On this episode of Global National: Thousands of protesters crowded Parliament Hill to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates, public health measures and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as part of the so-called “freedom convoy” of truckers. Some convoy organizers even say they’ll remain at Parliament Hill until their demands are met. David Akin reports from Ottawa as people air out their grievances.
And winter storms are pounding the East Coast as the Maritimes and several northeastern states get covered in snow. In the U.S., with the possibility of getting up to 60 cm of snow or more, high winds are forcing many people to leave their homes and governors are declaring states of emergency. Jennifer Johnson has that story.
On the pandemic front, new research is shedding light on “long COVID.” Heather Yourex-West explains how a pair of new studies is shedding new light on the neurological symptoms many COVID-19 long haulers are experiencing.
Also, scientists are calling for a sea to have protection in Antarctica at a time when climate change is making waters in the Antarctic warmer and rearranging ocean currents. Ross Lord looks at how the Weddell Sea could be protected.
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