The current plan to move forward with the Olympic Games is “not informed by the best scientific evidence,” the researchers wrote, calling for change.
“I think at this point no one wants to light that torch and come back to us together, but I think the approach they’re taking now is really dangerous if they don’t change much. The recommendations they have and how they protect athletes and their support team members Want to do, ”Osterholm said. “I think that’s a real challenge.”
‘Not reported by the best scientific evidence’
The release adds that the book draws on masks, personal hygiene, physical distance and hundreds of other sporting events that took place during the epidemic, “safely and with minimal risk to the local population.”
Osterholm and his co-authors wrote in the New England Land Journal of Medicine that the playbook could include repeated Covid-11 tests and stressed that the plan for temperature testing could lose pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic cases.
“In the absence of regular testing, participants in the Olympics can become infected and risk returning home in more than 200 countries,” he wrote.
“We believe that the IOC’s determination to move forward in the Olympic Games is not indicated by the best scientific evidence,” the researchers said. “The playbook states that athletes participate at their own risk, while both athletes fail to distinguish between the different levels of risk they face and identify the limitations of measures such as temperature screening and face covering.”
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“We are inviting athletes and participating delegations to the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games to take the lead by setting an example and accepting vaccinations wherever possible,” he said in part.
In Japan, where the Olympic Games will be held, less than 5% of the population is vaccinated, the researchers wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine. He said not all athletes participating in the Olympics are able to get vaccinated.
“Pfizer and Biotech have offered vaccinations for all Olympic athletes, but not all athletes will be vaccinated before the Olympics, as vaccination authorization and availability are lacking in more than 100 countries,” the researchers said. “Although many countries vaccinate their athletes, adolescents aged 1 to 17 cannot be vaccinated in most countries, and children under the age of 15 can be vaccinated in a few countries.”
They also noted in the paper that coronavirus variants, which may be more transmissible than the original strains, are circulating widely – taking risks.
Tokyo doctors want to cancel the game
A leading group of Japanese doctors has called for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics because of fears that people are already growing sick in the country. The Tokyo Medical Practitioners Association warned earlier this month that the country’s healthcare system could not meet the health needs of thousands of players, coaches and the press at the current boom in Covid 19.
The Tokyo Medical Practitioners Association includes about 10,000,000 doctors in Tokyo.
“The most important priority now is to fight against COVID-1 and protect the lives and livelihoods of the people,” the letter said. “The virus is spreading with the people’s movement. The hosting of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has contributed to the spread of Kovid 1 and Japan will take great responsibility if the number of victims and deaths increase.”
The report is contributed by CNN’s Imiko Jojuka in Kong, Celina Wang in Tokyo and Mai Nishima.