The National Full Live Episode for May 18

Published on May 19, 2020 by

We have full coverage from Kamloops, B.C. where a CF Snowbirds jet crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday, killing Capt. Jennifer Casey, a public affairs officer from Halifax, while Capt. Richard MacDougall, who was piloting the aircraft, sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries. Robin Gill reports from the residential neighbourhhood where the plane crashed and both team members landed after ejecting from the aircraft, and hears from residents who rushed to offer assistance.

Meanwhile, Mercedes Stephenson has the details on the ongoing investigation into the crash.

As provinces begin easing the restrictions, there’s a need to expand testing for COVID-19. In many places it’s still only people with symptoms who get tested. That means people who don’t show symptoms, but may have the virus are not being detected and could be spreading COVID-19 without knowing it. Heather Yourex-West reports.

Breaking news out of the U.S. where President Trump on Monday revealed that he has been taking Hydroxychloroquine for a couple of weeks as a preventative measure of COVID-19. Jackson Proskow reports from Washington, D.C.

China’s President Xi Jinping told the World Health Organization on Monday that he now supports an independent investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. Pressure had been mounting with over 120 countries calling for an investigation and the U.S. accusing China and the World Health Organization of concealing the outbreak. Crystal Goomansingh reports.

Finally tonight, Ross Lord looks back at the life of Capt. Jennifer Casey.

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