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100%: Chief Medical Officer Says All US Olympians Vaccinated

Jan 20, 2022, 3:17 PM
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A man walks past a promotion for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, at the Olympic Park, two weeks before the start of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games, on a snowy day in Beijing on January 20, 2022. (Photo by Noel Celis / AFP) (Photo by NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images)
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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Olympic top doctor says all of the 200-plus athletes heading to Beijing for the Olympics next month are fully vaccinated, and not a single one asked for a medical exemption.

Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Finnoff says the 21-day quarantine period that the hosts are requiring for unvaccinated participants, combined with the education the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee provided, “really resonated with the athletes.”

In September, the USOPC introduced a policy requiring U.S. athletes to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 1 unless they had a medical exemption.

About a month later, the IOC put out guidelines calling for full vaccinations or a three-week quarantine period upon entering China.

 

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