• China’s Fujian province goes into lockdown amidst an outbreak of the Delta variant. Source

• Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announces that Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, will go into self-isolation following exposure to several people in his entourage who have tested positive for COVID-19. Source

• In Cuba, which has been hard-hit by the Delta variant, children ages 2 years and over will be vaccinated with the domestically-produced vaccines, Soberana 2 and Soberana Plus. Source

• UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces that Britain will offer coronavirus boosters to people age 50 and over. Source

• The Kaiser Family Foundation publishes an analysis of medical costs generated by unvaccinated COVID-19 patients in the US. From June through August 2021, preventable hospitalizations totaled more than five billion dollars; vaccination could have prevented more than 280,000 of them. Source

• The Washington Post reports that the US government, seeking to avert shortages of COVID-19 treatment, has purchased an additional 1.4 million doses of monoclonal antibodies and allowed the Department of Health and Human Services to implement rules for how they are distributed. Source

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