In other news, health officials in the Biden administration are worried about another winter surge of coronavirus infections like we saw last winter.
The current conversations about how to prepare for the potential rise in cases come at a tenuous time for the administration and its pandemic response.
The highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread across the country. Health experts are warning that the country could see another surge, especially if vaccine efficacy falls off dramatically over the next several months as it did in Israel. But federal officials do not have solid data, particularly domestic data, that spells out exactly how long boosters last and which populations would benefit. That muddies any risk-benefit calculations.
Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security is establishing a Law Enforcement Coordination Council which will determine best practices for law enforcement and distribute it to departments nationwide.
Finally, a majority of Britons now say the Brexit is going badly.
The pollster YouGov asked people how they thought the country's exit from the European Union was working out, and a whopping 53 percent said it was going badly, a rise of 15 percentage points from June, when they asked people the same question. The "badly" camp can be split into two: those who thought Brexit was going "fairly badly" (21 percent) and those who said it was going "very badly" (32 percent).
The number of people with a positive take on Brexit was down seven percentage points from June, to 18 percent — of those, 14 percent said it was going "fairly well" and just 4 percent "very well."
Programming note... I will be offline tomorrow. I have a big day of things to do including dinner with my father. I'll see you here on Monday.