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  • Zika is no reason to cancel the Olympics. Here’s why

    Wired - 06/14/2016

    “You have to consider traffic from an entire affected area. There are millions and millions of people,” says Alessandro Vespignani, a disease modeling researcher at Northeastern University who is working on modeling how Zika spreads. “The addition to the risk with the Olympics is extremely small.” The Olympics will account for only 1 or 2 percent of all air travel to Zika-affected regions, estimates Vespignani. In past years, the Olympics have displaced other tourists, who decide to avoid the crowds and high prices of the games.

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