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B.C. premier to make sudden announcement of his retirement: CTV News https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-premier-to-announce-retirement-sources-tell-ctv-news-1.5966619
So for any reasonable person, 13 % lower risk of death with extra dose wld immediately make em say, “Gee, everyone 50 up shld get a 4th dose. Now!”; follow the science, right?; But since this is BC, “reasonable” is a matter of govt interpretation #bcpoli https://twitter.com/erictopol/status/1540006627683622912
New @CDCgov data on 2nd booster protection from death for people age 50+, compared with unvaccinated, through Omicron BA.1, BA.2
2 boosters: 99% reduction
1 booster: 86% reduction
Vaxx, no boosters: 81% reduction
Class action lawsuit alleges supplement company mislabeled melatonin dose levels. https://www.dovel.com/news/dovel-luner-law-firm-announces-consumer-protection-lawsuit-against-olly-over-deceptive-advertising-of-melatonin-supplements/
A mathematical modelling study shows COVID a vaccines saved 20 million lives in the first year alone - The Lancet Infectious Diseases https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(22)00320-6/fulltext?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=9d288cd089-MR_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-9d288cd089-152111414
BC lagging other provinces on COVID booster shots https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/4th-dose-hopefuls-will-have-to-wait-for-booster-shot-says-dr-bonnie-henry-despite-expiring-stock-1.6498038
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