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Global National: Jan. 6, 2022 | Hospitals face alarming trend of child and infant COVID-19 patients

CA, 07 Jan 2022
As the Omicron variant drives Canada's COVID-19 case count higher, more children and infants are ending up in hospitals with the coronavirus. Caryn Lieberman looks at what pregnant people can do to better protect infants and how advice is evolving on how to use rapid tests.

Meanwhile, rapid tests have become a popular way for Canadians to find out if they have COVID-19. But what's the best way to collect a sample? From your nose? Or your throat? As Jamie Mauracher explains, advice is evolving on how to use rapid tests.

January normally brings rain to British Columbia, but the province has been hit with more snow and freezing rain. Neetu Garcha explains how it's creating hazardous conditions for drivers who just aren't used to weather the rest of Canada experiences.

As the United States marks one year since the violent attack at the Capitol, President Joe Biden says he will "allow no one to place a dagger at the throat of democracy," warning former president Donald Trump's lies about the election are endangering the country. Jackson Proskow reports on how some people are reliving the horror of that day and the concerns Trump could again run for president.

In Kazakhstan, police say they have killed "anti-government rioters," as violent protests explode over the sudden rise in fuel prices. Redmond Shannon explains whom President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is blaming for the country's unrest.

And world tennis champion Novak Djokovic is set to be deported from Australia, meaning he'll likely miss competing at the Australian Open. As Eric Sorensen explains, it all centres on Djokovic's COVID-19 vaccination status.

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