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KRDO’s Afternoon News - January 22nd, 2021 - ABC’s Alex Stone

January 22, 2021

Japan is publicly adamant it will stage the postponed Olympics this summer. But to pull it off, many believe the vaccination of its 127 million citizens is key. And what about the athletes? Will they get priority in their various countries?  What about athletes from the poorer nations that may not get vaccines in time? And what about spectators?  Leaders struck deals with three pharmaceutical makers -- Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and Moderna. But uncertainty is growing that a nation ranked among the world's lowest in vaccine confidence can pull off the massive undertaking in time for the Olympics in July.