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Chilean, Dutch, American athletes test positive for COVID

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So this mean all the other athletes who have tested positive before him are still good to go and compete? What about the America player in quarantine who has to go home after 10 days and others. How is this the first?

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Feel sorry for this Athlete after all the hard work to get here! Well I guess it look a little more self control as it is not easy to get the COVID19.

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1st but not the last.

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This is one time being first does not get you a gold medal.

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This is ridiculous. Just because some test shows " some" positive does not mean that you are a threat to anyone or yourself. The inventor of covid tests says that you can find a bit of covid in just about anything.

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Just because some test shows " some" positive does not mean that you are a threat to anyone or yourself.

I could say that this one of the dumbest comments I have seen about covid, but that would being generous.

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Since he is from Chile he has to go

Since US Gymnast team got positive they can isolate and still participate

Any double standards much???

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1st but not the last.

You beat me to it George

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The inventor of covid tests says that you can find a bit of covid in just about anything.

Lol, my comment about not feeling sorry for the athlete is removed as "off topic", but this blatant lie is allowed up. I wonder if today's mod is an anti-science, ant-vaxxer LDP apparatchik..

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Jim....

Since he is from Chile he has to go

Since US Gymnast team got positive they can isolate and still participate

Any double standards much???

Depends when the event is. So maybe not double standards.

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Since he is from Chile he has to go

Since US Gymnast team got positive they can isolate and still participate

Any double standards much???

There's probably a formula, a flowchart, or both:

Whiteness of skin x Chance of medaling x Television potential x Physical attractiveness = 100% chance of being allowed to compete after testing positive.

For each of the above categories missed, chance of competing after testing positive is reduced by 25 percentage points.

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@Mr Kipling

Depends when the event is. So maybe not double standards.

Agree with you on this point - another similar example would be good to watch how it unfolds - South Africa soccer team two players tested positive plus one support staff - their first match is against Japan later this week

These three people are told to isolate - rest of South Africa team are not deemed to be close contact - can you believe this?

They will still proceed to have this match with Japan within this week - why and how is this allowed? How do they justify that other players in South African team are not close contact with two who tested positive? Should this match not be cancelled/postponed and the whole team asked to take 14 days quarantine requirement - as per the "Rule Book"??

So many questions but no answers....

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Just because some test shows " some" positive does not mean that you are a threat to anyone or yourself.

I could say that this one of the dumbest comments I have seen about covid, but that would being generous.

I second that.

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A few are finding out they’ve got COVID before arriving, so just one is not the real story.

The real Olympic test this time is making it to the starting line

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A Dutch skateboarder has tested positive in Tokyo too.

https://www.nbcolympics.com/news/dutch-skateboarder-candy-jacobs-tests-positive-covid-19-out-olympics

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Since US Gymnast team got positive they can isolate and still participate

Any double standards much???

Please explain your post? She is not going to participate, she is going back to the US.

US gymnast Kara Eaker and basketball player Katie Lou Samuelson test positive for Covid-19 ahead of Olympics

From the article:

she will have to isolate in a hotel for 10 days before being allowed to return to the United States.

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/19/sport/us-gymnast-covid-19-positive-test/index.html

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I love the way they report the cases, yesterday the 9 case was reported as 2 case being olympic related from abroad and the remaining 7 cases were people residing in Japan , what's does it really mean, people residing in Japan ?, they are trying so hard to obscure, very dishonest and there are people here that still believe.

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These three people are told to isolate - rest of South Africa team are not deemed to be close contact - can you believe this?

Over the past year, I’ve had at least 100 students pinged as either close contacts of a Covid confirmed positive or Covid in their own right. In that same time, I’ve had close contact with multiple hundreds of students every week, many thousands in aggregate over more than twenty weeks of face to face teaching. And yet not once, in all that time, have I been informed that I’ve been exposed to a potential case and need to go into two week quarantine.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oiACMY25n0o

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So this mean all the other athletes who have tested positive before him are still good to go and compete? What about the America player in quarantine who has to go home after 10 days and others. How is this the first?

He's from the wrong end of the Americas, that's why. Little people don't get to dictate terms.

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@Michael: Seems a bit racist, but I am not a moderator.

Michael O’ DereiterToday  05:03 pm JST

Whiteness of skin x Chance of medaling x Television potential x Physical attractiveness = 100% chance of being allowed to compete after testing positive.

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I love the way they report the cases, yesterday the 9 case was reported as 2 case being olympic related from abroad and the remaining 7 cases were people residing in Japan , what's does it really mean, people residing in Japan ?, they are trying so hard to obscure, very dishonest and there are people here that still believe.

