* According to the W.H.O., the number of new coronavirus cases has nearly doubled globally over the past two months.
* France has joined the United Kingdom and Italy as European countries with more than 100,000 COVID-19-related deaths.
* COVID-19 has killed more than 200,000 people in Mexico, where only about one in 10 people have received a vaccine.
* The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week to 576,000—a post-COVID low. The week before it was 769,000.
* As of last Sunday, more than 8 million people have been vaccinated in Florida.
* Nationally, more than half of U.S. adults have received at least one shot.
* Nearly 200 department stores have disappeared in the past pandemic year—as more shopping habits shifted to shopping online.
* Pfizer CEO Albert Bouria predicts that those who have received the company’s vaccine will “likely” need a third booster shot within a year to maintain protection.
* According to a Tampa Bay Partnership survey, 43 percent of black residents and 36 percent of residents 18-34 said they were not likely to get vaccinated.