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February 22, 2021 22 min

Texas is still trying to recover from a winter storm that left millions without power for days. The efforts are now focused on getting people food and water while President Joe Biden has declared a major disaster there freeing up more federal funding to help out. At the same time, Sen. Ted Cruz is still trying to smooth over the PR disaster from his trip to Cancun. Ginger Gibson, deputy Washington digital editor at NBC News, joins us to break it all down.

Next, the pace of vaccinations in the U.S. is starting to pick up, but many distribution sites are still recovering from an initial botched rollout. Many local health departments and hospitals were in the dark about how many doses they were getting and when they would be delivered. Officials overestimated how many doses to set aside for nursing homes, and reporting from states was also uneven. Sarah Krouse, reporter at the WSJ, joins us for vaccine distribution problems. 

Finally, the pandemic has forced one of the fastest and most sweeping shifts in human behavior in modern history. At one point, almost half of the population was spending more than 18 hours a day in their homes with their family. According to the data of how families were spending their time, television won big time. People also devoted more time to working and taking care of their children. Andrew Van Dam, reporter at the Washington Post, joins us for how we all spent our time.

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