The Morning Dispatch: Tripling Down on COVID Shots
Happy Friday! When all those sci-fi novels promised virtual reality in the future, we’re not sure glorified conference calls are what they had in mind.
Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
A Pentagon spokesman announced Thursday that the United States had evacuated approximately 7,000 people from Afghanistan since Saturday—including 2,000 in the previous 24 hours, well below the Biden administration’s goal of 5,000 to 9,000 evacuations per day.
The Department of Education announced Thursday it will wipe out more than $5.8 billion in student loan debt for approximately 323,000 borrowers deemed to have a total and permanent disability.
The official death toll following Sunday’s earthquake in Haiti has risen to nearly 2,200. The U.S. Geological Survey’s Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) tool, however, estimates the ultimate casualty count could end up being at least five times that.