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

week ending 2022-06-30 General

Folks, BA.5 is coming and it’s going to be bad. Mentally prepare yourself for a big wave this summer. I don’t know where to put it, but this paper says that compared to peer countries, Canada: Did really well on per capita vaccinated, cases, and deaths. (You could argue that we’re fudging the numbers, but… Continue reading week ending 2022-06-30 General

week ending 2022-06-23 General

Sorry this was late. Life happened. Pathology This article summarizes this paper which says that the chances of bad COVID outcomes are cumulative with exposures. Getting COVID-19 twice is worse than once, three times is worse than two, etc. (Here’s a blog post which talks about this paper more.) As you can see, you are… Continue reading week ending 2022-06-23 General

2022-06-24 BC tiny

Charts From my buddy Jeff’s spreadsheets: BA.4 and BA.5 still aren’t prevalent enough to show up on the BC VOC report, but the Other (which I am guessing is mostly BA.4/5) keeps getting bigger.

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week ending 2022-06-23 BC

Mitigation Measures This article reports that Prince George is suing its insurer, who is denying claims for losses stemming from losses due to closures for COVID-19. This article reports that Minister Dix says there are no plans to lift vax mandates for public servants and health-care workers. This article reports that the province says that… Continue reading week ending 2022-06-23 BC

2022-06-17 BC tiny

Wastewater from my buddy Jeff’s spreadsheets using Metro Van data. The COVID levels are still dropping. Vancouver is at about half of its Delta peak, but Fraser, North Shore, and Richmond are all still running close to 3x of their Delta peak. The mix of variants from the BC CDC Variant of Concern report: This… Continue reading 2022-06-17 BC tiny

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week ending 2022-06-16 BC

Still better, still not good. Governance This article mostly focuses on how VCH wouldn’t hand over documents to the press, but there are some kind of scary things buried in there. It makes it sound like hospitals were not actually very healthy. (Here’s a story from October on the same document request at Fraser Health,… Continue reading week ending 2022-06-16 BC

2022-06-10 BC tiny

Reminder: I put this tiny post out on Fridays because I think wastewater level data is really important. Wastewater level is one of the few data sources that can’t be manipulated. Charts Here are the wastewater charts from my buddy Jeff’s spreadsheet. They show things getting better, but it’s still not good. It’s still not… Continue reading 2022-06-10 BC tiny

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week ending 2022-06-16 General

Long COVID This article about Long COVID in the US is interesting. It says that a lot of the indicators which you would expect to see Long COVID shift (e.g. number of disability claims, health care expenditures), have not in fact shifted. The article gives a number of possiblities: A lot of disabled people died… Continue reading week ending 2022-06-16 General