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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 2,848 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 7,629 See in context

Scientific study last year said if 4 were infected = 6 will be infected

If 9 were infected = 14 more will be infected and so on.

That is why the count jumped today! And the jump will be bigger. It is worrisome.

Be stricter with people and masks. Wear better masks and stay away from the crowd. It’s only 3 more weeks.

Mother Nature is already sending a typhoon.

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Posted in: Tokyo’s teamLab most visited museum in the world, officially more popular than Van Gogh See in context

I have been dreaming to see this but the pandemic came!

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics to open under unprecedented conditions See in context

I saw one of fhe Argentines put his mask down and opened his mouth in celebration while entering and marching in the stadium!

I thought they should pay attention to rules! No wonder the virus is spreading.

unity means sympathies to the host who is only 20% vaccinated and others.

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Posted in: Emperor tells Bach holding Olympics amid pandemic 'not easy' See in context

It sure is a bug risk for Japan to go in with the games with any spectator and multitude (5-6 times more than the number of athletes participating) go inside Japan while in the midst of the pandemic.

Hopefully the Olympics stay AWAY from getting politicized as well. There is enough politics and pandemic in the world to deal with.

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Posted in: Around 15 world leaders, dignitaries to attend Olympic opening ceremony See in context

Maybe the other world leaders have bigger hearts to sympathize with Japan and do not want to cause hardship and be blamed for spreading the virus. They want to help Japan and just let the athletes do their thing. They will watch it in tv. They understand the strain. Or they also might not want to suddenly arrive positive and end up in the newspaper quarantined. Very good judgment.

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Posted in: American father, son get prison terms for helping Ghosn escape See in context

They deserve 15 years in prison for being greedy. Stowing away a crook under trial is meddling with matters only because you were going to be paid. He should return that money or confiscate that bad money.

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

With all the scientists pointing to the same idea about risk in holding the Olympics now, the IOC refused to listen. There will be other calamaties in the future. The IOC has to have plan C and D in the future when planning for the next Olympics. You just don't charge blindly and hope for the best. Calculate the risk. Listen to those outside the Olympics. Covid is not just a flu or a cold. Listen to Mother Science.

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Posted in: Brisbane tipped to be awarded 2032 Olympics See in context

The insurance Agreement MUST BE REVISED for the safety of everyone. In case of a pandemic or some catastrophic circumstance the games CAN BE CANCELED and still get reimbursed.

Otherwise it is too risky to be a host.

Unless they are willing to postpone the games not just by a year but until deemed possible without strain. And move all games forward like a domino effect.

After this game IOC must discuss this with the insurance companies.

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Posted in: Olympics worker arrested for allegedly raping woman at stadium See in context

He should be booked. Maybe she was afraid to resist.

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Posted in: Zero risk? Virus cases test Olympic organizers' assurances See in context

IOC is downplaying the pandemic.

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Posted in: Zero risk? Virus cases test Olympic organizers' assurances See in context

The IOC says it sees the Games as a chance to foster international solidarity during difficult times, but the IOC would also lose billions of dollars in broadcast rights if the Games were to be canceled completely.

So many hopefuls. As cases rise pray.

Wear N95 masks! They should all be carrying their own hand sanitizers.

This is what happens when you cannot even ask them if they are vaccinated or not. Why not! How about the lives of people who could get infected!

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Posted in: Bach urges Japanese to support Olympics See in context

Bach should tell the Olympians and all connected to this Olympics to be cooperative, wear mask and because of the unprecedented circumstance to show respect regarding the rules and wear their mask. They are entering a country they do not own with only 20% vaccinated. Instead of blaming Japan to welcome.

Everything is a 2-way street. Bad enough some of the 85,000 are exhibiting the coronavirus. We’re we not taught that for each case of Coronavirus runs 8 others who will have it and so in and so forth???

He is trying to understate the spread which we know is fake because coronavirus has been going on over a year.

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Posted in: 1st case of COVID-19 detected in Tokyo Olympic Village See in context

I can’t wait for the games to be over. What is irritating is the sheer undisciplined complaining guests are doing when they should understand that there really is a pandemic and be courteous and respectful to the host who are very vulnerable to the virus. It’s enough they arrived without getting vaccinated and some coming down now with Coronavirus.

Prevent the spread of the virus and be understanding and compassionate to the host’s requests! They came for the games not to tour! It is a business trip!

