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England supporters react to the news that Scotland have conceded a second goal to Croatia. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images

A total of 1,991 COVID-19 cases in Scotland have been linked to fans attending Euro 2020 soccer matches, Public Health Scotland reported Wednesday.

By the numbers: Two-thirds of the reported cases were from people who reported traveling to London to watch the Scotland v England game on June 18.

  • 397 of the cases reported going to Wembley Stadium
  • There were only 38 reports of people who attended Scotland’s home game against Croatia while contagious, and 37 other reports from Scotland’s match against the Czech Republic at Hampden.
  • Of the 1,991 cases, 1,470 cases were in people between 20 and 39 years of age and most were men.
  • Infections in the country have surged in recent weeks, with more than 30,000 people testing positive since June 11.

What they're saying: Government minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan called on England fans to avoid travel to the upcoming match against Ukraine and "cheer on the team as loudly as you can" from home, per Sky News.

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Public motivation for flu shot remains stale

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Data: National Foundation for Infectious Diseases; Chart: Axios Visuals

A "potentially severe" flu season could be on the way the CDC warned this week, as public health officials once again urge the public to get its flu shot.

Why it matters: Americans may now have reduced immunity against the flu after cases reached an all-time low last year.

Oct 7, 2021 - Health

Pfizer asks FDA to authorize COVID-19 vaccine for younger children

Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Pfizer and BioNTech on Thursday said they submitted an official application asking the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization for their coronavirus vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11.

Why it matters: If approved, it would become the first coronavirus vaccine for younger children. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has full FDA approval for people 16 and older and has an EUA for those between 12 and 15.

Oct 7, 2021 - Health

White House data: Vaccine mandates work

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Health care systems, schools, public-sector agencies and private businesses with COVID-19 vaccine mandates have seen vaccination rates jump 20 points — in many instances to over 90%, according to a White House analysis released ahead of President Biden's trip to Chicago on Thursday.

Why it matters: That's a lot higher than the average fully vaccinated rate for working-age adults — 63%.

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