Global National: May 8, 2021 | Ontario’s frenzy to get COVID-19 vaccination

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  • Global News published this video item, entitled “Global National: May 8, 2021 | Ontario’s frenzy to get COVID-19 vaccination” – below is their description.

    The Ontario government has quietly expanded its COVID-19 vaccination campaign to include people as young as 18. With more Ontarians now eligible to get the shot, there is no shortage of demand. As Kamil Karamali explains, there’s a frenzy to get vaccinated.

    Alberta is the country’s COVID-19 hot spot. It has the highest rate of active cases in Canada and the United States. The province has increased restrictions including limiting outdoor gatherings to five people, moving students to online learning and increasing fines for people who break the rules. Despite that, anti-lockdown protests continue. Abigail Bimman speaks with the mayor of Calgary about the situation in Alberta.

    There’s growing concern that the shortage of oxygen devastating COVID-ravaged India could happen in other developing nations. Redmond Shannon explains how The Every Breath Counts Coalition is working to keep the crisis from reaching those countries.

    A Global News investigation has found that women rarely lead Canadian military police investigations into sexual misconduct claims. David Akin reports on the latest example of gender imbalance within the Canadian Armed Forces.

    The detention and secretive trials of the two Michaels in China have made international headlines, but the case has put a spotlight on the thousands of political prisoners being held by the communist government. Jeff Semple has the story of one American fighting to free them.

    You’re probably familiar with Bitcoin, but another cryptocurrency that started out as a spoof is on a tear. Dogecoin has become a go-to investment and adding to the hype is Tesla founder Elon Musk. Anne Gaviola has more.

    The world’s eyes are on the skies this weekend, with chunks of China’s Long March 5B rocket expected to crash down soon in the Pacific Ocean. As Jennifer Johnson reports, this isn’t the first time China has lost track of its space debris.

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