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Healthcare workers account for over 5% of all COVID-19 cases in B.C. since the pandemic began. About 9% of healthcare workers have contracted COVID-19.Read More
B.C. access to treatments and testing for osteoporosis under review as government opens quick survey
The BC Ministry of Health has created a survey for patients, caregivers and patient groups to provide feedback about osteoporosis treatment and screening.Read More
LEGAL CASE AGAINST BC GOVERNMENT AND DR. BONNIE HENRY OVER PANDEMIC ORDERS PROCEEDING TO CLASS-ACTION CERTIFICATION HEARINGRead More
With surging Delta variant causing hospitalizations, COVID-19 field hospitals could be pressed into opening
Rising COVID-related hospitalizations, mostly among the unvaccinated, have led to a hospital bed and healthcare worker crunch.Read More
BY JANET INGRAM-JOHNSON In the minefield of human rights, whose rights come first? For politicians, lawyers, physicians and ethicists, this can be a groundbreaking challenge, especially during a deadly pandemic. But for a...Read More
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The news that @Canucks Captain @BoHorvat has tested positive for COVID means this is his 2nd bout with the virus as he was 1/25 on the hockey team to get it last year. Can we presume he's asymptomatic? #NHL
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Pay close attention to this data suggesting five days of isolation may NOT be sufficient to prevent spread of #Omicron. https://twitter.com/bmj_latest/status/1482412374418206726
Patients with the omicron variant of covid-19 shed virus for longer after symptoms emerge, show data from Japan, potentially jeopardising hopes that the period of isolation for people testing positive could be shortened https://www.bmj.com/content/376/bmj.o89
1. Dr. Henry keeps saying that BC can perform up to 20,000 PCR COVID tests/day but that hasn't happened since Christmas Eve...
The Rabbi unwittingly let a terrorist in as an act of kindness on a cold day. He even made the man some tea. The hostages escaped but all synagogues must now come to grips with how they can be more secure, more prepared. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/17/us/texas-synagogue-hostages-escape.html?smid=tw-share
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