2021-11-16 BC

Mitigation Measures This article reports that people in BC who can’t get where they need to go for essential purposes (e.g. get home, go shopping) except via the US are exempted from the test or quarantine rule on re-entry to Canada. Press Briefing At today’s briefing: Dr. H said that the province is seeing a… Continue reading 2021-11-16 BC

2021-11-16 General

Long COVID This preprint says that they found a chemical signature (elevated IL-1ß, IL-6 and TNF-α) associated with Long COVID. This is good for two reasons: it can help “prove” to doctors that the patients really have Long COVID and aren’t just lazy and it can suggest what the problem is and hence how to… Continue reading 2021-11-16 General

2021-11-13/14/15 BC

Statistics Fri/Sat: +502 casesSat/Sun: +387 casesSun/Mon: +381 cases Weekend average of +5.33 deaths, +1,833 first doses, +3,578 second doses, +8,826 other doses.  Currently 376 in hospital / 116 in ICU, 3,837 active cases, 206,665 recovered. first doses second doses of adults 91.1% 87.3% of over-12s 90.7% 86.8% of all BCers 82.5% 78.9% Charts Recommended Reading… Continue reading 2021-11-13/14/15 BC

2021-11-13/14/15 General

Vaccines This article says that Novavax — once it gets approved and once the manufacturing line gets booted up in 2022 — will be produced in Montreal! The article says they expect to be able to make about 2M doses per month. This article mentions how the US’ vaccination of young children has an added… Continue reading 2021-11-13/14/15 General

2021-11-12 BC

Statistics Wed/Thu: +519 cases Thu/Fri: +473 cases Over the two days, average per day: +11.5 deaths, +1,728 first doses, +3,533 second doses, +7,582 other doses. Currently 384 in hospital / 124 in ICU, 4,265 active cases, 204,963 recovered. first doses second doses of adults 91.0% 87.1% of over-12s 90.6% 86.5% of all BCers 82.4% 78.7%… Continue reading 2021-11-12 BC

2021-11-12 General

Vaccines This article reports that Health Canada has approved half-dose Moderna as a booster for people over 18. Mitigation Measures This article says that organized crime stole relief funds in various ways. Recommended Reading In the Before Times, there were a fair number of international medical personnel stationed in Uganda. This article says that when… Continue reading 2021-11-12 General

2021-11-11 General

Assholes to Assholes This article says that people are paying money for fake vax cards, and the providers… just pocket the money and never send the card. LOL. Vaccines This article from the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations says that the world is going to have a glut of vaccines by June 2022.… Continue reading 2021-11-11 General

2021-11-11 BC

Mitigation Measures This article talks about mitigation measures on ski hills: Resort Need vax card?(over 12) Grouse Yes Cypress No Mt. Seymour No Whistler No Revelstoke Yes The article gives kind of mixed messages about masks on gondolas. It says that masks are required but that nobody will check. (I guess it’s like on buses.)… Continue reading 2021-11-11 BC

2021-11-10 BC

Mitigation Measures This article says that BC Ferries could have trouble with staffing as a result of the federal vax mandate. Statistics +555 cases, +11 deaths. Average of past two days: +5,506 first doses, +3,585 second doses, +11,313 other doses. Currently 404 in hospital / 117 in ICU, 4,321 active cases, 203,909 recovered. first doses… Continue reading 2021-11-10 BC

2021-11-10 General

Treatments Okay, this preprint is wild — if I understand it correctly. My understanding is that the authors made a thing — a Therapeutic Interfering Particle or TIP — which looks just like SARS-CoV-2 except it has a vastly stripped-down genome, one that doesn’t have all the instructions needed to make the enzymes and proteins… Continue reading 2021-11-10 General