Dr. Anthony Fauci addressed the pause of the J&J vaccine on Meet the Press Sunday and said he does not expect the use of the shot to be cancelled saying it could be back in some form by Friday. Last week we also saw another mass shooting where the shooter was able to obtain his guns legally, despite being on the radar of the FBI and some of those charged with storming the Capitol are claiming they were just there as journalists, not to cause mayhem. Ginger Gibson, deputy Washington digital editor at NBC News, joins us for more.
Next, the conversation about vaccine passports continues as many private businesses and some states move ahead with developing methods to verify that people have been vaccinated or have negative covid tests, at the same time, some states are trying to ban them. Without federal leadership on the issue, people will most likely have to navigate a patchwork approach with many apps to choose from. Ashley Gold, tech and policy reporter at Axios, joins us for what might be next in this discussion.
Finally, ransomware attacks continue to be a problem for the country, costing the U.S. $1.3 billion last year. It has been an especially frustrating problem for schools that have been targeted as they try to navigate closures due to the pandemic. In one case, a school had to cancel online and in-person classes for a week as they tried to get their systems back up. And in another case, they had to turn to all-paper packets with no teacher interaction. Kevin Collier, reporter at NBC News, tells us about ransomware hitting schools.
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