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Health Canada warns of counterfeit COVID-19 rapid test kits

Health Canada warns of counterfeit COVID-19 rapid test kits

People suspecting they have counterfeit kits should not use them and can report them to Health Canada.
B.C. COVID-19 ICU patient count at two-month high

B.C. COVID-19 ICU patient count at two-month high

Most pandemic data metrics have been relatively flat in past month
Did Canada's COVID-19 travel restrictions slow the spread of the virus? UBC experts weigh in

Did Canada's COVID-19 travel restrictions slow the spread of the virus? UBC experts weigh in

Researchers say there are several factors to consider.
Young children can now receive a COVID-19 vaccination at clinics in VCH region

Young children can now receive a COVID-19 vaccination at clinics in VCH region

Vancouver Coastal Health is vaccinating six-month-olds and older, following Health Canada’s approval in mid-July.
B.C.’s COVID-19 hospitalizations tick down slightly

B.C.’s COVID-19 hospitalizations tick down slightly

While hospitalizations have dropped, deaths have grown over the past week.
New study shows effects from spousal death during COVID-19

New study shows effects from spousal death during COVID-19

Those who lost a spouse during the COVID-19 pandemic are at a greater risk of loneliness or depression in comparison to widows and widowers pre-pandemic.
Wuhan market ground zero for COVID-19 pandemic, confirm two studies

Wuhan market ground zero for COVID-19 pandemic, confirm two studies

“There's a very, very strong case that the Huanan market was indeed the epicentre,” said one of the researchers.
B.C. man dealing with a paralysis reaction to COVID vaccine frustrated by slow government support

B.C. man dealing with a paralysis reaction to COVID vaccine frustrated by slow government support

Julian Scholefield said the paralysis came over the course of a few hours, just 12 days after he received his second dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Serious COVID-19 infections dip slightly in B.C.

Serious COVID-19 infections dip slightly in B.C.

Hospitalizations, the ICU patient count and deaths are all slightly below that of a week ago
Canada’s cruise sector aims for smoother sailing season

Canada’s cruise sector aims for smoother sailing season

Lessons learned from painful 2020 have raised health, safety bar for passengers in 2022