News in Review

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News in Review - February 2021 COVID-19: Testing and Containment

Many infectious disease experts believe Canada should be testing everyone for COVID-19 to find out who is contagious, and not just the people who have symptoms. They say rapid testing may be one of the tools that could help. They’re cheaper, faster and can be used at home. Many countries around the world use rapid tests. But Health Canada has ...
  • 2021
  • 00:18:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2021

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  • NIR-21-02 - PPT - COVID-19: Testing and Containment

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News in Review - February 2021 Republic in Peril: The Storming of the U.S. Capitol

On January 6, 2021, an angry mob of rioters, incited by the President of the United States, stormed the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. and smashed their way in. Hundreds of these insurgents looted the building, threatened politicians and took selfies. Five people died as a result, including one rioter and a police officer. President Donald Trump would stand accused ...
  • 2021
  • 00:20:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2021

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News in Review - February 2021 Rewind: The Stories that Made 2020

COVID-19 is the story that everyone will remember from 2020. But there were many other important headline stories that happened in 2020, starting in January when Ukraine Flight 752 was shot down during takeoff from Tehran by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. The year also saw Canada’s largest mass shooting when 22 people were killed by a gunman in Nova Scotia. ...
  • 2021
  • 00:15:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2021

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News in Review - January 2021 COVID-19: A Global Perspective

This report looks at the impact of COVID-19 around the globe. A year after it was first detected in Wuhan, China, the world struggles to get the disease under control and cases continue to increase. Europe has been hard hit in the second wave, with many countries imposing further restrictions on their citizens. Due to its sheer population, India is ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/19/2021

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  • NIR-21-01D - PDF - COVID-19: A Global Perspective

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News in Review - January 2021 Vaccine Hesitancy: Appealing to the Moveable Middle

A year after COVID-19 was first identified, it had spread across the globe, resulting in more than 73 million cases and over 1.6 million deaths. Health experts agreed the only way through the pandemic was with a vaccine. Scientists and pharmaceutical companies worldwide began the research. Now, as those groundbreaking vaccines are being distributed, many people are ready and eager ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/09/2021

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News in Review - January 2021 COVID-19: The Anti-Mask Movement

Throughout 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic grew, health authorities looked for ways to contain the spread. One option was to introduce a mask policy, making it mandatory in public places. But that has not sat well with so-called anti-maskers. They refuse to comply, suggesting it is government overreach and an infringement on their personal liberties. That has led to some ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/08/2021

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News in Review - January 2021 COVID-19: The Race for a Vaccine

COVID-19 was first detected in December 2019 and quickly spread across the globe, infecting more than 75 million people and killing over 1.6 million by the end of the first year. As the disease resurged with a second wave, scientists and medical professionals around the world were in a tight race to develop an effective vaccine. In November 2020, pharmaceutical ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/01/2021

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News in Review - December 2020 Remembering Joyce Echaquan: Systemic Racism in Canada’s Health Care

Calls for the Quebec government to recognize and address systemic racism within the province were revived by the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Atimatekw woman who filmed as nurses at a hospital in Joliette hurled racist slurs at her before she died. Joyce’s family has announced a lawsuit and a criminal complaint against the hospital. Meanwhile, Quebec premier Francois Legault ...
  • 2020
  • 00:12:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2021

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  • NIR-20-12 - PPT - Remembering Joyce Echaquan: Systemic Racism in Canada’s Health Care

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News in Review - December 2020 U.S. Election 2020: The Count and the Controversy

Over 150 million people cast their ballot in the U.S. elections, and both Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden received a record number of votes. In the end, Joe Biden won not only the popular vote but also the electoral college. This News in Review video looks at voting day, delays with ballot counting, how the electoral college works, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:17:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2021

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  • NIR-20-12 - PPT - U.S. Election 2020: The Count and the Controversy

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News in Review - December 2020 The Murder of Christine Jessop: DNA Solves Cold Case

In 1984, nine-year-old Christine Jessop was taken from her small community and raped and murdered. The police investigation led to the arrest of the family’s next door neighbour, Guy Paul Morin. Morin would be tried twice and end up serving 18 months in prison before being acquitted. But Morin’s full exoneration wouldn’t come until 2020. That’s when police announced they ...
  • 2020
  • 00:11:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/06/2021

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  • NIR-20-12 - PDF - The Murder of Christine Jessop: DNA Solves Cold Case

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