2022-07-08 BC

Press Briefing Today’s briefing featured Health Minister Adrian Dix, Dr. Penny Ballum (who is in charge of the vaccination program), and Dr. Martin Lavoie, (B.C.’s acting provincial health officer). I’m not going to summarize it in as much detail as I have given in the past: the main thrust was pretty low-information-content and the Q&A… Continue reading 2022-07-08 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

2022-03-11 BC

Note: I am going to reduce how often I post. I already don’t post on weekends; I plan to drop to Mondays and Fridays and maybe Wednesdays. Mitigation Measures Yesterday I said I didn’t know if businesses could still make masks mandatory, This press release from the province says yes, they can still require customers… Continue reading 2022-03-11 BC

2022-03-10 BC

Mitigation Measures This article says that TransLink and BC Ferries will be dropping their mask mandates. Press Conference Uh, I ended up being to busy today to summarize. I’ll do that tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s an article which does a brief summary. The highlights are: By the time you read this, the province will… Continue reading 2022-03-10 BC

2022-03-01 BC

Press Conference My interpretation of what Dr. Henry said (video) is: Novavax is only approved for people 18 to 64. (They didn’t have enough old people in the trials.) It is safe to mix and match with Novavax, or to get it as a booster. If you want it, call 1-833-838-2323 and get yourself on… Continue reading 2022-03-01 BC

2022-02-23 BC

Mitigation Measures This article reports that the The College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. has disciplined a doctor for spreading disinfo and veterinary-grade ivermectin. Press Briefing The video is here. Dr.H said: Canada expects to get Novavax within a week to ten days. She pointed out that there were zero fetal cells used in… Continue reading 2022-02-23 BC

2022-02-15 BC

Press Briefing The press briefing today (video, slides) mostly featured Premier Horgan, Minister Dix, and Dr. Henry talking about how wonderful British Columbians were for pulling together to get us to this point blah blah, talking about restrictions that were being lifted, and justifying why it was time. The changes to Orders are: No restrictions… Continue reading 2022-02-15 BC

2022-02-09 BC

Press Briefing Things that I thought were of interest and novel: They are going to stop reporting the number of active cases and recovered, because they aren’t accurate any more. But why, then, are they still going to report the number of cases? Those are just as inaccurate. NACI gave some guidance on boosters which… Continue reading 2022-02-09 BC