COVID-19 Diary – Day 291

Normally on Mondays, we would be providing an analysis of the current COVID-19 numbers and trends in BC, but since today is technically a holiday, those numbers will not be available until tomorrow. However, since there has been a lot of new information, we will be using today to catch up on some of theContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 291”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 267

Fraser Health Launches Contact Tracing Tool It’s no secret that for the last several months somewhere between 1/2 and 2/3rds of all new COVID-19 cases have come from the Fraser Health area. This statistic, coupled with the fact that most of those recent cases have been people aged between 20 and 39 years old, hasContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 267”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 260

Majority of Canadians to Receive Vaccine by September 2021 Earlier today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced to press that he believes the majority of Canadians will have received vaccinations by September of next year. A sentiment that was later echoed by Canada’s deputy chief public health officer Dr. Howard Njoo, while also being called “optimistic”Continue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 260”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 258

Revised: Weekly New Infections Charts Today in an unusual Wednesday public briefing, Dr. Bonnie Henry informed the province that due to a glitch, the number of new infections from the Fraser Health Authority had been reported incorrectly, and just over 1 week’s worth of data had to be corrected. As such, we have updated theContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 258”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 252

New Public Health Orders Today Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix announced a series of new public health orders, along with the modification of recent regional health orders to now apply to the rest of the province. We will go over the complete list of orders below. While the total restrictions do notContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 252”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 250

Black Market Negative COVID-19 Tests Surfacing With more and more countries requiring negative COVID-19 tests for travel into them, it isn’t surprising that a new black market for negative COVID-19 tests is rising up internationally. In September, 7 people were arrested in Paris for selling falsified digital certificates intended to prove a recent negative resultContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 250”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 239

Contact Tracing Struggling in BC Contact tracing (followed by isolation) has been a tried and true method of fighting disease transmission since well before the days of COVID-19, and some even consider it to be “the most important public health intervention we have” in our fight against the current pandemic. Many areas of the worldContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 239”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 238

By Popular Demand: A Search Bar Almost since the first day of this website being open to the public we have had requests to add a search bar. Today we are happy to announce that we have added search bars to our Home and Blog pages, for your convenience. Why did it take us soContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 238”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 237

Thank you to everyone for your patience yesterday! We were entirely focused on the election events happening to the South and were not able to complete a post for November 3rd. Cellular Immunity for 6 Months The UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium has announced results from a recent study they were involved with, showing that T-cellContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 237”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 222

Last Friday our readers told us they would like to see us debunk more conspiracy theories. The above post showed up on Facebook last night, and we thought it was an excellent opportunity to follow up on your request! Conspiracy theories like these are extremely dangerous as they undermine public health efforts and ultimately couldContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 222”