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Charts From Jeff’s spreadsheet using MetroVan data: The percent of people in BC vaccinated by age for 1, 2, 3, and 4 doses, from the federal vaccine page: Flu/Colds While the US and Canada Back East is legit getting walloped by respiratory illnesses, BC has not really gotten hit… yet. Anecdata: I live on an… Continue reading 2022-11-18 BC small

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week ending 2022-11-17 General

Note: This week’s post will probably be a little briefer than normal because Life is happening to me. (Everything’s fine, just busy.) Vaccines This article reports that Canada has authorized using Novavax as a booster dose. From a practical standpoint, I think what that means is that the pharmacist doesn’t need to give you a… Continue reading week ending 2022-11-17 General

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Charts From Jeff’s spreadsheet using MetroVan data: Flu and colds Okay, it’s not COVID-19, but other respiratory infections are going to affect COVID-19, particularly influenza. All of them affect hospitalizations. Both COVID-19 and influenza have vaccines which you make appointments for through the provincial GetVaccinated system, they can be mistaken for each other, they both… Continue reading 2022-11-11 BC tiny

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week ending 2022-11-10 BC

Statistics This article reports that BC CDC says they are going to work on giving data on reinfections. (Yay, about damn time.) It also mentions that the “currently-in-hospital” number does capture reinfections. (Whew!) Reminder that these statistics are wildly inaccurate. First, the province case counts do not include reinfections for some bizarre reason. Second, the… Continue reading week ending 2022-11-10 BC

week ending 2022-11-10 General

Mitigation Measures This article reports that a poll found that 69% of Canadians would either support or “somewhat support” a mask mandate for indoor public spaces if there are rising case counts. In BC, 72% said they supported or “somewhat supported” such a mandate. Long COVID This paper from Germany lays at least part of… Continue reading week ending 2022-11-10 General

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Charts MetroVan COVID-19 levels in wastewater, from Jeff’s spreadsheet: I can actually see a very sloooooow decline in the Vancouver levels, but everywhere else seems pretty stable.

week ending 2022-11-03 BC

Statistics Reminder that these statistics are wildly inaccurate. First, the province case counts do not include reinfections for some bizarre reason. Second, the case counts are wildly undercounted: two different studies estimated the undercount as being ~90x. Third, hospitalizations are only counted if the person tested positive on a PCR test; rapid tests don’t count.… Continue reading week ending 2022-11-03 BC

week ending 2022-11-03 General

Vaccines This paper from Qatar says that 2 doses of Pfizer doesn’t actually give kids much protection against Omicron infection, and the protection wanes quite quickly. 🙁 In last week’s General blog post, I gave the disappointing news that two papers found that the bivalent vaccines weren’t that much better than the monovalent boosters. There… Continue reading week ending 2022-11-03 General

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Charts From Jeff’s spreadsheet, using Metro Van data:

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