Health Care System
This article says that BC is shutting down its four in-person Long COVID clinics and moving exclusively to telehealth. I actually think that’s a good idea — it’s hard to get yourself to a clinic, especially if the clinic is in a part of the province you don’t live in. (Three of the clinics were in the Lower Mainland and one was in Victoria.)
This article seems to imply that the Ministry of Health didn’t have a F clue who its care facility workers and residents were. The province wouldn’t let the Ministry of Health access the databases which had that information until a vaccination mandate law was passed in Oct 2021.
This article says that a recent survey of Canadians showed that trust in government, which went down during the pandemic, is coming back up.
As of today, the BC CDC weekly report said that in the week ending on 11 Feb there were: +341 reported (not confirmed!) cases, +81 hospital admissions, +23 ICU admissions, +13 thirty-day all-cause deaths.
As of today, the weekly report said that the previous week (data through 4 Feb) there were: +278 reported cases, +117 hospital admissions, +21 ICU admissions, +25 all-cause deaths.
Last week, the BC CDC weekly report said that in the week ending on 4 Feb there were: +278 reported (not confirmed!) cases, +88 hospital admissions, +21 ICU admissions, +20 thirty-day all-cause deaths.
Last week, the weekly report said that the previous week (data through 28 Jan) there were: +292 reported cases, +96 hospital admissions, +26 ICU admissions, +38 all-cause deaths.
The BC CDC weekly report says that there are 193 in hospital / 15 in ICU as of 16 Feb 2023.
From the BC CDC Situation Report page as of 16 Feb (with data through 29 Jan):
From the BC CDC VoC report as of 9 Feb (yay, they are publishing again!) with data through Jan 22:
XBB.1.5 is pushing for more a bigger part, but this is still very much an ensemble cast of variants.
From the BC CDC Vaccination Coverage report as of 16 Feb (with data through 12 Feb):