Cases are rising. It’s not just noise in the system, they really are rising. I have the sense that we are in a good space right now: case counts are low, most eligible people are double-vaccinated, and two doses our vaccines work well against all of the variants which are circulating in BC.
But I have seen the graphs from other countries that have encountered Delta, and they are scary.
Some of these countries have very good vaccination rates. Malta is one of the world leaders in vaccination rates. There is nothing that makes me think that BC or Canada is somehow special, that somehow, magically, we will escape this. I think we’ve got a week or two before all hell breaks loose. I sure hope that I’m wrong.
So I would advise you to enjoy the next week or two responsibly. If you really want to go to the movies, now is the time to do it — but I think you’d be better off keeping your mask on. Have some people over — but six or ten, not thirty. Go shopping — with a mask on. If you want to sing with some friends, do it now — preferably outside. (Singing is really dangerous.)
+89 cases, +0 deaths, +5,985 first doses, +58,493 second doses.
Currently 53 in hospital / 15 in ICU, 781 active cases, 146,178 recovered.
|first doses||second doses|
|of all BCers||73.0%||51.7%|
We have 783,543 doses in fridges; we’ll use it up in 13.1 days at last week’s rate. We’ve given more doses than we had received by 19 days ago.
We have 720,963 mRNA doses in fridges; we’ll use it up in 12.0 days at last week’s rate. We’ve given more doses than we had received by 17 days ago.
We have 62,580 AZ doses in fridges; we’ll use it up in 369 days at last week’s rate.