Global National: Aug. 3, 2021 | Back-to-school jitters return as COVID-19 Delta variant looms

Global News published this video item, entitled “Global National: Aug. 3, 2021 | Back-to-school jitters return as COVID-19 Delta variant looms” – below is their description.

Canadian parents and their children are experiencing back-to-school jitters compounded by COVID-19 again, as a potential Delta-driven fourth wave raises concerns about unvaccinated kids. As children under 12 remain ineligible for the vaccine, Abigail Bimman explains what’s known about Delta’s effects on kids, and what experts are watching for.

In the United States, Jackson Proskow speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Washington’s top infectious diseases expert, to discuss how politics have affected the country’s public health measures and its now stagnating COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

Also, a look at how New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is fighting back after a damning independent investigation found he sexually harassed multiple women.

Despite Canada’s plateauing COVID-19 vaccination rates, millions of doses are still being shipped in. The push is now on to donate them to developing countries before the doses expire, but it’s not as easy as it sounds. Mike Le Couteur explains.

In Ukraine, police are investigating the death of a Belarusian activist. Vitaly Shishov was living in exile in Kyiv before he was found hanged in a park. Redmond Shannon explains why there are suspicions Shishov was murdered, and the growing fears among critics of the Belarusian government.

At the Tokyo Olympics, two Olympic gymnasts, Canada’s Ellie Black and America’s Simone Biles, have made big comebacks on the balance beam. As Crystal Goomansingh reports, Black was recovering from an injured ankle while Biles stepped away to focus on her mental health.

And, a look at NBA superstar Kyle Lowry’s legacy on and off the court as he moves on from the Toronto Raptors to the Miami Heat. Seán O’Shea looks at the bittersweet end of an era, as Lowry leaves behind legions of fans forever grateful even as they see him go.

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