Branson’s space flight, B.C. wildfire anxiety, Italy wins Euro Cup | The National for July 11, 2021
good evening i'm asha tomlinson ian is awake tonight space tourism takes off i was once a kid with a dream billionaire richard branson's promise to open the final frontier to the rest of us if we can do this just imagine what you can do and we examine the environmental impact of increased launches also tonight blazing heat out of control fires and spiraling anxiety on the west coast even if you have lived through fire seasons there is always the chance that it can turn another direction ottawa slots down new rules for rail lines in tinder dry b.c and the highs and heartbreak of the beautiful game italy breaks english hearts as the euro cup goes from home to rome this is the national [Music] in a whole new kind of space race this one a competition between billionaires we now have a winner today richard branson beat out jeff bezos successfully blasting off in his own virgin galactic rocket ship and making it to the edge of space three two one release release release clean release ignition the craft took off attached to a plane but then separated to continue the journey for branson the adventure was part business part pleasure a dream come true that also ushers in a new era of space tourism and as lauren pelly explains there is excitement there but also concern there's release there the exciting moment lighting the rocket motor and headed to space one small step for mankind one giant leap for billionaire richard branson welcome to space unity 22 branson's flight marked his company's fourth trip to the edge of space but the first with a full crew and with him on board all four passengers got a few minutes of weightlessness this is something only a handful of humans have ever experienced then the craft made a smooth landing back on earth it took 17 years of work to get to this point and there were hard times four people died in two separate accidents there will be more test flights before the public can climb on board but today was all about this moment [Applause] ladies and gentlemen this here is sir richard branson astronaut congratulations or you could say space tourist the mission statement that i wrote inside my spacesuit was to turn the dream of space trouble into a reality for my grandchildren who are here for your grandchildren it's a major shift from historic space travel from the earliest orbits and moon landings to the modern astronauts of the international space station very good space flight in the past was about sort of militarization the cold war and then science now space flight's becoming about experience and selling that experience and liftoff those experiences cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and some warn there's another price attached as well these industries are largely unregulated they are in a position to be contributing greenhouse gases to the atmosphere and i think it's supremely ironic that you know wealthy people are shooting off into space in in amongst this uh when we've got heat waves and a pandemic and they're there to kind of prove their wealth influence and to create new business opportunities playing in the atmosphere but after seeing the world in a whole new way branson himself says we've got to all be doing everything we can to help this incredible planet we live on i will devote the rest of my life doing that all while potentially cashing in on a lucrative form of tourism that's truly out of this world so lauren richard branson is not the only billionaire in this space race what's next well jeff bezos amazon founder he's going to be taking a short space flight of his own very soon it's actually quite similar what he and branson are trying to do marketing these short space flights for consumers and elon musk of tesla and spacex fame he's actually trying to build longer space flights that people can purchase so there's a lot coming in this space in the months and years ahead but for average canadians like you and me it could be a very long time if ever before we could afford these types of trips yeah i hear about 200k so [Laughter] all right thanks lauren now to some harsh realities here on earth weeks of blistering heat has turned forests in western north america into kindling 30 million americans are now under a new heat dome warning and there are now dozens of heat warnings in this country from quebec to bc where tonight more people are fleeing their homes this is the thomas creek fire south of penticton tonight it's grown significantly residents of 77 homes in okanagan falls have been told get out now another 600 homes are under evacuation alert meaning be ready all residents are being asked to register with the evacuee registration assistance tool that is just one of at least 300 wildfires burning in bc tonight for so many there the situation is beyond exhausting briar stewart shows us what people are dealing with even before people were ordered out of white croft b.c many packed up because this is what they could see from their yards the fire forced more than families out of their homes last night even if you have lived through fire seasons there is always the chance that it can turn another direction or go a lot faster than anyone is prepared for christa gebhardt and her family are staying with relatives and waiting for any news about the fire but i feel nervous and incredibly grateful for the people who go running in when the rest of us go running out the whole hillside's gone crews across the interior have been busy this weekend on friday night some living near vernon were forced out of their homes by this fire they were allowed back hours later but the