The Current

The Current for Sept. 14, 2020

Today on The Current: Canada’s top physician Dr. Theresa Tam on the months ahead, The return to pandemic restrictions, Instagram pets and the ‘cute economy,’ Director Hao Wu on his film 76 days
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Today on The Current:

Matt Galloway talks to Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam about the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, and what Canadians can expect as we move through the fall and into winter.

Then, what kind of pandemic restrictions can we expect in the months ahead, and what might the impact be on an already weary population? Infectious disease epidemiologist Ashleigh Tuite and professor of psychiatry Steven Taylor discuss.

Plus, from dogs to cats to bearded dragons, there are countless corners of social media where people create accounts with the fictional personas of their pets. Researcher Jessica Maddox talks us through this "cute economy."

And director Hao Wu discusses his documentary 76 days, taking you inside a hospital in Wuhan, China, in the weeks when COVID-19 took hold.

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