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Beach volleyball match canceled after Czech player tests positive for COVID

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victories by default should make for a very fast games

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So this is what a supposed celebration of defeating the pandemic is going to be?

20 ( +27 / -7 )

Stupid, idiotic, moronic, Ludacris. I can't think of anymore words to describe the IOC and Japan's Idiocracy in staging the Olympics.

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Safe and secure ' olympic village bubble is what JOC, IOC and LDP repeatedly boasted about delivering. No contact with locals. Zero threat. Meanwhile there are teams of athletes and staying in hotels all over the place , mixing it up with local population in said hotels, sightseeing and their ' 15 minute conbini runs '. The virus strains from around the globe are busy happily partying all over the streets of Tokyo.

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It's funny since the CDC just removed EUA for RT-PCR tests. Turns out they're not the best way to diagnose covid after all. If only someone had been suggesting this all along...

https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dls/locs/2021/07-21-2021-lab-alert-Changes_CDC_RT-PCR_SARS-CoV-2_Testing_1.html

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Sounds like the gold medal will go to the healthiest team.

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Markéta Sluková tested positive earlier this week, knocking her and partner Barbora Hermannova out of the Tokyo Games.

According to media reports they were both fully vaccinated.

Btw, they both report feeling totally fine and are willing to play.

Is the test accurate?

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

No wonder, more athletes would be tested positive as Olympics is amid pandemic.

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Only 80% are fully vaccinated.

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The Czechs were supposed to be playing a team from the host country that would have been making its Olympic debut.

South Africa about to play host have 3 key players test positive and forced to quarantine, curtailing their preparation and now the Czechs. Is this just a coincidence ? But I feared from the onset the PCR testing with the false positives and negatives will make this olympics the most controversial in history and not to create a situation where there is suspicion, all lab test could have been handled by the IOC and manned by technicians from various countries just like the doping test and not left to the host nation. Secondly, all the athletes were supposed to have been say a 7 digit number or more that will be stated on the test sample and not their names that just a select few can access online and those with access cannot edit the results. I don't know what the protocol is , if any body has an idea I would like to know.

There is too much at stake for the IOC, J-government, some countries government, companies, athletes and by human nature , some will do anything to succeed,

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Who knows, maybe by mid-Olympic, there won't be enough athletes to even complete the remaining events.

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Suga didn't live up to his word "Providing a safe olympic during a pandemic crisis" I;m not supporting covidlympics.

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Even if got vaccinated, some people are infected somehow but no symptom at all, of course, they would be tested positive.

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Would it be excessively cynical of me to expect that a significant percentage of "withdrawal after testing positive" cases will apply to athletes / teams which are due to face Japan (and have a good chance of beating them)?

Maybe that prediction of 30 golds isn't that unrealistic after all.

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The clear lesson to learn here is always make sure your opponent is tested first.

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https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/olympics/125853279/tokyo-olympics-covid19-expert-delivers-scathing-assessment-of-games-village

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A more befitting title for the article should have been "Japan wins beach volleyball match by forfeiture after Czech player test positive for covid" because that is what it is. Cancellation is not the right word to use here, a match can be cancelled and rescheduled, By the way, what happened to teams having back up players in standby just in case something happens to a player, The SA didn't fly in players even after 3 players tested positive days before the match.

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You can down vote all you want but expecting everyone the world over won't see some controversy is being very naive, I bet if this olympics was being held in China or Russia alot of you down voting here will be the first to cry foul. Expecting humans to be rational is a tall order.

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So where are those safe and secure Olympics? Definitely not in Tokyo! Suga, Bach and others, what happened to your promises?

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This Olympics is rapidly becoming a race for survival of the fittest: athletes with a best immune system will win the medals in the end,

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This Olympics is rapidly becoming a race for survival of the fittest: athletes with a best immune system will win the medals in the end,

What kind if take is this? Is the joke that Olympic athletes will drop dead from covid? Lol, that would be unprecedented given these folks are statistically some of the least likely to get serious symptoms or die from sarscov2 infection.

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Ooops……didn’t see that one coming, did we, Bach?

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This is ridiculous. That’s why canceling the game was the best option given the fear mongering and hysteria. Either cancel them or organize them so that the athletes can at least compete fairly. Not this circus of fear mongering that put athletes out without a chance to compete because of being just positive. What a ridiculous s…. show.

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player tests positive for COVID

Well, there's a shock.

NOT!

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2 weeks to go before this event end. Come on. Just get this whole thing over with. They should have made it mandatory for athletes to be fully vaccinated before entering Japan to take part in the games.

