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The players don’t carry the virus then...

the players were tested as well as the staff.

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Or they can just start vaccinating people in Japan. That would really help. You know, like other countries have been doing for months now.

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The players don’t carry the virus then...

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This game was fun to watch but then I read how many people died day of. My interest in watching the game degraded.

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 it's kind of difficult to play a volleyball game when masked up

I imagine it's just as difficult to referee a match when wearing a mask. You can't pretend any of this makes sense.

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The players don’t carry the virus then...

the players were tested as well as the staff.

Then why does one group have to wear masks and the other not?

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Then why does one group have to wear masks and the other not?

Ideally we should all be wearing masks; tested or not. Standard protocol. However, it's kind of difficult to play a volleyball game when masked up. Exceptions have to be made for participating athletes, whether they be baseball players, 100 meter sprinters, etc.

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They sure get close to each other at the net. Plastic shielded net?

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Isn't it strange the winner of this test match is not mentioned...?

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There are some high flow sports masks available; washable, with interchangeable filters and exhalation valves. I use them for squash. Depending on where you buy them from, they cost between ¥2,800 and ¥3,600.

But definitely no good for diving!

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I imagine it's just as difficult to referee a match when wearing a mask

I think not. One entails the need to gasp for lungfuls of air lest you die of asphyxiation, the other to make decisions. If I were asked to either run a marathon or give a speech maskless, I'm pretty sure I'd choose the former. One may well be difficult, the other potentially life threatening.

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