The Current

The Current for July 19, 2021

Today on The Current: Calls to ease restrictions on hospital visits; and Margaret Atwood on her late partner Graeme Gibson, and their shared love of birds
Robyn Bresnahan is this week's guest host of The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

People have been kept away from their loved ones in hospital through the pandemic. But as more Canadians are vaccinated and COVID case counts drop, there are calls to ease restrictions on visits. Guest host Robyn Bresnahan talks to Ottawa resident Kim Gogo, who waited for hours in a hospital car park as her son had major heart surgery last month; Dr. Fahad Razak, an internist and epidemiologist in Toronto; and Dr. Alex Wong, an infectious disease physician in Regina. 

And Canadian author Margaret Atwood shared much with her late partner, the novelist Graeme Gibson, including a love of birds. In a conversation from March, she talks to Matt Galloway about the spring migration, the new edition of Gibson's Bedside Book of Birds and what nature can bring us, especially amid the pandemic.