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Here are the wastewater charts from Jeff’s spreadsheet: Note: last weeks’ chart was the same as two weeks ago because I uh didn’t realize I needed to refresh the Google Sheets page. (In my defense, Google Docs updates without refreshing.)

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week ending 2022-09-22 BC

Statistics This week’s BC CDC weekly report said that in the week ending on 17 September August there were: +637 cases, +155 hospital admissions, +27 ICU admissions, +22 all-cause deaths. This week’s report said that the previous week (data through 10 September) there were: +574 cases, +180 hospital admissions, +31 ICU admissions, +26 all-cause deaths. Last week’s… Continue reading week ending 2022-09-22 BC

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Vaccines This paper says that there is a blood-olfactory barrier (similar to the blood-brain barrier) and that blood-borne antibodies can’t get to the olfactory epithelium (mucous membrane lining). (Note that SARS-CoV-2 can get to the brain via the olfactory bulb. !!) That suggests that we are never going to get to sterilizing immunity (i.e. you… Continue reading week ending 2022-09-22 General

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Charts From Jeff’s wastewater spreadsheet, the wastewater looks stable (aside from random fluctuations): In the most recent Situation Report, they noted that the Lion’s Gate data recently has been flakey and they are looking into it, to try to figure out if it’s something funky with the plant. (<- No, they did not say it… Continue reading 2022-09-16 BC tiny

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week ending 2022-09-15 BC

Transmission This article (referring to this preprint) says that 70-80% of Lower Mainland kids, 60-70% of adults 20-59, and 40% of the over-60s have had COVID-19 infections. The report also mentioned that the province under-reported case counts by 92x (which is very very close to what the BC COVID-19 Modelling group estimated in its last… Continue reading week ending 2022-09-15 BC

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Pathology This paper from the USA says that what gut microbes you have affects how badly COVD-19 hits you. (That’s a slight simplification — they looked at population-level frequency of various gut bacteria and compared it to population-level hospitalization rate.) This article from July 2020 says that the amount of fermented food that people eat… Continue reading week ending 2022-09-15 General

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Charts COVID-19 in BC wastewater looks stable but noisy (from Jeff’s spreadsheet):

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Charts COVID-19 levels in wastewater are either plateauing or declining verrrrry slowly. From Jeff’s spreadsheet:

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