January 26th – Denis Masseglia, President of the French Olympic Committee, said that athletes from various countries participating in the Tokyo Olympics will face huge challenges if they do not get the coronavirus vaccine.
However, Michael Ryan, head of the World Health Organization’s health emergency program, said that there is no need to prioritize vaccination of athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics.
Data picture: On December 1, 2020, local time, in Tokyo, Japan, the Olympic Fifth Ring logo, which is being transported by boat, returned to the Gulf of Tokyo after four months of safety inspection and maintenance.
Marcella warned that unvaccinated players who travel to Japan would be “quarantined for two weeks” and that “must be screened in the morning and evening”.
He said that the trouble that will happen if you don’t get a vaccine may change the mind of players who don’t intend to be vaccinated.
However, Ryan said, “We must face the reality we are facing now.
There aren’t enough vaccines to even cover the most at risk right now.”
“We are facing a global crisis that requires frontline health workers, the elderly and the most vulnerable to be vaccinated first,” Ryan said.
This in no way diminishes the desire or willingness to host the Olympics.”
Regarding the vaccination of Tokyo Olympic competitors, it will be discussed at the meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee on the 27th.
Foreign media previously reported that the International Olympic Committee plans to cooperate with the World Health Organization to vaccinate athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympic Games, especially those from countries that have not yet started to implement national vaccination programs.