Amir Attaran, Professor at the University of Ottawa, joined the Norris and Davis show to discuss the risks associated with holding the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Concerns have elevated over the number of Zika Virus cases in Brazil and Amir Attaran believes moving or postponing the Olympic games is the best course of action: “Rio de Janeiro has more Zika cases than any other part of Brazil. It tops the list. And it also has relatively high transmission of that disease. Why are we going there? If it weren’t for the Olympics, would anyone in their right mind say ‘I’ve got an idea. Let’s send a half million people into an epidemic zone.’ Nobody would say that.”

Professor Attaran also spoke about the risks for the athletes competing, the dangers of Zika Virus in the United States compared to other countries plus more in the full interview.


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