Zika crisis: WHO rejects ‘move Rio Olympics’ call

Zika crisis: WHO rejects ‘move Rio Olympics’ call, by the BBC.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has rejected a call to move or postpone this summer’s Rio Olympic Games over the Zika outbreak. It said this would “not significantly alter” the spread of the virus, which is linked to serious birth defects.

In an open letter to the WHO, more than 100 leading scientists had said new findings about Zika made it “unethical” for the Games to go ahead. They also said the global health body should revisit its Zika guidance. … The letter is signed by 150 international scientists, doctors and medical ethicists from such institutions as Oxford University and Harvard and Yale universities in the United States.

This is an interesting dispute between experts. Unlike global warming (climate changes oh so slowly), I expect this one will be resolved by the end of the year. Also, political correctness does not seem to be centrally involved.