Scientists: Canceling Tokyo Olympics “may be the safest option”

May 26, 2021

(Axios) – With less than two months until the Tokyo Olympics’ opening ceremony, scientists are warning that “canceling the games may be the safest option,” according to a paper published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Why it matters: As Japan anticipates 20,000 athletes and support staff from 200 different countries, the country remains in a state of emergency with nearly 70,000 active cases and only 5% of the population vaccinated, the lowest rate within OECD countries. (Read Full Article)