U.S. Covid cases have fallen nearly 70% over the past month, and are at their lowest levels in eleven months - with 20,000 new cases reported on Sunday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The race to vaccinate is paying off in the U.S.: More than 45.8% of the U.S. population has at least one dose of a vaccine and the country continues to deliver more than 2 million doses per day on average.
The UK and U.S. still lead G8 countries in vaccination progress, with the UK having given more than 53% of its population at least one dose.
And despite slow starts, Canada and Germany are catching up. More than 34% of Canada's population now has at least one dose, and more than 32% of Germany's population has at least one dose.
Vaccination efforts have been slower in Asia. China has delivered enough vaccine doses for 11.3% of it's population, totaling more than 317 million doses and surpassing the more than 260 million doses administered in the U.S.
In Japan, where the delayed 2020 Olympics kick off in just about 10 weeks, just 2.4% of the population has at least one dose.
The Colonial pipeline hasn’t suffered damage and can be brought back online “relatively quickly,” Deputy National Security Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall said Monday. The company said it expects the pipeline to be “substantially” back in operations by the end of the week.
71% of Americans approve of Biden's handling of the pandemic, including 47% of Republicans. 54% of respondents said the country is on the right track, higher than at any point in AP-NORC polls conducted since 2017.
More than 1 in 5 Hispanic voters cast their first ballots in 2020 while the 2020 elections also marked the first presidential contest in which millennials and members of Generation Z (people born 1997-2002 or so) combined to eclipse the voting power of Generation X (people born 1965-1980).
London’s hospitality sector, culture institutions and retail industries are teaming up to attract people back to the city to rediscover the capital. The campaign is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Since 2011, nearly 3,000 Baltimoreans have been murdered — one of every 200 city residents over that period. The annual homicide rate has climbed from 31 per 100,000 residents to 56 — ten times the national rate. And 93% of the homicide victims of known race over this period were black.