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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,853 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 12,908 See in context

Does anyone know if these numbers include tests and positive cases from the Athletes' Village? My guess is no, because those are probably not done by public health centers. Does anyone know for sure?

Low testing numbers, which are usually not announced or if they are they are not reported, are leading to low positive case counts. I worry this is giving people a false sense of security. If the public were being tested like the Athletes' Village has been, the numbers would likely be extremely high.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 1,915 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 13,638 See in context

These daily figures do not include people who test positive in tests they pay for themselves, such as people who take tests before traveling or those who do not want to deal with the public health centers. This should be mentioned every time these numbers are reported.

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Posted in: Olympics now ended, Suga pinning his hopes on vaccinations See in context

"Fully vaccinated" means 3 weeks between shots plus 2 to 3 weeks to build immunity after the second shot, or 6 weeks total. So fully vaccinated by late October means everyone getting their first shot by mid-September at the latest, one month from now. About 20% of the population is fully vaccinated now, to get that up to 80% would mean covering about 60 million people. So every day for the next 30 days first shots will need to be administered to 2 million people.

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Posted in: Rare fans at Olympic events admit COVID doubts See in context

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

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Posted in: Olympic Games organizers admit to wasting about 4,000 boxes of food See in context

Volunteers are "paid" with a bottle of hand sanitizer, a mask and a free lunch. Are they at least given time to sanitize their hands?

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Posted in: Why is Taiwan not called Taiwan at the Olympics? See in context

About 9 years ago, the Tokyo International Film Festival had a program that was going to be called "Contemporary from from Taiwan" or something like that. China pressured the organizers to change it to "Chinese Taipei." Since film festivals are supposed to champion expression, I thought they would refuse but they caved in.

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Posted in: Suga, Koike agree Olympics going 'very smoothly' See in context

Japan may not hit its target of 50 gold medals, but it is already way over 50 coronavirus cases related to the "zero risk" Games.

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Posted in: Suga denies IOC pressure to hold Olympics: report See in context

So he is making a scapegoat of...himself?

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Posted in: Bach admits 'sleepless nights' over troubled Tokyo Olympics See in context

Oh, poor baby! In your 5-star hotel with your every need attended to. Since you are so good at showing empathy with the pain of others, I am sure the world will come together to make everything OK for you.

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Posted in: Suga says world needs to see Japan can stage safe Olympics See in context

They can't see something that is not there, unless you are Doug Henning or David Copperfield.

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Posted in: Japanese composer for Tokyo Olympics apologizes for 1990s abuse See in context

Bullying a disabled kid - you can’t get much lower than that.

What is worse is subjecting a disabled child to sexual assault and torture. That is what he did. It wasn't as if he stole lunch money.

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Posted in: Japanese composer for Tokyo Olympics apologizes for 1990s abuse See in context

Sadly, it is all too common in grade schools in Japan.

Forcing someone to masturbate in front of others is sexual assault, not "bullying".

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Posted in: Japanese composer for Tokyo Olympics apologizes for 1990s abuse See in context

In one of the interviews in the 1990s, he said "let me take this opportunity to apologize" but then laughed. He is only apologizing with apparent sincerity now because a very lucrative gig is on the line.

This scumbag does not deserve to be associated with brave and dedicated para athletes.

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Posted in: Japanese composer for Tokyo Olympics apologizes for 1990s abuse See in context

This is person recounted with pride that he mocked a student with disabilities running in a race and he is allowed to be associated with the Paralympics. The acts he bragged about are presented as bullying, but if you read the stomach-churning details you see their are criminal acts of sexual assault and torture.

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Posted in: Bach, in Hiroshima, says his visit reaffirms 'peace mission in Olympic movement' See in context

Don't preach unity when you ignore what over 80 percent of the population wants.

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Posted in: Bach says anti-virus rules working ahead of Tokyo Olympics See in context

I was at work when his comment about "zero risk to the Japanese people" played on TV. Every Japanese person in the room broke into laughter. No one believes this man.

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Posted in: Bach says canceling Tokyo Olympics not an option despite COVID See in context

If the Games are safe, why do athletes have to sign a waiver saying they are liable if they get COVID?

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Posted in: Bach says canceling Tokyo Olympics not an option despite COVID See in context

It actually promotes the health of a nation by inspiring citizens to get off their butts and exercise.

This is one of the many myths of the Olympics. Sebastian Coe told London in 2012 that the Games, which were sponsored by Coca-Cola and McDonald's, would make childhood obesity rates plummet because all the kiddies would take up sports. Neither one of these things happened.

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Posted in: Fans to be banned from Olympic events in Tokyo, 3 neighboring prefectures See in context

"although some dignitaries, sponsors, IOC officials and others will be allowed to attend."

If you are an executive at Coca Cola, Dentsu or any of the other companies paying for this super spreader event, you are welcome to drop in.

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Posted in: Fans to be banned from Olympic events in Tokyo, 3 neighboring prefectures See in context

Now ban Bach, Koike, Suga, Hashimoto, all other officials, sponsors, politicians, media and the athletes.

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Posted in: IOC chief Bach arrives in Japan for Tokyo Olympics See in context

Headline suggestion: "Most Hated Man in Japan Arrives in Japan".

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Posted in: Olympics: Up or down? See in context

These advertisements cost money. Real leaders would have pulled the plug on this long ago and diverted resourced to fighting the pandemic that is killing people.

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Posted in: VIPs allowed at Olympic opening ceremony, but no fans: report See in context

So much for the Olympics bringing together humanity.

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Posted in: Press here See in context

Real leaders would have canceled the Olympics and turned this into a vaccination site.

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Posted in: Jill Biden likely to visit Japan for Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony See in context

Sorry, but spectators from overseas are not allowed.

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Posted in: Hashimoto says Olympic organizers have to tighten anti-virus measures See in context

Go straight to the tightest measure and cancel.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic chief anxious with one month to go until Games open See in context

She says even after the games end her role is not finished until she see the value they have brought. Will she also wait for the COVID case tally and subsequent death toll?

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers reverse plan to allow alcohol at venues See in context

It is "being considered." Everything is "being considered" and nothing is done.

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Posted in: Alcohol allowed but no condom distribution in Tokyo Olympic village See in context

This decision is idiotic, as they think athletes will have sex if they have free condoms and will not if they don't.

Also, these people said there would be no unnecessary contact between people taking part in the Games, and yet for this cringeworthy photo op they do a fist bump that is unnecessary and awkward.

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