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Posted in: How organizers hope to manage coronavirus at the Olympics See in context

An Olympian may suddenly be unable to participate because of COVID so winners may not really be winners.

i would not want to watch this anymore. It seems heartless and pretentiously compassionate. It has no regard at all for anyone but the association. It’s like being drafted -

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Posted in: Virus cluster reported at Shizuoka hotel hosting Brazilian Olympians See in context

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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Posted in: Virus cluster reported at Shizuoka hotel hosting Brazilian Olympians See in context

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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Posted in: IOC's Bach brings attention to Hiroshima — some of it unwanted See in context

This man just goes ahead of what he wants to do regardless. He is stepping on every understanding of the situation. By employing more guards and escorts for his protection may create a spreader.

Stop visiting places and just go directly to the event so as not to create crowding! For heavens sake - are they even thinking? Just because he probably has already been vaccinated. How about those who have not!

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Posted in: How will the state of emergency affect Tokyo Olympics? See in context

Better find some N95 mask to protect yourself as the Delta variant surges and the people multiply the next few weeks. N95 masks are better than any of the little surgical masks. I found it in the internet when we still had high cases. I am vaccinated and do not need this kind of mask.

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Posted in: COVID state of emergency likely for Tokyo Olympics See in context

So sad. I will be praying for everyone‘s safety and guide the IOC for better decisions to help it’s members and Japan.

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Posted in: Bach to arrive in Tokyo on July 8; infections on rise again See in context

Above all of the possible spread - I do really hope no political demonstration of ANY KIND - be it a gesture, a stand, a pin or a hat be considered to appear in the Olympics. It should not be politicized. We already have the variant problem to contend with.

at least it will be pleasure able to watch on TV. I do not want to see any demonstrations etc… or else I will turn off my TV because I do not want political entertainment.

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Posted in: Americans apologize to Tokyo court for role in Ghosn escape See in context

The Taylors, who have not been granted bail, are accused of playing leading roles in that escape. Prosecutors have described details of bank transfers and bitcoin payments, alleging Ghosn paid the Taylors the equivalent of $1.3 million.

The Taylors are an accomplice to the Gohsn escape out of Japan. Serious crime.

Am wondering who provided the name to get contacted to do this for him. They too are guilty. It’s all traceable.

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Posted in: Truck driver admits drinking alcohol before accident that killed 2 children See in context

Never never drive intoxicated.


There are stickers in the US of Mother’s Agains Drunk Driving.

Until you personally experience one in your family - you will not be against drunk drivers. If you yourself get damaged for life hitting a wall or tree by yourself and impair yourself forever - you will continue to drink because of alcoholism.

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Posted in: Japan to ask athletes from India, 5 other countries for more COVID-19 tests See in context

100% vaccinated participants, media, diplomats etc… can only come in! Especially from the highest infected areas!

Kindness and politeness is not applicable in this pandemic. I worry for the unvaccinated.

People arriving unvaccinated are putting themselves and others in harms way.

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Posted in: Tokyo falls to world's 4th most expensive city for expats: survey See in context

I think NYC is still the costliest. The tax and tip are sky Hugh. The tip begins at 18% and above on top of the tax which is even higher in Chicago.

I would rather go to Japan where you already include everything in your food tab. Or in Europe. I get the sense of how much I am spending.

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


Only vaccinated participants, attendees etc ghouls arrive in Japan. This is just a tip of the iceberg!

100% must be vaccinated to enter Japan.

Nothing wrong with that request.

I have been to B&B and restaurant who accept only vaccinated people with proof.

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Posted in: Money, money, money: The cost of Tokyo's pandemic-delayed Olympics See in context

One thing I do hope is that the Olympics stick to sports. I do not want to see any political agenda and demonstrations etc. Focus on sports after all this trouble.

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Posted in: Japan's vaccination rollout reaches daily rate of 1 mil See in context

In my country I was in line for Moderna but when it was my turn they ran out and said I get Pfizer. Both are good. Pfizer starts working after 2 weeks while Moderna is after 3 weeks. Both good. We also found out both work against the Delta variant. But remember the full efficacy is after both shots. Keep that mask on.

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Posted in: Health experts warn of Olympic COVID-19 threat; prefer no spectators See in context

I still vote 100% vaccinated people only to enter Japan to attend the Olympics be it a participant, relative or media.

they still have time to get vaccinated quick! Time is running out.

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Posted in: Warning to athletes: Follow the rules at Tokyo Olympics, or else See in context

Excellent! Whoever does nit want to adhere any rules should not participate and avoid all drama. It is only 2 weeks. (4 weeks if you are the accompanying media).

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Posted in: Warning to athletes: Follow the rules at Tokyo Olympics, or else See in context

Yes! Must use real strict rules for everyone’s safety. I hope no one disobeys and then complain of strict rules. They have been warned.

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