Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in 2021 ‘very unrealistic unless vaccine is found’

It is very unrealistic the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will take place next year unless a coronavirus vaccine has been found by then.

This was a statement made by a leading global health scientist, Professor Devi Sridhar who said the chances of the Games to go ahead as planned all depends on a vaccine.

Professor Sridhar said the development of effective and affordable treatment would be a game-changer in whether the postponed Games take place.

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The International Olympic Committee is keeping their hope of the Games being the light at the end of the tunnel but, coordination commission chair John Coates acknowledged COVID-19 could still affect the rescheduled Olympics.

The Tokyo Olympic Games have been rescheduled to take place from July 23rd to 8th August 2021.

[Source: BBC Sports]


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