The Morning Dispatch: Congress Returns

Happy Wednesday! And a mea culpa: We saw your comments about the missing COVID graphs yesterday. There was an error in one of them, one we couldn’t fix easily before sending, so we held them. But we’re glad to know you missed them! They’re back today, and … check them out. Some positive trends!

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The United States confirmed 26,090 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, with 4.9 percent of the 537,577 tests reported coming back positive. An additional 433 deaths were attributed to the virus on Tuesday, bringing the pandemic’s American death toll to 189,639.

  • The NASDAQ fell again Tuesday as technology stocks continued to slide, with Tesla having its worst day in six months. 

  • Nine major vaccine manufacturers, including AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Pfizer, have signed a pledge promising to “uphold the integrity of the scientific process as they work towards potential global regulatory filings and approvals of the first COVID-19 vaccines,” amid concerns of rushed vaccine trials. 

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