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Are the Summer Olympics, which are set to take place in Tokyo for 2020, at risk of being cancelled, postponed or moved because of the coronavirus? Right now SI is reporting that organizers and members of the International Olympic Committee 'remain confident that the show will on as planned'.
But I wonder the closer we get to the start of the Olympics and if it gets worse, what will happen. Here's an exert to consider:
The coronavirus has ravaged China and spread to at least 47 countries to infect more than 80,000 people globally and killed over 2,700. The Olympics, which hosts more than 10,000 athletes and thousands of spectators and media members, are set to begin on July 24.
But saying that I remember people asking the same thing about the Rio Olympics with the Zika virus back in 2016. Also about the swine flu epidemic before 2010 Winter Olympics... and nothing came of either of those scares, as far as the Olympics were considered.
I do think this strain of coronavirus is potentially worse than Zika and swine flu, probably combined (if you are just talking about risk to the people at the Olympics in Tokyo).
If you hear any news, please post here. Also thoughts? Do you think if this virus gets worse in the next few months that the Olympics should be cancelled or postponed? Or do you think they can all take the proper precautions to ensure it doesn't spread further. I lean toward the latter.