone that couldn't learn to put in an IV within a few hours training at most.

Push comes to shove, the old in the buttocks shot will do just fine, really can't miss.

Given how easy you make it sound I can't believe there's a shortage of qualified people - surely every paramedic, doctor, and nurse would be able to do it.

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If there is no danger or problem and the olympics are safe why all this ??

Ask your self one question , would you ?

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Given how easy you make it sound I can't believe there's a shortage of qualified people - surely every paramedic, doctor, and nurse would be able to do it.

Yes that is correct but the government is unwilling to bend the strange rules in Japan that says only a doctor can give Vaccines.

I much of North America (Canada and USA) one can get vaccinated at a pharmacy.

Yep the pharmacist takes a short course and is qualified to give Vaccines.

My parents and siblings get their yearly free influenza vaccination at their local pharmacy.

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So they are sitting around doing nothing when they could be doing something useful like vaccinating people.

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On standby to do what? Are they going to pounce randomly on unsuspecting athletes and do a PCR test? Or are they there to see if any athletes are going to collapse due to severe COVID symptoms? I do not understand the reason for them to be on a side of a track!!!

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Now anyone saying it is not that simple, well yes it is. I am a former paramedic and it takes far more skill to place an IV than give an intramuscular vaccine and I never saw anyone that couldn't learn to put in an IV within a few hours training at most.

My wife is a nurse here and she can draw blood, place an IV but has only worked in one hospital where she was able to give an injection. She is now a visitor nurse and if a patient needs an injection at home, she has to arrange for a doctor to visit.

Let more nurse’s vaccinate and the process could be a lot quicker and wide spread.

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On standby to do what? Are they going to pounce randomly on unsuspecting athletes and do a PCR test? Or are they there to see if any athletes are going to collapse due to severe COVID symptoms? I do not understand the reason for them to be on a side of a track!!!

In case the athletes injure themselves during the running. This is standard sport practice.

Yes that is correct but the government is unwilling to bend the strange rules in Japan that says only a doctor can give Vaccines.

Thanks, I was unaware of this.

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My wife is a nurse here and she can draw blood, place an IV but has only worked in one hospital where she was able to give an injection. She is now a visitor nurse and if a patient needs an injection at home, she has to arrange for a doctor to visit.

Here in Australia I have only ever been vaccinated by nurses, doctors seem to hate it.

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