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Ooops……didn’t see that one coming, did we, Bach?

He can't hear you over the ka-ching of cash registers.

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Didn't Bach say something along the lines of he didn't want to cancel the olympics and disappoint the athletes?

I'm no olympian, but personally, I would rather have had the games cancelled or postponed feeling everyone was on a pevel playing field rather than have the games go ahead and then lose my opportunity due to sheer chance while others get to compete.

I wonder how many athletes will feel severely depressed during snd after these games.

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The only reason to watch

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The Czechs were supposed to be playing a team from the host country that would have been making its Olympic debut. Instead, the Japanese pair of Megumi Murakami and Miki Ishii earned the victory by default.

So Bach and the JOC and IOC mantra that "Holding the Olympics at this time is all for the athletes", means some will be disqualified for COVID infection, ending their Olympic prospects for 4 years at least. Or have a cloud of suspicion (at least an asterisk) associated with their victory.

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Instead, the Japanese pair of Megumi Murakami and Miki Ishii earned the victory by default.

I've said this all along. This is one of the main reasons why they refuse to cancel or further delay the Olympics. The additional stress and severe conditions placed on foreign athletes (which are not placed on the Japanese) puts them at a big disadvantage. Can't win. Then get rid of the opponents.

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This is ridiculous. That’s why canceling the game was the best option given the fear mongering and hysteria

You know what is ridiculous? a person that thinks the advice of the experts is "fear mongering" and "hysteria" just because personally don't want to believe the science. How self centered people have to be to think their opinions are more important than professional recommendations?

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Team covid won, the team no one wants to see win

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The fear mongering on this site is sickening. Covid has a near 100% recovery rate for people under 65. Please stop acting like this is a great plague. Those over 65 have a vaccination rate of nearly 80%. This isn't a big problem anymore and it's time to start acting like it.

Vaccines will soon be available to anyone who wants one. If your worried about it then get the vaccine. Life goes on. Stop trying to tell healthy people how they need to think or act. Think and act for yourself and yourself only.

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I always thought Beach Volleyball happened on the beach. Silly me!

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It's funny since the CDC just removed EUA for RT-PCR tests. Turns out they're not the best way to diagnose covid after all. If only someone had been suggesting this all along

Did you read it or just guess.

2 words in the CDC Linked page "real time" do not confuse RT-PCR as if the RT stands for Real time it doesn't.

The CDC is referring to "Real-Time RT-PCR" and as far as I can figure out that is a test done mostly at airports similar to antigen tests that return a result in 15 minutes.

This does not seem to referring to the full lab RT-PCR only the"real time" also called rapid PCR in some places.

I figure virusrex may be better able to explain it.

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I figure virusrex may be better able to explain it.

You and I both know that no matter how simply it is put, there are some people who will refuse to accept it.

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According to media reports they were both fully vaccinated.

Saying the vaccine is dangerous and saying not to planning to get it: misinformation

Saying someone got the vaccine but got the coronavirus anyways: misinformation to the 2nd degree and face possible lifetime ban and cancellation

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According to media reports they were both fully vaccinated.

Well, some people were stupid enough to think that the vaccines were supposed to be 100% effective, even though they were told from the start the actual efficacy of the vaccines. None of the vaccines were claimed to have 100% efficacy.

I'm not going to look it up, but if I recall the pfizer was announced to have somewhere around 96% efficacy - which is EXTREMELY good. Yet, that leaves 4% still. 4% of a million people is 40,000 people. 4% of a billion people is 40 MILLION people.

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The CDC is referring to "Real-Time RT-PCR" and as far as I can figure out that is a test done mostly at airports similar to antigen tests that return a result in 15 minutes.

The confusing part is that that technically it is a qRT-RT-PCR, or "quantitative real-time reverse-transcrption polymerase chain reaction" but for practical purpose is is the same as a qRT-PCR.

Anyway the comment is simply false, the CDC can't "remove" EUAs, because they are not the ones that grant them (That is the FDA). What the link actually says is that the CDC are withdrawing the application for the EUA of their version of the test, which would only leave other 250 types of RT-PCR tests to be used.

https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-emergency-use-authorizations-medical-devices/in-vitro-diagnostics-euas-molecular-diagnostic-tests-sars-cov-2#individual-molecular

It is as simple as seeing the sheer number of tests with EUAs to understand the CDC are not interesting on keeping their version of it, any of the other may be cheaper, or easier to use, etc. So there is no need to have one made by the CDC.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Thanks virusrex.

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