Health Experts Worry COVID May Win Gold

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Reuters: “U.S. Olympic Swimmer Michael Andrew Won’t Get Vaccinated.” 

Brian McCloskey, chair, IOC Independent Expert Panel.

International Olympic Committee: “Statement after the Meeting of IOC President Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide,” “Joint Statement on Spectator Capacities at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020,” Playbooks. 

Annie Sparrow, MD, MPH, assistant professor of population health science and policy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York; special advisor to the CEO, WHO Foundation.

William Schaffner, MD, professor of preventive medicine and infectious disease specialist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville.

Arthur Caplan, PhD, Mitty Professor of Bioethics, New York University.

Asahi Shimbun: “Survey: 83% against holding Tokyo Olympic this summer.”

Bloomberg: “Japan polls show more public support for Olympics.”

The Hill: “Olympics: Unanswered questions about serious COVID-19 risks.”

The New England Journal of Medicine: “Protecting Olympic Participants from Covid-19—The Urgent Need for a Risk-Management Approach.”

Inside with Brett Hawke: “Michael Andrew.”

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