IOC Official Disagrees COVID-19 Vaccine Needed for Olympics
SYDNEY (AP) — The head of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says he disagrees with suggestions by some scientists and doctors that a vaccine for COVID-19 is needed to hold the games. John Coates is an International Olympic Committee member from Australia who is a lawyer. He says he had seen the opinion but didn’t agree. Coates says “the advice we’re getting from (the World Health Organization) says we should continue to plan for this date and that is what we’re doing.” Coates offered no details how athletes from around the world could safely enter and exit Japan without spreading the virus.