WASHINGTON – This Fourth of July weekend, the United States has something to celebrate. Close to 70 per cent of adults have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, and the economy is chugging, with latest employment numbers showing 850,000 jobs added in June, which means total jobs recovered from the pandemic-induced crash have reached 15.6 million.

Americans took to the skies for the holiday in droves. The Transportation Security Administration reported it screened 2,196,411 people nationwide last Friday (July 2) – the highest since the pandemic, and higher than the same day in 2019.

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