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

2021-03-30 BC

Vaccinations Today, the province announced that people between 55 and 65 in the Lower Mainland can sign up for AstraZeneca shots tomorrow via their local pharmacies. Unofficial channels say that the province hopes to post a list of the pharmacies tomorrow. There are about 430K people between 55 and 65 in the Lower Mainland; we… Continue reading 2021-03-30 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

2021-03-21 BC

Vaccines The province says that these days you should expect get an appointment between 1 and 7 days after your booking. People have wondered to me if we’ll be able to ramp up to vaccinate to keep pace with even the big cohorts . I think so. The back-of-the-envelope calculations I have made say it’s… Continue reading 2021-03-21 BC

2021-03-07 BC

The Canadian allocations page has been updated, and it looks like Moderna is going to deliver 1,660,800 by the end of March, quite a bit shy of the 2M which they were supposed to deliver. (I suppose they could deliver 340K on March 29, 30, or 31, but I’m not holding my breath.) Based on… Continue reading 2021-03-07 BC

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2021-03-05 BC

Vaccine Clinics A friend of mine who is hospital-adjacent tells me that he got a message yesterday telling him that vax would be available today for people like my friend who work in the hospital but who are not health-care workers. (I presume this includes people like janitors, laundry staff, and the woman who runs… Continue reading 2021-03-05 BC

2021-03-04 BC

VOCs There are more and more VOCs in BC. Today, they announced 42 more B.1.17 cases and 4 more B.1.351 cases. Four people in hospital have VOCs; two recent deaths were from VOCs. Dr. Henry advocates keeping calm, but I think this warrants some concern. Vaccine supply Next week, BC should be getting about 60K… Continue reading 2021-03-04 BC

2021-03-03 BC

Vaccine Supply Canada got its first shipment of 500,000 doses of the Serum Institute of India-branded AstraZeneca vaccine today, but it hasn’t made it to BC yet. Statistics Today: +542 cases, +7 deaths, +1 B.1.351, +17 B.1.1.7, +6,548 first doses, +79 second doses. Currently 246 in hospital / 64 in ICU, 4,654 active cases, 8,617… Continue reading 2021-03-03 BC