COVID-19 Diary – Day 293

AstraZeneca Vaccine Approved in the UK Yesterday the UK announced the approval of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for use within their region. This is a very big deal for the UK as they had pre-ordered almost twice as many more doses from AstraZeneca than any other potential vaccine supplier. Unfortunately, this decision also comes with aContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 293”

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 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 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 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 231

Aerosol Transmission Estimator The nice people over at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder have produced a very interesting and useful tool for estimating the aerosol spread of COVID-19. The tool allows for a large number of variables to be taken into consideration, including UV light,Continue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 231”

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”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 215

Weekly Chart Update Yesterday was a holiday, so ‘weekly chart day’ was pushed to today! As you can see from the above chart, our weekly totals continue to climb. In fact, this week’s total is the highest weekly total since the beginning of the pandemic. Not just that, but Saturday, October 10th’s new infection numberContinue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 215”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 211

COVID-19 Immunity Passports The idea of COVID-19 immunity passports has been brought up many times over the course of the pandemic. With some government agencies, and several businesses requesting them, and other government agencies and several experts arguing against them. Back in May of this year the company ‘MTÜ Back To Work’, located in Estonia,Continue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 211”

COVID-19 Diary – Day 207

Weekly Chart Update Every Monday we begin the week with a new chart showing how our total weekly numbers compare to the previous total week numbers. As you can see from the above chart, 831 new infections were reported over the last 7 days. This is an 18.7% increase over last week’s total of 700.Continue reading “COVID-19 Diary – Day 207”