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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Japan opened mass inoculation centres on Monday as the country races to vaccinate most of its elderly population against COVID-19 before the start of the Tokyo Olympics. The centres in Tokyo and Osaka will vaccinate thousands of people every day, giving a boost to Japan’s sluggish inoculation drive as officials battle a fourth wave of infections. Hospitals in Osaka are buckling, running out of beds and ventilators as exhausted doctors warn of a “system collapse” and advise against holding the Olympics.