2021-11-30 BC

Press Briefing There was a lot today. Variants The province has a robust whole-genome sequencing (WGS) program. For a while, they were doing WGS on every single case. When the case counts went up, they decreased, but they still do every single case for one week for month, and samples in the other weeks. They… Continue reading 2021-11-30 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

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

2021-07-29 BC

Hello, fourth wave. 😞 Vaccinations From the Weekly Data Summary, information about cases/hospitalizations/deaths by age between 15 June and 15 July: Between 15 June and 15 July, nobody under 80 who had been double-vaxxed died; nobody under 60 who had been double-vaxxed got hospitalized. Partly that’s because there were not many cases, but partly because… Continue reading 2021-07-29 BC

2021-07-14 BC

Variants I and a friend have been puzzling together about the drop in VOC cases in BC. One possibility is that COVID Classic is increasing its market share, which seems unlikely. A more likely explanation is that Variants of Interest are circulating but they have not yet been declared Variants of Concern. An obvious suspect… Continue reading 2021-07-14 BC