threat hasn't completely subsided another fire is burning east of the community officials say they have to be strategic about where they send crews people properties critical infrastructure and then resources so we have to triage based on those priorities while crews are fighting fires transport canada issued a new order in an effort to prevent them on rail lines which run near kamloop cnn and cp have to ensure they can respond to fires along the tracks within an hour and 10 fire detection patrols have to be done every 24 hours across canada when temperatures rise above 30 degrees and the fire threat is extreme trains have to slow down i have to assume from this that there is concern that the existing regulations were not sufficient it's not yet clear what started the devastating and deadly fire in linton but investigators with the transportation safety board are looking into the possibility it was started by a freight train breyer the hot dry weather has been you know such a driver of this crisis is there any sign of relief on that front well there could be some later this week because officials say they're expecting a slight down on thursday but in communities like kamloops and kelowna in the interior temperatures are supposed to be in the mid to high 30s throughout most of the week and climatologists say it's the summer trend that's really concerning to them because throughout the rest of the summer they're expecting more hot temperatures and they're expecting it to be particularly dry on the prairies and in the west briar stewart in vancouver thank you the devastating heat is leaving its mark on the western united states too karen paul is on the fight to keep the damage there to a minimum despite an extreme heat warning we're expecting it to be anywhere from about 110 to 120. tourists are still flocking to joshua tree national park this couple on their honeymoon it's the hottest place on earth like this is hot it's never been hotter it feels like we're in an oven but elsewhere it's no holiday wildfires burning out of control forcing evacuations firefighters say the air is so dry much of the water dropped by bombers evaporates before it reaches the ground this newly released video shows what firefighters have been up against for weeks and while the season is still young it's already been deadly two arizona firefighters died in a plane crash while doing reconnaissance yesterday the heat wave means california residents have been told to cut back on water and power usage to prevent rolling blackouts save the dishes save the laundry save all the video game playing until after 9 pm the heat is also worsening california's drought a big concern for farmers they're probably watering you know two and a half hours versus an hour and a half further north the extreme heat cooking shellfish in the water having the hottest part of the day be when the oysters and clams are most susceptible to that heat really compounded the sort of normal summer summer stress on the shellfish the federal energy secretary says climate change increases the odds and magnitude of events like this there should be a sense of urgency here you see these incredible record events happening repeatedly i don't know how much more evidence people need this is the fourth heat wave since the end of may it comes after the hottest june in 120 years of record keeping karen pauls cbc news vancouver let's move to the kovitz story tonight canada's public health experts continue to press the need for vaccinations and say at least 80 percent of the eligible population needs to be fully vaccinated to keep covid rates under control the percentage of eligible canadians age 12 and over who've had both shots is now about 48 percent and more than 78 percent have had at least one dose but take a look at how demand for that first shot has plateaued in recent weeks valeria corey monochio now on the push to close the gap today in montreal you could catch a show and catch up on your covet 19 vaccine the goal is to make it easier for young people to get the shot i'm working like 65 hours per week so i really don't have time i'm too tired and the weekend i want to sleep but because i'm here i keep telling him to go get vaccinated but like now it's the right time it was easier for me and i'll be ready to travel or to to see everybody earlier in quebec only 68 percent of people between the ages of 18 and 29 have received a first dose that's the lowest uptake among all age groups what remains is the people who are fearful hesitant or lack information so what you need to do is go from people to people sometimes and go to them where they are that's the approach toronto is using in some neighborhoods this weekend community workers went door to door in what the city calls its home stretch vaccine push when we communicate with the people we just tell them to don't don't scare don't you know the research you know and you take the vaccine we take the vaccine health officials believe canada is within reach of having at least 80 percent of the population fully vaccinated but it will take work to get there we really need everyone to to get vaccinated to do both shots a message becoming urgent as variants spread we've got high rates of immunity through vaccination but the virus is evolving and making it harder to control for those who are not vaccinated and this health expert's concern is for those who can't be vaccinated yet the big thing is kids we can't vaccinate kids under 12 those those clinical trials are not done and so it's really up to the adults to keep the kids safe if we can drive the virus out of the adult community then the kids aren't at risk a major push from many sides to avoid another wave of infections valeria corey minocchio cbc news montreal in the u.s nearly two-thirds of the
