Covid – vaccination effectiveness and Tokyo’s ‘misery games’

UK Outside Broadcast workers will probably still be flying to Tokyo this summer but even at this stage, nothing is certain. The local authorities are trying to calm fears in the city about the influx of 100,000 athletes, trainers, officials, and reporters who have begun to arrive seven weeks before the games by making the case that locals (and their changes in behaviour around the games) are more of an infection threat to the athletes than the other way round.

Sponsorship of the event is being hit badly by the anxiety around the games.

Just 2% of those hospitalised in England with the Delta variant of coronavirus first identified in India have received both doses of a vaccine, the UK government revealed on Monday.

Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines (e.g. Moderna, Pfizer) reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection by 91% for fully vaccinated people, according to data released on Monday from a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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