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The COVID-19 booster drive in the U.S. is losing steam, worrying health experts who have pleaded with Americans to get an extra shot to shore up their protection against the highly contagious omicron variant. Just 40% of fully vaccinated Americans have received a booster dose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the average number of booster shots dispensed per day in the U.S. has plummeted from a peak of 1 million in early December to about 490,000 as of last week.

The police chief in a small Alabama town that received about half its municipal revenue from fines and forfeitures linked to aggressive traffic enforcement resigned following a report about the practice. Mike Jones, the chief of police in the Jefferson County town of Brookside, quit following a story by The report detailed how he turned the department into a traffic trap that by 2020 that relied on income from ticketing people for minor and questionable offenses on Interstate 22. A statement from Debbie Keedy, who works as clerk of the town of roughly 1,250 people, says Jones resigned on Tuesday.