eligible population has had at least one dose and more than half is fully vaccinated but overall the trend of daily new vaccinations has been tracking steadily downward at the same time the number of new cases is on the rise as judy trin tells us partisan politics is once again getting in the way of public health efforts how you doing cpac at this weekend's conservative political action conference top republican influencers railed against government efforts to get americans vaccinated they were hoping the government was hoping that they could sort of sucker ninety percent of the population into getting vaccinated and it and and it and it isn't happening right there's a applause for anti-vaccine rhetoric comes at a time when much of the country is losing ground against the delta variant the now dominant strain of covet 19 in the u.s the biggest surge in hospitalizations is mostly in southern and republican states it's horrifying i mean they're cheering about someone saying that it's a good thing for people not to try and save their lives the country's seven day moving average is climbing now to over 20 thousand cases our health care system in southwest missouri we're absolutely stretched further than we were stretched last year in missouri almost every new infection is occurring in unvaccinated people without protection against the delta variant all bets are off we'll do everything that we can to to help you get back home to your family but the reality is you may not go home sweetening the shot has worked in some areas this oregon university student is the latest american to win a million dollars for getting the vaccine i never imagined that but a jackpot isn't enough to convince the majority the president's chief medical advisor says that may mean more drastic measures the local level there should be more mandates there really should be we're talking about life and death situation we've lost 600 000 americans already and we're still losing more people and that will continue to happen if vaccination rates don't improve daily covet counts are rising in 35 states judy tren cbc news washington australia has reported its first covet death this year and i want to extend my deepest condolences to their families and loved ones the state where it happened new south wales has broken its record for daily new cases in 2021 with 77 reported today officials say 33 of them were from people out in the community while infectious even though a lockdown's been in effect for three weeks the remains of a second canadian have been recovered from the wreckage of the collapsed condo in surf side florida their identity has not been released officials now say 90 people have been confirmed dead with another 31 still unaccounted for the u.s sent a technical team into haiti today to assess the security situation and the country's needs after its president was assassinated last week jovanelle moyes was shot and killed in his home early wednesday at least 19 suspects have been arrested most of them colombian but it's still not clear who ordered the hit or why the assassination has plunged the government into turmoil its leadership unclear heaping problems on an impoverished country that was already dealing with rampant gang violence radio canada's jean-michel laprenz is in port-au-prince haiti tonight jean-michel officials just gave an update on the investigation what's the latest yes the chief of police leon charles said they arrested a haitian american doctor who lives in miami and also in haiti who was supposed to be the the one who recruited the 26th uh colombian mercenary through a security company from miami c at eu owned by a venezuelan and we know that their first mission was to be to protect this man charlie manuel sano and then the mission changed and they were supposed to arrest the president uh moyes take him to the presidential palace and then substitute him for another president who could have been sanon himself so the police then said we don't know who the real intellectual authors are because this operation was very expensive and sano is broke also they don't know exactly who killed physically the president they said that five colombians are still at large they are very dangerous they are real commandos this is such a tumultuous time for haitians what are you hearing how are they dealing with all of this oh asians are really stunned they're used to a lot of violence extreme violence here but this kind of things never happened the last time was in 1915 and it led to the invasion of the u.s soldiers so now it's a there's a very strange calm here in power prince since the assassination people are afraid to go out a lot of shops are still closed traffic is very scarce and even the gangs are not very active with some exceptions whereas they were not long ago in the middle of a terrible warfare demonstrations there are rumors about that maybe tomorrow but to demonstrate against protests against whom we would not know there's a vacuum at the top uh prime minister joseph claude intends to remain as the acting prime minister but there are other contenders so there are discussions about it and we are told they are very difficult okay thank you so much for this update john michelle le prince in port-au-prince haiti fans of italian soccer are celebrating tonight their team beat england in a penalty shootout to win euro 2020 and here in canada if you couldn't find a spot at an italian bistro to watch here's what you would have missed [Applause] just incredible scenes jubilant fans freaking out in toronto's little italy the moment their team