2021-04-01 BC

Vaccine Clinics My sources tell me that the clinic at the Vancouver Convention Centre has about 20 vaccinators, with about 6 greeters and 6 check-in people. The Province announced that workers must be given time off to take the vaccine. Supply An article about supply says: 300 kilodoses of the vax which Canada withdrew from… Continue reading 2021-04-01 BC

2021-03-25 BC

Press briefing Today’s press briefing was slightly odd, as it did not include the daily stats. (Those came out in written form a few hours later.) Mostly Dr. Henry answered questions which have been coming into her office. This is a very loose rendering of the questions she addressed: Q: Is the increase in young… Continue reading 2021-03-25 BC

2021-03-22 BC

Statistics Fri/Sat: +556 cases, +9 deathsSat/Sun: +598 cases, +4 deathsSun/Mon: +631 cases, +3 deaths Over the weekend, +49,386 first doses, +22 second doses, +146 cases identified of B.1.1.7, +0 cases of B.1.351, +20 cases of P.1. Currently 303 in hospital / 80 in ICU, 5290 active cases, 9,330 under active monitoring, 85,746 recovered. The stats… Continue reading 2021-03-22 BC

2021-03-11 Modelling Briefing

Today there was a press briefing about modelling (slides, video). New Orders REVISION TO ORDERS: you can now meet up with up to ten friends outside. No change to indoors restrictions. Also: St. Patrick’s Day drinking has essentially been cancelled. Dr. Dix reminded us that it’s been one year since WHO declared a pandemic. Dr.… Continue reading 2021-03-11 Modelling Briefing

2021-03-08 BC

Call Centres Today was the first day of call-in registration for appointments for indigenous people over 65 / non-indigenous people over 90, and it did not go well, especially in Vancouver Coastal Health. Health Authority Appointments booked Fraser Health 8,722 Interior Health 2,456 Vancouver Island 2,395 Northern Health 1,007 Vancouver Coastal 369 Fraser Health is… Continue reading 2021-03-08 BC

2021-03-02 BC

Local company in the news! I found out that AbCellera, a Vancouver company, was involved in making Eli Lilly’s monoclonal antibody COVID treatment! AbCellera makes a machine that can screen blood looking for useful antibodies. Press Briefing of 2021-03-02 Data NOTICE!! Dr. Henry said that they had some problems with their data systems and that… Continue reading 2021-03-02 BC