Here — once again — is why B.C. isn’t planning on increasing restrictions soon

Weeks into B.C.'s third wave, with cases still around 1,000 a day and hospitalizations still increasing to new heights every day, there are some who would like the government to do more."It seems like the government is responding quite passively,"...

What experts say about the COVID-19 vaccine and menstruation, mammograms and more

As Canada ramps up its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, questions continue to arise about the potential side effects reported around the world.Following reports of blood clots from the AstraZeneca-Oxford and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, many women have wondered whether they are at higher...

How a COVID-19 vaccine can (and cannot) affect menstruation, mammograms and more

As Canada ramps up its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, questions continue to arise about the potential side effects reported around the world.Following reports of blood clots from the AstraZeneca-Oxford and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, many women have wondered whether they are at higher...

Trans, gender-diverse people with endometriosis fight ‘double battle’ against pain and lack of recognition

The day Sally Zori went to the hospital in Vancouver for their hysterectomy, the journey from the registration desk to the operating table was punctuated by astonished questions about their name, their ID, their gender and their appearance. Zori, a transgender...

Racial trauma counsellors in B.C. see surge in patients amid ongoing anti-Asian hate

Ever since the Atlanta spa shootings on March 16 that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, Angela Leong stopped walking to and from work because she was too scared to be out in public."Quite frankly, I'm scared and I don't...

Staff shortage, inadequate cleaning found at site of B.C.’s deadliest care home outbreak: report

An inspection of a long-term care home that was the site of British Columbia's deadliest COVID-19 outbreak found staffing levels were low and cleaning was inadequate as the virus spread throughout the facility. The Vancouver Coastal Health inspection report obtained by...

B.C. to open AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for ages 55 to 65 in Lower Mainland

There are currently 7,062 active cases of coronavirus in the province, with public health officials monitoring 11,164 people across British Columbia who are in self-isolation due to COVID-19 exposure. View original article here Source

Serious COVID-19 cases on the rise among younger people in B.C., health officials say

An increasing number of younger people in British Columbia are becoming infected with COVID-19 and some are dying, just as vaccines are protecting older populations, the provincial health officer said Monday. View original article here Source

New outbreak of COVID-19 in B.C. care home where residents and staff were already vaccinated

A new outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared at the Cottonwoods Care Centre in the Interior Health region where 82 per cent of residents had already received vaccines, according to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control's website. The illness appears...

B.C. gets 1 million calls within 1st hour of opening phone lines to vaccine appointments for elderly

Health Minister Adrian Dix says health authorities are booking thousands of appointments and plenty of time slots remain. View original article here Source
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