The Current

The Current for March 30, 2020

Today on The Current: COVID-19 testing; Kids’ questions about the virus; Victory Gardens; Pandemic leaves charities in crisis
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Limited capacity means not everyone in Canada can get a test for COVID-19. Does that mean many cases are going undetected, and the country's official figures don't give the full picture? 

Dr. Brian Goldman and Tai Poole, from CBC Podcasts' Tai Asks Why, are here to answer questions from kids across the country.

The pandemic, and the response to it, has been playing out differently in different provinces. Three CBC journalists bring us updates from across the country.

Tom Power talks to q's fashion contributor, Mosha Lundstrom Halbert, about how COVID-19 is affecting the fashion industry.

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Economists Armine Yalnizyan and Frances Donald discuss the impact that COVID-19 will have on the economy, and what changes may come about once the crisis has passed.

Looking for something practical to do during the pandemic? Debi Goodwin says there are benefits to growing your own vegetables, like the Victory Gardens of the Second World War. 

At the weekend, U.S. President Donald Trump said the country is aiming to keep COVID-19 deaths to under 100,000 people. We talk to people across the U.S. about how the virus is unfolding in the country, and where the next hot spot might be.

The pandemic has hit Canadian charities hard, and by extension the people they help. We ask Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Ahmed Hussen how the government plans to help.

Canadian actor Ellen Page talks to Tom Power about her new documentary There's Something in the Water.


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