Get '5 things ' in your inbox If your day only starts when you're up to date with the latest headlines, let us introduce you to your new favorite morning fix. Subscribe here to the '5 Things ' newsletter . Billions of years ago, Venus and Earth were both hot . If things had been a little different, Earth might never have been habitable, new study reveals . Here's what you need to know to Get up and running and get on with your day . (You may also receive 5 Things You Need to Know Today in your inbox daily. Register here .) 1. Coronavirus Some who were once reluctant to vaccination seem to be changing their minds. Clinic in heavily Latino part of South Texas works to overcome obstacles such as transportation, language and lack of reliable information sources by ensuring patients get information on and on and on schedule. So far, 35 states have fully immunized more than half of their residents, while five others have fully immunized over two-thirds. Meanwhile, Dr. Sanjay Gupta from CNN sat with controversial podcast host Joe Rogan to try and communicate how vaccines are importants. These efforts are accompanied by good news: deaths and hospitalizations linked to Covid-19 are is expected to decline over the next four weeks. JUST WATCHED Gupta tries toconvince Rogan to get the vaccine. See what's going on Replay More videos ... WATCH Gupta tries to convince Rogan to get the shot. See what's going on 06:51 Read More 2. Social security Let's start with the good news: the approximately 70 million people who benefit from social security , including retirees and people with disabilities, see their monthly payments increase from next year . Benefits are expected to increase 5.9%, increasing monthly payments from $ 92 to an estimated average of $ 1,657 for 2022. This is the largest increase since about Dec.bored. But as important as it looks on paper, this hike might not be the boost it seems, like the rise in prices due to inflation will likely offset the 'increase.