Canada and World Full Headlines for December 29

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Published on December 30, 2020 by

On tonight’s top story: Ontario will now fast track COVID-19 vaccinations, after the province was criticized for scaling back immunizations over the holidays. Gen. Rick Hillier, who is tasked with Ontario’s vaccine rollout, wants to do something no other jurisdiction has done. Richard Zussman explains.

On Tuesday, the U.S. reported its first known case of the COVID-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom. The case was found in Colorado, and comes as the vaccine rollout is hitting snags. Jackson Proskow explains what’s holding up vaccinations, and what Joe Biden faces when he takes office in January.

Boeing’s 737 MAX planes are flying in American airspace again, following design changes and a lengthy ban triggered by two disastrous crashes that killed 346 people. As Ross Lord reports, some of the victims’ families believe the planes should never be allowed to fly again.

As more countries start vaccinating people from COVID-19, some nations are ahead of schedule, while others are struggling. Redmond Shannon reports.

It has been a long road since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting a worldwide, unified effort by scientists to develop vaccines in record time. Eric Sorensen explains how the global crisis paved the way for historic medical breakthroughs.

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