Global National: May 5, 2021 | Canada 1st to approve COVID-19 vaccine for children as young as 12

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    Canada has become the first country in the world to approve the use of a COVID-19 vaccine in children as young as 12 and provinces are already making plans to administer it. Almost immediately some provinces have announced they will make kids 12 and older eligible for the Pfizer BionTech vaccine as soon as Monday. But with limited supply right now they’ll have to get in line behind the adults. Eric Sorensen reports.

    Alberta’s premier is counting on vaccines and the latest restrictions he has imposed to stop the spike in cases and deaths in that province. Jason Kenney says he has no tools left to prevent the worst case scenario from unfolding in the health care system though his many critics say had he acted faster and imposed restrictions sooner, Alberta would be in a better place. Sarah Offin has more.

    It is mental health week and in the heart of the third wave, talking about mental health and the toll it is taking is more important than ever. New polling from Ipsos shows that is happening. As Abigail Bimman explains, experts hope the stigma around mental health is shrinking.

    A court in India’s capital New Dehli has become the last hope for hospitals, struggling to secure oxygen supplies for a staggering number of COVID-19 patients. As Redmond Shannon reports, hospitals are taking legal action to force India’s government to act.

    There has been a breakthrough on the issue of vaccine patents. The U.S. has announced that it now supports a proposal to wave intellectual property patents to help boost global vaccine supply. Jackson Proskow has more.

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