COVID-19 Diary – Day 846

It’s been a while! And there is a lot to cover, so we’re going to break everything into 3 sections. 1) What is transmission like now?2) What about Post-COVID-19 Infection?3) What can we do? 1) What is Transmission Like Now? A lot has changed since we last looked at numbers. BC no longer offers PCRContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 846”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 285

Health Canada Evaluating Favipiravir as a COVID-19 Treatment Today Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories LTD. announced they have applied to Health Canada for the approval of their Favipiravir drug therapy tablets to be used for treatment in mild and moderate cases of COVID-19 in adults. Favipiravir, which was developed by FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd, is alreadyContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 285”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 281

US CDC Releases Study on Children in School & COVID-19 Between September and November, the US CDC ran a study on 397 children aged between 2 and 18, living in Mississippi, who had been tested for COVID-19. The purpose of the study was to determine likely transmission locations for COVID-19 positive children and also toContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 281”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 273

COVID-19 Vaccination Passports on the Way Here in BC (and all of Canada), we have the freedom to choose whether we wish to be vaccinated or not. There is no government forced mandate requiring any specific vaccinations, no matter how life-saving or important they may be. But despite this fact, in the coming 6-9 months,Continue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 273”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 271

Pfizer Vaccine Study Data Now Public The United States FDA has released Pfizer’s vaccine candidate data from their 3 phases of studies, and the news is looking mostly good! Pfizer’s own document runs 92 pages long and doesn’t make for an exciting read in most cases, but if you would like to read it, youContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 271”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 264

Long Term Symptoms Revisited About 1.5 months ago, we reported on a BC local post-COVID-19 recovery clinic operating out of St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, the first of its kind in Canada (although one in Montreal is planned to open shortly). In the time since that post, additional data has come to light, providing aContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 264”

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 244

Translink Launches Pilot Copper Project Translink has just announced a pilot project to test the natural anti-microbial effects of copper on their transit system. Copper will be added to high-touch areas on 2 buses and 2 SkyTrain cars and swabbed twice weekly to determine how effective they are at preventing bacterial and viral buildup. AtContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 244”

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”