week ending 2022-07-21 BC

Statistics This week’s BC CDC weekly report (with data through 16 July) said that in the week ending on 16 July there were: +1044 cases, +246 hospital admissions, +21 all-cause deaths. This week’s report said that the previous week (data through 9 July) there were: +973 cases, +262 hospital admissions, +29 all-cause deaths. Last week’s report  (data… Continue reading week ending 2022-07-21 BC

week ending 2022-07-21 General

You might have noticed that I now frequently put the country where the research was carried out next to the link. I do think because different countries have different demographic profiles, different vaccination programs/history, different wave histories, etc. Sometimes this matters, and I am not clever enough to figure out when. If work is done… Continue reading week ending 2022-07-21 General

week ending 2022-07-14 General

Vaccines This article reports that Moderna has been approved in Canada for kiddies between six months and five years old. This article reports that an Alberta judge ruled that it was okay to require transplant patients to get a COVID vax, given the scarcity of organs and the much higher likelihood that unvaxxed organ recipients… Continue reading week ending 2022-07-14 General

2022-07-15 BC tiny

Jeff’s wastewater charts look really noisy. Hard to see a signal in them. (But clearly, they are not good.)

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week ending 2022-07-14 BC

Buried in this article is the news that Dr. Henry is taking a 3-month vacation, which is why she wasn’t at last week’s press conference. She’s not dead and she didn’t get fired. Statistics This week’s BC CDC weekly report (dated 13 July) said that the week ending on 9 July there were: +973 cases, +211… Continue reading week ending 2022-07-14 BC

2022-07-08 BC

Press Briefing Today’s briefing featured Health Minister Adrian Dix, Dr. Penny Ballum (who is in charge of the vaccination program), and Dr. Martin Lavoie, (B.C.’s acting provincial health officer). I’m not going to summarize it in as much detail as I have given in the past: the main thrust was pretty low-information-content and the Q&A… Continue reading 2022-07-08 BC

week ending 2022-07-07 BC

It’s not good, folks. The data pretty much all got worse. I don’t think this shows that we are entering another wave, I think it shows that we have been in a wave and can now see it. NOTE: I will have a longer “tiny Friday BC post” to cover whatever happens in tomorrow’s press… Continue reading week ending 2022-07-07 BC

week ending 2022-07-07 General

Long COVID This paper says that they have found a really good blood marker (IL-2 release) for Long COVID. This paper from Italy found that risk of Long COVID decreased as the number of vaccines increase. (It was still 16% with three vaccines, however, still not good.) It found that things that decreased your risk… Continue reading week ending 2022-07-07 General

week ending 2022-06-30 BC

Attitudes This article gives some survey results of BCians about COVID-19: 79% think that the worst of the pandemic is over (compared to 55% two months ago); 51% are still afraid of catching COVID-19; 38% have stopped wearing masks in indoor public settings; 32% still wear masks (presumably in indoor public settings?); 28% are hosting… Continue reading week ending 2022-06-30 BC