The Current

The Current for June 22, 2020

Today on The Current: Families of long-term care residents worried about proposed immunity from COVID-19 lawsuits, Mandatory mask laws, Checking in on coronavirus treatments, Road trips during the pandemic, and commemorating Iranian students.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full episode transcript

Today on The Current:

The Ontario government is considering a move to grant organizations and people immunity from some COVID-19 lawsuits. Families suing long-term care homes fear it could make accountability that much harder to come by. 

A few municipalities in Canada are bringing in mandatory rules on face masks, but a group of Canadian doctors wants to see more. We hear from Dr. Jennifer Kwan on the efforts of #Masks4Canada.

Canadian researchers say they are learning about possible treatments for COVID-19 faster than ever before because of the knowledge they gained from previous outbreaks, but there is still no approved treatment in Canada. We check in on the research with Dr. Rob Fowler, senior scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute and Matthias Götte, professor and chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at University of Alberta.

The COVID-19 pandemic has ground most travel to a halt, but many Canadians are trying out RVs to get out and explore their provinces. Buckle up! We're taking a road trip.

And finally, The University of Alberta has awarded posthumous degrees to five students killed when Iran shot down Flight PS752 in January. We hear from Asal Andarzipour, who calls it an act of "remembrance" for her five peers.