2024-04-19 BC

Levels are falling down pretty quickly! Yay for weather nice enough to open windows! Vaccines I have a friend who lives in BC but outside the core metro areas — not rural, but not The Big City. Because of some unusual medical conditions, Friend has really bad reactions to the mRNA vaccines. Friend thus tried… Continue reading 2024-04-19 BC

2024-04-12 BC

Well, after some nice drops in COVID-19 levels recently, it looks like we’ve gone back up — which is probably noise. But it looks stagnant at best. 🙁 Mitigation Measures This BC Ministry of Health press release says that masks are no longer required in health care settings. A lot of places weren’t masking or… Continue reading 2024-04-12 BC

2023-12-01 BC

All the indicators are trending down. This is good! Statistics As of 30 Nov, the BC CDC situation report says that in the week ending on 25 Nov there were: +370 reported cases, +126 hospital admissions, +24 ICU admissions, and +14 thirty-day all-cause deaths*. In the week ending 18 Nov, they now report that there were +363… Continue reading 2023-12-01 BC

2023-11-03 BC

COVID-19 levels have still not gotten down to where we were in summer 2023, but pretty much all the indicators say that they are falling. Vaccines This article reports that 528,575 people — slightly over 10% of BC residents — have gotten a fall COVID-19 booster. 740,529 have gotten flu shots. It also says that… Continue reading 2023-11-03 BC

2023-10-03 BC

Transmission It seems like almost all public health doctors talk about COVID-19 as being part of “respiratory season”, and that cases go up “as we congregate indoors”. Some people talk about cases going up when school is in session. But looking at the historical data for BC, I see no evidence for that. I have… Continue reading 2023-10-03 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

week ending 2022-10-06 BC

Modelling The BC COVID-19 Modelling Group has released another report. They say that BC is undercounting COVID-19 deaths: They say that, based on serology data, the province is undercounting cases by about a factor of 100x (this is consistent with a report that some UBC scholars including Dr. Henry) published. I am as convinced in… Continue reading week ending 2022-10-06 BC

week ending 2022-09-15 BC

Transmission This article (referring to this preprint) says that 70-80% of Lower Mainland kids, 60-70% of adults 20-59, and 40% of the over-60s have had COVID-19 infections. The report also mentioned that the province under-reported case counts by 92x (which is very very close to what the BC COVID-19 Modelling group estimated in its last… Continue reading week ending 2022-09-15 BC

week ending 2022-09-01 BC

Vaccines This article reports that the province expects most residents will start getting the BA.1 boosters starting in October. Note that the wording was “most residents”. There is a small amount of this vax which is going to show up in-country tomorrow, and if it is distributed proportionate to population, BC should get about 100K… Continue reading week ending 2022-09-01 BC