[NFA] Protests and more mandates: Masks have become a divisive issue, often splitting the country along political lines, despite near universal agreement among health experts that they can limit the spread of the virus. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Firefighters spoke with a CNN crew in southern Oregon about the hazards of battling the Bootleg Fire, which has consumed more than 400,000 acres and turned into the nation’s largest active blaze since starting July 6.
The price tag of the Democrats’ economic proposals is important, but “the human mind doesn’t actually know what 3.5 trillion is,” David Leonhardt says. He says the bill’s opponents “really want to emphasize its size… but what it does is also relevant.” April Ryan says “the issue is, how does it impact me?”
Top Biden medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci tells CNN’s Jake Tapper that people should follow official recommendations on booster shots and says that data on boosters for Moderna and J&J recipients is coming in “a couple to three weeks.”
Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration declined to recommend the agency approve Covid-19 booster doses for everyone who got vaccinated six months ago or longer. However, they did recommend a more limited step: emergency use authorization for people 65 and older, and for people at high risk of severe infection. CNN’s Jake Tapper discusses with Dr. Anthony Fauci.