Amid Zika Outbreak, Rio’s Olympic Games ‘Must Not Proceed,’ Public Health Professor Says

NPR: Public Health Professor: Because Of Zika, Rio Olympics ‘Must Not Proceed’
“Amir Attaran, a professor in the School of Public Health and the School of Law at the University of Ottawa … has written a commentary for the Harvard Public Health Review, published this week, with the headline, ‘Why Public Health Concerns for Global Spread of Zika Virus Means that Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympic Games Must Not Proceed.’ The World Health Organization is soon expected to release a statement with guidance on travel to the Olympics. NPR’s Robert Siegel spoke to Attaran about his controversial position…” (5/11).

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