Given the health situation, a union of Japanese hospital doctors this week considered “impossible” the organization of the Tokyo Olympics (July 23-August 8), in a message to the government.
The majority of the Japanese population is against their dress, and obviously, the medical profession too. As the Tokyo Olympics approach (23 July-8 August), a union of Japanese hospital doctors on Wednesday called their organization “impossible” in a message to the government.
“We strongly oppose the holding of the Tokyo Games at a time when people around the world are fighting against the coronavirus,” say the medics for whom “it is impossible to hold a safe Games during the pandemic”.
No beds for sick athletes, according to several governors
This union, which represents tenured doctors in hospitals, is one of the many medical associations in Japan. He did not indicate the number of its members. “We cannot deny the danger represented by the many forms of new variants of the virus which will arrive in Tokyo from all over the world,” the statement added.
Japan is currently facing a fourth wave of infections with the virus and many areas, including the capital, are in a state of emergency. Health systems are under pressure again, with doctors saying they are sorely understaffed.
In recent days, several governors of Japanese provinces have indicated that they will not allocate hospital beds to sick athletes. Plans for some teams to train in Japan before the start of the Games have been canceled.
The organizers answer that they can guarantee the Olympics in complete safety, thanks to the measures to fight against the virus, and are based on a series of encouraging results in terms of tests, in particular for foreign athletes.