A U.S. CDC tracking system has inadvertently given the anti-vax community a powerful tool for spreading misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.
Washington Bureau Chief
Jackson Proskow brings his lifelong passion for current affairs to Global National as Washington Bureau Chief.
His expansive reporting career has taken him from earthquake-devastated Nepal, to flooding in Southern Alberta, to hurricane relief missions in the Caribbean and even the royal wedding in London.
Prior to joining Global National in 2014, Jackson was on the front lines of Toronto’s biggest news stories. Covering the City Hall beat, he asked Mayor Rob Ford the tough question that led to his confession of having used crack cocaine, sparking an international media frenzy.
He has put his love of investigative journalism to work with Global News, helping to uncover serious structural flaws with Toronto’s elevated Gardiner Expressway, prompting a city-wide debate about the future of the road. At Global’s current affairs show 16X9, Jackson worked on a documentary that examined a widely-used pesticide that is suspected of harming honey bees. Use of the pesticide has since been heavily restricted by the Ontario government.
Jackson entered the broadcast industry while still in high school, reporting for Shaw TV Calgary. In 2004, he graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies and later earned a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).
After graduating, Jackson joined Global Lethbridge as a reporter and weekend anchor. He then made the jump to Ontario in 2005, moving to CHCH-TV in Hamilton as a reporter and videographer, later joining the Global Toronto team in 2006.
Jackson’s work has been honoured with several major awards, including the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow award for outstanding investigative journalism for the series Gardiner Expressway, Trouble Overhead. The series also awarded Jackson and the Global News team the RTDNA Dan McArthur Award and Digital Media Award.
Jackson lives in Washington, DC, and loves to travel, run and explore Washington’s restaurant scene.
Party invitations used to say things like BYOB. Now you’ll see words like, ‘Please only come if you are fully vaccinated.’
Increasingly, experts warn of the need to double down on safety measures to ward off more highly transmissible COVID-19 variants.
Vaccines are the latest front in a U.S. culture war as those who politically identify as Republican reject coronavirus vaccinations at a concerning rate.
America can now be described in the language reserved for failed states, faltering democracies and tin-pot dictatorships, Jackson Proskow says.
Americans will notice the difference between the incoming Biden administration and the departing Trump administration on day one of the new president’s term.
Donald Trump and his Republican party have adopted the position that they’re willing to overturn the will of voters if an election does not go their way, Jackson Proskow explains.
Health experts say the White House is failing to properly contact trace a growing number of positive cases, with President Donald Trump unwilling to lead by example.
‘Generally, we would not see (voters) showing up this early,’ says Gary Scott, director of elections for Fairfax County.
As the U.S. hits a tragic new milestone in coronavirus fatalities, experts warn the country may be on track to hit 400,000 deaths by the end of the year.
Donald Trump embraces what could best be described as ‘magic thinking’ — promising or even believing the impossible, instead of dealing with reality, Jackson Proskow says.
The machines are ready. But U.S. election officials face a vexing problem in finding staff: the most reliable poll workers are often the people who are most vulnerable to COVID-19.
In an interview with Global News, Dr. Anthony Fauci explains why he is worried about coronavirus cases spiking in the fall.
Donald Trump’s real strategy is to suppress voter turnout and discredit the result any way he can, Jackson Proskow says.
The pandemic in the U.S. has also lead to record unemployment among an unlikely group: nurses and health care workers, Jackson Proskow says.