2021-07-02 BC

Heat This is not COVID-19, but it’s important. The BC Coroner said that there were 719 deaths in the past week, three times as many as would be expected. That means there were about 480 excess deaths, or as many as there were COVID-19 deaths as there were from 12 Feb to now. Statistics Wed/Thu:… Continue reading 2021-07-02 BC

2021-06-30 BC

Vaccination Clinics All vax clinics in BC now welcome drop-ins for first doses. Statistics Today: +44 cases, +0 deaths (second day in a row, yay!), +8,079 first doses, +53,042 second doses (of which 1283 were AZ). Currently 108 in hospital / 34 in ICU, 816 active cases, 145,032 recovered. first doses second doses of adults… Continue reading 2021-06-30 BC

2021-06-29 BC

Note: It was hot again today, so today’s postings are going to be short. I’ll try to catch up in the next few days. Mitigation Measures/Press Briefing The headline today, the major, blinking, 72-point font headline is that BC has moved to Step 3 of the Restart Plan, which takes away most of the restrictions… Continue reading 2021-06-29 BC

2021-06-25 BC

Vaccinations Here’s Justin McElroy’s weekly vax (first dose) by age charts. As always, the women are getting vaxxed more than the men. I was busy with stuff yesterday so didn’t describe my visit to the West End Community Center, escorting my favorite spouse. Observations, in no particular order: There was no waiting at all. It… Continue reading 2021-06-25 BC

2021-06-24 BC

Variants Yesterday, I mentioned that BC is having a much less difficult time with Delta than the UK is. Partly it’s that we caught it earlier (so that our pub health teams are succeeding in quashing it), partly it’s because we’re more thoroughly vaxxed. One thing I didn’t mention yesterday is that Pfizer’s effectiveness is… Continue reading 2021-06-24 BC

2021-06-23 BC

Vaccines I have wondered how much vax is getting wasted. DrH has assured us a few times (several months ago) that it’s “very little”, but the reporters have not asked for numbers and it’s not in the data. Well, yesterday, Dix said something like “We only have around forty thousand doses of Pfizer right now”.… Continue reading 2021-06-23 BC

2021-06-22 BC

Vaccine Clinics There are some drop-in clinics in VCH for first doses (second doses if you are over 70). Transmission The Surrey School district did not send any exposure notices home with kids yesterday, for the first time this school year. Yay! A study shows that BC teachers have exactly the same seropositivity rate as… Continue reading 2021-06-22 BC

2021-06-21 BC

Variants Huh. I hadn’t paid attention to the Variants of Concern report in a while, and it turns out that the percentage of cases which are Delta is actually falling in BC. Not just the raw case count, but the proportion. I didn’t think that was supposed to happen! Gamma is rising, but Gamma isn’t… Continue reading 2021-06-21 BC