The world is grappling with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, with more than 48 million confirmed cases and over 1.2 million deaths globally. Several countries are experiencing a second wave of infections, with some even considering a return to partial lockdowns. The United States remains the hardest-hit country, with over 10 million confirmed cases and over 238,000 fatalities. However, some positive news has emerged in the form of several potential vaccines that have shown promising results in clinical trials.
Pfizer and BioNTech recently announced that their vaccine has proven to be over 90% effective in preventing COVID-19, leading to hopes that an end to the pandemic may be in sight. Another major Canadian News Today story has been the U.S. presidential election, which was held on November 3rd. After several days of vote counting, Joe Biden was declared the winner, defeating incumbent president Donald Trump.