2023-03-03 BC tiny

Ooops! I forgot to push the “Publish” button until 8 March. Oooops. Wastewater Holy F! Here are the charts from Jeff’s spreadsheet, using data from Metro Vancouver through 27 Feb:

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2023-03-02 General

Health Care System This article says that federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos intervened in November with Canada’s drug price regulator to drop a policy reform process. 😠😬 Mitigation Measures This article (drawing from information in a number of papers) says that early targeted border closures were ineffective. (Basically, shutting down flights from South Africa and… Continue reading 2023-03-02 General

2023-02-24 BC tiny

Wastewater Yes, yes, I posted the province’s wastewater charts yesterday, but I like Jeff’s spreadsheet‘s charts better, so here they are: It’s hard to tell because the data is so noisy, but maybe Vancouver and Fraser are trending up? They aren’t going down, for sure.

2023-02-23 BC

Restaurants This article says that the City of Burnaby granted two bars (Dageraad Brewing and Studio Brewing) licenses for permanent patios. Attitudes This survey says that 64% of British Columbians don’t want a return to COVID-19 mandates and 18% would like stricter health measures, though 23% (28% of the over-55s) would like to see vax… Continue reading 2023-02-23 BC

2023-02-17 BC tiny

Wastewater From Jeff’s spreadsheet, using MetroVan data: Not better, not worse. :-/ Other Upper Respiratory Infections I said I wasn’t going to post about upper respiratory infections any more, but the levels aren’t continuing to go down as fast as I expected. Anecdata: Children’s Hospital’s wait times have gone back up. When I looked this… Continue reading 2023-02-17 BC tiny

2023-02-16 BC

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… Continue reading 2023-02-16 BC

2023-02-10 BC

I am travelling and last night my ISP was down, so this is delayed and light. Statistics As of today, 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. As of today, the… Continue reading 2023-02-10 BC

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