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Global National: Jan. 10, 2022 | Health workers hope for Omicron peak soon as hospitals are strained

CA, 11 Jan 2022
Canada's front-line health workers continue to fight COVID-19's fifth wave, as a surge of Omicron infections keeps swamping hospitals. Abigail Bimman reports on the toll it's taking on front-line workers and how this wave compares to previous ones.

Despite the surge of Omicron and a lack of immunity for kids, British Columbia and Alberta students have resumed in-person learning. It's a relief for some parents and children. But as Heather Yourex-West reports, there are no guarantees schools will stay open.

The Omicron surge was also at the top of the agenda as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a call with Canada's premiers. From warnings of vaccine mandates, to pressure over approving COVID-19 antiviral pills, David Akin explains what was discussed and what it means for Canadians.

Meanwhile, after a high-stakes legal battle, Novak Djokovic's visa has been reinstated, so he can stay in Australia and compete in the Australian Open. But as Eric Sorensen explains, that does not mean the tennis champion is in the clear yet.

Plus, Britain's monarchy will soon celebrate an historic anniversary, as Queen Elizabeth prepares for her Platinum Jubilee, marking an unprecedented 70 years on the throne. Redmond Shannon looks at how Buckingham Palace plans to pull out all the stops.

Also, see the heart-stopping rescue of a pilot who crashed his plane onto railroad tracks, just before an even bigger disaster struck.

And remembering Bob Saget: how the entertainer is being remembered both as a beloved television dad and a comedian without boundaries.

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