week ending 2022-06-30 BC

Attitudes This article gives some survey results of BCians about COVID-19: 79% think that the worst of the pandemic is over (compared to 55% two months ago); 51% are still afraid of catching COVID-19; 38% have stopped wearing masks in indoor public settings; 32% still wear masks (presumably in indoor public settings?); 28% are hosting… Continue reading week ending 2022-06-30 BC

2022-06-24 BC tiny

Charts From my buddy Jeff’s spreadsheets: BA.4 and BA.5 still aren’t prevalent enough to show up on the BC VOC report, but the Other (which I am guessing is mostly BA.4/5) keeps getting bigger.

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week ending 2022-06-23 BC

Mitigation Measures This article reports that Prince George is suing its insurer, who is denying claims for losses stemming from losses due to closures for COVID-19. This article reports that Minister Dix says there are no plans to lift vax mandates for public servants and health-care workers. This article reports that the province says that… Continue reading week ending 2022-06-23 BC

2022-06-17 BC tiny

Wastewater from my buddy Jeff’s spreadsheets using Metro Van data. The COVID levels are still dropping. Vancouver is at about half of its Delta peak, but Fraser, North Shore, and Richmond are all still running close to 3x of their Delta peak. The mix of variants from the BC CDC Variant of Concern report: This… Continue reading 2022-06-17 BC tiny

week ending 2022-06-16 BC

Still better, still not good. Governance This article mostly focuses on how VCH wouldn’t hand over documents to the press, but there are some kind of scary things buried in there. It makes it sound like hospitals were not actually very healthy. (Here’s a story from October on the same document request at Fraser Health,… Continue reading week ending 2022-06-16 BC

2022-06-10 BC tiny

Reminder: I put this tiny post out on Fridays because I think wastewater level data is really important. Wastewater level is one of the few data sources that can’t be manipulated. Charts Here are the wastewater charts from my buddy Jeff’s spreadsheet. They show things getting better, but it’s still not good. It’s still not… Continue reading 2022-06-10 BC tiny

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2022-06-03 BC tiny

Charts From my buddy Jeff’s wastewater spreadsheet: It does look like things are getting better, but they are still not good. The wastewater levels for Vancouver and Fraser are still higher than they were during the Delta wave: From the Government of Canada’s vaccination page, vaccination rates by age over time for one, two, or… Continue reading 2022-06-03 BC tiny

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week ending 2022-06-02 BC

It looks like things are improving, but they are still not good. The number in hospital is still higher than the max of the Delta wave. FYI, they aren’t good in the USA, either, and they are getting worse in a lot of places. For example, Seattle (yellow is cases, red is deaths; line is… Continue reading week ending 2022-06-02 BC