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Who or what is to blame for Canada's third wave of COVID-19?

COVID-19 case counts and ICU admissions are soaring in some parts of the country. Cross Country Checkup wants to know what you're feeling about where this pandemic is at, and how you're coping.

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People are pictured wearing face masks in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday, April 6. B.C. recorded 1,293 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, breaking a previously held single-day record. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Ontario and B.C. have reported record-breaking or near-record case counts of COVID-19. And ICU admissions are surging, with more young people than in the early months of the pandemic.

Canada's third wave is being fuelled by variants of the virus, which are more contagious and more likely to lead to hospitalization and death.

Restrictions are again ramping up in parts of the country with Canadians weary after a year of fighting COVID without much to show for it.

Cross Country Checkup wants to know what you're feeling about where this pandemic is at and how you're coping.

Our question this week: Who or what is to blame for Canada's third wave? What's going to get you through it?

Host Ian Hanomansing will be joined by Dr. Alex Wong, an infectious disease doctor in Regina, and Dr.Jackie Kinley, a psychiatrist and associate professor of psychiatry at Dalhousie University and founder of the Atlantic Institute for Resilience in Halifax.

Plus, in our Ask Me Anything: Is Canada at a crossroads with the Royal Family? What are your thoughts on the death of Prince Philip?


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