Just as vaccination drives are picking up steam across Canada, deadlier and possibly more transmissible COVID-19 variants are spiking up infection rates among Canadians.
New variants first detected in countries like Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria and Britain have cropped up spontaneously in Canada over the last year. All share some of the same mutations in the region of the virus used to enter and infect cells.
COVID-19 vaccine supply ramp up is expected in the coming weeks, and as Eric Sorensen reports, that could make a big difference in the race between vaccines and variants.
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