Florida is proposing to host the 2021 Summer Olympics amid speculation that Tokyo may withdraw from the Games due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a letter Monday to the International Olympic Committee, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis outlined the state’s case for hosting the Games.
“I am writing today to encourage you to consider moving the 2021 Olympics from Tokyo, Japan to the United States, and more specifically to Florida,” Patronis wrote.
Patronis highlighted Florida̵
“Unlike other states, when the COVID-19 vaccine comes to Florida, it’s not just sitting on a shelf wrapped in government bureaucracy; it is moving fast to protect our communities, “Patronis wrote.
He also promoted the Republican government. Ron DeSantisScientist Ron DeSantisFlorida, who accused the state of manipulating COVID-19-positive coronavirus data tests, is turning into overnight health care: Testing capacity is strained as settlements struggle with vaccine staff Health workers vaccine refusals are a growing problem CDC incoming director expects 500,000 deaths from COVID by mid-February COVID-19 testing capacity is strained as settlements struggle with vaccine staff MOREefforts to keep the Florida economy open while fighting COVID-19. The state has not introduced as many restrictions and blockades as other countries have seen.
Florida currently has the fourth highest mortality rate since coronavirus in the United States, while California, which has many restrictions on coronavirus, is second in the world.
Patronis boasted of Florida’s ability to successfully host NBA and NFL games and UFC events during the pandemic. He described the opening of Disney World, an international tourist attraction, as “an incredible model for managing a complex organization in the midst of COVID-19”.
He added that Florida has the transportation infrastructure, hotels and health facilities needed to host such a big event.
It was a state of emergency Called in Japan on January 13, after the country accepted 300,000 cases of coronavirus. Tokyo, where the Olympics are set to begin in July, has been a hot spot since the pandemic began.
World Health Organization said on Monday that Olympic athletes should not have priority for the coronavirus vaccine and that it should be reserved for the elderly and front-line workers.
“Whatever precautions are needed, let’s understand it and get it done,” Patronis said.