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Virus surges fuel fears 100 days before Tokyo Olympics

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Virus surges fuel fears 100 days before Tokyo Olympics

Why even it's happening? Majority of Japanese people opposed Tokyo Olympics already.

https://japantoday.com/category/sports/most-in-japan-oppose-holding-olympics-in-2021-polls

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They should add the word "cursed" or "doomed" before Olympics in the headline

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Chill out. Life goes on. Overcome your fears.

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Why even it's happening? Majority of Japanese people opposed Tokyo Olympics already.

because japan is not a democracy.

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@Simian Lane, unfortunately for many, life ends alone in a Covid ICU ward. It's not fear, it's called to err on the side of caution.

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Fuel fears for who?

Media have fueled fears for more than a year

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Just the 100 days before? People have been saying this is a bad idea long before this point for good reason.

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The responsible solution we all know which is to cancel these so unwanted Olympics,but they have to save face and please the sponsors and so this madness will go ahead.

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Even if everything went perfectly from now on the games have had so much troubles, scandals and complications that they would be remembered more about it than any success they could have. And by the increasing number of infections being detected in Tokyo and the snail paced rollout of the vaccine it is just realistically impossible to expect everything to go well. I just keep wondering how much money is involved in this that can make organizers completely ignore public opinion (and health).

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*The IOC will leave Japan behind like ‘a sad dog in the park’, waiting for their ‘treat’.— “ Where’s the payoff? We ‘jumped through all the hoops’!”*

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I read somewhere that something like 70% of Japan does not favor having the Olympics.

Put lives over sports. Cancel the fiasco.

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It is madness and a show of selfishness and greed to hold the games.

seems most of human kind has lost all sense of morality. People will be dying while others get happy over a piece of metal around their neck. Hard earned

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Organizers have released "playbooks" outlining anti-virus measures, which will be updated later this month,

No worries then, virus will be playing by the rules of the "playbooks " so its all good.

Why even it's happening? Majority of Japanese people opposed Tokyo Olympics already.

Because LDP doesn,t give a toss about public opinion, never did....they built a system that ensures 90% chance of perpetually winnning national elections so no need to listen to public.

Tens of thousands of athletes and other Olympic participants arriving from overseas will be able to skip quarantine, and are not required to show proof of vaccination.

This is what greed driven madness looks like.

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I couldn't care less about the Olympics, but do we still get the four-day weekend this year?

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I just keep wondering how much money is involved in this that can make organizers completely ignore public opinion (and health).

I think it is over $29 billion, and they will probably get a nice Olympic Village luxury apartment as a gift.

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They noted that most Olympics face criticism before they begin, but said they expect the mood to change once athletes take the stage after the July 23 opening ceremony.

Is that true? Because there were protests in Brazil too... and I remember ads featuring Usain Bolt and other top athletes being aired during Rio Olympics, appealing to people to come in and watch them..coz not enough tickets got sold.... and those ..were... normal times.

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The time has come for switching to a more totally positive view about it....better all those stupid events really hastily take place now when it’s still only a slight first pandemic rippling than during the 20th monstrous virus wave when too many and still unburied dead corona corpses even plaster and block the roads leading to the event venues.

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So the countdown to the Ghost Games has started. Like many others, I won't be holding my breath. Next year they might be third time lucky.

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Can't wait!

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I have tickets to a few events, and will be going (that is, of course, if spectators are allowed).

I have to admit though, that I am worried and concerned. I can only hope they'll make sufficient arrangements and really ensure social distances, and arrange extra toilets as to avoid huge queues etc. Just one extra seat between 2 people is not enough. Should be 2m of empty space around each person.

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Can we please have some kind of social media or TV daily countdown till then? I think a lot of us want to see how ridiculous it gets.

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The advice from the government is so contradictory.

The only positive for Japan is that summer will make transmission more difficult.The majority of People in Japan won’t be properly vaccinated until after the Olympics have finished.

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@Simiam Lane That's just the problem, you see; life doesn't go on for a great many people.

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Two simple questions to me need answering.

Why, with the biggest global sporting event looming, Japan was not the first to get a proper vaccination plan up and running. The slowness here does not even compare with the ANY of the wealthy countries around the world. Someone has to answer to this.

What or Who is preventing a postponement?
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