The Current

The Current for Jan. 26, 2022

Today on The Current: What can Canada learn from South Africa’s bout with Omicron?; security experts warn China is exerting influence and disinformation campaigns in Canada; and what losing her father and finding love taught Kathryn Schulz about the 'bargain of our existence.'
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

South Africa's bout with Omicron is slowing down — offering other countries a glimpse of what might be coming next in the pandemic. Matt Galloway discusses what Canada might learn, with Dr. Shabir Madhi, a professor of vaccinology at Johannesburg's University of the Witwatersrand; and Jason Kindrachuk, a virologist at the University of Manitoba.

Plus, as the global spotlight gets closer to China and the Beijing Winter Olympics, Canadian security experts warn that China is targeting politicians here with disinformation and influence campaigns. We talk to former Conservative MP Kenny Chiu; Sze-Fung Lee, a researcher at McGill University's School of Information Studies; and Richard Fadden, former director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. 

And in her new book Lost & Found, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New Yorker writer Kathryn Schulz writes about the loss of her father — and the things in life that bind us all together.

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