78% think 1-year delay of Olympics appropriate: poll


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Delay yes, but please make it a 10 month delay or a 14 month delay to avoid the brutal summer heat. This is our chance to right that wrong at least.

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> Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach agreed Tuesday to the unprecedented delay of the games for about one year in a teleconference.

Agree or disagree-there wasn’t a choice.

International teams were pulling out of games in rapid fashion.

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It may be useful to look back in history at how the flu outbreak of 1918-1919 transpired. That flu seems to have started in January 1918, in Europe, and there were many fatalities in the spring of that year. The pandemic abated during the summer of 1918, but it then came back. Most fatalities occurred in 1919, not 1918.

If the current flu outbreak follows the path of the 1918 outbreak, then we may be looking at a 2021 flu season with even more fatalities than we are seeing this year. If that happens, it will be prudent to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympics to 2022.

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@1glenn ... Also, it seems hosting the Olympic Games has no long-term positive economic impact, and can actually have a negative impact. Maybe just cancel it altogether.

Source: https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/economics-hosting-olympic-games

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There is no evidence to date that this one will behave anything like the pandemic of 2018/2019. It's a coronavirus for a start.

In any event, we should focus upon working to defeat this coronavirus BEFORE even consdering the Olympics.

Depending on how it goes, I agree, they should be moved until AT LEAST 2022, or even 2024 (move LA to 2028).

2021 is far too soon.

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I think 3020 might be a good idea. We should have a much better medical system by then.

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how many pandemic virus scientists and doctors were consulted in this poll or was it just run of the mill citizens who don't have a clue? more absurd nonsense

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