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Suga tells U.N. Olympics will serve as proof humanity has defeated pandemic

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Olympics will serve as proof humanity has defeated pandemic

Spare us the sound bites ...more like a proof that money and politics are the top Olympic values nowadays....if anymore proof was required.

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Lofty!!!

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Yes, Suga!! Yes!! That's the spirit!!

But the risk is high... if you fail people is gonna make fun at you for decades.

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In his address, Suga stressed the need for the international community to come together to fight the coronavirus, saying that "we must realize a 'united world,' not a 'divided world,' in the face of this challenge."

Thses gaseous, empty pronouncements will probably be Suga's legacy for what they are worth.

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When I see all the restricted social activities, including on travel, and small crowds instructed not to cheer, I will indeed how we "defeated" COVID-19. LOL.

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Have we already defeated the pandemic?

Then I must write from a warp dimension because here where I am we are in the middle of a world crisis and there is no guarantee that the plague will be contained by summer.

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Humanity has not defeated the pandemic.

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Boy this is going to age well should the games get canceled again.

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Suga the Kamikaze!!

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Japan stands ready to cooperate in the review and reform process of the World Health Organization

Look around. What on Earth has Japan got to contribute?

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"Spare us the sound bites ...more like a proof that money and politics are the top Olympic values nowadays....if anymore proof was required."

and of course you would be saying the same thing about sports in the west.

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2020 the year that just keeps on giving ! Isn't that right Suga !

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Does he even have a media advisor? What a stupid thing to claim.

Welcome to the "what on earth?" No smiling Tokyo Olympic Games. Like to thank these four countries. Compete and go home, or its detention for visa violations.

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@indigo,

No,it is Suga the cold tuna.

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Guess the man (too) doesn't know what he is talking about?

Or maybe he does and everything else is just fake news?

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Delusional hubris.

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Weren't these the Olympics to show support for Fukushima? Has Suga forgotten that prefectural disaster already?

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This sounds a little too optimistic to me. And until the US gets its act together and actually does something about the pandemic, the entire world is in danger of huge recurrences of the pandemic.

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We’ll just ignore the two thousand new cases every day in Japan, shall we? Where does he get his info? Australia and New Zealand have beaten the virus, but Europe, the US and Asia are far from it.

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Suga tells U.N. Olympics will serve as proof humanity has defeated pandemic

Suga, of course, assumes that it will be defeated by then.

If it isn't, it will serve as proof that Covid has defeated Suga.

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Given the surge in cases worldwide this is utterly delusional. USA is about to hit one 9/11 a day in death toll. No world leader is talking about the Olympics, they would be canned.

Vaccines are coming in but the logistics of inoculating the planet will take most of 2021. Also after the Olympics, who is going to be able to travel when so many millions have been unemployed? Also every other nation is busy mobilising resources, 40,000 tests a day or more . Japan with so little testing it's baffling, why would anyone have a sense of security or health safety?

Have athletes been practising or holding events? I doubt it

Suga should have taken the insurance and cancelled the games rather than doubling and tripling down on this facade

IOC was right though, Japan is the perfect patsy, unable to waiver or even perform basic testing of its own population all to appease them because of the money dumped into the Olympics. That's so sad.

UN members have long picked up on the notion that the 'why' of the games keeps changing. Fukushima no more, some other disaster no more, now it's the pandemic. Who really believes this game anymore?

Nobody is looking at the Japan model because there is no model to look at. Hide the truth, follow the money off a cliff. Control the media

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CrickyToday  05:18 pm JST

Does he even have a media advisor? What a stupid thing to claim.

Actually, it's quite refreshing to see what goes through the minds of leaders when spin doctors don't get to the words first. What we're seeing here from Suga is the raw BS that never got filtered, pasteurised, massaged and packaged for public consumption.

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Weren't these the Olympics to show support for Fukushima? Has Suga forgotten that prefectural disaster already?

Yes, its just one man-made disaster after another and for whom? Who always bears the burden after things don't work out? It sure isn't the politicians and the CEOs. Its typically the lower and middle classes. Cool Japan? More like Fool Japan.

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If Suga said 2024 then i agree with him proof that Tokyo Olympic has overcome the pandemic..But next year, brace for more infections..remember 1918? Maybe Suga should wikipedia it.

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It’s surely more than a proof of what I won’t write here as having good manners. lol

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Suga and Koike really betting everything on the Olympics even at the cost of lives. Starting to dislike their lack of leadership in crisis but I guess political leaders become leaders by dodging anything that may make them look like losers. Ironic when success costs unnecessary deaths.

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If the vaccines are widely distributed by then, then yes, the Olympics will be a symbol of man kinds defeat of Covid-19.

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Think of all that Yen squandered and how much it could help people who are struggling now.

These arrogant people (including IOC) don’t care one bit about the people of Japan.

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We shall see.

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I want his crystal ball!

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MMMMMMMM too early to tell.

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We will have mutated virus plus vaccine related short term and long term illnesses. Then there is the unmentionable effect of implanting Chimpanzees mRNA in human cells which will incorporated without rejection.

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Too optimistic and what a joke. Just because you’re going to force Olympic down everyone’s throats doesn’t mean a defeat to the virus....

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the unmentionable effect of implanting Chimpanzees mRNA in human cells

Don't worry, it won't turn us into chimpanzees.

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*The Games will serve as "proof that humanity has defeated the pandemic,* LMFAO Covid has claimed nearly 1.5 million lives around the world and counting and has upended the global economy. So who's winning, stupid statements as such that above goes on to prove that you can't fight stupid with stupid

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Reminds me of when they come up ideas like, "We'll serve the athletes food from Fukushima fisheries and farms to prove it's safe!"

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And anyway, as more and more people, athletes included, who attended the Olympics start coming down with Corona, and long long before the government starts talking about how the "nation must share the burden of the costs of hosting the games, and taxes must be raised," they'll say, "There is no proof of correlation between the rapid rise in cases of people who attended the Olympics, and the Olympics they attended being the cause."

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Most of 2021 will be getting vaccines to people which will take many months.

I don't see this happening, 2022 would be more realistic.

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Sounds much like the Tokyo Olympics will serve as proof that a segment of humanity will be the da-kine torch bearer of COVID-19 .

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Wishful thinking. It's premature to even think about having defeated this pandemic.

Furthermore, good luck in getting organizers to support this endeavor. Case loads are still rising across the world and many countries are reluctant to participate in activities that draw large crowds and require people to assimilate in one given location.

The Japan Olympics in my opinion, should be pushed back a few years.

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Suga Canute?

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Suga and all the other politicians who live in their plastic bubble be shuffled from one place to another in their private driven cars, need to start getting on packed trains and walking the streets just like the rest of us normal taxpaying citizens who pay their salaries. Join us, Mr. Suga in our daily struggles dealing with this virus and after that you still feel the same way promote your agenda.

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@Ashley

I agree with your post 100%. If you do not mind can we please add Koike to this as well as well as all of the other oligarcs at Nagata cho?

I almost never, ever upvote or downvote but your post certainly deserves the vote.

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What a thing to say with no proof of being able to read the future

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It's actually a great idea. Only catch is that since the Olympic 2021 date is already set, the global pandemic has to be controlled by then to the extent that international travel without restrictions is resumed and the economic impact of the pandemic on the whole world including airlines and the hotel industry has returned to normal. That is a hell of a tall order for summer of 2021 when most of the world will still be getting or waiting for vaccines.

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Instead of doubling and tripling down on this façade, Suga should have taken the insurance and cancelled the matches. There is no indication of a connection between the dramatic increase in cases of persons who missed the Olympics and the cause of the Olympics they attended.

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