In the day’s other news: The CDC reported, nearly half of all American adults have now had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. About 30 percent are fully vaccinated.
At the same time, infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci warned the nation is in a race with surging infections.
And published reports quoted the head of Pfizer as saying that people will likely need a booster shot within 12 months of the original vaccination.
India recorded a staggering 200,000 new infections today, forcing lockdowns in the two largest cities, New Delhi and Mumbai. Officials warned the health care system is being overwhelmed. Some hospitals in New Delhi are even putting two patients to a bed.
The defense has rested at the Minneapolis murder trial of Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd. The former police officer opted not to testify today, setting the stage for closing arguments on Monday.
We will get the details later in the program.
Former police officer Kim Potter had her first court appearance today in the death of Daunte Wright. She shot and killed Wright in a Minneapolis suburb, and is charged with second-degree manslaughter. She did not enter a plea today.
Overnight, protesters again converged on the police station in Brooklyn Center. They called for more serious charges, and Wright’s family did the same today.