2021-05-22/23/24 BC

It was kind of slow over the weekend, so I’m doing three days at once. Mitigation Measures The police cleared out a crowd at English Bay beach on Friday at 10p when the beaches officially closed. Police turned back about 100 cars and fined two at travel-denying checkpoints. Those two just… didn’t stop. Vaccination I… Continue reading 2021-05-22/23/24 BC

2021-05-21 BC

Vaccination clinics A milestone day: 50% of the total population of BC and 62% of adults have gotten at least one dose of vax! Here’s the breakdown by age: Statistics +420 cases, +6 deaths, +53,160 first doses, +3,500 second doses. Currently 319 in hospital / 107 in ICU, 4,507 active cases, 135,068 recovered. NB: I’m… Continue reading 2021-05-21 BC

2021-05-20 BC

Vaccines There is a vaccine mix&match study that you can participate in, here, in BC! The clinical trial details are: 1 or 4 months between doses BNT-Pfizer, Moderna, AZ Matched vax for each schedule change (but AZ will only be 4 months) Alternating for each combo (except AZ will only ever be dose 1) Press… Continue reading 2021-05-20 BC

2021-05-19 BC

Vaccinations It looks likely that the 12-16 year-olds will be vaccinated at the mass vaccination clinics — apparently it is now technically possible to now register them online. However, we won’t really know what’s up until tomorrow’s press briefing at 2pm tomorrow. The BCCDC Weekly Data Summary has a nice graph of the vaccination progress:… Continue reading 2021-05-19 BC

2021-05-18 BC

Testing Some North Shore school districts are going to use home gargle tests for schoolkids. You’ll still have to drop them off at a LifeLabs, so they aren’t quite rapid tests, but they are still relatively speedy. (Plus you don’t have to get the back of your sinuses assaulted.) Statistics +411 cases, +2 deaths, +38,538… Continue reading 2021-05-18 BC

2021-05-13 BC

Testing A pilot project at UBC where they used rapid testing in the dorms found several clusters, and was deemed a success. Some are asking why we are not doing more rapid testing. Opinion: I worry because we have seen over and over again that people treat a negative rapid test as license to drop… Continue reading 2021-05-13 BC

Categorized as BC, Supply

2021-05-12 BC

Vaccination Clinics BC has officially passed 50% of the eligible population vaccinated with at least one dose! Yay!! They are pausing giving AZ as first doses today, ostensibly to save the remaining doses for second doses. Later today, people under 30 will be able to book appointments. We are FLYING through the cohorts now! Someone… Continue reading 2021-05-12 BC

2021-05-11 BC

Vaccine Clinics 36 year-olds are booking now!! We are going through birth years really fast now; yesterday’s record 60K shots in arms certainly helped! Sick leave The BC government has adopted a sick leave policy that mandates three days to people with COVID-19 while isolating and waiting for test results. Businesses will be partially reimbursed.… Continue reading 2021-05-11 BC

2021-05-10 BC

Vaccine Clinics I missed it on 6 May, but restaurant workers over 18 can now get immunized on the occupation track. Everyone over 18 who lives in a hotspot can now get a vax! Press Briefing In addition to the stats (see below), Dr. Henry said: Regarding the data leak, the primary primary most important… Continue reading 2021-05-10 BC