Surgeon general warns misinformation prolonging pandemic, putting lives at risk.

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy tells ABC News “every death that happens now is a tragedy, in part, because it’s preventable.”

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Republican leader Kevin McCarthy calls NYC vaccine mandate ‘un-American’.

Republican leader Kevin McCarthy calls NYC vaccine mandate ‘un-American’.

Vaccination rates are increasing in states where COVID-19 cases are surging, and New York is set to require vaccinations for most indoor events. SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: Watch More on LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER:

Pentagon secure after violent attack forced lockdown.

Pentagon secure after violent attack forced lockdown.

The Pentagon’s police chief said there were “several casualties” after a shooting and stabbing incident at the Pentagon Transit Center.

Simone Biles says she wasn’t expecting to medal after winning bronze on balance beam.

Simone Biles says she wasn’t expecting to medal after winning bronze on balance beam.

Biles said having to pull out of other events “sucked,” but she’s standing by her decision to put her mental health first.

Vaccination rates increase in states where COVID-19 cases are surging.

Vaccination rates increase in states where COVID-19 cases are surging.

Louisiana reinstituted a statewide mask mandate after hospitals saw an increase in COVID patients.

New York City to implement nation’s 1st vaccine mandate.

New York City to implement nation’s 1st vaccine mandate.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced New Yorkers will soon need to show proof of vaccination for most indoor events.