Covid Outbreak inside the Olympic Bubble - vaccinated athlete contracted it too

 
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20 July 2021 14:16
 

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07/olympic-covid-bubble-already-broken-with-71-cases-3-in-athlete-village/

The number of COVID-19 cases linked to the Tokyo Olympics has risen to 71, with at least three cases confirmed within the Olympic Village that is housing athletes, according to reports out of Japan.

At least one public health expert says the rising case count indicates that the protective COVID bubble designed around the games has already burst days before the international sporting event even starts.

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Additionally, US Olympic officials confirmed Monday that Missourian Kara Eaker, an alternate on the women’s gymnastics team, became infected despite being vaccinated. She tested positive while training in Chiba prefecture outside Tokyo and has gone into a 10- to 14-day quarantine.

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Tokyo is currently under a state of emergency due to COVID-19 cases, which continue to climb upward. On Saturday alone, Tokyo logged 1,400 new cases. The area hasn’t seen a daily count that high since its largest COVID-19 surge in January, which peaked with around 2,500 daily new cases. Only about 22 percent of Japan’s population is fully vaccinated. Health officials have already banned both domestic and foreign fans from attending the games.

Yup.

 
 
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20 July 2021 14:49
 
Jefe - 20 July 2021 02:16 PM

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07/olympic-covid-bubble-already-broken-with-71-cases-3-in-athlete-village/

The number of COVID-19 cases linked to the Tokyo Olympics has risen to 71, with at least three cases confirmed within the Olympic Village that is housing athletes, according to reports out of Japan.

At least one public health expert says the rising case count indicates that the protective COVID bubble designed around the games has already burst days before the international sporting event even starts.

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Additionally, US Olympic officials confirmed Monday that Missourian Kara Eaker, an alternate on the women’s gymnastics team, became infected despite being vaccinated. She tested positive while training in Chiba prefecture outside Tokyo and has gone into a 10- to 14-day quarantine.

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Tokyo is currently under a state of emergency due to COVID-19 cases, which continue to climb upward. On Saturday alone, Tokyo logged 1,400 new cases. The area hasn’t seen a daily count that high since its largest COVID-19 surge in January, which peaked with around 2,500 daily new cases. Only about 22 percent of Japan’s population is fully vaccinated. Health officials have already banned both domestic and foreign fans from attending the games.

Yup.

The Phizer vaccine is 90-95% effective, better than the flu vaccine. But that means 5-10% of vaccinated folks will get Covid, though usually not as bad. Then those infected folks (which will be millions worldwide) can give it to unvaccinated and vaccinated folks, and it keeps going. Until more people start getting vaccinated where we can get the whole population closer to 90-95% protected (the ideal), the virus still has a playground and a laboratory to experiment with new strains.

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EN - 20 July 2021 02:49 PM

The Phizer vaccine is 90-95% effective, better than the flu vaccine. But that means 5-10% of vaccinated folks will get Covid, though usually not as bad. Then those infected folks (which will be millions worldwide) can give it to unvaccinated and vaccinated folks, and it keeps going. Until more people start getting vaccinated where we can get the whole population closer to 90-95% protected (the ideal), the vaccine still has a playground and a laboratory to experiment with new strains.

I advocate that as many people as possible get vaccinated to prevent more outbreaks, and variants.
You’re right.  As long as we have spreaders, massive populated events, and unvaccinated folks, the next wave is only a few weeks away.

 
 
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21 July 2021 00:35
 

How could you not predict a total unmitigated disaster,  with teams giving up and going home?

 
 
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Cheshire Cat - 22 July 2021 12:35 PM

And then we have people like this, (sigh)...

https://news.yahoo.com/man-hospitalized-covid-19-told-160432588.html

The crux of his argument is that since the government supports the vaccine, he doesn’t want it.

I’ve met people like this before.  Friendly chap in the neighborhood, but he hated anything to do with the government.  If a small town of 50 met at the townhall and voted unanimously, he’d it as a bad thing.  If they met at the church and voted, he’d see it as a good thing.  Even if it was literally the same thing.

 
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22 July 2021 17:05
 

This is the worst I’ve ever seen in my life. We could have beaten this thing.  It is going downhill.  Our hospital is filling up, mainly with the unvaccinated. We had a lifeline and refused it. The next couple of months look bleak. We are going back where we were.  The stress is building.  Healthcare workers are pissed.  The unvaccinated want help but it is too late.  Shit.