How protected are vaccinated Americans against the Delta variant?

With life starting to get back to normal in some cities across the United States, the Delta variant of COVID-19 could become the dominant strain in the country. In this week’s Sunday Focus, NBC News’ senior medical correspondent Dr. John Torres reports that the key to stopping COVID-19 and all its variants is to get vaccinated. Some 65% of Americans have received at least one shot.
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How Juneteenth support grew among young Americans

On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed into law the federal government's addition of Juneteenth to its list of paid holidays. The move paves the way for greater acknowledgement of a day that has slowly been gaining traction in the American consciousness.
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Rights group calls for more pressure on Nicaragua government

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — An international human rights organization is calling for increased pressure on Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega as arrests of political opposition figures continue ahead of Nov. 7 elections. Human Rights Watch planned to release a report Tuesday detailing the politically motivated arrests in recent weeks of nearly...
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Shooting at party in Toronto leaves 4 injured, including 3 children

(CNN) — At least four people, including three children under the age of 12, were injured in a shooting at a party in Toronto on Saturday, according to Toronto Police. The victims include a 1-year-old boy, a 5-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy and a 23-year-old man, Toronto Police spokesperson Alex Li told CNN. All were hospitalized with varying degrees of injuries, Li said.
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Brazil reports 38,903 new coronavirus cases, 761 deaths

BRASILIA, June 21 (Reuters) - Brazil recorded 38,903 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 761 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Monday. Brazil has registered nearly 18 million cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 502,586,...
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Trudeau makes global vaccine pledge but how committed is Canada?

Canada has secured enough potential coronavirus vaccines to fully protect every resident nearly seven times over, even as a global shortage has forced poorer nations to wait. After initial hiccups with its vaccination plan, more than 65% of Canadians have now received at least one dose, edging ahead of early leaders Israel and the UK, and on Friday, Justin Trudeau said 68m doses will have arrived in Canada by the end of July.

Coronavirus at Copa America: Chile players fined for barber inside bubble

A number of Chile's players will be fined after inviting a barber into their Copa America bubble, thereby breaking the strict protocols designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the Chilean Football Federation (FFC) said on Sunday. The FFC said no players or officials tested positive for COVID-19 after...