B.C.’s decision to increase the interval between first and second COVID vaccine doses to 120 days requires careful monitoring to ensure safety.Read More
Author: Pamela Fayerman
Oncologists worry that the pandemic will lead to a tsunami of delayed cancer diagnoses and deaths. But some health policy experts say it may prevent cases of overdiagnosis and treatment.Read More
BY PAMELA FAYERMAN UPDATE MAY 12: B.C.’S Solicitor General Mike Farnworth has announced that...Read More
BY PAMELA FAYERMAN As reported in my last post, B.C. announced this week it is deferring second COVID-19 shots for everyone getting first shots, increasing the interval to four months instead of three or four weeks. Doing so...Read More
Website Author: Pamela Fayerman
I'm an award winning Canadian journalist for nearly four decades. I’ve worked at six daily newspapers, and for 25 years, I was the medical/health issues reporter for The Vancouver Sun and other newspapers in Canada’s largest newspaper chain. My professional development has been assisted with numerous fellowships awarded by the Association of Health Care Journalists, New York Times Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Knight Science Journalism. I’ve received training in various aspects of medical journalism at Columbia University (neuroscience), MIT (medical evidence and digital science journalism), Mount Sinai Medical Center (aging) and Dartmouth College medical school (Medicine in the Media).
I graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in journalism and attended Queen’s University law school on a one-year legal journalism fellowship from the Canadian Bar Association.
I’m the recipient of several prestigious journalism awards as well as two major grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, one for a series on patient navigators and another for a series that focused on knowledge translation as it pertains to fallopian tube removal to prevent ovarian cancer.
My goal for this website is to share valuable information that will help readers learn about health care, research and medical advancements.
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In B.C., 89% of those eligible have been vaccinated and about 4% of the province's residents have been infected with COVID since the pandemic began.
Are we ever going to get to a level of herd immunity?
BREAKING NEWS: BC COVID-19 UPDATE:
Over the last 3 days 1,846 new cases - total of 198,278
* Oct. 15-16: 753 new cases
* Oct. 16-17: 650 new cases
* Oct. 17-18: 443 new cases
4,917 active cases
360 in hospital & 151 in intensive care
Serious complications after a Calgary doctor injects filler into a patient's nose and fails to act quickly. https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/improper-cosmetic-procedure-leads-to-sanction-against-calgary-doctor-1.5623236
A big shout out to the amazing care aides and community health care workers who have shown courage and commitment in caring for residents, clients and patients through this pandemic. #healthcareassistantday #hcaday #carecantwait #bchealth #bcpoli
- Christine October 16, 2021
- Linda October 9, 2021
- Joe Kozak October 7, 2021
- Patricia M October 5, 2021
- Marion E October 4, 2021