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Garment workers in a sewing section of the Fakhruddin Textile Mills Limited in Dhaka, Bangladesh, last month. Photo: Zabed Hasnain Chowdhury/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

A resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh may hamper apparel production for H&M and other retailers, a new report suggests

Why it matters: Bangladesh is one of the biggest ready-made garment manufacturers in the world. The latest rise in cases is due in part to the Delta variant, which is spreading rapidly.

  • Starting Thursday, Bangladesh will enter a severe lockdown that will force people to stay home for at least a week.

Flashback: During the country's first lockdown, authorities ordered businesses to arrange transportation for workers, but many did not, forcing people to walk for miles.

The big picture: New cases of COVID-19 continue to number in the hundreds of thousands around the world. Supply-chain operations and shipping ports continue to see increased delays.

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What we can learn from D.C.'s breakthrough data

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

When Columbia Heights resident Sarah Nesbit, 25, lost her sense of smell, she joined more than 4,000 D.C. residents who have contracted COVID-19 despite being vaccinated.

Driving the news: D.C.'s publicly reported data on breakthrough cases offers a unique window into how the pandemic continues to impact vaccinated people, Axios' Chelsea Cirruzzo reports.

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FDA panel endorses shot of J&J booster for adults

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Members of the Food and Drug Administration's vaccine expert panel on Friday unanimously endorsed a booster shot for adult recipients of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine at least two months after the initial dose.

Why it matters: The advisory committee raised concerns about a dearth of data to support their decision but ultimately decided to support an additional shot for those over 18.

Capitol Police officer indicted for obstructing Jan. 6 investigation

Trump supporters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6. Photo: Brent Stirton/Getty Images

A U.S. Capitol Police officer has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges for allegedly helping hide evidence of a participant's involvement in the Jan. 6 riot.

Driving the news: Officer Michael A. Riley, 50, is accused of telling the unidentified participant, referred to as "Person 1," in the Jan. 6 riot to delete posts from Facebook, which showed them in the Capitol during the attack.