1. JuanMena

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    What are your thoughts about this latent and pretty much unavoidable mix?

    I personally think that this is when it'll be treated as a global pandemic. And we'll probably witness lots of cases of racism towards asian athletes. Ultimately the games will suffer from all of these symptoms and I'm not sure what else could happen... but it won't be fun.

    Probably... healthy athletes will get the infection and when they return to their homelands, there will be a global outbrake and probably, the virus will have a mutation during those times.
     
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    We're way past concerns about racism. It's already global, everyone is a potential case and you should be just as worried about standing next to your local checkout clerk as you should Xi Jingping. (Provided you've never criticized his government.)
     
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    There's already one case in my city. I'm as worried as everyone else. But talking about the olympics itself. Im curious to see how the situatin will be handled within a massive group of athletes from different countries from all around the world.
     
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    This is just stupid panic, flu kills hundreds globally every year - give a 'nasty' strain a name and the media do the rest.
    At the end of the day.......... it's just flu.
     
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    We have a reliable test for the virus so we should at least be able to keep that under control. I don't see any reason to mistrust any involved country on these grounds, who would even want to send a sick athlete to compete? Doesn't sound like a recipe for success. The audiences on the other hand, are a different matter.
     
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    We have vaccines and medications to prevent and treat flu... Get Coronovirus and all you can do is cross your fingers...
     
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    It's been said plenty of times but just to reiterate. The flu is serious to a lot of people. The elderly, those with impaired immune systems, existing respiratory issues, heart disease, even diabetes. All of them at increased risk of death if they catch the flu.

    It's nothing to sneeze at.
     
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    No doubt about that. Here in the UK all those groups you mentioned get free flu vaccinations on the NHS. It's available to anyone else for a small fee.
     
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    Hi. I have heart dissease B-)
     
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    That sucks, dude. :( Watch yourself out there.
     
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    Please for the love of whoever you think, do not take these words as an agression, but this is how I feel everytime people says that sucks.


    Achievement unlocked:
    This thread has been turned off in record timeme!
     
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    Lol. I do my best to be empathetic. I really do wish only the best for you.
     
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    Haha I know. Just... loling about it. Don't worry.
     
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    I think the Olympics are likely to be canceled if it gets any worse, and I'm sure we're not at critical mass for infections yet.
     
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    Hmm...about a week ago, this would've been a genuine concern (though Tokyo is in Japan and not China). But at this point, it'd be even be very good news if a global pandemic can be held back until July.

    What could happen? A massive recession, of course. Travel is already slowing down and some multinationals are already facing shortages due to their international production lines being interrupted.



    Not sure if you're aware, but athletes undergo thorough medical checks prior to their matches. So for the athletes, I see hardly any real risks (at best, they'll have one extra check on their schedule). The real problem (and perhaps the only problem) is in the audience. Thousands of people from all over the world standing shoulder to shoulder shouting at the necks of the person in front of them, and no personal trainer to check their physical needs? THAT is what concerns me.
     
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    What's with these shitty threads lately? Olympics are in Japan, Corona virus is mostly in west china, ALL flights to Japan from Europe always go through South Korea, not China whatsoever, then all from US either stop by French Polynesia then Australia and finally Japan or take the long way around through Europe, but generally always take a detour since they need to find a way around the Pacific. There's pretty much nothing connecting China to the Olympics other than being in Asia, do some research people... Also, Japan has some of THE tightest borders out of all countries honestly even not including cases like this, don't expect them to not take precautions like they did with Sars in the US.
     
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    Have you been living under a rock this week? Europe is affected, Latin America is affected, Middle East is affected, New Zealand is affected... South Korea is also affected due the virus spreading in a cult. Japan had a cruise ship in quarantine that was affected.
    And people can travel more than one destination. How does that even matter in case of a virus...
    And this virus is also hard to detect at first until you start having symptoms, which then can be misdiagnosed for the flu. There's probably more cases here and there that we don't know about.
     
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    South Korea has 2k+ cases, Europe is approaching 1,000 combined cases if it hasn't exceed it already, Japan has 200+ cases. The virus is already global. People are awfully lackadaisical about this. You don't need to freak out and join a doomsday cult or anything just be aware that this is everywhere. It has a long incubation period and is easily transmitted. This is a very real concern for attendees of a big event like the Olympics.
     
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    "Affected", as in just a handful of cases at most and it's all just been people put into quarantine or something, no actual outbreak in other countries and, again, it's MOSTLY countries with open borders (Middle East has almost no border checks, Latin America is the same and so on).

    Showing symptoms does NOT equal having the full blown strand of a virus, that's not how viruses work.
     
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    I asked about the Olympics and Corona not because I think that China = Japan.

    But because many athletes from around the world will be congregated in the same place.

    What if one amidst hundreds of atheltes is infected?
    Tha person would infect more athletes and those athletes would bring the virus to their homelands.
     
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