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Olympics 'difficult' after virus spikes, Japan medical group warns

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At the current rate, COVD-19 cases in Tokyo should be peaking during the olympics.

"Difficult" is one way of putting it.

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what’s really difficult is enduring all of these people’s opinions

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But vaccination will not be required and quarantine rules will be waived for Olympic participants.

As Olympic athletes are somehow not able to carry the virus then we can all heave a sigh of relief then....

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So experts who say "not a good Idea" are completely ignored in order to bolster the egos of old men who have achieved nothing whith their long lives being paid by tax payers. The most expensive summer games in history with no foreign spectators, Atherletes on lock down, then told to leave after their event. The decision making is myopic and totally focussed on the personal interests of a few. But that's what feudalism is about.

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Sadly for Japan these Olympics have been a disaster from start to finish exacerbated by a failure of leadership.

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there's a plethora of 'experts', in all manner of fields, who pronounce..... what we all knew anyway....

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Why would it be difficult? It’s not like foreigners are going to bring in the virus.

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The feeling I’m getting from many people here is that the (albeit) small amount of measures put in place over the last year to curb the spread of a pandemic are beginning to be an annoying infringement on their freedom, and so there is a broad sense of ‘shoganai’ and even willingness to ignore any measures. This bad attitude comes right from the top, and it’s there that the responsibility for the devastation that going ahead with these games will bring, lies.

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" I have to say that holding the Games is really difficult ...."

A polite Japanese way of saying "Terminate 'em"!

Those in charge of the Olympics will, of course, not listen to the experts!

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Sound the Alarm!

“Haruo Ozaki, Tokyo Medical Association ‘sounded the alarm’ ... On his Facebook page” -

We don’t think the Aso’s in the Diet even know ‘what’ Facebook is. Anyway, they would have to get Sakurada-san to show them how.

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Celebrity torch runner Koji Yamamoto tests positive for Coronavirus:

https://twitter.com/juliaminuma/status/1382117345175347201

Poor guy, I hope he recovers quickly. The torch relay is brought to you by Toyota and Coca-Cola.

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But, ... we have been saying this over a year now.

"Olympics 'difficult' after virus spikes, Japan medical group warns"

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How can this group of medical experts' opinion the 100% opposite of the government's group of experts?

One set of experts is completely wrong. Anybody wants to guess which one is right and which one is wrong?

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Simian Lane -

what’s really difficult is enduring all of these people’s opinions

You are BY FAR in the minority with your opinions. Over 70 percent of Japanese do not want the Games to go ahead. And the opinions of Medical Professors regarding the pandemic weigh a million times more than yours.

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"Sadly for Japan these Olympics have been a disaster from start to finish exacerbated by a failure of leadership"

and Covid had nothing to do with it right?.

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But, from my position as the head of medical workers, I have to say that holding the Games is really difficult."

really big shame that he is the head of medical workers, and not of the Olympic committee. Then maybe we wouldn't be in so much trouble.

Celebrity torch runner Koji Yamamoto tests positive for Coronavirus:

https://twitter.com/juliaminuma/status/1382117345175347201

There it is. The super spreading has already started and we haven't even started the games yet. If they do hold the Olympics the cases will spike even more. But don't worry. They'll slow the testing down and keep the numbers down.

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It is pointless to keep bring the LDP and the Olympic committee to it’s senses.

No pandemic,deaths or chaos will make them change their mind.

It is all about saving face,prestige and money.

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How can this group of medical experts' opinion the 100% opposite of the government's group of experts?

There is a reason why the medical experts that formed the original group were dissolved last year and replaced with people whose expertise is in unrelated fields.

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Medical workers, I believe the games need at least 10,000 of them, are all UN-paid for games related work, so they should start letting TOCOG know that they decided to no longer ""volunteer""

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"Difficult" is the understatement of the year. LOL

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Dangerousssssss,quicklyyyyyyyyyy,pleaseeeee

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"Difficult" is the understatement of the year. LOL

I think it's a well known fact everywhere in the world that when a Japanese person says "difficult", the meaning is "no."

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"Sadly for Japan these Olympics have been a disaster from start to finish exacerbated by a failure of leadership"

and Covid had nothing to do with it right?.

And Covid exposed it.

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Ozaki called on organizers to "show concrete measures on how they can prevent the spread of infection at home and abroad."

Well, they made a " playbook "

"Then we would like to sincerely study if such a plan is realistic," he wrote.

Of course it is not realistic.

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Sadly for Japan these Olympics have been a disaster from start to finish exacerbated by a failure of leadership"

and Covid had nothing to do with it right?.

And Covid exposed it."

Correct.

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They canceled last year with much less, why are they forcing it this year.... oh yeah.... money

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yes these olympics idea is failure from day one.i dont need to be doctor or specialist to understand that.

only these involved in this business cant get it until now/jpn gov and affiliated so called sponsors/.

way of handling recent covid sitation by jpn gov is another tragedy and clear example of useless and auctionless so called country leadership.

stop olympics today and save money for these in need and affected by your pointless decisions and so called management...

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But vaccination will not be required and quarantine rules will be waived for Olympic participants..............................................................................sounds a bit dodgey to me.

It is a joke are these people running this show taking the pith ?

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But vaccination will not be required and quarantine rules will be waived for Olympic participants.

He (boss of JMA) should lose his job. The JMA should tell LDP that all doctors will go on strike unless the games are cancelled. 9% of deaths are health workers. If 9% of doctors die, how will Japan cope with the aging population?

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Guardian said the same yesterday. This government will simply not listen to reason.

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So experts who say "not a good Idea" are completely ignored in order to bolster the egos of old men who have achieved nothing whith their long lives being paid by tax payers.

Absolutely correct.

Guardian said the same yesterday. This government will simply not listen to reason.

Its all about money and face for J-govt, public health takes a back seat.

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Don't need to be rocket science to figure this out.

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As the majority of us know, using the term "Difficult" (難しい) implies logistically impossible, unfeasible or they are just saying "No".

(The JMA conveniently forgets that it is one of the factors behind the slow roll-out of the vaccine.)

There seems to be a drip, drip, drip of momentum for cancellation.

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HimariYamada

"Sadly for Japan these Olympics have been a disaster from start to finish exacerbated by a failure of leadership"

and Covid had nothing to do with it right?.

Corruption scandals, sexist comment scandals, logo plagiarism, asbestos in Olympic venues, worker rights issues, rising sun flag controversy…….have nothing to do with the covid pandemic but it is all related to Japanese politicians and the Japanese Olympic Committee (almost all the aforesaid issues emerged before the pandemic).

So.....yes, Olympics have been a disaster from the beginning.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concerns_and_controversies_at_the_2020_Summer_Olympics

https://www.thenation.com/article/world/tokyo-olympics-bribery-scandal/

https://apnews.com/article/tokyo-celebrity-coronavirus-pandemic-japan-olympic-games-5c0f6ce3f828e7ef0b0b2f6008e6a581

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/01/tokyo-2020-olympics-logo-scrapped-after-allegations-of-plagiarism

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