Confronting Omicron | CBC News: The National Special Edition

Dec. 15, 2021 | The National’s special coverage of the evolving Omicron situation in Canada and around the world. Three experts answer viewer questions about the variant and how to adapt holiday plans throughout the program.

00:00 Special Edition: Confronting Omicron
02:03 Canadians warned about travel abroad
05:13 Is a new travel advisory likely?
06:00 The numbers: Daily new COVID-19 cases
06:39 Ontario speeds up COVID-19 booster rollout
09:29 How the provinces are tackling Omicron
12:09 What should be the next steps?
13:51 The race to get boosters into arms
16:07 Omicron impact on the school year
18:26 Benefits vs. harm of closing schools?
19:48 The global impact of Omicron
23:16 Doctors answer your Omicron questions
23:52 How risky is my trip to Cuba in the new year?
25:29 How can I make my holiday gathering safer?
26:38 How and when to use a rapid test
29:42 Giving kids the 2nd vaccine dose earlier
33:35 Airborne transmission risk in public spaces
35:19 Special Edition: Confronting Omicron
35:44 What masks are most effective?
38:09 Wear a mask at your family gathering?
39:10 Can you reuse a KN95 mask?
40:07 COVID-19 impact on professional sports
42:39 Finding hope as the pandemic drags on

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