On this episode of Global National: People in Ontario and Quebec are trying to dig themselves out of a severe snowstorm that’s wreaked havoc on the roads, while also bringing a snow day for children. Mike Drolet and Mike Armstrong report on how the blizzard kept snow plows busy, how the storm was unusual, how it brought out kindness in strangers and how kids made the most out of a day off school.
Meanwhile, Health Canada has now approved Paxlovid, the antiviral medication from Pfizer, to treat people with COVID-19. Abigail Bimman looks at what’s known so far about the drug and who’s being prioritized to receive it.
Also, a Global News exclusive: as tension rises over Russian troops amassing near Ukraine’s border, Global News has learned Canada is now sending a small group of special forces to Ukraine. Mike Le Couteur explains what’s behind the deployment.
Plus, poorer nations are still struggling to fully immunize people against COVID-19, as they grapple with expensive vaccine patents and complex production. Jackson Proskow explains how Texas researchers are trying to make sure no one gets left behind with a groundbreaking new vaccine called COBREVAX, and without a huge price tag.
And a British soldier named Jack Jarvis is on an exhausting journey to row across the Atlantic Ocean solo, all the way from the United Kingdom to the United States. Crystal Goomansingh looks at the goal, the timeline and how he’s honouring his grandfather at the same time.
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