The Current

The Current for March 31, 2021

Today on The Current: Experts answer your questions about COVID-19 vaccines; calls for global action on bloodshed in Myanmar; and young people object to blame for sharp rise in B.C. COVID-19 cases.
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

Have you had your COVID-19 vaccine, but you're still unsure what that allows, like hugging a loved one? Or are you still waiting, but also still wondering? Matt Galloway puts some common questions to experts Dr. Lisa Barrett, a clinician scientist with expertise in infectious disease and immunology at Dalhousie University, and Dr. Gerald Evans, an infectious disease specialist at Queen's University and Kingston Health Sciences Centre. 

Plus, what can the world do about the bloody crackdown in Myanmar? We talk to Tom Andrews, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, and Maung Zarni, an activist and founder of Forces of Renewal Southeast Asia, a group advocating for democracy in the region.

And B.C. is facing a three-week "circuit breaker" lockdown to ease a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, with Premier John Horgan singling out young people for not following guidelines, and telling them, "Do not blow this for the rest of us." Justin Kulik, a student at the University of British Columbia, objects to the premier's charge; and we discuss what's driving the surge in cases with Caroline Colijn, Canada 150 Research Chair in Mathematics for Evolution, Infection and Public Health at Simon Fraser University.