Coronavirus live: more than half of all European adults fully vaccinated; more Olympic athletes test positive in Tokyo

More than 200 million Europeans fully vaccinated but programme still behind summer target; more Olympic athletes confirmed to have Covid

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What the US government is calling “the pandemic of the unvaccinated” is playing out in painful ways as some realise too late that they wish they had had the shot, while others hold out even as they suffer in hospital amid a national surge of new Covid-19 infections, primarily caused by the Delta variant.

At least 99% of those in the US who died of coronavirus in the last six months had not been vaccinated, Dr Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has said.

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