Here are the top stories for Monday, March 22nd: CDC director gives COVID warning; Harris visits Fla. vaccination site; Supreme Court will hear Boston bomber case; Protest turns violent in Great Britain.
– This is AP News Minute. The director of the CDC is warning of significant increases in COVID-19 cases in some regions of the US, saying, America is at a critical point in the pandemic. Meantime, drugmaker AstraZeneca says a study of its vaccine finds its 79% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19. A finding that could help boost confidence in the vaccine overseas.
Vice President Kamala Harris toured a vaccination site in Jacksonville, Florida as part of the White House’s efforts to promote the recently passed massive COVID-19 relief bill. In Michigan, Ford Field, the football stadium for the Detroit Lions is set to open Wednesday as the state’s first federally run mass vaccination site. The Supreme Court will consider reinstating the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, presenting President Biden with an early test of his opposition to capital punishment.
The justices will hear the case this fall. A protest against New policing legislation descended into violence in the British city of Bristol, leaving at least 20 officers injured, including two seriously. Ned [? Bart, ?] the Associated Press with AP News Minute.