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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Vaccines: Biden says 300M COVID-19 shots administered in U.S. — The states that have vaccinated at least 70% of adults.
  2. Economy: Economic fears during the COVID comeback have been largely transitory.
  3. Politics: Republicans push to sanction Chinese officials over Wuhan lab probe.
  4. World: Olympic public viewing sites in Tokyo canceled, governor says.
  5. Poll: Americans are restarting pre-coronavirus daily activities.
  6. Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.

Cases:

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday: 177,913,499 — Total deaths: 3,853,341 — Total vaccine doses administered: 2,563,617,259 Map
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday: 33,517,055 — Total deaths: 601,579 — Total tests: 478,231,707

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Editor's note: Johns Hopkins University stopped reporting U.S. COVID-19 recoveries on its dashboard on Dec. 15, citing a Coronavirus Tracking Project post that explained the national data is incomplete since several states do not keep records of recovered patients. It stopped reporting global recoveries and began reporting doses administered in May.

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Jun 18, 2021 - Health

Biden: 300M COVID-19 shots administered in United States

President Biden speaks before signing the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on June 17. Photo: Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg via Getty Images

President Biden announced Friday that 300 million coronavirus shots have been administered in the United States in the last 150 days.

The big picture: More than 175 million Americans have gotten at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot and infection rates, as well as deaths, have decreased by more than 90%, according to the White House.

  • The president's announcement comes less than one month before July 4, which Biden had previously set as the goal to get 160 million Americans fully vaccinated and 70% to have received at least one shot.
Jun 18, 2021 - World

Palestinian Authority cancels COVID vaccine agreement with Israel

Palestinian Health Minister Mai al-Kaila administers a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to a woman during a vaccination campaign in Ramallah on March 21, 2021. Photo: Sababa/Xinhua via Getty

The Palestinian Authority called off the COVID vaccine deal with the new Israeli government after determining the does were too close to their expiration date, Reuters reports.

The latest: Israel had agreed to transfer 1.2 million doses of Pfizer to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for the fresh Pfizer shipment Palestinians were expected to receive in October. But on Friday Palestinian officials said the doses from Israel were set to expire soon and did not meet the necessary standards.

Updated 4 hours ago - Politics & Policy

1 dead after pickup truck hits Pride spectators in Florida

Police investigate the scene where a pickup truck drove into a crowd of people at a Pride parade in Wilton Manors, Florida, on Saturday. Photo: Jason Koerner/Getty Images

A driver in a pickup truck hit spectators at a Pride festival in Wilton Manors, Florida, killing a man and leaving another person hospitalized Saturday, authorities said.

Details: Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis told reporters police had "apprehended the driver" and that the vehicle missed a parade car carrying Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) "by inches."

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