The Current

The Current for Sept. 9, 2020

Today on The Current: Chair of Canada’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force says pause in AstraZeneca trial not a cause for concern, Enric Sala on conserving our oceans, Home schooling and choices facing parents
Matt Galloway is the host of CBC Radio's The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

A late-stage trial of an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was paused Tuesday after a patient experienced an "unexplained illness." We talk to Dr. Joanne Langley and Mark Lievonen, co-chairs of the federal government's COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force, about what lies ahead, and when Canadians will have a vaccine. 

Plus, marine ecologist and National Geographic's Explorer in Residence Enric Sala discusses his passion for preserving the world's oceans — and why it could be vital to our own survival. 

And as some kids returned to school in recent weeks, others are being taught at home or joining smaller "learning pods." We discuss the inequalities in our school system that are being exposed by the pandemic, and whether the choices facing parents will lead to a shift.