week ending 2022-05-12 BC

Press Briefing There was a press briefing on Tuesday, which didn’t actually say much. The major announcement (which was echoed in this press release) was that they have finished getting data from 17 of the 18 Colleges of regulated health care professionals about their vax statuses. Aggregated by College: physicians and surgeons: 98.0% dieticians: 98%… Continue reading week ending 2022-05-12 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

2022-03-01 BC

Press Conference My interpretation of what Dr. Henry said (video) is: Novavax is only approved for people 18 to 64. (They didn’t have enough old people in the trials.) It is safe to mix and match with Novavax, or to get it as a booster. If you want it, call 1-833-838-2323 and get yourself on… Continue reading 2022-03-01 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

2022-02-15 BC

Press Briefing The press briefing today (video, slides) mostly featured Premier Horgan, Minister Dix, and Dr. Henry talking about how wonderful British Columbians were for pulling together to get us to this point blah blah, talking about restrictions that were being lifted, and justifying why it was time. The changes to Orders are: No restrictions… Continue reading 2022-02-15 BC

2022-02-09 BC

Press Briefing Things that I thought were of interest and novel: They are going to stop reporting the number of active cases and recovered, because they aren’t accurate any more. But why, then, are they still going to report the number of cases? Those are just as inaccurate. NACI gave some guidance on boosters which… Continue reading 2022-02-09 BC

2022-02-01 BC

Press Briefing Here is what I found interesting/novel in today’s briefing (video, slides): Paxlovid BC has 4000 doses coming (or here already? unclear), and that’s way fewer than the number of cases. Paxlovid has to be started within five days of symptoms. DrH said they have set up a “hub and spoke” model so that… Continue reading 2022-02-01 BC

2022-01-28 BC

Vaccinations This article reports that a BC judge ordered that a child of divorced parents be vaccinated. (One parent wanted vax and the other did not.) Press Briefing This briefing was reeeally dull. DrH opened with, no shit, a retrospective of the pandemic. I guess it was good for reminding us of what obstacles we… Continue reading 2022-01-28 BC