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Photo: Spencer Platt via Getty Images

70% of adults in the U.S. have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday, according to the White House COVID-19 data director.

Why it matters: President Biden had originally wanted to reach the 70% goal by July 4 but fell short by a few weeks. However, the seven-day average of administered doses is now at its highest since early July amid a new surge in cases due to the Delta variant.

The big picture: The Biden administration released new initiatives recently aimed at getting more people vaccinated.

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Nov 9, 2021 - Health

Cardona: There is no longer a "need for remote or hybrid learning"

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Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Monday said that there "should be no need for remote or hybrid learning" given recent advances in vaccinations and treatment against the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Cardona's remarks on CBS' "Face the Nation" reflect the Biden administration's trust in the current measures implemented nationwide to mitigate the risk of students contracting the virus.

Updated 8 mins ago - Economy & Business

S&P 500 on track for worst-ever start to year

Data: FactSet; Chart: Axios Visuals

Stocks suffered their steepest drop of the year early Monday, putting the S&P 500 on course for its worst-ever start to a year.

Driving the news: The benchmark S&P 500 dropped for its fifth straight day, with losses nearing 3% in early trading, momentarily putting it on track to fall into a "correction." Some of the steepest losses were recovered in early afternoon trading.

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1 hour ago - Health

Health care workers hit new breaking point

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

The ranks of health care workers are dwindling and stretching what it means to be reaching their "breaking points," particularly at small nonprofit hospitals.

The big picture: Even as Omicron cases have begun to wane in some places, many hospitals are still fielding a crush of patients amid record employee callouts.