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Global National: April 14, 2021 | Ontarians frustrated as vaccine appointments cancelled

CA, 15 Apr 2021
In tonight’s top story: Two major vaccination clinics in Ontario were forced to close Wednesday and cancel about 10,000 appointments due to a shortage in COVID-19 vaccine supply. Abigail Bimman looks at the worsening vaccine rollout in Ontario, as the province defends its “buffer” strategy of keeping one million vaccines in freezers while current appointments are being cancelled.

Hospitals in Ontario are also being hard-hit by the third wave, forced to transfer patients and struggling to keep up with new hospitalizations. Eric Sorensen talks to nurses and doctors at Humber River hospital’s ICU, who explain the amount of exhaustion and burden they’re lifting as the province battles the worst-yet third wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

More than a year into the pandemic, variants have changed the way people should be protecting themselves against the virus, as daily activities like shopping become riskier than they used to be before the variants’ spread. Jackson Proskow has more on how people need to rethink the current COVID-19 protection measures they’re taking as variants become more dominant.

U.S. President Joe Biden announced Wednesday the decision to completely withdraw troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, putting an end to the U.S.'s longest war of over 20 years. Mike Armstrong looks into how the U.S. army changed the situation on the ground in Afghanistan, and how the future will look like without them.

Plus, with just 100 days before the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics start, Mike Drolet talks with Canadian athletes ramping up their training in preparation for the Tokyo trip.

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