The Morning Dispatch: The Kraken is Backtrackin’

Happy Tuesday! Declan’s March Madness bracket in the TMD pool is currently 850th out of 1,197 completed entries. Everyone point and laugh at Declan.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Ten people were killed in a shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado yesterday, including a Boulder police officer. Authorities said the alleged shooter is in custody, and the ongoing threat to the public has ended.

  • AstraZeneca announced yesterday that U.S. Phase III trials found its two-dose COVID-19 vaccine to be 100 percent effective at preventing severe disease and hospitalization and 79 percent effective at preventing symptomatic illness. The NIH, however, issued a statement early this morning expressing concern that AstraZeneca “may have included outdated information from that trial” leading to an “incomplete view of the efficacy data.”

  • The United States—in conjunction with the United Kingdom, Canada, and European Union—imposed sanctions on two Chinese officials for their role in the People’s Republic of China’s “genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang.”

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