2023-02-02 BC

Statistics As of today, the BC CDC weekly report said that in the week ending on 28 Jan there were: +293 confirmed cases, +73 hospital admissions, +26 ICU admissions, +30 all-cause deaths. As of today, the weekly report said that the previous week (data through 21 Jan) there were: +408 confirmed cases, +123 hospital admissions, +19 ICU… Continue reading 2023-02-02 BC

2023-01-26 BC

The statistics show really good news! While I wouldn’t say that the situation is good right now, it is better than it has been in a long time. (Assuming that the province hasn’t f’ed with the data.) Entertainment A friend alerted me that Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre has amazing ventilation. This pre-pandemic article and this post-pandemic… Continue reading 2023-01-26 BC

2023-01-19 BC

Statistics As of today,┬áthe BC CDC weekly report┬ásaid that in the week ending on 14 Jan there were: +560 confirmed cases, +142 hospital admissions, +24 ICU admissions, +27 all-cause deaths. As of today, the weekly report said that the previous week (data through 7 Jan) there were: +661 confirmed cases, +195 hospital admissions, +37 ICU… Continue reading 2023-01-19 BC

2023-01-12 BC

Provincial Guidance Last week I said that the public health guidance on masks changed briefly, then changed back. This article says that was a mistake, that an old stale version accidentally got pushed. (Sounds like they need a better publishing workflow.) Hospitals This article says that Pub Health was going to open twenty surge centres… Continue reading 2023-01-12 BC

2023-01-05 BC

Pub Health Advice This tweet thread says that the BC CDC web site changed from masking being a personal choice, to “Public health recommends wearing masks in all public indoor spaces”, back to personal choice, all in the space of not very much time. Hmmm. Sounds like there is some internal politics going on there.… Continue reading 2023-01-05 BC

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 2022-12-15 BC

Hospitals This article reports that BC Children’s Hospital has approved putting two kids in a single room, in order to deal with crowding. (I don’t have good sources for you, sorry, but I believe that while double-respiratory-infections happen, it’s not as common as one would think. Having respiratory illness A seems to give some protection… Continue reading week ending 2022-12-15 BC

week ending 2022-11-08 BC

Statistics As of today, the BC CDC weekly report said that in the week ending on 3 Dec there were: +539 confirmed cases, +140 hospital admissions, +33 ICU admissions, +17 all-cause deaths. As of today, the weekly report said that the previous week (data through 26 Nov) there were: +604 confirmed cases, +213 hospital admissions, +42 ICU admissions,… Continue reading week ending 2022-11-08 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