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You (Might) Only Get One Shot
Johnson & Johnson releases data showing 85% effectiveness against severe COVID symptoms. Despite widespread frustrations with the mail system, US Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says he's not worried about his job. And baseball analysts debate how to incorporate stats from the Negro Leagues.
More than a month after a deadly attack, Congress hears from witnesses about the preparations for January 6th. Tiger Woods' legs are "crushed" in a car accident. And a majority of Israelis have received at least one vaccine shot, but it's unclear how quickly life will return to normal.
Her Mother Died. Then COVID Took Her Father.
As the American death toll rises past half a million, families describe the wide ranging impacts of death. A Capitol Police officer speaks exclusively to ABC News about what he saw on January 6th. And authorities have grounded some Boeing 777's to assess whether jet engines are at risk.
Boiling Point: The Texas Water Crisis
Four million Texans lost power, but in a crisis that could just be beginning, triple the number have lost access to clean running water in their homes. New York governor Andrew Cuomo comes under fire for his handling of nursing home patients in a pandemic. And a string of attacks against Asian Americans have raised tensions between Asians and other minority groups, leaving authorities wary on how to address it.
Don’t Mess With Texans
Most Texans are having their electricity restored, but concerns remain over water, damage, and who's to blame. Pfizer announces a clinical trial specifically researching its vaccine's effect on pregnant women. And the Biden Administration puts forward a sweeping immigration bill.
Why the Vaccine Timeline is Changing
The Biden Administration had predicted any American could get a vaccine by the spring, but that schedule might be pushed back by months. Texas residents go into a fourth straight day without power, amid dangerously cold temperatures. And Rush Limbaugh's death prompts new examinations of his legacy.