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Olympics, pandemic and politics: There's no separating them

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

TOKYO - Over and over, year after year, the stewards of the Olympics say it: The Games aren't supposed to be political. But how do you avoid politics when you're trying to pull off an event of this complexity during a lethal and protracted pandemic?
Consider:
- The Japanese medical community largely opposes these Olympics; the government's main medical adviser, Dr. Shigeru Omi, has said it's “abnormal” to hold them during a pandemic.
- Medical journals The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine have raised questions about the risks, with the former criticizing the World Health...
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