ByKevin Sheekey

UK, U.S. Lead the G8 Countries in Vaccinations.

The UK has now reached 50% of its population with at least one vaccine dose. It is also estimated that today the country will reach herd immunity, from protection through prior infection or from vaccination.

At the same time in the U.S., a record 4.6 million doses were administered on Saturday as the daily average of doses administered continues to climb past 3.1 million.

Although promising, some signs in the U.S. point to a fast-approaching inflection point where supply overtakes demand before herd immunity is reached – what experts are calling a “vaccine wall.”

Among the G8 countries, the UK and U.S. still lead in vaccinations. Nearly a third of the entire U.S. population has now had at least one dose.

Canada, France, Germany and Italy all have between 13-16% of their populations with at least one dose.

In China, there are enough vaccines to cover 5% of the population, which is more than 161 million doses and second only in the world to the U.S. in volume, where 184 million doses have been administered.


100 Years Since the Tulsa Race Massacre.

Entrepreneurs Revive Spirit of ‘Black Wall Street’ 100 Years After the Tulsa Massacre

This summer marks 100 years since the Tulsa Massacre – making it a time for the nation to pause to remember the tragedy.

The Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in American history, occurred in June 1921 when a mob of white residents set fire to “Black Wall Street” in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

And read more here about Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative and its work to accelerate the pace of Black wealth accumulation and address decades of systemic underinvestment in Black communities. 


Best of ‘SNL.’

“Taylor Swift has released an album of re-recorded versions of her album ‘Fearless’ which she first made when she was 18. Wow, that’s impressive because if I released an album of things I wrote when I was 18 I would be fired immediately.”
— Michael Che

“The house where Lizzie Borden murdered her parents has been sold for $2 million and will be turned into a bed and breakfast. Though, a bed and breakfast where a murder happened is pretty much just a Days Inn.”
— Colin Jost

“The CDC is warning about a salmonella outbreak that is linked to bird feeders. Yet another piece of bad news for people who eat out of bird feeders.”
— Colin Jost

“Starbucks has launched a new eco-friendly program called ‘Borrow a Cup’ in which customers return their cup after they finish their drink so the store can use it again. And Dunkin Donuts plans to compete with this promotion by not doing that.”
— Michael Che

“Singer will.i.am announced that he is developing a new face mask that will come with an air filter, Bluetooth and noise cancelling ear buds. Or, hear me out, just get the vaccine man!”
— Michael Che


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