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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says vaccines alone won't solve all problems

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick clarified his remarks on vaccinations Monday, saying even though the team would be better off if everyone was vaccinated, it wouldn't solve all problems.

Belichick's comments came five days after he said quarterback Cam Newton's vaccination status wasn't a factor in his release. At the time, Belichick had noted that "a pretty high number" of vaccinated players, coaches and staff members have been infected by COVID-19 in training camp.

The NFL previously announced that 68 players and staff tested positive for COVID out of 7,190 tested individuals during a three-week stretch from Aug.