Long-Term Care Homes
Today there was a press briefing where Dr. Henry/Minister Dix announced new orders for Long-Term Care Homes. They said that they were hoping that they could cope with unvaccinated workers by testing them frequently and having more stringent PPE requirements for them. Delta had other ideas, apparently, so they are now mandating that anybody who works in a nursing home has to get vaccinated by 12 October or they get fired. Volunteers and personal service providers (I think like people who cut hair in the nursing homes?) must get vaccinated effective immediately.
I think this is the right decision but I worry that it will lead to short-term staff shortages, ulp.
The Weekly Data Summary for 5 Aug has information on infection/hospitalization/death by vax status:
Also from the Weekly Data Summary, R is now 2.1 overall, although they caution that in areas with low case numbers it shows clusters and might not represent the community at large.
+513 new cases, +1 death, +4,792 first doses, +22,154 second doses.
Currently 81 in hospital / 33 in ICU, 3,834 active cases, 148,702 recovered.
|first doses||second doses|
|of all BCers||74.9%||65.1%|
We have 601,904 doses in fridges; we’ll use it up in 23.9 days at last week’s rate. We’ve given more doses than we’d received by 23 days ago.
We have 557,827 mRNA doses in fridges; we’ll use it up in 22.2 days at last week’s rate. We’ve given more doses than we’d received by 17 days ago.
94.1% of the people who had gotten their first dose by 7 weeks ago have gotten their second dose.
90.1% of the people who had gotten their first dose by 4 weeks ago have gotten their second dose.
86.9% of all people who have gotten their first dose have gotten their second dose.