We ask our science correspondent Derrick Williams whether vaccine refusals could correlate with an increase in mutated virus.
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The good summer weather and strong vaccination numbers can obscure the dangers that the coronavirus still poses. Public health officials in Germany want to avoid a repeat of the false sense of security in summer 2020.
The country, which never had the pandemic under control, has hit the tragic milestone as the virus continues to rage and President Jair Bolsonaro refuses to follow scientific recommendations.
The delta variant is now present in more than 80 countries. More transmissible than the alpha variant, it is sparking concerns of further loss of lives and lockdowns.
Around half of the German population have now received at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine. Elsewhere, experts say Japan must ban spectators at the Olympics. Follow DW for the latest.
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