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Did the Tokyo Olympics drive Japan’s COVID-19 surge? by Zaheea Rasheed

Tokyo Olympics Ended Amid COVID-19. Japanese People Never Got to Watch the Games in Person

Throughout the Tokyo 2020 Games, locals were “acting as tourists at a place that should be their own,” as spectators were not allowed. The Olympics have ended while city is under a state of emergency, with COVID-19 cases surging daily.

When the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) declared the Tokyo Summer Games closed on Sunday, he called this year’s competition one of “hope, solidarity and peace”.

“For the first time since the pandemic began, the entire world came together,” Thomas Bach said at the largely empty National Stadium in Tokyo. “Billions of people around the globe were united by emotion, sharing moments of joy and inspiration. This gives us hope.” To learn more go to the link below:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/8/10/did-the-tokyo-olympics-fuel-japans-covid-19-surge

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