Global National: May 14, 2021 | Canada may have passed peak of 3rd wave of COVID-19 pandemic

Global News published this video item, entitled “Global National: May 14, 2021 | Canada may have passed peak of 3rd wave of COVID-19 pandemic” – below is their description.

On this episode of Global National: As the U.S. starts edging back to normalcy by ditching face mask use for fully vaccinated people indoors, Canada hasn’t reached that point yet. Abigail Bimman explains how many people have to be immunized before restrictions could be eased and when that might happen.

Hospitals in Alberta are reporting record high numbers of COVID-19 patients in intensive care and there are fears the worst is yet to come. But as Heather Yourex-West reports, political unrest is stealing Premier Jason Kenney’s attention away from the public health crisis.

Plus, the violence in the Middle East shows no signs of letting up anytime soon, as bombs and rockets continue to fly, taking more innocent lives. Eric Sorensen reports on the amplifying threats and the rising death toll.

And in a recent survey of Ontario nurses, almost all reported being stressed out by the pandemic and some are even considering an early exit from the profession. Ross Lord looks at the pressures nurses face and the calls for more support.

Canadian boxing champion Mandy Bujold is fighting to compete at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Mike Drolet explains why Bujold is being denied the opportunity and how she’s now taking the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to court to prove women don’t have to choose between family and career.

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