On this episode of Global National: Canada introduces sweeping new travel restrictions as the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to unfold. The new measures come as the nation data extra circumstances of the regarding variant and extra questions are being raised about how effectively the vaccine works towards it. Eric Sorensen explains what may very well be in retailer for Canadians this winter and why we’re higher off in comparison with 2020.
As the variant spreads worldwide, the United Kingdom is scrambling to speed up its vaccine booster campaigns. As Crystal Goomansingh reviews, the World Health Organization (WHO) says the emergence and the response towards the brand new mutation is exposing the necessity for higher vaccine equality worldwide.
Plus, issues are rising in Abbotsford, B.C. as one other atmospheric river soaks the already flood-battered Sumas Prairie area. Heather Yourex-West reviews on how native farmers are coping and the way native infrastructure is standing as much as all of the water. Meanwhile, the storm has prompted the closure of some highways, chopping off entry to town of Hope, B.C. Robin Gill seems to be on the fears for residents and companies.
As COVID-19 continues to pressure Canada’s health-care system, many sufferers are lacking therapy for different well being points. Sometimes, that ends in dying. From delayed surgical procedures to worsening continual points, Abigail Bimman seems to be on the lethal toll of those delays.
And most provincial staff are following COVID-19 vaccination mandates, however 1000’s nonetheless aren’t, in keeping with new information. As Ross Lord reviews, that is regardless of governments extending deadlines and softening hard-line approaches.
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