2022-03-29/30 BC

Mitigation Measures This press release from the Ministry of Health says that they are ending the quarantine supports for farm workers. They said that 97% of the farmworkers who enter are fully vaccinated. Statistics +313 cases, +1 death, +230 first doses, +716 second doses, +1,965 other doses. 273 in hospital / 46 in ICU. +291… Continue reading 2022-03-29/30 BC

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

2022-03-22/23 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

2022-03-15/16 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

2022-03-14 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

2022-03-11 BC

Note: I am going to reduce how often I post. I already don’t post on weekends; I plan to drop to Mondays and Fridays and maybe Wednesdays. Mitigation Measures Yesterday I said I didn’t know if businesses could still make masks mandatory, This press release from the province says yes, they can still require customers… Continue reading 2022-03-11 BC

2022-03-10 BC

Mitigation Measures This article says that TransLink and BC Ferries will be dropping their mask mandates. Press Conference Uh, I ended up being to busy today to summarize. I’ll do that tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s an article which does a brief summary. The highlights are: By the time you read this, the province will… Continue reading 2022-03-10 BC

2022-03-09 BC

Statistics +274 cases, +14 deaths, +646 first doses, +2,372 second doses, +3,023 other doses. Currently 405 in hospital / 58 in ICU. first doses second doses third doses of adults 93.7% 91.3% 58.2% of over-12s 93.3% 90.8% 56.3% of over-5s 90.7% 86.6% * of all BCians 89.8% 85.7% 52.2% Charts