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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Why doesn't the government open residential schools for all the racist misogynistic right wing Candians that won't vaccinate? I want to enjoy the same experience me mother did, just not the rape and beating part.
I think it will take more than One ticket it is for One even if it is ticket’s
If it was the Mothers baby alone why would she go and have an abortion if it was hers
If your looking for the truth go read the Bible GOD had written unto thee thou thy Believe it
I sat in a lobby of a hospital watching Tim Hortons for 5 hours. I saw a majority of overweight health care workers. They don't set a very good example. No wonder they're burnt-out!
Close down the airports to stop spreading of this
They ask kid go back to school in person to wait numbers become huge, then they can mandatory vaccine
when there is no new variant there is not many cases but when they come up with a new wave there's thousands of cases go figure it will reach its peek in time to have another variant its not going to end 5th time around then 6th time around oh ya then 7th oh no not 8th my God the world and Canada is so messed up c b c lies told what to say by the government no end in sight
Ive been in a major BC h osp ital
Since Dec 19 …. Intensive care .
NOT A SINGLE CASE .
One big TV show.
joker already testd positive so he already has antibodies so he doesnt need a vaccine. he has more then enough antibodies and he wont pass the virus. so whats the issue?
Please let's talk based on science!.
hospital strain is because of the cases in the JABBED, the JABBED in ICU and the JAB injuries of which there are many……………..lying freaking media
Omicron doesn't require hospitalization. Do your duty and spread it. This is our opportunity to create a solid defense for the Corona series if you haven't attained the immunity yet. Open up, discard the masks. Omicron does not cause serious disease.
The CDC director admitted on video that 75% of all covid deaths world wide involved people with 4 or more comorbidities. In other words. This has all been fearmongering bulls hit.
When was the 1st wave? 0.0002% deaths worldwide is peanuts
Canada is finished
more money more money more money lmao
People should have the choice to be vaccinated. Just pay $1000 if they absolutely need to be hospitalized for covid. I am sure they would rather fight it at home and free those beds up for those that need them more…Then everyone will see things as fair !
I feel strongly that schools should be closed. A good friend of my grand daughter works part time at McD's. She contracted covid-19 (omicron) and found out her whole class is now infected. I am sure that by the end of the week it is going to be insanely obvious to close schools. So many kids are afraid of catching covid-19 and giving it to someone else, they just won't go to school. I Tried to get a test kit today, and they are not available unless someone works at say, "a fast food chain." This virus has mutated three times, and I hear there is another one on the horizon. It's so hit and miss with the information out there that is not really true unless you live in Ontario. I am a senior looking after a 15yo on a fixed pension. Very worried and very tired of covid-19.
…… Israeli UK masterplanners are getting wealthier by continuously creating fear of Covid and selling their propaganda to cash out billions of dollars from public funds ……
Knot zee Legault is talking about significantly taxing the unjabbed. What an evil person.
The government can approve Novavax to drive up vaccinations amongst a portion of the vaccine hesitant and is sitting on their hands.
seriously… with ALL the catastrophe that's happening at THIS moment, IS ATTENDING SCHOOL REALLY A BLASTED PRIORITY? LIKE REALLY ???????????????????
Future generations will be asking for reparations for being sent to school during this
He said people in hospital WITH Covid
Not that they went to hospital because of covid
The reasoning of those who are unvaccinated is not tied to the pandemic; the reasoning
is based on their ideology, or their politics.
I don't care which it is, but its their choice.
Just like its my choice to take a pass on the booster as it appears to be ineffective.
My dance with covid wasn't fun, but i didn't need hospitalization.
My former neighbour's dance with covid wasn't fun either, he needed hospitalization and now he's dead.
The difference, he was unvaccinated; i've been jabbed twice.
Its important to recognize that those who are vaccinated, and those who are
at greater risk like the elderly, or those who require extended care /treatment at hospitals of which
care/treatment has been cancelled, represent the majority. That majority are vaccinated, but continue to be
impacted by the decisions and actions of the minority who refuse to get vaccinated.
The reality is that the number of infections of the new variants are massive, the rate of transmission isn't
political; neither is the rate of infection, which is why covid is ravaging our health care resources.