I think it's their way of avoiding saying they're Japanese without lying.

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On the subject of the USA Gymnasts, they are moving out of the Olympic Village into a hotel. They think it's safer outside that "bubble" we keep hearing about. It appears that they have made this decision without consulting the JOC.

“We feel like we can control the athletes and our safety better in a hotel setting!”

https://nypost.com/2021/07/20/u-s-womens-gymnastics-team-bolts-olympic-village/

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You can go to the official Olympic website, and get an updated list every day of all Covid cases. It lists when they tested positive, whether they are a resident of Japan or not, what is their role in the Olympics, and what is their current quarantine situation among other data

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Total is 46 residents in Japan, 33 non

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> JimToday  05:09 pm JST

@Mr Kipling

Depends when the event is. So maybe not double standards.

Agree with you on this point - another similar example would be good to watch how it unfolds - South Africa soccer team two players tested positive plus one support staff - their first match is against Japan later this week

These three people are told to isolate - rest of South Africa team are not deemed to be close contact - can you believe this?

They will still proceed to have this match with Japan within this week - why and how is this allowed? How do they justify that other players in South African team are not close contact with two who tested positive? Should this match not be cancelled/postponed and the whole team asked to take 14 days quarantine requirement - as per the "Rule Book"??

So many questions but no answers....

Here's a question. Do you really think Japan will risk their players getting infected?

There will be a lot of testing before any of the South African team take to the field

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So this mean all the other athletes who have tested positive before him are still good to go and compete? What about the America player in quarantine who has to go home after 10 days and others. How is this the first?

It depends on the participating event and its timetable which is already tight and hard to reschedule.

There remains the issue of false positive results for athletes amid competitions. What if one get disqualified due to the initial test result and later turn out to be mistaken? The playbook may suggest multiple testing done at different locations for better accuracy, but PCR results are not 100% perfect.

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@Jim Since he is from Chile he has to go! Since US Gymnast team got positive they can isolate, and still participate. Any double standards much??? Jim its all about the glitter and the weight of the Gold. In this case Diplomacy! Who representing these players within their committee when the finding go before the Olympic committer. For all we know the Chilean delegation may have accepted the fact that their athlete tested positive and walked. I can bet you the American delegation acknowledged the fact and put up a stern defense as to why the American athlete should isolate!

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End this fiasco now For crying out loud, enough is enough !!

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vic.MToday  04:37 pm JST

This is ridiculous. Just because some test shows " some" positive does not mean that you are a threat to anyone or yourself. The inventor of covid tests says that you can find a bit of covid in just about anything.

And did Hebdo this in a seance ?

Because the inventor of the PCR testing passed away before the Covid outbreak.

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This is ridiculous. Just because some test shows " some" positive does not mean that you are a threat to anyone or yourself. The inventor of covid tests says that you can find a bit of covid in just about anything.

It is because of idiots like you that this global pandemic is never ending!

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@vic.M

What about you stop it ? It was already explained to you that Kary Mullis died before the first recorded case of covid-19. Not putting his name or invention name is not going to hid the lie you are uttering on a regular basis.

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kary_Mullis

https://www.karymullis.com/biography.shtml

@ moderator, you have the power to edit post, so why not start debunking the obvious bull by writing in these the reality. We are not talking about a point of view here. The inventor of PCR test died on August 7, 2019. I think we are beyond utterly disrespectful by having people claim he said something he never did as he was and is dead.

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It is going to be interesting to see on Friday how all those involved spin how few cases the Olympic village has and how Low the cases are in Tokyo.

Oh right tomorrow is a holiday as is Friday so like all holidays testing will be next to nothing so cases will drop like a rock.

And as the person incharge of the Olympic village said on Japanese TV.

Once the games start there will be no more daily updates on Athletes or other in the village concerning covid cases.

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officials could just create fake positive tests for many of the top athletes from other countries, and then Japan could win all the gold medals! brilliant idea!

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Compared to nearly 5000 Japanese confirmed to have tested positive (the actual figures are probably much higher considering the low testing rate in Japan) I think people here and in Japan in general are getting too worked up about a mere drop in the ocean that's being better managed by Olympics officials than in Japanese society and in many cases also showing their racist tendancies. It's pitiful really.

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So Japan decides to go ahead with an international event like the Olympics after a virus has been globally active for over 18 months . And then discovers positive traces in visiting athletes.

Just curious, where are decision makers are buying their “stupid pills”? Possibly Pfizer or Moderna?

One thing for sure, we know these pills work fine. And spikes in intelligence are not one of the side effects.

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