I have been thinking about this a lot lately. I saw some older Zika threads postulating that the Olympics may get moved, but didn’t see one asking:
As Rio becomes a melting pot for nearly all parts of the globe for several weeks, are we guaranteeing a Zika plague to spread worldwide at a much faster rate as the games wrap up and everyone returns home?
Not all countries, athletes, and attendees have the faculties, facilities, medical treatment, or education to self-quarantine until the incubation period is over
I suspect in the celebration, many pregnancies will likely occur.
I cannot gauge how responsive Rio is to the standing water, mosquito abatement etc. I see the press releases etc, but how much of that is lip service?
Vaccines are still in Phase 1 trials, no guarantee they will work.
I love the Olympics. But I cannot imagine the possibility of a self-inflicted plague (I use the term loosely for effect)