COVID-19 Japan to open stadiums to full capacity in Olympic trial run

COVID-19 / coronavirus discussion in Okinawa and around the world.

Disaster waiting to happen?

  • Yes

    Votes: 2 50.0%
  • No

    Votes: 2 50.0%

  • Total voters
    4

David

Founder
Okinawa.Org Staff
This absolutely insane article popped up in my news feed. I thought it was a Babylon Bee article at first. Nope.
Venues with a capacity of more than 10,000 attendees are capped at 50% in Japan. But with the approval of the government's coronavirus task force, tickets made available for three games hosted by the Yokohama DeNA BayStars from Friday through Sunday will be 80%, 90% and 100% of capacity at the 32,000-seat ballpark.
It looks like Japan wants the Olympics that bad that they are playing with fire here...

To be fair, there are some preventative measures put in place:
Thirteen high-resolution cameras will be set up in the stands, concourses and on Yokohama Stadium's perimeter to collect such data as mask usage, congestion at bathrooms and souvenir shops, and the flow of fans entering and exiting the stadium. Data from carbon dioxide monitors in the stands and wind speed gauges will go into a supercomputer to analyze the spread of aerosols and droplets from cheering.
Other measures include staggering sections of fans entering and exiting the stadium as a way to alleviate crowding at both the ballpark and the nearby train stations.

But be not worried! If you have LINE, you can be notified of potential exposure too.
A notification system using the Line app will be tested as well. Fans who register their seat location can be notified if a positive case turns up from a fan in a nearby seat.

But, they want it!
The IOC and the Japanese side are likely to determine the scale of attendance at Olympic venues based on the outcomes of these types of capacity tests as well as international competitions.

What's your stance on this? I think it's absurd with how dense cities are and how many live with their susceptible family members, unlike in the States, without a vaccine yet ready.

Source: Japan to open stadiums to full capacity in Olympic trial run
 
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BBZ

saltwater addict
Founding Member
What's your stance on this? I think it's absurd with how dense cities are and how many live with their susceptible family members, unlike in the States, without a vaccine yet ready.
There is too much money tied up in the Olympics they have to try and hold it regardless of the outcome.
 
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David

David

Founder
Okinawa.Org Staff
There is too much money tied up in the Olympics they have to try and hold it regardless of the outcome.
I get the low mortality rate with the statistics reported of with and by, both being very telling in how you want the narrative to read. However, it's hard to fathom that if even half of Rio's 6.2 million Olympics attendees show in Tokyo how widespread COVID-19 will be and the effect it will have on those that are the most vulnerable ("by").
 
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