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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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Oct 20, 2021 - Health

FDA authorizes mix-and-match for COVID booster shots

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday gave its approval for Americans to get booster shots that are different from the COVID vaccine they initially received.

Why it matters: The recommendation from the FDA, which also authorized booster shots for people who received Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines on Wednesday, paves the way for an expansion of booster shots.

Oct 20, 2021 - Health

In-N-Out refuses to follow San Francisco's vaccine mandate

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The California burger chain In-N-Out is refusing to follow San Francisco's vaccination mandate, which requires restaurants to check for customers' proof of vaccination to dine indoors, the Washington Post reports.

Driving the news: The San Francisco Public Health Department has had to remind employees multiple times to check for proof of vaccination since September, ultimately resulting in the city's only In-N-Out location getting shut down on Oct. 14. It is the only time the agency has ordered a restaurant's closure over a mandate violation, officials told the Post.

Trump, your 2024 GOP nominee

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Former President Trump is telling most anyone who'll listen he will run again in 2024 — and poll after poll shows the vast majority of Republicans would gladly cheer him on and vote for him. 

Why it matters: Trump is the heart, soul and undisputed leader of the Republican Party and will easily win the nomination if he wants it, the polls make unmistakably clear.