pulled away 3-2 in the shootout to win the final capping off one of the biggest tournaments in soccer for some fans in vancouver the win had extra meaning this is life-changing my nana passed away a couple months ago this is everything this is everything italy's historic win was celebrated right around the world but just to throw a little extra salt into those english wounds the match was held at wembley stadium salima shivji is in london the center of the soccer universe tonight [Music] on the pitch at game time nerves all around but on the english side they're holding decades worth of anticipation they're fans desperate for a first win in any major final since 1966. at screens across london watching the game was one potential heart attack after another even though fans here were feeling pretty confident after their team struck first within minutes of kickoff we are buzzing it's been such a long time coming we've not been in the finals of anything since it's like 66 so yeah it's massive being a final and for it to be at wembley won't happen again the giddy anticipation and the party outside wembley began hours before the game some fans without tickets even stormed the barriers trying to push their way in before security intervened with scenes like these across the country you'd be forgiven for thinking everyone was rooting for the english song but in small pockets of london loyalties were somewhat divided among italians living in britain italy absolutely but then i would be happy england too i love england but i love italy and football more england is home for me at the moment so you know there is a double side in me but yeah always sports italia this is a problem and italy got back into the match tying it in the second half leading to the dreaded finish for every fence penalty shots huge responsibility on his young shoulders the two sides even until the bitter end penalties proved to be the dagger in english hearts italy crowned european champions for the first time since 1968. england defeated and heartbroken her drought continues salimashivji cbc news london well the world's number one tennis player novak djokovic won the men's final today at wimbledon and sealed his place in the record books the serbian beat mateo beretini of italy in four sets the triumph also gave djokovic his 20th grand slam title that equals the records of switzerland's roger federer and rafael nadal of spain as for what's next djokovic says he's undecided about competing at the olympics because of covid restrictions when we come back what's next now that richard branson's reached the edge of space three two one release release release a canadian who worked with nasa on what today's flight means for the rest of us and as more people blast off to space the risk back here on earth as restrictions lift what are you comfortable with if we just would go back to completely normal right now we could be in trouble very soon the doctors are here to help navigate this next step of the pandemic and a vaccine clinic wrapped in a wall of gratitude it just kind of makes you feel good we'll be right back there's release there the exciting moment lighting the rocket motor we want to turn the next generation of dreamers into the astronauts of today and tomorrow what a day for billionaire richard branson and for space travel today branson rocketed to the edge of space on board his very own spacecraft next year he hopes virgin galactic will be taking paying customers to same heights for about two hundred fifty thousand dollars each this was an incredible feat for a private company to accomplish and i'd like to bring in former nasa scientist tanya harrison to help put things into perspective for us tonya how important was the success of this flight and others like it to the future of space travel this is a really big moment for the commercial space industry and that helps us out for space travel in general because we're seeing a lot of partnerships being made between government space agencies like nasa and these commercial companies that really push the envelope when it comes to innovation and virgin galactic has been working on this since 2004 so just seeing them finally be successful with a fully crewed launch is fantastic i gotta admit i didn't expect it to be such a short journey what can you say about that just you know for people who don't get it at home who are trying to figure this out space is actually not that far away if you just look straight up we're talking about getting from the ground out of the atmosphere and so a lot of these flights i think are much shorter than people expect there's about you know a few minutes of weightlessness that you experience before you come back down and eventually land we're just coming out of a pandemic though of course and a lot of people are struggling some bach at the sheer expense of these launches along with the environmental impact is it worth it i think the thing to remember is that it's not like this money is just being literally shot out into space there are tens of thousands of people that are employed across the country in the aerospace sectors working on these missions at virgin alone they have a thousand employees right now and so these you know help feed people keep people housed i work in the space industry so you know it helps me which is really fantastic um and there are concerns to be had for sure in terms of like environment environmental impact of launches um and these are things that we should think about as space launches become more frequent um at this point we don't do them nearly enough that they cause much of an impact on the atmosphere but if we get to a point where we're doing launches