About 500 cases of COVID-19 among B.C. residents who’ve been vaccinated.Read More
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GUEST POST BY DAN LEVITT While frontline workers have finally attained long overdue hero...Read More
BY PAMELA FAYERMAN A small B.C. study that offers an early glimpse into immune function after the...Read More
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
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 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
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BC COVID-19 UPDATE:
1,005 new cases - total of 117,080
6 more deaths - total of 1,530
10,081 active cases
425 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 127 in ICU.
5,739 confirmed variants of concern
1,282,091 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna & AstraZeneca given.
Just got my AstraZeneca shot!
It was easy, safe and I'm feeling good. I encourage all British Columbians to get one when it's their turn.
The vaccines are safe and they're helping to save lives. The best vaccine is the first one offered to you.
Elders deserve better and the #COVID19 pandemic is our watershed moment to do right by them, by @DanielLevitt https://medicinematters.ca/the-elderly-deserve-better-and-the-pandemic-is-our-watershed-moment-to-do-right-by-them/ via @MedicineMatters @NeglectedNo #LTC #eldercare
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