This is the type of 'journalism' I hate. They find a single anonymous person with an agenda and then quote them. But the quote in the article doesn't even make logical sense. The article says things have been decided but then the source's quote contradicts that. Here is the opening two paragraphs.
The Time wrote:
The Japanese government has privately concluded that the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled because of the coronavirus, and the focus is now on securing the Games for the city in the next available year, 2032.
According to a senior member of the ruling coalition, there is agreement that the Games, already postponed a year, are doomed. The aim now is to find a face-saving way of announcing the cancellation that leaves open the possibility of Tokyo playing host at a later date. “No one wants to be the first to say so but the consensus is that it’s too difficult,” the source said. “Personally, I don’t think it’s going to happen.”
If they cancel, I'll be outraged. We just had an entire NFL season with no problem, the Champions league finished with no problem. Yes, having an Olympics with broadcasters and athletes has many more people but it's not that hard to vaccinate 11,000 athletes. It's really not that hard to vaccinate 1 million people as the US has already vaccinated 18 million.
If Japan is worried about Covid, the answer is simple. Require vaccination of all foreign athletes, fans and media members. To me, the Olympics should be held with fans. All of them.
And I'm fearful of Covid but let's be honest, the US is giving out a million vaccines a day. Even if that rate doesn't improve in six months we will have been able to give double doses to more than 100 million people which is everyone in this country over the age of 50