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
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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
600 rapid COVID-19 tests done on WestJet passengers at Vancouver airport. Not one yielded a positive result: UBC study
Rapid testing on hundreds of Westjet travellers turns up no COVID cases; executives say it instills confidence in air travel.Read More
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So I'm in my 3d hour on a tarmac at Schipol. While my flight from Jo'burg was somewhere over Chad, Europe went into variant panic; by the time we landed, we weren't allowed off the plane.
They won't even let a catering truck bring us water.
If you’re comfortable entering a movie theatre, @ladygaga turns in a perfect performance in @HouseOfGucciMov. Have fun googling afterwards to sort out facts/fiction.
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