Olympics Virus Cases Raise Tricky Questions About Testing

Frequent screening of healthy, vaccinated people will pick up even the mildest infections. How much testing is too much?

On Sunday, officials announced that two players on South Africa’s soccer team had become the first athletes to test positive for the coronavirus inside Tokyo’s Olympic Village. The next day, news broke that an alternate on the American women’s gymnastics team, training outside of Tokyo, tested positive.

Another cluster of cases has reportedly popped up on the Czech men’s beach volleyball team. There will be more.

“The Olympic Village isn’t the type of lockdown bubble that you saw in the N.B.A.,” said Zachary Binney, a sports epidemiologist at Oxford College of Emory University.

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