Global National: May 1, 2021 | How Ontario is coping with ICUs filling with younger COVID patients

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    On this episode of Global National: Ontario is coping with an rising number of COVID-19 patients in the province’s intensive care units, with more than 900 people requiring critical care. As Mike Le Couteur reports, more young people are needing critical care than ever before.

    Plus, in an effort to save the pandemic-hit tourism industry, Europe wants to implement vaccine passports that would provide proof of COVID-19 immunity. The Canadian government may have to consider its own program. David Akin explains why officials in Ottawa have been hesitant about it.

    And India’s daily COVID-19 cases have topped 400,000, the first country in the world to reach such a dire number of infections reported in a single day. As Jennifer Johnson reports, the U.S. has joined Canada and other countries in temporarily restricting travel from India, where hospitals and crematoriums are buckling under pressure. Warning: Some viewers may find images in this story disturbing.

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