5 things to know on CTVNews.ca for Thursday, January 13, 2022: Inside an ICU, vaccine mandate for truckers, Afghan refugees

TORONTO — Experts say fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine aren’t necessary for everyone just yet, and a new survey shows that most Canadians think they will catch COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

1. COVID-19 in the intensive care unit: The intensive care unit at Toronto General Hospital is filled with critically ill COVID-19 patients, most of whom are not immune.

2. Omicron spread: A new survey indicates that a majority of Canadians believe they will eventually catch COVID-19.

3. Fourth dose: Several jurisdictions have expanded the fourth-dose booster dose to include the most vulnerable populations as the third-dose release of the COVID-19 vaccine has increased in Canada, leading some to question whether we will all need another dose to protect against the virus.

4- Afghan refugees: Tens of thousands of Afghans with ties to a Canadian are still stuck in the country, some without passports, many with little money, leading some to make desperate choices like selling their kidneys to make ends meet.

5. “Unintended Errors”: An independent investigator said two police officers responded to a domestic violence call involving Gabi Pettito and Brian Laundry last year due to what the city called “numerous unintended errors” made during the encounter.

another thing…

New search: A new study ahead of print provides some preliminary evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 loses most infections after 20 minutes in the air.

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