every single day with multiple companies then we're really going to want to take a look at that right because there are different goals for each space flight as we know is this the exclusive realm of billionaires like branson bezos and musk could it become more accessible for the rest of us should it though especially when you consider as you mentioned that environmental impact well the price should come down over time you know if we look at aircraft or travel by airplanes when flights were new you know for passengers you were talking five thousand dollars just to fly from boston to los angeles for example but as the flights become more frequent and the demand gets higher we would naturally see these prices come down and hopefully over time you know these are the the test vehicles in a lot of cases so we can develop things that are greener technologies where we can fit more people make it more cost effective and more environmentally friendly down the line okay that's good to know thank you so much for sharing this insight tanya thanks for having me so we spoke there about some of the environmental concerns that go along with these rocket launches and with space exploration set to boom those concerns are growing but as a nyat singh explains there's research underway aimed at reducing the impact three two one liftoff of the falcon 9.
recent rocket launchers have amazed the world with the reusable self-landing rockets and these space launches are becoming cheaper and more common but they have an environmental cost there are really two main sources of emissions from the space industry the first one is from launch and everyone can see plumes associated with rockets and trails of combustion products the second source is that of defunct satellites space debris if you will re-entering the atmosphere and burning up there are about a hundred rocket launches every year and the industry is expected to keep growing the main worries from the launches are black soot and alumina particles they end up in the upper atmosphere the stratosphere and interfere with its ability to reflect back the sun's heat ultimately these particles can cause heating in the same way that a greenhouse gas would and they actually have a lot greater radiative forcing effect than carbon dioxide for example sterling deploy confirmed one particularly toxic fuel used in satellites and space vehicles is hydrazine which is extremely carcinogenic and unstable and despite precautions thousands of tons of hydrazine fuels are released into the atmosphere every year thomas la friscich a researcher at mcgill university so i'm gonna do the drop test is working on alternatives that don't use hydrazine well you saw it but are just as effective in powering space vehicles i think we have a really really good contender to develop at least orbital propulsion systems that do not require hydrazines and i'm pretty sure of that experts say future growth in the space industry means now is the time to figure out the environmental impact inion singh cbc news toronto next the push to remove a name seen across toronto and address its namesake's painful past people say that this is a racing history what do you think this is a fuller richer for some people less comforting history the debate over dundas street right after the break welcome back as canada reckons with its colonial history and the legacy of residential schools the country's biggest city is gearing up to make a major decision about a major downtown street that runs almost across the city this week toronto city council votes on renaming dundas street named for henry dundas two centuries ago he's now remembered by many for suppressing indigenous people and working to prolong slavery in the british colonies nick purden takes us through the debate often when i'm asked why it's such a big deal it's just a street name my answer is it's not we can't go on celebrating people who have contributed to enslavement that's andrew lahi he started a petition to change the name of dundas street almost 15 000 people have signed it and the city of toronto is listening and seriously considering the change but after almost 200 years of this street being named after henry dundas why is it time to change it black and indigenous communities have been telling us over and over again this is a problem we need to do something about it when someone is telling you to stop punching them in the face why wouldn't you stop andrea spent a lot of time researching what henry dundas did in the late 18th century he opposed the abolition of slavery in british colonies which led to more than half a million more people being enslaved once we learn these things we're compelled to take action we can't just say as citizens of toronto that oh yeah we know this but we can't be bothered to do anything about it uh i think that's unconscionable thousands of people move along dundas street every day it's one of the longest and most important streets in the province to change the name even within the city would be a serious undertaking so a common suggestion andrew says he hears over and over is instead of changing the name put up a plaque that explains who dundas was actually think this is one of the worst possible outcomes because what it says is we know this is a person not worthy of commemoration but we're gonna do it anyway there are countless references to henry dundas all across ontario like this plaque in the town of dundas this is where i meet christopher radenovich he doesn't want dundas street renamed the bigger issue for me is that if we start with henry dundas then everybody's fair game right and you're going to start tearing down everything christopher