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… Continue reading 2023-05-30 BC

2023-05-04 BC

Statistics Wait, what??? There’s a note on the respiratory diseases page saying, “The final update of the respiratory season was on May 4. Respiratory updates will resume in the fall. COVID-19 reporting will continue through the summer.” I thought they were going to move updates to once per month, not stop them completely. ARG! And… Continue reading 2023-05-04 BC

2023-04-06 BC

Mitigation Measures This article reports that the province has lifted several mitigation measures: Dr. Henry did say that some mitigation measures might return in the fall. Yeah, good luck with putting that cat back in that bag. Somehow I missed it, but this article from 21 March 2023 says that the Vancouver City Council made… Continue reading 2023-04-06 BC

week ending 2022-12-22 BC

Health Care System This article says that 99.9% of people in BC who had surgeries rescheduled have now had them. Mitigation Measures This article reported that an appeals court said that yeah, prohibiting in-person church services was reasonable given the pandemic. Statistics As of today, the BC CDC weekly report said that in the week ending on… Continue reading week ending 2022-12-22 BC

week ending 2022-12-02 BC

This is a day late because the province didn’t have numbers ready yesterday. Response Today, the province released the COVID-19 Lessons Learned Review. I have not reviewed it yet. Mitigation Measures The province announced that they are going to make it easier for foreign-trained doctors to work in BC. Transmission This article says there is… Continue reading week ending 2022-12-02 BC

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

week ending 2022-08-25 BC

Mitigation Measures This article reports that civil jury trials in BC will resume on 8 October 2022. (Criminal jury trials had continued throughout the pandemic, with various mitigation measures in place.) Statistics This week’s BC CDC weekly report said that in the week ending on 20 Aug there were: +737 cases, +180 hospital admissions, +41 ICU… Continue reading week ending 2022-08-25 BC

week ending 2022-08-04 BC

Unexpected Consequences This article reports that bike riders hospitalized because of accidents went up ~25% in the first year of the pandemic, despite all-hospitalizations-from-accidents going down slightly and car traffic decreasing by 25%. (Bicycle traffic increased by 48%, so some of the increase in accidents could certainly be from more bikes on the road as… Continue reading week ending 2022-08-04 BC