CBC News: The National | Quebec clamps down, Scrambling for boosters, Dr. Theresa Tam on Omicron

Dec. 20, 2021 | Quebec is closing bars, gyms, movie theatres and other businesses in a race to slow the spread of Omicron. Provinces across Canada are scrambling to distribute shots as more people qualify for vaccine boosters. Plus, chief medical officer Dr. Theresa Tam talks about the extra restrictions that may be needed to fight against Omicron.

0:00 The National for Dec. 20, 2021
1:15 Omicron whips through Canada
2:01 Quebec reinstates restrictions
4:45 Moderna says a 3rd dose effective against Omiicron
5:22 Scramble to distribute COVID-19 booster shots
7:25 Delays for access to COVID-19 testing
9:21 Dr. Susy Hota on when to get a COVID-19 test
11:50 Melanie Joly tests positive for COVID-19
12:23 Pandemic supports not available during restrictions
14:19 NHL pauses season until after Christmas
15:47 Calm urged in New York state amid COVID-19 surge
17:54 Jury deliberations begin in killing of Daunte Wright
18:10 Jury deliberations begin in Ghislaine Maxwell trial
18:42 Missionaries kidnapped in Haiti free
19:20 Coquihalla Highway reopens
22:37 Dr. Theresa Tam on trying to slow Omicron
29:19 Flood evacuees face unusual holiday season
31:44 OPP’s community approach to public intoxication
35:05 Cleaning up after typhoon hits Philippines
35:33 New Chilean president elected
36:12 Goa, India, struggles with COVID-19 restrictions
39:31 Ottawa reveals support for PEI potato farmers
40:17 Newfoundland fishers thank pandemic for banner year
43:11 The Moment


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