2022-03-24/25 BC

Mitigation Measures This article reports that a pharmacy had its PharmaCare billing rights suspended while they are investigating fake vaccination records allegedly entered there. Statistics Wed/Thu: +271 cases, +6 deaths, +521 first doses, +1,801 second doses, +2,351 other doses. 255 in hospital / 52 in ICU. +218 cases, +2 deaths, +289 first doses, +1,485 second… Continue reading 2022-03-24/25 BC

2022-03-23 General

Testing This article says that COVID-19 in wastewater is going up in many places across Canada. Mitigation Measures This article reports on an Italian study which found that better ventilation reduced COVID-19 cases dramatically in schools. Replacing classroom air 2.4 times an hour gave a 40 percent reduction in infections; 4 times an hour gave… Continue reading 2022-03-23 General

2022-03-22/23 BC

Testing The province announced today that everyone over 18 can pick up RATs at pharmacies. Mitigation Measures This article says that BC is undercounting long term care home outbreaks by just not calling them outbreaks. This article says that the province has spent $27M at private health clinics to draw down the backlog of surgical… Continue reading 2022-03-22/23 BC

2022-03-20/21 BC

Testing The province declared that people over 30 can now pick up one free rapid test kit (5 tests) at pharmacies. (You can get another kit in four weeks.) Statistics Fri/Sat: +200 casesSat/Sun: +170 casesSun/Mon: +​​136 cases Over the weekend, ~+2 deaths/day, roughly +278 first doses, +2,506 second doses, +2,724 other doses. Currently 271 in… Continue reading 2022-03-20/21 BC

2022-03-17/18 BC

Mitigation Measures This article says that the number of visitors that long term care home residents can have has been increased, but it doesn’t actually say how many visitors residents can have. Statistics Wed/Thu: +240 cases, +7 deaths, +484 first doses, +1,975 second doses, +2,707 other doses. Thu/Fri: +199 cases, +6 deaths, +378 first doses,… Continue reading 2022-03-17/18 BC

2022-03-17/18 General

Mitigation Measures Yep, they did it. On Wednesday I said that the government planned to drop the testing requirement to enter Canada. This article reports that it happened. This article says that as more restrictions are being lifted, a hospital in Montreal reports seeing an increase in “normal” child trauma: broken legs, scrapes, stomach flu,… Continue reading 2022-03-17/18 General

2022-03-15/16 BC

Testing This article says that people over 40 can now pick up RATs at pharmacies. Governance This article says that BC has launched an independent review of its pandemic response. I’m considering writing a nastygram to the commission to diss the data management. Statistics Mon/Tue: +176 cases, +0 deaths, +205 first doses, +1,364 second doses,… Continue reading 2022-03-15/16 BC

2022-03-15/16 General

Mitigation Measures This article says that the federal government is going to drop the COVID-19 test for travellers entering Canada, for both land and air crossings, for fully vaxxed travellers. Rumour has it that the requirement will be dropped on 1 April. Vaccines Remember J&J? The lame-ass one-shot vax that nobody wants? This article says… Continue reading 2022-03-15/16 General

2022-03-14 BC

Statistics Fri/Sat: +280 casesSat/Sun: +211 casesSun/Mon: +198 cases Over the weekend, about +5 deaths, about +310 first doses, +2,328 second doses, +3,289 other doses per day. Currently 359 in hospital / 51 in ICU. first doses second doses third doses of adults 93.7% 91.3% 58.5% of over-12s 93.4% 90.9% 56.7% of over-5s 90.7% 86.8% *… Continue reading 2022-03-14 BC