started his own petition to keep the name it now has about 1500 signatures but christopher says for him this goes beyond dundas street for example i'm not okay with tearing down the statue of our country's founder sir john a macdonald if we're to discredit all of the accomplishments of the past because we're trying to hold individuals to today's moral standards then we're going to sweep history under the rug because we're ashamed of it if we erase history then there's nothing stopping us from repeating the mistakes of the past the other concern christopher has is more concrete the pandemic has been hard on him he's had to move back in with his parents for financial reasons and it's not lost on him that the renaming of dundas street would cost millions spending millions of dollars changing the signs should be allocated to helping people thrive why would we spend millions of dollars changing signs when we could spend millions of dollars helping each other but maybe to better understand if we should change the name of dundas street we should talk to someone who's been affected by his actions meet melanie newton i'm from barbados i am the descendant of enslaved people [Music] and i am a historian i have spent decades now researching the history of slavery and you can see the names of people as they were recorded by slave traders who were captured and transported so the name dundas is plastered all over ontario but the names of millions of people are lost to the slave trade melanie is a history professor at the university of toronto and she made a presentation to toronto city council in favor of changing the name people say that this is a racing history what do you think what we're doing is trying to undo erasure right this is a fuller richer for some people less comforting history this is a fuller story melanie says one of the goals of naming streets after british figures was to erase the indigenous culture that was already here at the time still she says this debate isn't about the distant past it's about the future i have kids who are growing up here i want them to understand that change is possible that their voices count that citizenship for them should not have to mean living with public celebrations of racism and violence what would it mean to you if the name has changed the day that i walked down that street for the first time and the name dendus is gone would be a very emotional day i have to say i feel very um proud to have been able to make this kind of difference that would mean a lot nick purdon cbc news toronto as covid restrictions lift across this country it can be complicated to navigate what is safe next on the national the doctors weigh in on how we can change our personal behavior and whether we'll get back to a pre-pandemic normal welcome back across the country as daily coven 19 cases recede and vaccination levels rise we are cautiously hopefully returning to some semblance of normal today saskatchewan reopened lifting all kovid restrictions alberta lifted almost all restrictions back on july first british columbia moved to stage three july first two allowing larger gatherings new guidelines are set to come out tomorrow in quebec reducing the distance people have to stay away from each other to one meter and ontario moves into stage three this week opening gyms and indoor dining the rules vary from place to place but reopening is the common theme so how should we be adapting in our daily lives and what will a return to normal even look like joining me now is dr peter uni director of the ontario covet 19 science table and dr alexander wong infectious disease specialist from regina thanks for joining us here thanks asha dr uni let's start with you will we ever get back to pre-pandemic let's call it the 2019. normal yes we will but not right now it's important to understand that before delta there was a fair chance to get back to something which looked quite normal already you know in the next few weeks or months with delta now there's an additional bump and we just need to adapt to it and you know with vaccination rates on the rise and restrictions lifting can people start adjusting their behaviors there's a lot of questions as to what we can do what we shouldn't do dr wong what do you think yeah i mean i think it's dependent uh from one community to the next i think you know canada is not a homogeneous place there's a lot of different dynamics going on so i think it's going to be dependent on uh you know what the rates of delta and your case rates look like in a given community as well as what your vaccine uptake looks like as well so here in saskatchewan and in our neighboring alberta you know things have opened up pretty much completely our vaccine uptake has been reasonable but we're still lagging behind the rest of canada so you know depending on your risk tolerance there may be a role you know to consider continuing to be cautious uh as well as considering you know simple measures like continuing to mask in indoor public spaces uh you know and to consider sort of continuing to kind of restrict gathering sizes and so forth for a little while longer until we get a better sense of what delta is going to do in canada and dr rong we often hear about restricting capacity in buildings but what about restricting the raw number of people we see is it okay to see say 100 people one at a time instead of all at once in one place you know i think it's less about numbers and more about how you interact with people uh so obviously you know when you are able to distance you know regardless of whether you're indoors or outdoors that's going to make a big difference meeting people outdoors is going to make a huge