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U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Andrew will remain unvaccinated for COVID-19 when he participates in the Tokyo Olympics set to begin this month, the Washington Post reports.

The big picture: Andrew, 22, said he didn't want to get the vaccine in the month between trials and the Olympics because he didn't know how his body would react to it.

  • The USA Swimming Team can't mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for its athletes because the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee and the International Olympic Committee have not mandated them but athletes are subject to certain health protocols, per the Post.

What they're saying: "As an athlete on the elite level, everything we do is very calculated … I didn’t want to risk any days out, because there are periods where, if you take the vaccine, you have to deal with some days off," Andrew said, per the Post.

  • Dave Durden, head men’s coach for the U.S. Olympic swim team, said "Regardless of vaccinations or not vaccinated, it’s what our attitudes and actions are," per the Post.

Go deeper: Olympics to be held without spectators as Tokyo enters state of emergency

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Oct 15, 2021 - Health

State COVID lotteries did not increase vaccination rates, study finds

California Gov. Gavin Newsom at a drawing for the state's Vax for the Win program in June. Photo: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

None of the 19 states that implemented statewide COVID-19 vaccine lotteries this summer saw an increase in vaccination rates as a result of the incentive programs, according to a study published Friday in Jama Health Forum.

Why it matters: The study is the first to examine the effectiveness of 19 state-run lotteries, and offers insight into how governments can better craft incentive-based policies, said Andrew Friedson, one of the study's authors and an associate professor of economics at the University of Colorado Denver.

New York AG alleges "significant evidence" of Trump Organization fraud

Combination images of former President Trump and New York State Attorney General Letitia James. Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Scott Heins/Getty Images

New York's attorney general filed a motion Tuesday seeking to compel former President Trump and his two elder children to appear for sworn testimony in her office's civil investigation into the Trump Organization's financial dealings.

Why it matters: Attorney General Letitia James revealed new details in the court filing and a statement on her office's investigation into the Trump Organization's business practices, including a preliminary finding alleging the company used "fraudulent and misleading asset valuations to obtain economic benefits."

2 hours ago - Technology

Ex-N.Y. Post digital chief files lawsuit alleging sexual harassment

Richard B. Levine) (Photo by Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty Images

Former New York Post editor Michelle Gotthelf is suing her former employer, its parent company News Corp. and two editors, alleging she was reprimanded after complaining to senior executives that she was sexually harassed by retired N.Y. Post editor-in-chief Col Allan. The N.Y. Post issued a statement denying any wrongdoing.

Why it matters: "I felt that I owed it to myself and I owed it to the news organization and the people who answered to me," Gotthelf, who was a long time editor at the N.Y. Post, told Axios in an interview.

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