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Virus cluster reported at Shizuoka hotel hosting Brazilian Olympians

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How ironic - its the locals spreading the virus to the foreigners.

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Thomas Bach also pledged "not to bring any risk" to Japan with the Games,

But what he forgot to say is he can't promise not to bring any risk to the athletes from the numerous infected Japanese, like in this story, they may daily come in contact with at the hotels they are staying, with their transport, with their training facilities and matches and heaven forbid if they somehow stray to eat , drink or sightsee from their supposed iron cast bubbles, which it turns out are not just in the Olympic village but in various hotels and the accomodations all over Tokyo, not designed for quarantine and intermixed with local guests and staff who are untested and unvaccinated and freely moving around Tokyo.

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just imagine if this was not discovered until AFTER they moved in the athletes village, and some of these judo athletes ended up testing positive.

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How ironic - its the locals spreading the virus to the foreigners.

Exactly, why aren't the hotel staff being tested or even given the vaccine to protect the athletes? Some of those staffs probably expose themselves to countless no-maskers while riding the trains to work everyday.

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Must have got in the wrong lift.

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@Starbucks

good call!

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Brazil needs to protest that they were infected by Japanese

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Here we go

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and its begin

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None of the infected individuals came in contact with the athletes, they said.

OK, I understand it's relevant to the Olympics and that's why it's being reported. However, the headline makes it look like it's the Brazilians who either caught or are spreading the various.

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I had to go on the train, today. One old man, no mask, another old man had a mask around his chin and plenty of people having their masks covering their mouths, only. Myself, I had a N95 mask on, and I was doing my utmost best to be away from these idiots.

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Test and you will find. I am sure it is everywhere but since they promised to test around Olympic venues they are stuck with it and can't fudge the numbers there.

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Why are Brazilians always sent to Shizuoka? Same thing back in the '80's...

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I had to go on the train, today. One old man, no mask, another old man had a mask around his chin and plenty of people having their masks covering their mouths, only. Myself, I had a N95 mask on, and I was doing my utmost best to be away from these idiots.

Matches my experience. Its usually the jijiis, yankis and foreigners letting the side down.

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and foreigners letting the side down.

Maybe because many of the foreigners are fully vaccinated?

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South African Olympic Rugby squad also anxious..

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20210714_16/

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Maybe because many of the foreigners are fully vaccinated?

Hmmm? As you certainly know, a vaccinated person can catch and spread the virus, especially the Delta variant. So no, that's not an excuse.

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Such convenient scapegoats - watch this be used everyday from here on out.

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FIY: Just 75% of ALL Brazilian Athletes have been vaccinated. some of them refused to be vaccinated (personal reasons, political reasons and so on..)

So, it won't be great news if they Brazilian Athletes spread the coronavirus instead of the staff... At least they reported before these athletes arrived.

But even that!

(Hamamatsu is the city with the largest Brazilian community. )

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Dont worry - our great leader PM has asked and deegated the task to keep Japanese residents safe from Olympics to Lord Bach - Japanese govt job/responsibility is done for now!!!

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E N D these G A M E S now !!

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Exactly what I thought! Unvaccinated people who insist in going in to Japan will get the virus! And that is how the virus will spread! Enough! Everyone go home! Can’t they see what 20-30% unvaccinated people who insist in going in will catch the virus? And the spread will begin. It could mutate to a new variant! No one is listening.

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They are nit wearing masks because they think they have immunity and Japan is wearing masks. I think EVERYONE SHOULD WEAR A MASK RIGHT NIW because some of those people not wearing a mask may be asymptomatic! Since sometimes the virus could be very mild, they could catch it even when they are vaccinated because there are many who are unvaccinated.

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Get ready for more of this! Despite Japan being only 13% or so vaccinated (and nearly all of those elderly) while nearly all athletes coming in are vaccinated, somehow the focus of this cluster will be that it is happening near Brazilian athletes. I'm sure all 1,300 + cases in Tokyo today, too, are the fault of foreigners having brought it in.

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Low testing LDP sweeping the infection under the carpet and ironically they are infecting the althletes who are vaccinated

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"Exactly, why aren't the hotel staff being tested"

So, how do we KNOW they tested positive then?!

Did Santa tell you they were infected?

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How can I beleive this. Of course the team was tested but when before arrived. Before in Brazil? on the Jet ? on the bus to the airport in Brazil ? Just love Hamasushi but the robot at sushiro is my only friend in Japan apart from my girlfriend. This Judo team are top ranking and it sound very suspicious. Like someone mention. IOC is not going to out a top ranking team and would lie to keep them in the competition.

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The title. Change the title.

Please, make an effort not to transform into foreigners’ fear even the news that hotel staff were tested positive before the athletes even came.

Unless of course you think the power of the foreigners is basically all black magic and witchcraft and can spread coronavirus just by announcing its future presence.

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We are innoculated sesshu and travelling carefully. I am sure these people will get over it quickly and tavel around as well.

The infected hotel staff I am sure are false positives because Japan is pure.

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@Jghetto I see the pandemic is scary but based on the expert panels we are safe from covid in the name of the heavenly holy masks we are wearing daily for the last 2 years. Stay safe.

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They should be selling N95 masks in the store all over Japan for same price as the crap they sell..

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