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

2021-09-01 BC

Mitigation Measures There were anti-vax protests today. UBC students got drunk and rowdy and violated distancing measures at a fraternity — and the frat got a $5000 fine. Statistics +785 cases, +2 deaths, +6,266 first doses, +9,191 second doses. Currently 199 in hospital / 112 in ICU, 5,873 active cases, 158,900 recovered. first doses second… Continue reading 2021-09-01 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

2021-08-29/30 BC

Statistics Fri/Sat: +769 casesSat/Sun: +581 casesSun/Mon: +503 cases Over the weekend, +7 deaths, average of +5,702 first doses, +9,096 second doses. Currently 176 in hospital / 91 in ICU, 5,918 active cases, 157,419 recovered. first doses second doses of adults 84.9% 77.5% of over-12s 84.2% 76.4% of all BCers 76.7% 69.5% We have 329,893 doses… Continue reading 2021-08-29/30 BC

2021-08-27 BC

Statistics +867 cases, +3 deaths, +8,552 first doses, +10,060 second doses. Currently 159 in hospital / 84 in ICU, 5,657 active cases, 155,928 recovered. first doses second doses of adults 84.6% 76.9% of over-12s 83.9% 75.8% of all BCers 76.3% 68.9% We have 374,285 doses in fridges; we’ll use it up in 23.3 days at… Continue reading 2021-08-27 BC

2021-08-26 BC

Mitigation Measures This article says that 75% of Vancouverites approve of the renewed mask mandate. Statistics +724 cases, +2 deaths, +9,079 first doses, +11,283 second doses. Currently 149 in hospital / 83 in ICU, 5,640 active cases, 155,096 recovered. first doses second doses of adults 84.4% 76.7% of over-12s 83.7% 75.6% of all BCers 76.2%… Continue reading 2021-08-26 BC

2021-08-25 BC

Statistics +698 cases, +1 death, +8,023 first doses, +10,247 second doses. Currently 139 in hospital / 75 in ICU, 5,356 active cases, 154,669 recovered. first doses second doses of adults 84.2% 76.5% of over-12s 83.5% 75.4% of all BCers 76.0% 68.5% We have 408,459 doses in fridges; we’ll use it up in 27.4 days at… Continue reading 2021-08-25 BC

2021-08-24 BC

Mitigation Measures The province announced a new mask mandate for all indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status. This includes mass transit and taxis, but exempts restaurants if seated and fitness centres when actively engaged in physical activity. The province has announced back-to-school plans: Masks will be mandatory in schools above grade 3. Daily health… Continue reading 2021-08-24 BC

2021-08-23 BC

Mitigation Measures The province will be requiring vaccination by 13 September to enter a number of different types of establishments. These include indoor ticketed sporting events, indoor and patio dining in restaurants, fitness centres, casinos, and indoor organized events (e.g. conferences and weddings). UBC will be requiring proof of vaccination to live in the residence… Continue reading 2021-08-23 BC

2021-08-20 BC

Press Briefing The biggest news from today’s snap press briefing was that Interior Health has announced a new set of health-authority-wide restrictions to combat the rising case counts there. This supplements the previous orders which were only for the Central Okanagan. Also, everybody is asked to avoid non-essential travel into the Interior. The next biggest… Continue reading 2021-08-20 BC