Global National: Jan. 27, 2021 | Pfizer seeks to stretch number of doses in COVID-19 vaccine



On tonight’s top story: Pfizer, which is producing a COVID-19 vaccine with BioNTech, wants to relabel its vaccine vials to say they contain six doses instead of five. Abigail Bimman explains what is behind the request from Pfizer, and how it would complicate Canada’s vaccine rollout.

The more contagious COVID-19 variant, which was first discovered in the United Kingdom, has now reached more than half of America’s 50 states. Jackson Proskow looks at the growing alarm over the new variants, and the barriers to the vaccination effort.

U.S. President Joe Biden is making climate change a top priority. Eric Sorensen breaks down Biden’s plan and how it aligns with Canada.

Newfoundland and Labrador RCMP have arrested a man over an alleged murder plot against incumbent premier and provincial Liberal leader Andrew Furey, and other politicians on the election campaign trail. Ross Lord explains how officials foiled the disturbing plot.

Mental health struggles are deepening among young people as the pandemic drags on, according to new research out of Alberta. Heather Yourex-West spoke with teenagers about how they are coping with disruptions to school, sports, and other social opportunities.

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