Former Olympian and Health Security Scholar Says Japan Olympics Should Proceed

Every four years the Olympics unite the world’s nations in sport, but the pandemic postponed the event in 2020. The games then seemed set for this summer but not without controversy. As host country Japan continues to deal with the ravages of COVID-19, protests against holding the Olympics are mounting. Tara Kirk Sell, a senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, joined Cheddar to talk about her own Olympic experience and why she is calling for the games to go on as scheduled. She noted what she considered were successful mitigation efforts learned over the course of the pandemic, including the ability to test, contact trace, and distribute vaccines as reasons to allow the event to proceed.
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