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Total U.S. coronavirus deaths surpassed another dismal milestone late Friday. This morning the number of lives lost is 902,624. President BidenJoe BidenBiden to visit Israel later this year Working class insecurity and Build Back Better Experts open the door to lifting last mask mandates MORE again told Americans that vaccinations, including for eligible children, and booster doses “can save your life and the lives of those you love.”
As of today, 74.9 percent of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 63.5 percent is “fully vaccinated,” according to the Bloomberg News global vaccine tracker and the government’s definition. The percentage of Americans who have received third or booster doses is 26.8.
Russia could invade Ukraine “any day,” according to President Biden’s national security adviser, who spoke Sunday during television interviews to point to intelligence assessments of Russia’s preparations for an all-out conflict.
“Madness and scaremongering,” responded Russia’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyanskiy, in a tweet dismissing information the Biden administration reportedly briefed to members of Congress warning that a full-fledged Russian invasion could lead to the quick capture of Kyiv in Ukraine and potentially result in as many as 50,000 casualties (The Washington Post).
U.S. National Security Council Director Jake SullivanJake SullivanSullivan: Diplomatic boycott of Olympics a ‘statement of principle’ Russia COVID-19 infections 10 times higher than one month ago Sunday shows – Trump-Pence division in the spotlight MORE said, “If war breaks…