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What’s going on today:
- China steps up its silo game. US scientists discover a massive field of nuclear silos in China, signaling a significant nuclear expansion in the country. About 250 nuclear silos are under construction in China, and if these were all loaded, Chinese ICBMs could have more than 875 warheads from the current 185.
- We’re back on top (unfortunately). The US once again surpassed India for highest number of daily COVID-19 cases, the first time since vaccines were made widely available. Because of the Delta variant and vaccination resistance, the US became the country with the highest number of new daily COVID-19 cases once again this week.
- Don’t try this at home. An influencer went viral…