• About 160 million vaccine shots have been distributed by the U.S. to more than 100 countries—more donations than the rest of the world combined. The U.S. has since doubled its purchase of Pfizer’s COVID shots to share with the world to 1 billion doses. “To beat the pandemic here, we need to beat it everywhere,” stated President Joe Biden.
  • The FDA has now authorized a Pfizer-BioNTech booster shot for those 65 and older and those adults at risk of severe illness. The FDA said the booster should be administered six months after its standard two-shot regimen.
  • Who was that masked Mormon? The top leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has ordered mandatory use of face masks in its temples.
  • More than 70 million Americans remain unvaccinated—despite pleas and bribes.
  • The pandemic is now in its 19th month. Approximately 54,000 Floridians have died.
  • Florida now ranks next to last in the percentage of both residents and staff at nursing homes who are vaccinated.
  • For the first time in 10 weeks, the number of COVID deaths in Florida has fallen. And new infections dropped to about 8,000 cases per day.
  • “Every flu season we need additional team members, but this year we’re looking for even more.”—Neela Montgomery, president of CVS Pharmacy, on the announcement that CVS is hiring 25,000 clinical and retail workers to respond to demand for COVID-19 vaccinations and testing—and an expected spike in the flu this fall and winter.

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