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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.
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The good people living in @Fraserhealth region have not gotten enough credit for bending the COVID-19 curve WAY DOWN over the past month. (as this graph by @j_mcelroy shows. Bravo!
Alberta COVID-19 deaths by ages:
0-19 years, no deaths.
20-29 years, five deaths.
30-39 years, seven deaths.
40-49 years, 14 deaths.
50-59 years, 40 deaths.
60-69 years, 140 deaths.
70-79 years, 281 deaths.
80+ years, 902 deaths.
B.C. homecare aides left out of single-site staffing order, pandemic pay and now vaccine rollout, prompting concern for seniors. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-home-care-aides-covid-19-single-site-staffing-vaccine-1.5871993?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar
Asked where COVID cases are coming from lately, Dr. Henry cited a variety of settings, esp. workplaces, lunch/break rooms in manufacturing plants, light industrial settings, packaging/shipping (Canada Post Amazon), carpooling & shared housing at ski venues
BC COVID-19 UPDATE: As Dr. Bonnie Henry & health minister @adriandix announce 536 new COVID cases and 7 more deaths, he says more than 600 of the 1,038 deaths in B.C. have been in the LTC sector.