Closing a smaller hospital in Fort Erie and redeploying Doctors and nurse elsewhere throughout
the region isn't a viable long term solution and a terrible short term solution.
A third of a hospital's staff calling in sick isn't an ideology.
A third of a EMS attendant's calling in sick isn't political, it means ambulances remain in
their parking lots, not deployed.
I'm reading almost 50% of Ontario's covid hospitalizations are those who are unvaccinated.
Hard to know true numbers because the media can't be trusted to report what few facts
are available because they won't fact check or do the research – too busy creating clickbait.
Also hard to know true numbers because the government isn't being transparent in reporting,
testing, tracking or tracing. Test kits and vaccines have been promised but not delivered,
and yet the government continues to plead with people to get vaccinated so "things" can
return to normal.
Which side of the government's mouth do we listen to, the lies, or the false promises?
These political "solutions" are simply half measures, which is why we're either still in
the 4th wave, or just entering the 5th wave; and the 6th wave has already been seen in Asia.
So more variants are coming. That's a fact!
Clearly the federal politicians are not closing the borders and provincial governments
are not locking everything down. And every level of government in each province and territory
is left to do their own thing.
So say "hello" to the new normal.
Like it or not, any measures that reduce the rate/number of hospitalizations, infections or
transmissions is needed, and overdue – benefit maximization.
Or is this the perfect storm the politicians have been trying to create in their efforts
to privatize health care and cash in?
Really don't want to say it, let alone see it, but the time to restrict what and where the
unvaccinated can access and enforce it, is just one starting point.
Allarity Therapeutics' , Stenoparib, demonstrates additional pre-clinical antiviral activity against new variants of Coronavirus. Since stenoparib inhibits a host protein, the antiviral activity of stenoparib should inhibit all variant strains. The current study explored the activity of stenoparib against four SARS-CoV-2 strains including the SARS-CoV-2 67 Germany/BavPat1/2020 wild-type strain, as well as the Alpha, Beta, Gamma
PROPAGANDA! WAKE UP SLEEPY HEADS
Omicron = moronic
I have friends who are vaccinated and even got their booster shots tested positive and they pass on the virus to a friend who is unvaccinated. They never put out stuff like this in the news? Always blaming the unvaccinated
WAKE UP PEOPLE! We are making the rich richer I guess.
There’s a 4th shot coming soon so the pharmaceutical companies will have to produce more, it means more money for them. Wow! Great business!
I feel so sad for the children who are wearing mask in their time of their life. At first the government said, kids have strong immune and they’re not the one who spreads it.
Because adults are so chicken, kids life will not be better soon.
Im so tired of the news. This networks should be shut down because they only put out 1 side of the story.
Unvaccinated! What about the vaccinations people who got Covid?
Omicron is like a cold . Stop the fear mongering Global
We are misguided to put to much emphasis on hope for the end of the Global Pandemic: Medical Scientific Breakthroughs are necessary to end the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Pandemic.
CBC you are pathetic taking a 62 million dollar payout to report this garbage.
What is the point of the vaccine when it doesn’t Work!?!?
If the world can do what China is doing, pandemic is over in 2 weeks. Shame on all countries for not doing it.
Anyone else fascinated by the fact that the rhetoric of panic is getting louder as the virus gets weaker? So interesting.
This "Minister of health" Duclos, has zero qualifications for this file…he's got a background as an economist.
Health canadas website states: "an important limitation of the data is the lack of information on the long-term safety and effectiveness of the vaccine". Yikes! But its true, and you can find it if you dig…under section for reasons for approval of pfizer and moderna vaccines.
If the coof ends so does the reign of the corrupt criminal running this country…so you can bet he will do everything in his power to keep it going.
I don’t understand how anyone would care about this anymore. I for one hope to infect my co-workers and as many elderly as possible when the return to office orders are given to us plebs. Life must go on and heard immunity needs to happen, even if a few colleagues end up on respirators or the elderly pass on, this is necessary to thin out the weak especially those that are defective and have co-morbidities. We need active members of society contributing to the workplaces and attendance within real estate leases to maintain our standard of living. I vote liberal for a reason and am thankful to Justin for saving us all and for being a visionary