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Rapid response to:

News

Zika virus is a global public health emergency, declares WHO

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i657 (Published 02 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i657

Rapid Response:

Re: Zika virus is a global public health emergency, declares WHO. CANCEL THE RIO OLYMPICS, PLEASE

In my rapid response on 3 Feb, I gave the psycho-physiological reasons why the RIO Olympics should be cancelled.
No one has challenged my logic.
I accuse the WHO and the various national governments of ignoring the risks of spreading the disease. Commercial interests reign supreme?

Competing interests: No competing interests

27 May 2016
JK Anand
Retired doctor
Free spirit
3 Wayford Close, Peterborough