The enthusiastic testing at the Olympics led to a shortage, and some national teams recently complained that the test kit had not arrived. The organizers scrambled to provide additional kits.
As of Friday, 23 athletes and other athletes working in the competition, including Japanese residents such as security officials, have tested positive, for a total of 220 tested. However, according to the organizers in Tokyo, the positive test rate at the Olympic Games is still relatively low, at 0.02% in July, as more than 340,000 tests have been conducted so far.
And the place where COVID-19 seems to be most prevalent isn’t the enthusiastically tested Olympic venue, but the crowded streets of Tokyo, says Teshima and other medical professionals.
Professor Masaharu Isobe of the University of Toyama’s Molecular Cell Biology Laboratory, who developed a rapid COVID antigen test, said that routine tests may soon become commonplace for everyone.
“The point is to find infected people as soon as possible and prevent them from spreading it everywhere,” he said.
Nevertheless, Keio University economist and emeritus professor Masaru Kaneko, reflecting a wide range of opinions, is unfair that such tests are given to Olympic athletes on a daily basis, but in general. It says it’s still difficult for people.
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