The News Roundup for September 17, 2021
17 September 2021

The News Roundup for September 17, 2021

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One in 500 Americans has died of COVID-19. Intensive Care Units in many states, especially in the South, are critically full, causing those without the disease to wait to see a physician or receive treatment.

House Democrats prepped a plan to bump the corporate tax rate to pay for President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion infrastructure package.

Despite political analysts predicting a tighter race, California Gov. Gavin Newsom convincingly defeated a recall election.

Meanwhile, following the U.S. troop withdrawal in Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover of the country, millions of Afghans now face starvation per a United Nations report. Overseas, thousands of Afghans are stuck on military bases in the U.S. waiting for resettlement.

The European Union announced a new biomedical authority to fight future pandemics.

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