As the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games get under way later this week, Ford School professor Ann Lin has commented on the COVID effect on the games. An advisory distributed by Michigan News about Lin and other experts here. It states, "Her work examines international variations in the assignment of blame for the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as racial and ethnic differences in the experience of the pandemic in the United States."
Lin notes that on one hand, it is an amazing feat to put the games together in the face of a pandemic. "But," she says, COVID travel restrictions also mean that "Beijing and the IOC also dodged a bullet: The pandemic ban on travel all but guarantees that political protesters will not be among the guests.”