difference versus being indoors and so you know the highest risk setting remains you know meeting people unmasked you know in crowded indoor public spaces those are the types of settings where again if you're fully vaccinated and you know you're going to be with other fully vaccinated people your risk is low you probably don't need to mask in that setting but if you're going to be you know a big crowd with a lot of different people you don't necessarily know who's been vaccinated who hasn't been and that may be a place where it might make sense uh you know to mask and be more cautious and dr uni i mean there's a lot of questions around what it will look like when people return to work that seems to be coming up what do you suggest well look right now with uh our stubbornly stable delta here in ontario and this is different in sausage saskatoon for example and we just need to continue to be careful this means you know you will need to ask the questions uh you know are you fully vaccinated or not this will play a role and you need to look into how well is the place you're working in ventilated and in many situations there will still be the necessity for masks that's really really important just to understand if we just would go back to completely normal right now we could be in trouble very soon if you want the proof of concept go to the uk the netherlands spain portugal you name it and we know that other provinces have lifted their mandatory mass restrictions and requirements dr uni how quickly should ontario be following suit do you think i think we now need to calibrate our reopening to the situation we find in a few weeks so when we go to the next step of the reopening we need to wait roughly three weeks to see what will be happening and we need to be careful if this had been all for all done we go back to something which looks quite normal with this one it's much much more important just to stay careful and dr wang you know things are reopening where you are but what advice do you have for parents i mean i think of myself i have a three-year-old who can't get vaccinated what should parents like myself 12 and under they can't get the shot what should they do you know i think the advice is similar i think again a huge part of it depends on your own personal level of risk tolerance as well as whether or not you've been vaccinated whether or not everyone in the household has been vaccinated so again i mean that's the first most important piece as dr uni mentioned is is that everyone in the house who's eligible to be vaccinated definitely needs to get fully vaccinated that's that's the key point and then from there you know again i think uh taking you know precautions depending on what your case rates look like in a given setting uh you know and if you're going to be in a higher risk setting for example in a crowded indoor setting or even a crowded outdoor setting like the football game for example it might make sense again in those types of situations to wear a mask and just take some extra precautions as we kind of give ourselves a few extra weeks hopefully to get more people vaccinated and get a better sense of what delta's really going to do to us sound advice appreciate this thank you dr uni dr wong thanks a lot next these people getting their vaccines are saying thank you to the staff in a colorful way their rainbow of gratitude is our moment tonight consider it a rainbow of hope these are the walls at a vaccination site in quebec where grateful vaccine recipients are leaving their mark with post-it note praise the writing on the wall is our moment it started in march where as soon as we began to give the vaccination the team and all the employees were receiving a lot of great comments from the clientele they don't necessarily get all the good feedback from the clientele because it's mostly the injectors at the end of the process that gets it so we had that idea of having a wall of fame that we had started in the employees room we have a wall where we had good words and eventually the id came out well from the team that we could use post-it we built a cart there's a lot of post-it and we just let it there and we invite the clientele to write whatever they wanted to say to us when you walk out at the end of the day and you're you're kind of tired and it's nice to see just the color along the wall and to know that the people do appreciate that they might not have stated it but just the number of post-its that are up there um really does show that people are um are happy with what uh with what we're doing so it's a good feeling to see the to see all the poses on the wall thanks for all the hard work you do i love nurses i wrote thank you frontline workers and scientists for making this possible your hard work and dedication is amazing mine's a little simpler your dedication makes a huge difference thank you there we go i just said thanks so much let's keep our chins up beginning in late april we started it there was only one glass i'd like to have the whole arena fulfilled with those posted it brings a lot of color and we know a sense of how much people pass through right up to now here at the vaccination center i love that and you know people used their wait time after the shot to write these notes some are on the funny side people apologizing to healthcare workers for fainting or for thanking them when they fainted what's so neat is that the post-its come in many languages we're talking about french english spanish arabic and beyond but overall everyone says seeing this wall of gratitude makes them optimistic about a post-pandemic future that is the national for july 11th i'm asha tomlinson good night [Music] you