2021-06-21 BC

Variants

Huh. I hadn’t paid attention to the Variants of Concern report in a while, and it turns out that the percentage of cases which are Delta is actually falling in BC. Not just the raw case count, but the proportion. I didn’t think that was supposed to happen!

Gamma is rising, but Gamma isn’t actually that scary. It isn’t particularly vax-resistant.

Vaccines

Our delivery of AZ doses has plummeted (see below). This brings up an interesting question: will the 90K doses that we have go to waste?

We just got a shipment of 34K on Wednesday, so presumably those doses won’t expire before January. If we don’t use those, I can’t imagine that we can’t donate them somewhere.

The other 56K are going to expire at the end of June — unless the expiry date extension can move it to July, which I think it can. That means we’d need to find someone to take it who could use it fast.

One complication that donating that 56K might run into (aside from people not wanting the “rich country rejects”) is that I believe that 56K is from the AZ which the US donated to Canada (because they didn’t want it). I don’t know if we are allowed to regift it, I don’t know what the terms of the deal were. (We probably can not give it back!)

Canada is also due another 1M of AstraZeneca from Serum Institute of India “some time in June“. I expect that they will graciously decline that shipment and tell India to keep it for themselves.

Consequences

The only grocery store in Point Roberts might close because there are inadequate numbers of people shopping there. (During the pandemic, there is an emergency foot ferry to Bellingham which takes two hours each way.)

Statistics

Fri/Sat: +94 cases
Sat/Sun: +90 cases
Sun/Mon: +45 cases

Over the weekend: +3 deaths, +28,251 first doses, +112,030 second doses.

Currently 108 in hospital / 48 in ICU, 1,204 active cases, 144,153 recovered.

first dosessecond doses
of adults77.3%20.7%
of over-12s75.8%20.3%
of everybody68.6%18.3%

We have 569,248 doses in fridges; we’ll use it up in 10.3 days at last week’s rate. We have given more doses than we’d received by 7 days ago.

We have 478,431 mRNA doses in fridges; we’ll use it up in 8.4 days at last week’s rate. We have given more mRNA doses than we’d received by 6 days ago.

We have 90,817 AZ doses in fridges; we’ll use it up in 225 days (!!!) at today’s rate.

NB: I’m probably going to stop reporting AZ doses again.

Charts

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