2022-04-02/03/04 BC

Transmission This article reports that 9 of 11 cruise ships which were supposed to go to Victoria have already cancelled, probably because of COVID-19 cases. Government This article reports that Premier Horgan has COVID-19. Testing This article has things slightly garbled, I think. It says that it’s no longer required to report the results of… Continue reading 2022-04-02/03/04 BC

2022-03-20/21 BC

Testing The province declared that people over 30 can now pick up one free rapid test kit (5 tests) at pharmacies. (You can get another kit in four weeks.) Statistics Fri/Sat: +200 casesSat/Sun: +170 casesSun/Mon: +​​136 cases Over the weekend, ~+2 deaths/day, roughly +278 first doses, +2,506 second doses, +2,724 other doses. Currently 271 in… Continue reading 2022-03-20/21 BC

2022-03-07 BC

Testing This Ministry of Health press release says that people over 60 can now pick up one box of five rapid tests each at local pharmacies. (For reference, the over-seventies were able to pick up starting on 23 February 2022.) Statistics Fri/Sat: +385 casesSat/Sun: +327 casesSun/Mon: +285 cases Note that the case counts reported today… Continue reading 2022-03-07 BC

2022-01-19 BC

Testing The BC CDC recently updated their testing web page to say who was eligible. Basically, if you are young, vaccinated, and not CEV, then you don’t get a PCR test (unless your job is in a special category like HCW or prison guard) There are some people who are upset, but I am having… Continue reading 2022-01-19 BC

2022-01-06 BC

Testing The province has opened up a mass vax clinic at the Vancouver Convention Centre, and whatever they are doing is working: the province gave just over 50K doses yesterday. That’s good. HOWEVER, the Vancouver Convention Centre was really snarled today, according to first-hand reports and also this article. There was a 20 minute wait… Continue reading 2022-01-06 BC

2021-12-27/28 BC

Testing This article says that any self-reported positives on rapid antigen tests which get submitted via the province’s survey (which I posted a few days ago) do not get reported in the province’s daily numbers. (I guess that’s because if they did, malicious actors would artificially inflate the numbers?) There is a user-driven site where… Continue reading 2021-12-27/28 BC