2022-02-24 BC

Mitigation Measures This article says that almost 3000 tickets have been issued in BC for violations of COVID-19 Orders. A lot have been paid, but a lot have been challenged. Almost 400 have been dropped, and slightly more than 400 are still in dispute. Statistics A note about the daily case counts: the press releases… Continue reading 2022-02-24 BC

2022-02-23 BC

Mitigation Measures This article reports that the The College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. has disciplined a doctor for spreading disinfo and veterinary-grade ivermectin. Press Briefing The video is here. Dr.H said: Canada expects to get Novavax within a week to ten days. She pointed out that there were zero fetal cells used in… Continue reading 2022-02-23 BC

2022-02-17 BC

Mitigation Measures This article reports that the Dr. Henry lifted the Order that businesses must allow workers to work from home if possible. Statistics +782 cases, +5 deaths, +982 first doses, +4,978 second doses, +13,800 other doses. Currently 744 in hospital / 120 in ICU. first doses second doses third doses of adults 93.5% 91.0%… Continue reading 2022-02-17 BC

2022-02-07 BC

Mitigation Measures The province announced today that they are giving $20M in pandemic-relief funds to childcare operators — up to $160 per space. Statistics Fri/Sat: +​​1,326 casesSat/Sun: +1,118 casesSun/Mon: +843 cases 32 deaths over the weekend, approximately +1,597 first doses, +4,767 second doses, +25,414 other doses per day. Currently 987 in hospital / 141 in… Continue reading 2022-02-07 BC

2022-01-22/23/24 BC

Philosophy This article talks about a (perceived) disconnect between Dr. Henry saying that we need to manage COVID-19 like we do other viruses, but not getting rid of all the mitigation measures. The author says that lots of people have been radicalized, traumatized such that they are COVID-obsessed. I believe that there is nuance missing.… Continue reading 2022-01-22/23/24 BC

2022-01-21 BC

NOTE: I had been grabbing the number of tests from the wrong place on the BC CDC dashboard, which meant that my positivity numbers were wrong. I’ll go back and fix blog posts retroactively, but among the charts below is a rolling 7-day average of positivity from the BC CDC dashboard. Transmission I’ve gotten some… Continue reading 2022-01-21 BC

2022-01-20 BC

Mitigation Measures This article says that the province has walked back their statement on unvaccinated people: unvaccinated people really do have to isolate for TEN days. (Maybe a staffer’s fingers slipped?) I am pleased. Transmission The BC COVID-19 Modelling Group has released another report. They think that: We will see ~50K cases per day at… Continue reading 2022-01-20 BC

2022-01-19 BC

Testing The BC CDC recently updated their testing web page to say who was eligible. Basically, if you are young, vaccinated, and not CEV, then you don’t get a PCR test (unless your job is in a special category like HCW or prison guard) There are some people who are upset, but I am having… Continue reading 2022-01-19 BC