Tokyo Olympics 'Exceedingly Difficult' In 2021 Without COVID-19 Vaccine

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Tokyo Olympics 'Exceedingly Difficult' In 2021 Without COVID-19 Vaccine 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:04 am

The head of a Japanese physicians’ group said that it would be "exceedingly difficult" for Japan to host the Tokyo Olympics in the summer of 2021 unless a COVID-19 vaccine is available.

The plan of delaying the Games until July 23, 2021 would require an improved “global situation,” Dr. Yoshitake Yokokura, the president of the Japan Medical Association, told reporters on Tuesday. “My personal opinion is that if an effective vaccine has not been developed it will be difficult to hold the Olympic Games,” he said.

“I would not say they should not be held, but I would say that it would be exceedingly difficult,” Dr. Yokokura added.

On Tuesday, Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, was quoted as telling a Japanese newspaper that the Games would be “scrapped” if they could not take place next July.

“The Olympics would be much more valuable than any Olympics in the past if we could go ahead with it after winning this battle,” Mr. Mori told the Nikkan Sports daily. “We have to believe this. Otherwise our hard work and efforts will not be rewarded.”

Via New York Times

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Re: Tokyo Olympics 'Exceedingly Difficult' In 2021 Without COVID-19 Vaccine 

Post#2 » by Vegeta10176 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:11 am

Surely you postpone till July 2022 if you have.. I mean all the infrastructure has been built.. even if it was July 2023 then you have the next Olympics the following year I do not see the issue and surely this has put the hosting country for the Olympic in 2024 behind so therefore perhaps move them back to 2025.. back on schedule for 2028..

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