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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Residents of Rio, relax! The Olympic and Paralympic Games are safe, and there is no need whatsoever to worry about them becoming the Zikalympics. At least, that’s what Brazil’s Ministry of Health, the International Olympic Committee and Rio’s Municipal Government are now telling people.

Skeptics and other naysayers worry that none of these entities have any knowledge whatsoever of medicine and public health, but we all know worrywarts never win gold medals! Sure, the Minister of Health is a political hack with an engineering degree, but why shouldn’t . . .

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