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Team USA swimmer Michael Andrew, who has said he will not get vaccinated for the Olympics. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

About 100 of the total 613 Team USA competing athletes have not been vaccinated, NBC News reports, citing the team's top doctor.

State of play: The estimate comes from the health histories submitted by 567 athletes prior to the team's departure to Japan, Jonathan Finnoff, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s medical chief, told NBC News. He estimated that 83% of the competitors were fully vaccinated — a higher rate than the national average.

  • Beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb — who will be left out of the Games — basketball player Katie Lou Samuelson, and gymnastics alternate Kara Eaker are the only U.S. athletes known to have tested positive for the virus, the New York Times reports.
  • Swimmer Michael Andrews said publicly that he will remain unvaccinated for the Olympics due to concerns about how his body would react tot he shot.

The big picture: The International Olympic Committee has reported 13 infections among all athletes so far, and estimates that 85% of the athletes and staffers in the Olympic village are vaccinated, per NBC News.

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Harris gets COVID-19 booster shot

Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images.

Vice President Kamala Harris received a third shot of the COVID-19 vaccine Saturday, while calling on Americans to get vaccinated to "get through and beyond" the pandemic.

Driving the news: The White House said Harris qualifies for a booster shot due to her job duties that include frequent traveling and interacting with people, AP reports.

Oct 30, 2021 - Health

Axios AM Deep Dive: Our mental health crisis

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Mental health care was already inequitable and in short supply in the U.S. This Axios AM Deep Dive, led by health care reporter Caitlin Owens, looks at how the pandemic made it worse.

Oct 30, 2021 - Health

1 hopeful thing: Nature is healing

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Getting outside is good for us — especially in a pandemic.

The big picture: Nature's benefits for mental health and well-being are part of the human experience and have been studied for decades. But the COVID-19 pandemic is a real-time experiment in studying exactly how green spaces can help us in difficult times.