Canada and World Full Headlines for November 16

Published on November 17, 2020 by

An experimental COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna Inc. yielded extraordinarily strong early results Monday. According to preliminary data from an ongoing study, Moderna said its vaccine appears to be 94.5 per cent effective. Carolyn Jarvis looks at the questions that still remain about the potential vaccine.

Some hospitals in hard-hit regions of Ontario are warning they are nearing capacity amid the pandemic. Eric Sorensen reports on the growing strain on the system, and the call for tighter COVID-19 restrictions in the province.

Alberta doctors are also bracing themselves for what’s to come as cases continue to spike. Heather Yourex-West reports on the pressure Premier Jason Kenney is facing to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Schools have mostly stayed open amid the pandemic, but some provinces are weighing whether to start Christmas break earlier to reduce the risk. Robin Gill explains.

And, COVID-19 cases in the U.S. are continuing to accelerate and many hospitals are overwhelmed. Jackson Proskow reports on the pressure health-care workers are facing.

Plus, Crystal Goomansingh reports on the Falkland Islands being declared landmine-free nearly 40 years after Britain’s war with Argentina.

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