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11 members of sumo stable infected with coronavirus

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These fat men need to be careful as obesity is one of the top morbidity factors.

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Shibatayama said he will issue another warning to JSA members concerning the virus.

Urging at the lower level also?

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First, I'm not in favour of political correctness, and my post is about english language usage.

Now 'stable' is for horses or other donesticated animals. A better word is needed here to describe a sumo dojo, certainly not a 'stable'

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Now 'stable' is for horses or other donesticated animals. A better word is needed here to describe a sumo dojo, certainly not a 'stable'

It's also a synonym for steady, strong or fixed. Cambridge has the following definition; a group of people who perform a similar activity and who are trained by the same person or employed by the same organization:

Really. The fact that words can mean several different things is new to you?

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This is a bad news since diabetics are especially vulnerable to COVID complications regardless of age.

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The entire Tamanoi stable sat out last September's Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament after 18 wrestlers tested positive for the virus.

Yet business as usual for Arashio? Duh!

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Really. The fact that words can mean several different things is new to you?

It's new to your source 'Cambridge', because they certainly haven't translated 'dojo' as a 'stable'.

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dojo

'Dojo' needs no translating. It's a borrowed word in English also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dojo

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No horseplay in that stable then. Hope they all recover.

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It's new to your source 'Cambridge', because they certainly haven't translated 'dojo' as a 'stable'.

And?

"In sumo wrestling, a heya (部屋, lit. "room"; usually translated into English as stable or training quarters[1]) is an organization of sumo wrestlers where they train and live."

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but it is unclear whether they will be able to take part.

Yeah, if you say so, but to me, it's pretty clear. No wrestling for you, don't even go near anyone who isn't providing you healthcare in a hazmat suit in a specialist ward.

Clear enough?

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This kind of heavy breathing, close physical contact training is one of the easiest ways to transmit this disease unless they're wearing masks. I don't see how they can prevent transmission unless they're practicing with one on or with a robot.

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Three of the 12 infected stable members had fevers, but their symptoms were reportedly mild. The stable members are following the instructions of a health center.

Unlike sumo players, the average joe wouldn’t be able to get tested with fever and mild symptoms, unfortunately.

Regarding their health, while they are at risk, surely being celebrities they will have access to the best treatments and 24/7 monitoring, to ensure the best outcome.

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This should mean the cancellation of the New Year tournament. In any case it might be the last drop to the retirement of both Yokozuna, at the end of their career they should not take the personal risk and it would be seen as serving by example to pull out instead of criticising them. The Yokozuna should set the way for all and by pulling out thy would exactly show that leadership. Hakuho has the balls for that. But if they do, the “ elders” will force them to resign.

With the mounting numbers of infection the tournament must be cancelled but the Olympic supporters can not have it.

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First, I'm not in favour of political correctness, and my post is about english language usage.

Now 'stable' is for horses or other donesticated animals.

@Sh1mon M4sada: Please mind your usage of English language and spelling too.

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surely being celebrities they will have access to the best treatments and 24/7 monitoring, to ensure the best outcome.

That didn't help Shimura much, nor the lawmaker.

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With the mounting numbers of infection the tournament must be cancelled

You kidding me? Not only they are not going to cancel it, very likely they won't even reduce the attendance from 100% capacity. If they did that, that would be an admission of the infeasibility of the Olympics.

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There is a university sumo dorm near my apartment and those guys live in a cramped dormitory environment doing everything together all day long so I am sure if one gets it they all will get it. There is no way around that.

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These fat men need to be careful as obesity is one of the top morbidity factors.

Those sumo wrestlers are in better physical condition than any of us.

COVID kills everybody, big, small, fat, slim, olders, kids..

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There is no way around that.

Of course there is a way around that. Send them all back home for the time being.

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Send infected sumo wrestlers back to their families? Doesn't sound like a very good idea to me.

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Send infected sumo wrestlers back to their families? Doesn't sound like a very good idea to me.

The university sumo dorm near your apartment is infected? That sucks.

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Those sumo wrestlers are in better physical condition than any of us..

Nope, they have high risk severe illness..

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html#obesity

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Living in a cramped dorm is just like getting on the 8.05 train on the Yamanote line

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Size wise they're unhealthy to you but physically they're much stronger and mentally, we're all crap in this generation.

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"Ten wrestlers from the stable are scheduled to compete at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament starting Jan. 10 at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan, but it is unclear whether they will be able to take part."

Yeah... they're positive for Covid-19, the tournament is less than two weeks... it sure is a tough decision!

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How about all infected with covid wrestle only with others infected with covid

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