The National Full Live Episode for May 21

Published on May 22, 2020 by

In tonight’s top story, Dawna Friesen explains why Canada may not be prepared to handle a “second wave” of COVID-19 cases – and how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is reacting to the possibility of another spike in new infections.

Eric Sorensen looks at what’s behind the lag in COVID-19 testing capacities, as provinces roll out their reopening plans.

And the race is on to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, in hopes of restoring life to a pre-pandemic normal. Jackson Proskow explains that while several human clinical trials are underway, each promising sign comes with a warning.

Abigail Bimman reports on how the COVID-19 pandemic may force Canadian municipalities, which have lost billions of dollars, to make some tough decisions.

Finally, Heather Yourex-West explains how the virus quickly spread through Brooks, Alberta, which had one of Canada’s largest per capita outbreaks of COVID-19. Why was Brooks so hard hit?

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