Global National Full Headlines for May 29

Published on May 30, 2021 by

The rush to get shots into arms has sped up in the wake of Health Canada’s latest guidelines for soon-to-expire doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Now, tens of thousands of doses that were set to expire on Monday have been deemed good to use until July 1. As Mike Le Couteur reports, the news comes as Ontario and Quebec ease restrictions, and another politician is caught breaking the rules.

Survivors of Canada’s residential school system are being forced to relive trauma, after the discovery of a mass grave at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in B.C. As Paul Johnson reports, forensics experts are now working to identify the remains of 215 suspected school children.

Variants of the virus are hampering reopening plans worldwide, as medical experts warn of a “vaccine apartheid.” Redmond Shannon explains how the B.1.617 variant, first discovered in India, is driving a surge in the United Kingdom, and the warnings for Canada.

A Global News investigation has revealed that Saskatoon police didn’t investigate allegations at Young Athlete Saskatchewan, where exclusive reporting suggests a convicted sex offender, Dennis Hall, was involved with camp matters for decades. Nathanial Dove explains why.

With over half of eligible adults in the U.S. fully vaccinated for COVID-19, Jennifer Johnson explains why health experts are urging caution when it comes to holiday travel for Memorial Day weekend.

Plus, Jamie Maraucher explains why telemedicine will play a key role in the future of Canada’s health-care system.

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