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21 close contacts linked to South African Olympic athletes with COVID-19

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Good to see the measures are working to trace Covid. There’s absolutely no way the Olympics will be a super spreader as some fear.

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Yeah, sure, those are the "close contacts" they know about.

I strongly assume there are more to come, and see the soccer game being cancelled already.

As always: more to come!

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The government and the organizing committee have decided to allow participation if a PCR test comes back negative six hours before the start of competition.

They are supposed to get daily tests already.

Can somebody explain to me why this is needed then? Are they going to get 2 tests? One "self-administered" in the morning, and a real one later in the day?

Or is it because the JOC doesn't actually know how many people are in the Olympic Village, so my extension they have no way of knowing who adheres to the testing "Playbook"?

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"Can somebody explain to me why this is needed then? Are they going to get 2 tests? One "self-administered" in the morning, and a real one later in the day?"

Because as the article stated " close contacts ". with those people who tested positive need an additional test.

In other words, because they came in close contact with a positive it warrants an additional test. Does it makes sense?

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According to the organizers, all of the close contacts are also part of the South African soccer team. With most believed to be players rather than staff, the situation raises concerns about the impact on the opening game and the rest of the tournament.

And who is South Africa due to play in its first game on Thursday... yep, Japan.

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Does it makes sense?

Does it?!

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Because as the article stated " close contacts ". with those people who tested positive need an additional test.

In other words, because they came in close contact with a positive it warrants an additional test. Does it makes sense?

No, it doesn't. If the daily tests all athletes are supposed to take were done properly, there would not be no need for a second test.

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There were similar outbreaks during the recent Euro 2020 (or 2021) tournament.

The term "close contact" is not clear, but even members of the same team that had trained with the infected players were not always considered as close contacts.

Regardless, the key is to test every one in the Olympic bubble daily as a minimum.

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"No, it doesn't. If the daily tests all athletes are supposed to take were done properly, there would not be no need for a second test."

A person who has come in contact with a positive has a higher chance of getting covid than someone who had no contact with a positive. So you need another test because you have a higher chance of getting covid.

The number and frequency of a medical test is determined by the probability of getting or having the disease.

Do you understand?

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Does it makes sense?

Does it?!

Yes it does. The playbook is based on sound science.

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So you need another test because you have a higher chance of getting covid.

No, tests do not work like that. There would be no added value for an extra test done immediately after the usual one for example, just increase the likehood of a false positive. Having a higher risk of being infected do not make extra tests justified, the playbook is a bad replacement of the real recommended measures, dilute into being worthless for economical and practical considerations.

Preventive measures based on sound science depend on vaccination, testing and proper isolation, if athletes can choose to remain unvaccinated, tests are done by themselves and they are only semi-isolated for a short period that means cases are inevitable for the duration of the event.

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The number and frequency of a medical test is determined by the probability of getting or having the disease.

If those rules were indeed followed here then the whole Tokyo population would had to have been tested months ago...alas ..

Yes it does. The playbook is based on sound science.

Yeah right, we,re seeing the results of the playbook,s effectiveness in the news daily now...different day, different name , still no closer to reasonandwisdom speaking.

Good to see the measures are working to trace Covid.

If only those same measures were used to trace Japanese population cases properly also.

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Besides of all that Olympics and related crap, but such a team needs an own video analyst? Come on, that’s not funny, but very suspicious. What’s in the luggage of that guy, that certain something for sale in the streets at evening? Don’t tell me that it is video equipment and he couldn’t have got such things here provided or rented… lol

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They are supposed to get daily tests already.

Can somebody explain to me why this is needed then? Are they going to get 2 tests? One "self-administered" in the morning, and a real one later in the day?

This is the real answer.

Because the daily tests on athletes and IOC staff are not PCR.

They do saliva tests daily, which are not as accurate as PCR, but cheaper and quicker.

So if the saliva test is positive, or (as in this case) there is a close contact to a positive, then they do the more accurate PCR test.

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Good thing Bach and Suga have given their seals of approval on this safe Olympics.

If it wasn’t for their, who knows how messed up this event would have been!!

I mean, They would NEVER lie…….

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There’s absolutely no way the Olympics will be a super spreader…

Does Ladbrokes give odds on that?

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Here we go. As bad as we imagined or worse.

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I bet one of my family jewels, both no but one yes, that around July 22nd there will be positives and close contacts in the Mexican team, and early the following week France will see a similar problem. Much easier to find something when you actively look for it…

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CNN is reporting 58 positive tests in 4 days.

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Sadly these athletes are picking up the virus here in Tokyo.

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As the Olympics go on so does the number of COVID cases increase. After the Olympics the numbers will continue to increase.

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Did Bach sign the Pledge ? hahaha such a joke this whole god damn joke of a circus who could have imagined?

only some one with half a brain cell would have thought it would go well.

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There are different types of tests. Faster, but less accurate and slower, but more accurate. I suspect the slower ones probably cost more too, but I honestly do not know. I've never been tested and haven't seen a bill.

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@Zoroto

Can somebody explain to me why this is needed then? 

Someone who tests negative in PCR test will remain uninfectious 6 hours later even if infected, thereby protecting other athletes.

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