Elizabeth Whitman is a reporter covering the business of healthcare. She previously spent two years reporting from Amman, Jordan and has written for Al Jazeera, The Nation, and The Atlantic, among other outlets. She speaks Arabic and some Mandarin.
The fact that many athletes remain determined to go to the Olympics despite Zika is good news for Brazil — and the multibillion-dollar industry surrounding the games. But the real economic problems could come much later.