The Current

The Current for Oct. 12, 2021

Today on The Current: Migrant crisis in Greece shows no sign of abating; Bruce Kidd on his running career and the ties between sport and politics; the promise of newly approved malaria vaccine Mosquirix; and André Picard on COVID-19 in Canada
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

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Today on The Current:

As Greece fortifies its borders against a potential influx of Afghan refugees, CBC's Europe Correspondent Margaret Evans takes us inside a migrant crisis that shows no signs of abating.

Plus, former Olympian Bruce Kidd says being an athlete gave him a voice he never would've had otherwise, but he says athletes shouldn't feel forced to use that voice. He discusses calls for a boycott of the Beijing Games, his own athletic career, and his new memoir, A Runner's Journey.

The World Health Organization has recommended a widespread rollout of the first malaria vaccine, which it says could save tens of thousands of lives. But experts say it's just one tool in the fight against infection. We talk to Dr. Fredros Okumu, director of science at the Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania; and Dr. Githinji Gitahii in Nairobi, Global CEO of Amref Health Africa and board member of the African CDC. 

And the Globe and Mail's Health Columnist André Picard discusses the latest developments with COVID-19 in Canada.