Sunday September 20, 2020

Less than sporting about a global health threat

"If anyone tells you there isn’t a problem, ask them where they got their information"

5th June, 2016
Municipal agents spray anti Zika mosquitos chimical product at the sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro Pic: Getty

The world’s largest sporting event – at a cost of $10 billion – is bringing an estimated half a million visitors to a country where 120,000 people have been infected by a new virus carried by blood-sucking mosquitos.

Even worse, there is disagreement within the medical profession about the potential risk from this virus. Reliable and objective information is difficult to source.

In other words, we are talking about the Zika public health crisis and...

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