The excellent Five Thirty Eight team looked at the recent report from the CDC about the likelihood of Zika spreading as a result of the Olympics and translated it into accessible language. If you want to know the reasoning behind the CDC’s assessment, this is the piece you need to read.
From Five Thirty Eight –
Why The Olympics Probably Won’t Spread Zika
The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games pose little additional risk of causing new outbreaks of the Zika virus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently wrote. The report came on the tails of a lettersigned by 2401 international experts, including physicians, academics and bioethicists, asking that the Olympics be postponed or moved, as well as the news that numerous athletes, many of them golfers, have decided to sit these games out because they’re concerned about the mosquito-borne virus.
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