“‘This is a defining moment in our lifetime,’ said Dr. Albert Ko, an infectious disease specialist at the Yale School of Public Health. ‘What do we have to do to protect ourselves so we don’t get to another 5 million?'” COVID-19′s global death toll tops 5 million in under 2 years. And those are reported deaths. Some of the hardest hit places don’t have a good reporting infrastructure.

+ 2,000 FDNY members call out sick as mandated vaccine deadline approaches.

+ White House press secretary Psaki says she has COVID-19.