The Tokyo Olympics may not happen.
Just weeks ahead of the games, Japan is seeing a significant number of new COVID-19 cases, leading to calls to cancel the Games. Worse, hospitals in Osaka are at a breaking points, says The Sun, which added there’s a big shortage of ventilators and sedation drug, Propofol.
“The Olympics should be stopped, because we already have failed to stop the flow of new variants from England, and next might be an inflow of Indian variants,” said Akira Takasu, the head of emergency medicine at Osaka Medical, as also quoted by The Sun. “70,000 or 80,000 athletes and the people will come to this country from around the world. This may be a trigger for another disaster in the summer.”
At the moment, Japan is dependent on Pfizer for vaccinations. Reportedly, it’s the only vaccine that has been approved by Japan’s regulators.