2021-07-27 BC

Press Briefing Minister Dix, Dr. Henry, and Dr. Ballem (head of the immunization project) had a relatively low-information-content briefing today. They emphasized that the next two weeks are critical. (Note that they say that about every time period.) I’d like to point out in passing, I’m sure that this doesn’t have anything to do with… Continue reading 2021-07-27 BC

2021-07-24/25/26 BC

Long COVID According to this article, BC is opening four Long COVID clinics. Statistics Friday: +94 casesSaturday: +79 casesSunday: +94 cases Over the weekend, +1 death. Currently 43 in hospital / 17 in ICU, 695 active cases, 146,636 recovered. 75.9% of the people who got a first dose have gotten a second dose. first doses… Continue reading 2021-07-24/25/26 BC

2021-07-23 BC

Vaccinations This article says that 78%/18%/4% of the cases between June 15 and July 15 were in in people who had zero/one/two doses. I’m not sure these figure really tells us anything interesting. These numbers doesn’t tell us about how severe those cases were and the number of vaccinations went up very quickly during this… Continue reading 2021-07-23 BC

2021-07-22 BC

Vaccinations There will be a pop-up vax clinic at Playland this weekend. Statistics Cases are rising. It’s not just noise in the system, they really are rising. I have the sense that we are in a good space right now: case counts are low, most eligible people are double-vaccinated, and two doses our vaccines work… Continue reading 2021-07-22 BC

2021-07-21 BC

Statistics +78 cases, +0 deaths, +5,241 first doses, +58,252 second doses (including 220 AZ). Currently 48 in hospital / 16 in ICU, 729 active cases, 146,142 recovered. first doses second doses of adults 81.1% 59.0% of over-12s 80.1% 55.6% of all BCers 72.9% 50.6% We have 844,511 doses in fridges; we’ll use it up in… Continue reading 2021-07-21 BC

2021-07-20 BC

There was a noticeable uptick in cases today. While the province did forecast that cases would go up a bit before they went down, it still makes me very nervous. Statistics +76 cases, +0 deaths, +4,816 first doses, +55,512 second doses. Currently 50 in hospital / 12 in ICU, 692 active cases, 146,099 recovered. first… Continue reading 2021-07-20 BC

2021-07-19 BC

Statistics Fri/Sat: +56 casesSat/Sun: +60 casesSun/Mon: +40 cases Over the weekend, +2 deaths, average of 5,090 first doses and 51,130 second doses per day. Currently 49 in hospital / 12 in ICU, 653 active cases, 146,062 recovered. first doses second doses of adults 80.9% 56.6% of over-12s 79.9% 53.2% of all BCers 72.7% 48.3% We… Continue reading 2021-07-19 BC

2021-07-16 BC

Vaccinations In this article, Dr. Henry points out that evacuation centres (for e.g. wildfires) make distancing difficult, so if you live in a wildfire area, you really ought to get your vaccination ASAP. Variants Delta is now 37% of cases. Uh-oh. Mitigation Measures In this article: Horgan goes along with Trudeau’s plans to open the… Continue reading 2021-07-16 BC

2021-07-15 BC

Tourism This article says that Canada will allow cruise ships to land in Canada again in November. Statistics +54 cases, +1 death, +6,932 first doses, +62,521 second doses (284 AZ). Currently 63 in hospital / 12 in ICU, 650 active cases, 145,859 recovered. first doses second doses of adults 80.5% 51.9% of over-12s 79.4% 48.6%… Continue reading 2021-07-15 BC

2021-07-14 BC

Variants I and a friend have been puzzling together about the drop in VOC cases in BC. One possibility is that COVID Classic is increasing its market share, which seems unlikely. A more likely explanation is that Variants of Interest are circulating but they have not yet been declared Variants of Concern. An obvious suspect… Continue reading 2021-07-14 BC