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Rare fans at Olympic events admit COVID doubts

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Keep Olympic bubble while practicing social distancing?

5 ( +5 / -0 )

But didn't "they" say no spectators allowed?

Don't get it!

12 ( +17 / -5 )

Thousands and thousands were also packing along the road. Nice to see.

Olympics without spectators is not Olympics.

Expect to see thousands for the marathon

-12 ( +4 / -16 )

Just stay home, stop the spread, it's like no one cares

-2 ( +11 / -13 )

went to the venue yesterday to take some pics. They sure are vigilant with security to keep the people who paid for this farce with taxes far away from it.

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There are ways to call these kind of people, that take advantage of most other people being responsible in order to enjoy something themselves.

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Live feed from Tokyo on Australian tv, the mask less reporter said there were about 2000 spectators at the swimming, - media, other athletes spectating, VIPs etc. He said the atmosphere was very lively with everyone cheering loudly. He said the no cheering rule has been disregarded from day one. He quite openly even proudly admitted the Olympic playbook was being disregarded.

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virusrexToday  07:50 am JST

There are ways to call these kind of people, that take advantage of most other people being responsible in order to enjoy something themselves.

As a man of science, I sure you would call these people level headed. Sitting outside in the sun the chance of infection is almost zero.

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July 27, 2021

Gamba Osaka - Oita Trinita

J-League 1

Panasonic Stadium

Attendance: 4,205 spectators

What’s the point of not allowing fans at the Olympics again?

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Didn't they hear the promise that there is zero risk to the Japanese public?

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Zero risk to the Japanese public, definitely not zero risk from Japanese public.

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So the government says one thing "Stay home" then let's people go to these events!

Then it wonders why the youth aren't listening.

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Thousands of people around the world have been able to come to these Olympics, but have understood that in a pandemic sacrifices must be made. Then they see pictures like this.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Everyone understands the risks now, such as age stratification and so on

The people that are scared can stay home while the sensible people go about their lives as usual

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

unable

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

It's a shame, the games are great, I understand why people want to watch and cheer them on.

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"In the end, we decided to come because it seemed that there wouldn't be many people and there wouldn't be much risk, given it's held outdoors."

Cognitive dissonance at its best: they know there is a risk, they know they are at risk, but try to think of some reason, whatever reason, that would square out the circle and make it less risky.

"If we caught coronavirus, it would cast a real shadow over the Games," said Mayumi, who -- unlike many in Japan -- favored the Olympics going ahead despite the pandemic.

Also, it very nice to see so much dedication to a publicly-funded event, but they do not need to worry. The Olympics is already a PR-disaster and pretty much was from the beginning, so having these two lovebirds contract the disease, or worse being hospitalized or worse, well, (you know what I mean), has no incidence whatsoever. Our lovebirds can deflate therefore their egos. They.do.not.matter.

On the other hand, I think that the 80-90% of the 125 Mio inhabitants who would have preferred to have the games postponed or cancelled altogether would have appreciated at least "some" consideration from your lovely couple...

The Olympics is a textbook case of the responsible people taking the fall for the irresponsible fools...

In the Lafontaine tale, the ant worked its days in and out and survived thank to its labor while the grasshopper, having wildly partied all through the year, dies.

In the real world, the taxes the ant has to pay on its own work has to make up for the grasshopper's electric guitar bills and ICU expenses.

I am sure the ants throughout Japan appreciate the reality check.

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The governement said no spectators but the final decision was in the hand of the prefecture governors. Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures did allow spectators, that's it. Those prefectures are not under an SoE. Only Tokyo is.

So why people should stay home as many posts do suggest ?

Do all you guys on this forum stay home ?

And it is impossible to prohibit people to watch events along the streets.

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It's just like here in Okinawa (State of Emergency) before the Olympics, the New Arena was pack full of people for a couple of basketball games, but they said every other seat was empty, and you know how close they pack these seats in these places. Still looked very full, but it's like no-one cares and big business is very happy to go along

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The catchphrase that they are using for these games 'United By Emotion' will soon be 'United By Infection!'

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Wobot -

Yes, your ok, but catch it and spread it to some old person who dies is not OK"

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The government says 33.4 million people, or 26.3% of the public, have been fully vaccinated and 47 million, or 37%, have had at least one shot as of Monday. About 25 million elderly people, or about 70%, are completely inoculated while 30 million, or 85%, have had at least one dose.

LET THE VACCINATED PEOPLE GO TO THE GAMES!

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But didn't "they" say no spectators allowed?

There are no spectators allowed in Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, and Chiba.

All other places can have the 50% under capacity or 10, 000 people Max.

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Selfish people

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I fully support those who attended, their dreams came true. Those that criticize them and call the selfish should lighten up and get a life.

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