2023-05-30 BC

Local Industry

This article says that AbCellera — which made Bamlanivimab and Bebtelovimab, two of the anti-COVID monoclonal antibodies — is doubling the size of its planned expansion in Vancouver, thanks in part to federal and provincial subsidies.

This article says that BC Ferries says that it is working hard to hire more crew (including by dropping its vaccine mandate), but the union says it’s still not getting enough personnel.

Mitigation Measures

This press release from the province says that CAD$2.4M is going towards improving ventilation in eight Richmond schools and one social housing facility.

This press release from the province says that CAD$14M for health, safety and quality improvements in long-term care homes and assisted living homes. Some of that is going to go towards infection prevention and control, but it doesn’t say how much.


This article says health care workers at Prince George Hospital say it’s overloaded.


This researcher says that 1 in 32 people is infectious with COVID-19 right now.


Metro Van’s data feed finally has been updated to use the measurements BC CDC did on the old samples with the new process. This means that we now have charts that are continuous for a much longer time!

From Jeff’s spreadsheet, here is the updated long-term chart:

You can see that, while the wastewater numbers are slowly going down now, the numbers are still running a lot hotter than they were during Delta.

Here’s the chart for the last 60 days; you can see that wastewater levels are definitely trending down for Fraser Health and Vancouver.

It’s harder to see on the combined chart, but the North Shore and Richmond are all trending down as well.

Langley is going up a bit lately, but from a low base: