2021-08-09 BC

Press Briefing

I didn’t actually watch the press briefing, but this tweet says that there wasn’t much news aside from that the province is now allowing a second dose at 4 weeks across the province. (They had shortened the interval in the Okanagan.)

Mitigation Measures

The Americans are coming! This article says that there was a big lineup by 7AM this morning at the Peace Arch crossing going north.


This blog post argues that we can’t vaccinate our way out of the pandemic. I can’t argue with the math, but the case rates are in fact a LOT lower in places with higher vax rate. From this tweet:

I don’t have hard, aggregated numbers for the vax rate by health authority, but eyeballing from the Surveillance Dashboard, it looks like the Lower Mainland’s rate varied from the high sixties to high seventies; the Okanagan looks like it varies from the high fifties to low seventies.

But suppose the blog post is correct, and we can’t vaccinate our way out of this. There is another way to increase the herd’s immunity, and that’s to give boosters. That’s good from a immediate, selfish point of view, but it’s absolutely the wrong thing to do from a global point of view.

Statistics

Round number alert! BC has given more than seven million doses now.

Fri/Sat: 422 new cases
Sat/Sun: 364 new cases
Sun/Mon: 293 new cases

Over the weekend, +5 deaths. Currently 68 in hospital / 20 in ICU, 3,036 active cases, 148,066 recovered.

first dosessecond doses
of adults82.9%72.2%
of over-12s82.0%70.3%
of all BCers74.7%63.9%

We have 598,742 doses in fridges; we’ll use it up in 21.2 days at last week’s rate. We’ve given more doses than we’d received by 20 days ago.

We have 554,441 mRNA doses in fridges; we’ll use it up in 19.7 days at last week’s rate. We’ve given more doses than we’d received by 20 days ago.

93.1% of the people who had gotten a first dose 7 weeks ago (the previous allowed shortest interval) have gotten a second dose.

88.9% of the people who had gotten a first dose 4 weeks ago (the current allowed shortest interval) have gotten a second dose.

85.6% of all the people who have gotten a first dose have gotten a second dose.

Charts

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