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

2023-01-06 BC small

Wastewater From Jeff’s spreadsheet, with data from MetroVan through 2 Jan: There’s so much noise, it’s hard to tell if the amount of COVID-19 in the wastewater is going up or going down. Non-COVID Respiratory Illnesses I might not do any more reporting on non-COVID respiratory illnesses. The levels of illness are dropping pretty fast,… Continue reading 2023-01-06 BC small

2022-12-30 BC tiny

Non-COVID Respiratory Diseases This article reports that BC CDC says that this year’s flu shot is about 50% effective. That sounds bad compared to like the measles vax or the first results for the mRNA vax, but half is still a big fraction! In addition to not updating their COVID-19 statistics (which is why there… Continue reading 2022-12-30 BC tiny

2022-12-23 BC small

Charts The wastewater data has not been updated, and maybe because of snow and holidays, it won’t. Non-COVID Respiratory Diseases I showed the BC CDC flu chart yesterday; here’s the US CDC flu graph for the Pacific Northwest region, also heading downwards: This article says that the various times associated with different diseases is as… Continue reading 2022-12-23 BC small

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