There we all were naively thinking the Olympics would bring pride, excitement and tourism revenue to London this summer. But what none of us has properly accounted for, according to six new papers published in Lancet Infectious Diseases, are the health risks to visitors of stampedes, heatstroke and mass infections.
Events ranging from Barack Obama\’s inauguration and Glastonbury through to the Hajj pilgrimage and football World Cups have all provided evidence that is now being used to minimise the health risks that will accompany the London games. A system called Bio Diaspora will be used, which tracks air traffic to help anticipate the global spread of diseases. The internet will also be closely monitored to spot early geographical evidence of \”disease activity\”.
As we all remember the plot of Rainbow Six is the deliberate introduction of a virus (some form of ebola?) into the crwods at the Sydney Olympics.
Good to see that the doctors are keeping up with fine literature.