JUSTIN Trudeau has claimed that the UK is facing a “3rd Covid wave” in a bizarre attempt to deflect attention away from soaring Canadian cases.  

Referring to the UK's hugely successful rollout, the under fire politician shamelessly told leaders that “vaccinations on their own are not enough to keep us safe” in a bid to quell criticism of his leadership.   

The comments come amid a devastating third wave in the country that is now leaving younger people severely ill.

Experts believe a combination of new variants and 'pandemic fatigue' are to blame with the early lifting of lockdown curbs also indicated to be a factor.

On Monday, Canada recorded a record 10,859 new cases, meaning that it overtakes the US for the first time in regards to cases per capita.

Despite earning praise across the world for its early response to the pandemic, it is now estimated that 207.3 per million people have now been affected, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

This exceeds the 206.7 per million in the United States, whose response was widely criticised before vaccinations were ramped up.

While Britain roars ahead with its hugely successful vaccine rollout, with more than 32 million people receiving a first dose, Canada has inoculated just a fifth of its population against the virus.

The Canadian government only recently suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine in under-55s amid frenzied concerns it could cause blood clots in young people, despite the claims of EU regulators that the shot does not cause the rare phenomenon.


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