Last year after the IOC failed getting over 75% of its total revenue derived from broadcast rights and the Japanese government laid out over $15 billion preparing for it, the 2021 Tokyo Olympics event was finally on and the CoVid19 Fourth Wave Team was ready for it.
Today the more infectious B.1.1.7 variant rules as Japan’s deadly fourth wave forcing the host nation a zero-spectator Olympics to reduce the infection risk as it has struggled to contain the virus in recent months.
The steady, deepening Covid-19 crisis in Japan isn’t receding posing a real threat to these Olympics where health officials fear a “system collapse ” with over 12,000 deaths having occurred in the recent four months even before the games began.
Since symptoms may take up to 14 days to manifest after exposure to the virus you can transmit COVID-19 before any symptoms show or without ever developing symptoms making this disease especially dangerous in heavily populated places like in Japan.
Moreover, just talking, singing, yelling, coughing, and sneezing ensures infection to others through microscopic, respiratory droplets released by an infected.
In late June some medical experts warned that Tokyo could be hit by another more deadlier variant wave exacerbated by a fatigued public apathy made non-compliant by all the disjointed and unchanging failed attempts to contain the highly contagious virus.
As of Tuesday, July 27, 2021 seven more people related to these games have tested positive for COVID-19, including two athletes from overseas, boosting the total since the start of this month to 155.
The pandemic in Japan has been costly, nationwide, it reported 5,020 daily cases Monday for a grand total of 870,445 and 15,129 deaths.