They will undergo PCR tests every day and have their movements restricted, according to the city.
Wait a minute...THIS is SUPPOSED to be the standard procedure and requirement of athletes coming here in the first place. The article suggests these measures are being taken as a response to the infections.
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"To solve the issue, it's now time for Japan to take action."
Yes. By calling off the Games before everyone arrives and holding them next year. She then goes on to try and soften perception of her by saying people mistakenly think
‘I am committed to holding them no matter what.’
but those are exactly the terms you have stated, every week for the last three months.
Another paper thin propaganda piece from this insidious group of tax leeches.
1 ( +4 / -3 )
"Of course, I understand that holding the event without spectators would lower the risk.''
So, you are simply ignoring the risk. At least they are all very open about not giving a damn.
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I'm fairly certain tomorrows headline will be 'Fans asked to remove masks in the stadium for better optics on T.V.' which will cause further uproar and an immediate retraction.
Next year would probably a perfect time to host this event.
1 ( +3 / -2 )
Considering she oversaw a city riddled with Covid, and works for a Government that has had several clusters within its agencies.....
'Fatigue is very common after viral infections, such as COVID and normally it settles after 2 or 3 weeks. However, in some people it can linger for weeks or months.'
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They just have....nothing in place or figured out. Just blindly rolling out plans for an alternative reality where Covid19 has been brought under control, and the vaccination program has been completed.
It's just the ultimate display of ineptitude on every front.
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Here's a transcript of the discussion.....
WHO: Your measures look inadequate, and the bubble is porous.
Jinc: You don't understand. It's a unique bubble.
WHO: Uniquly porous?
Jinc: Here's a million tax dollars.
8 ( +8 / -0 )
This is Hilarious!!
'Thanks for coming,
enjoy that weird new strain of Covid you got...
Oh, and here's a handful of condoms!'
3 ( +3 / -0 )
Why have they arrived early?
Why were the team allowed to just jump on a bus and drive across the country?
I expect they'll be taking comfort stops along the way interacting with the wider population.
Suga/IOC's incredible 'open bubble' concept on full display.
13 ( +14 / -1 )
Finally a common sense decision. No fans at the Games is the next one.
I think this has less to do with a sudden concern for public health and more to do making those who would have attended these events tune into the Games on TV at home to boost viewing figures and raise revenue.
-1 ( +1 / -2 )
Postpone the Games. Hold them next year.
Vaccination will be complete. The venues aren't going anywhere. People will be welcome. Fans will be able to attend. EVERYONE wins with postponement.
Well...except those dumb Aussies who decised to show up too early.
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Right, and then wrong.
I’m totally against these games taking place here and now. It’s a huge gamble, and the IOC disgusts me.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
NOMINATIONToday 08:29 am JST
People can't say they aren't watching yet be the first to jump on event articles and grace us with their comments.
Of course they can.
I’m going to be expressing dissent in articles right up until the start of the games.
There’s no hypocrisy there.
Hypocrisy is saying ‘Public health is my top priority’ then Ignoring medical advice and the wishes of the majority, all while surrendering control of your country to whoever can buy you the best steak.
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As I've said many times, I've already decided not to support this event as soon as it became apparant it serves np other purpose than to generate profit for the IOC via T.V. revenue and the total disregard for the opinions of medical experts and the well being of the Japanese people.
Suga is...well I've nothing positive to say.
12 ( +13 / -1 )
It’s just comical at this stage.
monday: athletes ‘warned...or something.’
tuesday: medical journal criticizes.
wednesday: no fans.
thursday: 10,000 fans
SOE considered...called off...made Quasi.
and on and on.
8 ( +9 / -1 )
Remember Suga was the FIRST at the trough to get vaccinated. Like all the Olympic pigs.
7 ( +8 / -1 )
virusrexToday 07:22 am JST
stay off public transportation for the first 14 days.
'Are not everybody supposed to be isolated in the bubble? at what time is then supposedly fine for attendants to be using any kind of public transportation? '
Oh, don't worry . They just mean if someone wants to duck out for a bit of shopping or to do some sight-seeing around Tokyo; they won't be leaving the bubble for too long, and as long as they don't tell anyone it's fine.
2 ( +5 / -3 )
'Get on with it.'
'Yes, GET ON WITH IT!'
3 ( +5 / -2 )
ianToday 04:56 pm JST
So is there anyone here who will actually boycott the Olympics?
Yes. There is.
Why do you ask?
15 ( +17 / -2 )
Everyone who is vaccinated and doesn't live in Japan thinks it's a great idea.
26 ( +26 / -0 )
Wait a minute:
the athletes will be tested everyday, RIGHT??
If someone from the staff or public presents with symptoms you just test them, to err on the safe side, RIGHT??
It’s not rocket science.
2 ( +2 / -0 )
Mr.Suga is incredible. Always looking sweaty...nervously sweaty. Eyes (at rest) always off to a 45 degree angle looking for escape: dodging questions.
He's a child who has been placed in an adult role.
There absolutely needs to be an inquiry how someone so inept could fall into leadership of a country in a time of crises.
But who am I kidding? He will fall, all will be forgiven.
2 ( +2 / -0 )
Carrot and Stick.
Next week they'll announce Japanese Residents who attend Olympic events can collect a 'priority' vaccination booking card.
Or something very similar.
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‘On the good side, I wonder if you can volunteer but then quit after getting vaccinated..’
Haha, that’s the first thing that comes to mind. But the 2nd shot would only be administered somewhere around the end of the Games, right?
But I think they are counting on this suggestion so another propaganda article can appear next week claiming ‘record number of volunteers apply!’
0 ( +2 / -2 )
Posted in: During the first wave of COVID-19 last year and the state of emergency that followed, there was a lot of ruckus about pachinko parlors in particular. But actually, very few clusters have been linked to them. Why do you think this is? See in context
You should probably start by interviewing people who frequent Pachinko and ask if they've had any symptoms and if so, what did they do, did they have any kind of test?
Otherwise we can just respond with anything.
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Well done, these are the types of people who deserve to have vaccinations available as soon as possible.
0 ( +1 / -1 )
Why do they suddenly deem it necessary to close schools in Okinawa but didn't think it was needed in Tokyo or Osaka?
0 ( +1 / -1 )
Horrible mindless propaganda piece.
Consider this, IOC, JOC have already stated many times: 'We will not stop even should Armageddon occur; we see no risk to ourselves. Who cares what the Japanese people think.'
Consider this, Suga is a spineless puppet here to take the fall for the public health and economic fallout of the Pandemic.
A majority see the obvious issues with holding this event. The Japanese Government cannot be trusted to safely control a 'Bubble'. This poll is merely designed to indoctinate the fatalistic attitude of 'well...it's going to happen anyway.' and thereby attempt to silence further criticism.
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''Each showing has a limit of 10 seats, which cost 2,500 yen each, so you can bring a huge group of friends and have the ultimate movie night.''
Eh? You can bring 9 friends for a showing, that's not a huge group.
Or rent the place out for the evening and have 10 of you watching a movie.
I'd imagine with a larger group you'd just forget about the films and enjoy snacks and a chat.
So ultimately it's just a rental party space with video you didn't select showing in the background. Hahaha!
1 ( +1 / -0 )
I'm guessing by the end of the week we'll have worked our way to the cleaning lady from IOC headquarters announcing that the cleanliness of the HQ in Switzerland demonstrates the safety of the Olympic bubble and 80% of Japanese just need to 'understand' this.
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