Experts Call Olympics “Unethical,” Want Them Moved/Postponed—CDC Disagrees

With Brazil already swarming with Zika-loaded mosquitoes, hosting 500,000 foreign athletes and spectators for the 2016 Olympic games there in August poses unnecessary health risks and is downright “unethical,” according to an international group of 150 health experts.

Source: Experts call Olympics “unethical,” want them moved/postponed—CDC disagrees

I guess the big thing that would address my concerns is some quantitative treatment of the CDC’s argument: What is the % increase in the number of people traveling to Brazil — or the whole Zika-infested region — will the Olympics represent? If it is indeed a small percentage, then I could believe it’s true that it won’t cause a significant increase in risk of outbreaks in countries people are traveling from.

The numbers might be small for direct contact, but considering that a significant number of the athletes will be females in a child-bearing age range could exacerbate that.

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