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Tokyo Olympics Unlikely to Happen in 2021, Virus Experts Say

  • Global virus containment difficult by next summer, experts say
  • Vaccines may not be ready, reach poorer countries in time
A person takes a photo of floating Olympic rings installed near Odaiba island, Tokyo on March 24.
A person takes a photo of floating Olympic rings installed near Odaiba island, Tokyo on March 24.Photographer: Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg
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Tokyo’s postponed Olympics is unlikely to take place even in 2021 as the coronavirus pandemic may not be fully contained around the world by then, a growing number of infectious disease experts warn.