Olympics

This Beijing Olympics, ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’ also applies to Omicron

Article initially published in Equal Times on February 3rd, 2022 and written by Gabriella Selva and Annie Sparrow. Speaking of the Beijing Olympics, Chinese president Xi Jinping promises a “streamlined, safe and splendid Games”. International Olympic Committee (IOC)...

Are the Strict COVID Plans for the Beijing Olympics Necessary?

Article initially published in Medpagetoday on October 7, 2021 and written by Annie Sparrow Read full article on medpagetoday.com

Olympics: Unanswered questions about serious COVID-19 risks

Article initially published in The Hill on July 6, 2021 and written by Lisa M. Brosseau, SCD and Annie Sparrow M.D. With the Olympics less than three weeks away, time is running out, but there are still important precautions that could be implemented to avoid a...

Protecting Olympic Participants from Covid-19 — The Urgent Need for a Risk-Management Approach

Article initially published in The New England Journal of Medicine on July 1, 2021 and written by Annie K. Sparrow, M.D., M.P.H., Lisa M. Brosseau, Sc.D., Robert J. Harrison, M.D., M.P.H., and Michael T. Osterholm, Ph.D., M.P.H. In late July,...