The Morning Dispatch: WHO Releases COVID Origin Report

Happy Tuesday! This is officially a pro-extending Anthony Rizzo newsletter. Get it done, Cubs!

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • A real-world Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study of health care and frontline workers found the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to be incredibly effective. No deaths were reported in the study, and just three of 2,479 fully vaccinated people tracked developed a COVID-19 infection, compared to 161 of the 994 people in the study who were not vaccinated.

  • The CDC announced Monday it is extending the nationwide eviction moratorium, which was set to expire this week, through June 30 in an effort to help tenants late on rent and prevent overcrowding in homeless shelters.

  • President Joe Biden pledged on Monday that “at least 90 percent” of American adults who want a COVID-19 vaccine will be eligible to receive one within the next three weeks at a vaccination site “within five miles” from their home. Biden, however, also urged state leaders to remain vigilant and reinstate mask mandates to prevent another surge.

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