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  • KevinR
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    Originally posted by CookyMonzta View Post

    But that wouldn't protect the locals. When last I checked, even if someone has had their shots, they can still carry the virus and infect someone who hasn't had his or her shots, and that person can still get sick. Japan has been very slow to distribute the vaccines.
    Per the CDC the chance of a vaccinated person transmitting the virus is extremely low. Nothing is perfect, but this is better than it could be.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Meanwhile...

    Tokyo Olympics plans are 'dangerous,' Osterholm says


    Public health expert Michael Osterholm tells CNN's John Berman that the current Covid-19 safety approach for the Tokyo Olympics is "dangerous" if many of the plans don't change.

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/20...newday-vpx.cnn

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by TN1965 View Post

    But Asahi would never call for cancellation the the national high school baseball tournament they sponsor.

    The same with Softbank's Son and Rakuten's Mikitani and their NPB teams.
    In case you haven't noticed those all involve only Japanese....

    Anyways the newspaper unendorsement is getting a lot of play...


    https://www.foxnews.com/sports/japan...ancel-olympics
    Last edited by Conor Dary; 05-26-2021, 06:17 PM.

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  • Conor Dary
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    As Covid Continues, Calls Are Mounting To Cancel The Tokyo Olympics

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/edwards...h=3cdfd7501cc6

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  • CookyMonzta
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    Originally posted by Atticus View Post
    The well-vaxxed countries would clean up.
    But that wouldn't protect the locals. When last I checked, even if someone has had their shots, they can still carry the virus and infect someone who hasn't had his or her shots, and that person can still get sick. Japan has been very slow to distribute the vaccines.

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  • TN1965
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    meanwhile, where the rubber meets the road...

    Asahi Daily, an Official Tokyo Olympics Partner, Calls for Cancellation of Games


    https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news...D19%20pandemic.
    But Asahi would never call for cancellation the the national high school baseball tournament they sponsor.

    The same with Softbank's Son and Rakuten's Mikitani and their NPB teams.

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by CookyMonzta View Post
    The sooner a medal-contending country (in any sport) decides to stay home, and another follows, and another, this thing could mushroom very quickly and blow up in the IOC's (and NBC's) faces.
    The well-vaxxed countries would clean up.

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  • CookyMonzta
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    meanwhile, where the rubber meets the road...

    Asahi Daily, an Official Tokyo Olympics Partner, Calls for Cancellation of Games


    https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news...D19%20pandemic.
    The sooner a medal-contending country (in any sport) decides to stay home, and another follows, and another, this thing could mushroom very quickly and blow up in the IOC's (and NBC's) faces.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Scientists: Canceling Tokyo Olympics "may be the safest option"

    https://www.axios.com/scientists-say...0bc03e2b9.html

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  • Conor Dary
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    As Olympics Barrel Ahead, Chorus of Critics Adds Powerful Voices

    Public health specialists suggest the Games’ safety plans put athletes and others at risk, and the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, an Olympic partner, calls for cancellation.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/25/s...cs-cancel.html

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  • Conor Dary
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    ‘Cascade of calamities’ plagues Tokyo’s Olympic ambitions

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20...pic-ambitions/

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  • Conor Dary
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    Tokyo, other areas seek extension of virus emergency as Olympics loom

    Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike and a slew of other prefectural leaders on Wednesday called on the Japanese government to extend its COVID-19 state of emergency in place in nearly a dozen prefectures as infections have yet to subside with just two months until the capital hosts the Summer Olympics.

    The deadline is likely to be moved back from May 31 to June 20, government sources said, with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga set to make a formal decision Friday.

    https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2...pics-loom.html

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  • KevinR
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    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

    Since I am going working for the USOPC, I spent 2 hours last night on a webinar the USOPC put on for all their "employees" related to the measures being taken in Tokyo and what we have to do in terms of COVID restrictions, and what the USOPC and the Organizing Committee is doing to protect us, and to protect Japanese citizens from us and other visitors. I can tell you, the restrictions are intensive, and the USOPC and the Japanese Organizing Committee have this very well planned to do exactly what 18.99 is predicting. Very few stones left unturned. Whether 18.99 is correct or not, I don't know, but I know they are doing what they can to have the Games go on despite the ongoing pandemic.
    Thanks for the peek inside the machine. And stay safe while you are there. As my mother would say, "Make good choices".

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  • Conor Dary
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    The end is near...and better for everyone soon...Meanwhile....even if the games did happen it could be grim...

    Climate change could push temperatures at the Tokyo Olympics to the 'danger-zone' for athletes, report warns



    https://edition.cnn.com/2021/05/25/s...ntl/index.html
    Last edited by Conor Dary; 05-26-2021, 02:31 AM.

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  • gh
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    meanwhile, where the rubber meets the road...

    Asahi Daily, an Official Tokyo Olympics Partner, Calls for Cancellation of Games


    https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news...D19%20pandemic.

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