As the Olympics draw near, is it time to reassess the Zika risks of holding them in Brazil, or even to initiate a travel ban on Rio? 100 “experts” seem to think so. On May 27, they released an open letter to the World Health Organization urging that the Olympics, scheduled for August, be postponed or moved “in the name of public health.” They are entitled to their opinion, but they have no special warrant to speak in the name of public health. Their letter is naked fear mongering, and their call to isolate Rio from the rest of the world should be ignored.
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