Cancelling the Olympics?
Could there be a case for cancelling the Olympics, especially in light of the recent surge in athletes testing positive for COVID-19?
At first glance, the argument seems unconvincing. After all, vaccination rates have been going up; Japan's public health infrastructure seems to be readily built and equipped for the "minor bump" in cases that would ensue; above all, surely sports and international viewers come first – over COVID-19, which is in (supposed) recline.
Yet these claims – these assertive propositions, raised by those who are approaching the Olympics with the admirably gung-ho attitude of an abandoned maverick, do not hold much substantive water. In practice, letting the Olympics go ahead as scheduled is an awful idea – and here's why. ...