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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

100 million Americans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the CDC's tracker.

Why it matters: That's 38% of the country's adult population — and 55% of the adult population has had at least one shot. All told, the U.S. has administered nearly 240 million shots.

  • That is an enormous success, in such a short time. But, of course, it only gets harder from here — both domestically and globally.

What's next: Moderna is planning to dramatically expand its manufacturing capacity, both to keep up with the extreme global demand and to start making booster shots to address COVID-19 variants.

  • The company upped its minimum expected output for this year, saying it now expects to make at least 800 million doses, and that it'll be able to make as many as 3 billion doses in 2022.

Between the lines: The U.S. has a stranglehold on the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines doses right now, and Moderna said it's increasing its domestic manufacturing capacity by 50%.

  • But it's also making big investments in overseas facilities, which will allow it to serve more of the world.
  • For the first time, Pfizer is now exporting some of the doses it's making in the U.S., Reuters scoops.

Go deeper: mRNA vaccines 94% effective in preventing hospitalization in adults 65 and older

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Tina Reed, author of Vitals
Aug 5, 2021 - Health

Nursing homes' vaccine challenge

Resident Douglass Tozzini gets his mask adjusted by caregiver Joseph Salazar at Gordon Manor assisted-care facility in Redwood City, Calif. on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

It's becoming more urgent to vaccinate the staff that care for vulnerable nursing home patients. But the industry, which has been plagued with workforce issues, faces a major challenge when it comes to mandating shots, the New York Times reports.

By the numbers: Nursing homes had seen major drops in infections after becoming one of the major hotspots for cases and deaths earlier on in the pandemic. But those numbers have reversed in recent weeks, CDC data shows.

Updated Aug 6, 2021 - Economy & Business

Facebook joins growing list of companies delaying plans to reopen offices

Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

As the contagious Delta variant continues to reach across the United States, more and more companies are delaying plans to reopen offices.

By the numbers: A recent survey of 1,000 HR professionals by the Society for Human Resource Management and Lucid found that half of U.S. organizations are worried about Delta. Some corporate players have started mandating vaccines for employees in an attempt to combat the variant.

27 mins ago - Health

NYC to impose vaccine mandate on private employers

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced a new COVID vaccine mandate for private companies during a Monday interview with MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Why it matters: De Blasio said it was a "first-in-the-nation measure" and will go into effect starting Dec. 27.

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