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 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 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 266

What Will the Vaccine Feel Like? As we prepare for the upcoming COVID-19 vaccines to become available, some of you may be wondering what kind of experience you can expect during and after the inoculations. Both Oxford/Moderna and Pfizer’s vaccine candidates utilize brand new mRNA technology and trick your body into producing proteins with theContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 266”

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 245

November Epidemiological Update Today Dr. Bonnie Henry gave an epidemiological update on COVID-19 in BC. We will go over some of the slides here, but for the slideshow presentation please click here. For the video of Dr. Bonnie Henry going over the slideshow, please click here. From the above slide, we can see that theContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 245”

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 232

Antibody Tests Now Available in BC Did you experience COVID-like symptoms earlier in the year but were refused an opportunity to get a PCR swab test at the time? You may be interested in a new service now being offered by Life Labs, COVID-19 antibody testing! Many people have been looking for this opportunity forContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 232”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 230

BBC Mis-Reports Antibody Data An article from the BBC has been gaining a lot of traction online recently, with many people sharing it on social media. The article in question is headlined “Covid: Antibodies ‘fall rapidly after infection’”, and it claims that data released by the Office for National Statistics (in the UK) found thatContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 230”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 224

Daily New Cases Continue to Set Records Unfortunately, and for the 4th time in 6 days, BC has set a new record for how many new COVID-19 cases are reported in a single day within the province. Today the record jumped from 203 to 274, and startling 35% increase. In her public update this afternoon,Continue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 224”