2021-02-27 BC

Religious Gatherings There are three churches which have been suing BC for not letting them gather to worship. Their basic argument is, “why is it okay to shop for balloons when it’s not okay to worship?” (Spoiler: because you don’t spend an hour shopping for balloons and you don’t sing or chant while you are… Continue reading 2021-02-27 BC

BC Vaccination Staffing Needs

I wondered: How many people will BC need to hire for their mass vaccination program? tl;dr: I came up with 734. From the BC Immunization Plan, the mass vaccination clinics (Phase 3 and Phase 4) will vaccinate five-year age cohorts at 172 community sites. From the 22 January 2021 presentation on the plan (see p.12),… Continue reading BC Vaccination Staffing Needs

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2021-02-26 BC

Daily Statistics From today’s press release: +521 cases, +7 deaths, +6,889 first shots, +5,651 second shots. Currently 232 in hospital / 63 in ICU, 4,665 active cases, 8,040 under monitoring, 73,188 recovered. Charts Variants of Concern People connected to another three schools in Surrey, B.C., have tested positive for a COVID-19 variant of concern, according… Continue reading 2021-02-26 BC

2021-02-25 BC

Press Briefing of 23 Feb 2021 From today’s press briefing: +395 cases, +10 deaths, +3,409 first shots, +5,549 second shots. Currently 228 in hospital / 62 in ICU, 4489 active cases, 7931 under monitoring, 72781 deaths. On Monday 1 March 2021, the briefing will feature further details about the vaccination program. Things that Dr. Henry and… Continue reading 2021-02-25 BC

2021-02-24 BC

Daily Statistics From today’s press release: +456 cases, +2 deaths, +2,809 first doses, +3,712 second doses. Currently 237 in hospital / 64 in ICU, 4,668 active cases, 7,924 under monitoring, 72,219 recovered. Charts

BC Press Briefings

Many of my posts will be about press briefings; here I will describe the briefings I am talking about. The Ministry of Health presents, via video, information about the COVID-19 pandemic in BC. They feature Adrian Dix, the Minister of Health for British Columbia, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, the Provincial Health Officer of British Columbia.… Continue reading BC Press Briefings

2021-02-23 BC

Press Briefing of 23 Feb 2021 From today’s press briefing: +559 cases, +1 death, +1,788 first doses, +3,839 second doses. Currently 238 in hospital / 69 in ICU, 4677 active cases, 7881 under monitoring, 71,753 recovered. There were zero deaths of long-term care home residents today, and I think that’s the first time in a… Continue reading 2021-02-23 BC

2021-02-22 BC

Daily Statistics From today’s press release: Fri/Sat: +504 cases Sat/Sun: +475 cases Sun/Mon: +449 cases +8 deaths over the weekend, +7561 first doses, +18134 second doses. Currently 223 in hospital / 66 in ICU, 4,560 active cases, 7,768 under monitoring, 71,313 recovered. Charts