2021-10-14 BC

Mitigation Measures Dr. H announced new restrictions for Northern Health, which is kind of in the shitter: Indoor personal gatherings are limited to your household plus 5 visitors or one other household, and all must be fully vaxxed. Outdoor personal gatherings are limited to 50 fully vaxxed people. A COVID-19 safety plan is required for:… Continue reading 2021-10-14 BC

2021-10-05 BC

Press Briefing At today’s press briefing, Dr. Henry and/or Minister Dix said: Moar boosters! They are expanding the booster program to the clinically extremely vulnerable. Dr.H rattled off a long list of conditions which would make you eligible, including but not limited to solid organ transplant, getting chemo or radiation, genetically immunocompromised, taking certain immunosuppressants,… Continue reading 2021-10-05 BC

2021-09-21 BC

Press Briefing I did not watch the press briefing, but I got information from other sources about what they said. This article says they said things are pretty dire in Northern Health Authority. There are only 5 nurses filling 20 positions in Fort St. John, for example. They have already flown 12 patients out of… Continue reading 2021-09-21 BC

2021-09-11/12/13 BC

Press Briefing Today, Dr. Henry announced that all health care workers who operated under provincial systems (i.e. private practices excluded) would need to be vaxxed by Oct. 26. Dr.. Henry also announced that they would give third doses to immunocompromised people. She was careful to say that this was not a booster, it was the… Continue reading 2021-09-11/12/13 BC

2021-09-02 BC

Press Briefing There was a surprise briefing which I did not watch. Mostly it was on new mitigation measures for the Northern Health Authority: Personal gatherings in your home – one additional family or 5 guests Personal gatherings outside your home – maximum 50 people Indoor events – have a safety plan (the organizer should… Continue reading 2021-09-02 BC

2021-08-31 BC

Treatments This article says that it’s not just Americans being stupid: some feed stores in BC are seeing a run on ivermectin (a dewormer which the fringe right has decided is a good treatment for COVID-19, all scientific evidence to the contrary). Press Briefing Most of the time spent at the briefing was going over… Continue reading 2021-08-31 BC

2021-08-12 BC

Long-Term Care Homes Today there was a press briefing where Dr. Henry/Minister Dix announced new orders for Long-Term Care Homes. They said that they were hoping that they could cope with unvaccinated workers by testing them frequently and having more stringent PPE requirements for them. Delta had other ideas, apparently, so they are now mandating… Continue reading 2021-08-12 BC

2021-08-09 BC

Press Briefing I didn’t actually watch the press briefing, but this tweet says that there wasn’t much news aside from that the province is now allowing a second dose at 4 weeks across the province. (They had shortened the interval in the Okanagan.) Mitigation Measures The Americans are coming! This article says that there was… Continue reading 2021-08-09 BC

2021-08-06 BC

Press Briefing The briefing focused on mitigation measures for the Central Okanagan, where 60% of the province’s cases are. I want to know what we’re doing about the OTHER 40%, but I guess I have to wait. Of course, everybody emphasized that everybody needs to get vaccinated. DrH said that this is driven mostly by… Continue reading 2021-08-06 BC