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

week ending 2022-07-21 BC

Statistics This week’s BC CDC weekly report (with data through 16 July) said that in the week ending on 16 July there were: +1044 cases, +246 hospital admissions, +21 all-cause deaths. This week’s report said that the previous week (data through 9 July) there were: +973 cases, +262 hospital admissions, +29 all-cause deaths. Last week’s report  (data… Continue reading week ending 2022-07-21 BC

week ending 2022-06-23 BC

Mitigation Measures This article reports that Prince George is suing its insurer, who is denying claims for losses stemming from losses due to closures for COVID-19. This article reports that Minister Dix says there are no plans to lift vax mandates for public servants and health-care workers. This article reports that the province says that… Continue reading week ending 2022-06-23 BC

week ending 2022-05-12 BC

Press Briefing There was a press briefing on Tuesday, which didn’t actually say much. The major announcement (which was echoed in this press release) was that they have finished getting data from 17 of the 18 Colleges of regulated health care professionals about their vax statuses. Aggregated by College: physicians and surgeons: 98.0% dieticians: 98%… Continue reading week ending 2022-05-12 BC