Global National Full Headlines for June 18

Published on June 19, 2021 by

Canadians who have received the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as their first dose are confused over what to get for their second, following the latest federal guidance. As Mike Le Couteur explains, public health officials are trying to clarify their changing advice, and are reminding people that any second dose is safer than none.

Crystal Goomansingh looks at the different guidelines across the world in places that have approved AstraZeneca’s shot for use.

The vaccination uptake is starting to plateau, but roughly a quarter of Canadians still don’t have their first shot. Eric Sorensen reports on the different incentives provinces are setting up to reach vaccine-hesitant people.

In Waterloo, Ont. the ultra-contagious Delta variant has triggered a spike of COVID-19 cases. As Jamie Maraucher explains, that’s putting the city at risk of returning to lockdown, as the rest of the province looks to lift restrictions.

The weight of the climate crisis is bearing down on the U.S. west, where an extreme heat wave is peaking during a megadrought. Summer hasn’t even started yet, and as Jackson Proskow explains, that’s raising fears about the wildfire season.

Plus, should Canada Day celebrations be cancelled? Robin Gill looks at the growing debate as the country faces scrutiny for its dark history and present failures when it comes to Indigenous people.

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