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Japan's most senior medical adviser says hosting Olympics 'not normal'

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Japan's most senior medical adviser said on Wednesday that hosting the Olympics during a pandemic was "not normal."

Boy the things I REALLY want to comment here would be deleted in a heartbeat!

What a way to state the obvious. But then everyone in the government is oblivious anyway, so what difference is it going to make!

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You could bet your bottom dollar (or yen) that if Mr. Suga or one of the arrogant busybodies from the IOC visited their physician and were told “you really need to do a, b, or c, or you’re risking x, y, and z”, they’d do a, b, or c. Yet somehow when the top medical experts in Japan say the same thing about the games, they see fit to say - even if it’s just implicitly - “nah, we’ll take a gamble on x, y, and z”

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Please do @Yubaru 7:57am

“the things I REALLY want to comment here would be deleted in a heartbeat! “ -

Wed give you carte blanche, But

“everyone in the govt is oblivious anyway, so what difference is it going to make!

Agreed.

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In one of the strongest warnings yet, government medical adviser Shigeru Omi said organizers should explain to the public why they are going ahead.

"It's not normal to hold the Olympic Games in a situation like this," Omi told a Diet committee.

one of the strongest warnings yet........so the first 69 million warnings before this were not as strong a case as Omi’s?

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People like Omi San are the worst. He is only covering his own back by not resigning his words are meaningless BUT if the worst happens he will say he did his best to oppose the Games in 2021.

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Japan's most senior medical adviser said on Wednesday that hosting the Olympics during a pandemic was "not normal."

Wish Omi would finally grow some cajones and strongly say what he knows inside , that holding Olympics under these circumstances is an irresponsible, bordering on criminal act. He has been such a tiptoeing yes man until now... guess thats why LDP kept him in the job after they fired the first panel for daring to speak out against the govt.

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Only 2.7% of Japanese have completed inoculations, a Reuters tracker shows, though the pace of new infections has slowed.

Someone needs to suggest a fact check to Reuters!

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Someone needs to suggest a fact check to Reuters!

As pointed out by Antiquesaving, that figure is accurate at presstime, it refers to completed inoculations meaning part of population that already had two doses

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Well although he is stating the obvious, I am sure those government and IOC clowns will not listen

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Omi San is being polite at best. If the world standard of 1.5 m for social distancing apply to the Tokyo games won't the track and field lanes need to be at 1.5 m wide ? And what about the pool ? Will they fill the pool with sanitiser. Should they have sanitiser baths for all competitors prior to each and every event ?

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