2021-07-30 BC

Vaccines From the Federal Government’s vaccine page (with data through July 24): This tweet (from a reliable reporter) gives this table but not its source: Transmission From this tweet: Variants Delta had not been a majority of the cases, but, welp, now it is. From the weekly VOC report (with data through 17 July): Statistics… Continue reading 2021-07-30 BC

2021-07-30 General

Variants The US CDC changed its advice about masks, advising people to wear them more, because of what they’ve found about Delta. They were particularly shook by info from a big outbreak (~900 people) in Providencetown, MA. The study looked at 469 cases in more detail. (Here is the US CDC’s report on it, if… Continue reading 2021-07-30 General

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

2021-07-29 General

Transmission This article says that, starting today, COVID-positive people (basically) in Alberta will need to stay in their home, but the household members will not be required to quarantine as well. Contact tracers also will not notify the contacts of the positive people: the infect are now responsible for telling them. Starting on 16 August,… Continue reading 2021-07-29 General

2021-07-28 BC

Transmission This article talks about the sharp rise in cases in the Central Okanagan. Mitigation Measures In response to spiking case rates, the Province has instituted some restrictions on the Central Okanagan. This article explains. Statistics +185 cases, +3 deaths, +5,321 first doses, +43,420 second doses. Currently 47 in hospital / 20 in ICU, 909… Continue reading 2021-07-28 BC

2021-07-28 General

Vaccines On 21 July’s General blog post, I reported a study which suggested that vaccine effectiveness waned over time. This tweet thread (by one of the original authors) says they don’t think that’s accurate: that they got the denominator wrong. The vaccines still work well. Pfizer has released six-month data. Tl;dr: the vaccine works really… Continue reading 2021-07-28 General

2021-07-27 BC

Press Briefing Minister Dix, Dr. Henry, and Dr. Ballem (head of the immunization project) had a relatively low-information-content briefing today. They emphasized that the next two weeks are critical. (Note that they say that about every time period.) I’d like to point out in passing, I’m sure that this doesn’t have anything to do with… Continue reading 2021-07-27 BC

2021-07-27 General

Mitigation Measures This article says that the Canadian border guards are close to striking. Supply This article says that Canada now has enough vaccine for two doses for every person over 12. Vaccines This study found way more of a certain kind of impurities in AZ than in J&J, and those impurities sure look like… Continue reading 2021-07-27 General

2021-07-24/25/26 BC

Long COVID According to this article, BC is opening four Long COVID clinics. Statistics Friday: +94 casesSaturday: +79 casesSunday: +94 cases Over the weekend, +1 death. Currently 43 in hospital / 17 in ICU, 695 active cases, 146,636 recovered. 75.9% of the people who got a first dose have gotten a second dose. first doses… Continue reading 2021-07-24/25/26 BC