The case counts have spiked recently, and I’m seeing a lot of anxiety on social media. This bulletin from Island Health, warning parents and staff to expect more cases in the schools, didn’t help.
The number of P.1 cases is even higher than was reported on Friday. This is not a big surprise, as it has been growing exponentially.
One thing to note is that because BC is doing so much sequencing, BC has found more P.1 cases than the entire USA. (I don’t for a minute think we have more P.1 cases, it’s just that the USA isn’t sequencing much. They are now sequencing only about 2% of their cases.)