Sen. Lindsey Graham has become the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying Monday he is "very glad" he received the vaccine, without which his current symptoms would be "far worse."
The White House is making a concerted effort to return the focus of President Joe Biden's schedule to COVID-19 this week as the year-and-a-half-long pandemic again consumes his agenda amid a new spike in cases.
With a new wave of COVID-19 infections fueled by the Delta variant striking countries worldwide, disease experts are scrambling to learn whether the latest version of coronavirus is making people - mainly the unvaccinated - sicker than before.
According to the WHO, some 85 per cent of vaccines have been administered by rich countries. In contrast, 85 per cent of the world's 26 million refugees live in developing countries struggling to vaccinate even the most vulnerable.
Britain opened its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from the U.S. and European Union on Monday as travel industry leaders urged the government to further ease restrictions and allow people to enjoy the benefits of a successful COVID-19 inoculation program.