Global National: May 11, 2021 | AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine paused in 2 Canadian provinces

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We look at Ontario halting first doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine amid an increased risk of a rare blood clot linked to the shot. The decision also comes after Alberta made a similar move, saying it’s primarily because of the vaccine’s dwindling supply. Eric Sorensen reports on the growing uncertainty and the evolving science around the vaccine.

Plus, calls from labour leaders are growing for Alberta to shut down the province’s oil sands operations, as COVID-19 outbreaks within them continue to worsen and more workers fall ill. Heather-Yourex West looks at the biggest outbreak at Canadian Natural Resource’s Horizon oilsands site, and how it managed to grow out of control.

Lt. Gen. Jennie Carignan, the newly appointed senior officer in charge of rooting out sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces, testified before ta parliamentary committee Tuesday, discussing plans for a badly needed culture change in the military. Abigail Bimman explains what’s first on Carignan’s list of priorities.

In Israel, three people are dead from another barrage of rockets fired from Gaza, where at least 28 people have died in Israeli strikes on the Palestinian territory. The violence between Israelis and Palestinians escalated following an Israeli police raid on the al-Aqsa mosque. As Redmond Shannon reports, leaders on both sides seem uninterested in making peace.

Back in Canada, Quebecer André Gauthier spent six years detained on and off in the Middle East over a multi-billion dollar fraud he not only did not commit, but that he himself had alerted authorities to. But after years of legal battles and with the help of the federal government, Gauthier has finally returned home. Mike Le Couteur reports.

And as public health restrictions continue, trying to stay fit and eat healthily is becoming a tall order as gyms stay closed and take-out becomes the norm. Robin Gill looks at the difficult task ahead of people who want to shed the pandemic pounds.

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22 comments

SBQQM May 12, 2021 - 8:11 AM

BAN THEM ALL!!🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Katelyn Miskulin May 12, 2021 - 8:11 AM

Thank you Global for continuing to press the issue of CAF culture!

SBQQM May 12, 2021 - 8:13 AM

That Asian is a DUDE YALL

uabir May 12, 2021 - 8:21 AM

Hamas and Israel government are both terrorists. Only difference is their beliefs.

Mitch Zurbrigg May 12, 2021 - 8:31 AM

The people getting the blood clots already had history of blood clots.

Beth Gerow May 12, 2021 - 8:36 AM

according to European morbidity and mortality, Pfizer and Moderna has just as many blood clots as AstraZeneca. The vaccines work on different principles….that means that ppl will have a first dose of 2 vaccines…and they'll need a 2nd shot of one or the other. Not to worry, Pfizer is making sure that you have to get a 3rd dose….that's because they're charging $20 a dose…lots of profit….AZ is only charging costs…$4 a dose

v4p0rw4v3 May 12, 2021 - 8:39 AM

"Evolving science" is the same thing as "experimental drug"

Gazr Gazr May 12, 2021 - 8:41 AM

6 10 Oh you can't stop oil profits, carry on working guys till you drop !
I would have got a test, if negative, then fkd off forthwith !

dd May 12, 2021 - 8:46 AM

Why need to wait 8death , but not look at other country data.

Troy Mosher May 12, 2021 - 8:48 AM

The odds of the blood clot go up to 1: 60 000 for the AstraZeneca vaccine. If you have to get two shots, then that's another roll of the dice. I will now prefer the other vaccines because of this. The odds of this happening have increased twice now, which makes me wonder if it may go up again. Thank you, Dawna. You're a trusted voice.

Beth Gerow May 12, 2021 - 8:48 AM

umm…you forgot that the rockets came over from Gaza first and hit Jerusalem. Then the Israelis bombed the HQ of Hamas, which was in a residential building, of course. Then Hamas rocketed Tel Aviv. Israel's turn. The only reason Hamas have so many rockets is because a few wks ago the Biden administration sent them something like $125 million.

Beth Gerow May 12, 2021 - 8:55 AM

the celebs started crying…literally, there were lesser known women celebs weeping in their multi million dollar mansions with gyms and swimming pools within 10 DAYS of the first lockdown. Sheesh!! (Bet Will Smith has a HUGE gym in his home.)

Bumblebee May 12, 2021 - 8:58 AM

Money before Lives!

Bagla Bats May 12, 2021 - 9:06 AM

Vaccines save life’s they don’t kill them

Bagla Bats May 12, 2021 - 9:07 AM

We were test experiments for the AstraZeneca vaccine

Bagla Bats May 12, 2021 - 9:10 AM

It’s not a safe vaccine if it kills someone

stark tonny May 12, 2021 - 9:14 AM

i don’t trust those vaccines which is unsafe and useless

Alvin Reyez May 12, 2021 - 9:19 AM

Italy, Germany, France, Ukraine, Iran, Taiwan have all banned the covid-19 Vaccines. They simply won't approved it cause they understand the harmful long term side effects.

Brent Gibson May 12, 2021 - 9:22 AM

These strakes need to stop now before things get into full scale war and I’ve got the idea why not sangsion isrial so they can’t fight back

TM26 May 12, 2021 - 9:25 AM

Hahaha these vaccines are poison hahaha how the hell did they allow this!!

Chilli Fries May 12, 2021 - 9:28 AM

Stop ignoring the zealot organizations homeless racket. The real losers work at the shelters. I challenge you to use the freedom of information act to obtain all the complaints filed with Shelter Standards. Stop the waste of taxes by the likes of St.Felix, The Salvation Army, Dixon Hall, Seaton House and any more. Get the Religions out of peoples lives. Stop their poverty pimping, revolving door shelters. Stop the tax scamming disregard of Laws. Stop them encouraging and enabling criminals and junkies just like they themselves are… the wastes in Society.

Froilan Bacelonia May 12, 2021 - 9:34 AM

This war never ending ….