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Zika and the Olympics

Academics include Bioethicists question the wisdom of WHO support for running the Rio 2016 Olympics given the risks of Zika virus

Art Caplan introduces the letter at bioethics.net, where it is also available at http://www.bioethics.net/2016/05/59288/

‘It is imperative that an open, transparent discussion of the risks of holding the Olympics as planned in Brazil occur as soon as possible.  Not general assurances from WHO but a frank discussion among independent experts—if Rio is going to happen the world deserves a full discussion of why and at what potential risks and liabilities.’

The IOC and WHO remain unmoved as the BBC reports: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-36401150