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  • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Without spectators there isn't much point financially to have them...
    Except for the teensy point that not having them would be an even bigger financial loss.

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    • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
      Except for the teensy point that not having them would be an even bigger financial loss.
      More of a rounding error these days...

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      • Meanwhile...

        Why Japan took so long to start Covid-19 vaccinations, even with the Olympics looming


        In the buildup to the Olympics, Shibuya says the government needs to focus on advocating to the public that the Covid-19 vaccine is safe, important and essential. He says the government must also do more to suppress the virus.

        "Suppress, suppress and suppress to eliminate the community transmission -- otherwise Japan will repeat the state of emergency again and again, given a very slow vaccine rollout, said Shibuya.

        "Their fundamental motivation and incentive is to revamp the economy. If they really want to hold the Olympics, they really need to suppress the transmission, so there's potentially nearly zero."

        https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/26/asia/...dst/index.html

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        • Survey shows many of Japan's seniors are undecided about COVID-19 vaccines

          https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/20...cine-concerns/

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          • Japan’s Vaccine Strategy

            A look at Japan’s thinking on COVID-19 vaccines


            Japan, too, is counting on vaccines, but it differs from Western countries where “vaccine nationalism” reigns supreme. A Yomiuri Shimbun survey on February 8 found that only 18 percent of respondents “want to be vaccinated immediately,” while 65 percent “want to wait and see,” and 15 percent “do not want to be vaccinated.” So while Japanese people are positive about vaccination, they are less enthusiastic than the “vaccine chasers” in the West.


            https://thediplomat.com/2021/02/japa...cine-strategy/

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            • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
              Without spectators there isn't much point financially to have them....


              A study has estimated that staging this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo without spectators would result in a ¥2.4 trillion (£16.9 billion/$23.1 billion/€19 billion) economic loss for Japan.
              Originally posted by Atticus View Post
              Except for the teensy point that not having them would be an even bigger financial loss.
              Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post

              More of a rounding error these days...
              Uh, that's a rather large rounding error . . .

              Miyamoto has previously released calculations suggesting a loss of ¥4.5 trillion (£31.7 billion/$43.3 billion/€35.6 billion) if Tokyo 2020 is cancelled . . .

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              • Japan to begin allowing foreign athletes' entry next month: Nikkei

                Athletes participating in this year's Olympic Games in Tokyo can begin entering Japan after it lifts its emergency declaration order next month, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Friday.

                https://sports.yahoo.com/japan-begin...180149769.html

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                • Meanwhile...interesting video...

                  The Tokyo 2020 Olympics may cost more than $26 billion — and the estimate keeps rising

                  https://www.businessinsider.com/cost...-summer-2021-2

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                  • Originally posted by bad hammy View Post





                    Uh, that's a rather large rounding error . . .
                    I'm speaking in terms of the overall funds spent in wake of the economic Covid-19 downturn...


                    Japan may consider further stimulus package for COVID-19-hit economy, says minister

                    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan could consider fresh economic stimulus, including a possible fourth extra budget, as the government expands a state of emergency amid a record surge in coronavirus infections, a prominent cabinet minister said on Thursday.

                    The government, which last month approved a third supplementary budget for the fiscal year through March to fund an additional $708 billion of stimulus spending, has so far committed to spending about $3 trillion to help the economy recover from its pandemic-induced slump.

                    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-j...-idUSKBN29J16Q

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                    • Meanwhile....I'm sure this won't help convince a sceptical public to get a shot.

                      Woman who got coronavirus vaccine dies in Japan, no inoculation link for now

                      https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2...k-for-now.html


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                      • Meanwhile....

                        Global coronavirus numbers edging back up after weeks of decline, says WHO

                        https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...ve-updates-us/


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                        • U.S. firm Moderna, Japan's Takeda to seek vaccine approval

                          Based on an agreement with the Japanese government, Takeda will import and distribute 50 million doses of Moderna's vaccine, or enough for 25 million people.

                          The first batch of 40 million doses will be received by the end of June and a further 10 million doses by the end of September.

                          Each person would need two shots of the vaccine, spaced 28 days apart.

                          https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2...-approval.html

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                          • Fans from abroad unlikely for postponed Tokyo Olympics

                            The new president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee stopped short of saying there would be no foreign fans at this year's games, but she certainly hinted at it Wednesday after online talks with IOC President Thomas Bach and others.

                            https://www.yahoo.com/news/report-no...104736463.html

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                            • Not surprising..... but an economic bloodbath for Japan....also not exactly great tv....as shown that ratings including the Super Bowl were all way down...

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                              • I think an exciting Olympics, even with no spectators, is the perfect panacea for what ails us in this pandemic.

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