Canada and World Full Headlines for February 20

Published on February 21, 2021 by

New data shows that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective after just one dose. As Abigail Bimman reports, some health experts say Canada should focus on getting one shot into as many arms as possible before moving on to the 2nd jab.

COVID-19 cases in the U.S. have dropped by 29 per cent compared to this time last week, but as Reggie Cecchini explains, there are still significant challenges ahead.

The deadline to submit ballots in the Newfoundland and Labrador provincial election has been extended by one week after it was upended due to concerns about a COVID-19 outbreak. Ross Lord has more.

Canadians will soon hear from someone at the heart of the allegations of improper behaviour by Gen. Jonathan Vance. Global’s Mercedes Stephenson explains.

The Trudeau government is moving to repeal mandatory minimum penalties for drug offences and some gun-related crimes, saying they do not make Canadians safer and unfairly affect Indigenous and Black people. Mike Le Couteur reports.

Pfizer and BioNTech have started an international study to test their COVID-19 vaccine on pregnant women. Su-Ling Goh explains.

Plus, only seven per cent of NHL players are visible minorities, a number that pales in comparison to other professional sports leagues. Suzette Francis explains how they are hoping to change.

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