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Countries Decide Whether To Allow Olympians To Jump Vaccine Lines

Countries, states, counties and cities all have their own criteria for distributing COVID-19 vaccines, which remain in short supply. “At no point, typically, would elite athletes — a nation’s finest synchronized swimmers and high divers, its fastest sprinters and racewalkers, its top gymnasts and badminton players — factor into the early discussion,” per The New York Times. “And yet, that is precisely the debate happening around the world in the final months before this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. It is not just a question of bioethics: The way individual governments proceed on vaccinations over the next few months could determine whether the Olympics unfold as a cathartic mass celebration of international sports, or a monthlong global superspreader event.”



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