The Current

The Current for May 21, 2020

Today on The Current: B.C. Health Officer Bonnie Henry on a second wave of COVID-19; The path to a vaccine; Calling incel violence terrorism; Hawksley Workman wants to write a song about your pet
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

B.C.'s provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, talks to Matt Galloway about the likelihood of a second wave of COVID-19, and how lessons learned so far will help Canadians to be ready.

Then, we talk to a panel of experts about the progress being made in the search for a vaccine, and whether the public should temper expectations.

Plus, police say the killing of a woman at a Toronto massage parlour in February was an act of terrorism, carried out by a 17-year-old who identified as an involuntary celibate, also known as an incel. Legal scholar Amanda Dale and former national security analyst Stephanie Carvin discuss the decision to label the violence as terrorism, and a case that some are calling a watershed moment for dealing with violence against women. 

And finally, Canadian singer-songwriter Hawksley Workman has been writing songs dedicated to those helping many people get through the pandemic — their pets!