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Data points to pandemic’s long-term emotional impact

Data points to pandemic’s long-term emotional impact

Post-pandemic mental health needs to be continuously monitored in the workplace: advocate
Vaccination key to reducing COVID risk in B.C. schools: BCCDC report

Vaccination key to reducing COVID risk in B.C. schools: BCCDC report

But fewer than 40% of elementary-school-aged children in B.C. are fully vaccinated.
ArriveCan app remains challenge for seniors, those without smartphones

ArriveCan app remains challenge for seniors, those without smartphones

Enabling passengers to prove vaccination status using paper documents would be one way that this stress could be relieved.
As COVID-19 cases creep back up, mask mandate needed, says disease modeller

As COVID-19 cases creep back up, mask mandate needed, says disease modeller

“I would really highly ­encourage businesses to up their game and say: ‘Hey, we consider ourselves an essential service, so if you’re coming into this drugstore, if you’re coming into this grocery store, we want masks on everybody.' "
B.C. releases first weekly COVID-19 update

B.C. releases first weekly COVID-19 update

Data for deaths conflicts with previously released information.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. decline from three-week high

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. decline from three-week high

Province tomorrow shifts to provide only weekly COVID-19 data updates.
Opinion: Cancer treatment and diagnosis backlogs during COVID-19 may affect cancer survival

Opinion: Cancer treatment and diagnosis backlogs during COVID-19 may affect cancer survival

In future health emergencies and possibly further waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, caution needs to be taken when extending cancer waiting times for reasons unrelated to patients’ health-care needs.
Q&A: B.C. medical health officer on COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Q&A: B.C. medical health officer on COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Dr. Meena Dawar with Vancouver Coastal Health Authority is encouraging people who haven't received a COVID-19 vaccine to have a "heart-to-heart conversation" with their local pharmacist to see what product would work for them.
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations up 22% in past week

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations up 22% in past week

COVID-19 ICU patient count at lowest level since August
B.C. shifts to weekly COVID-19 data reports starting April 7

B.C. shifts to weekly COVID-19 data reports starting April 7

New automated counting system will over-report COVID-19 deaths