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Global National: April 6, 2021 | Pressure to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in Canada amid 3rd wave

CA, 07 Apr 2021
On this episode of Global National: The Ontario Medical Association is urging the provincial government to take more direction in suppressing the third COVID-19 wave. This comes amid growing uncertainty over the need for broader closures in school systems. Eric Sorensen has more.

As COVID-19 variant cases continue to grow in Alberta, there is a push for more restrictions – but Premier Jason Kenney is under pressure to keep businesses open. Heather Yourex-West reports.

There is growing recognition that the age-based vaccination strategy needs to be modified to include younger essential workers. As Abigail Bimman reports, the Canadian federal government is also under intense pressure to get more vaccines into this country faster.

In the U.S., President Joe Biden announced that every adult in the country will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine by mid April. Jackson Proskow has more on America’s accelerated vaccine strategy.

And, Mercedes Stephenson has more developments in the investigation into Gen. Jonathan Vance, as the country’s former top civil servant testified at the national defence committee and apologized for the way the sexual misconduct allegations against Vance were handled.

Plus, Australia and New Zealand’s governments have decided to start a quarantine-free “travel bubble.” Redmond Shannon explains.

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