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Boost now or wait? What you should know

Boost now or wait? What you should know

Boosters are essential to prevent serious outcomes from the Omicron family of variants in particular 
Personal risk assessment the new normal for summer travellers

Personal risk assessment the new normal for summer travellers

In the absence of mandates, experts say masks, vaccines and insurance can minimize health risks
COVID-19 still taking wind out BC Ferries’ sails

COVID-19 still taking wind out BC Ferries’ sails

Train, ferry operators struggle to cope with overheated summer travel volume
Survey says: As pandemic surges on, a generational divide exists on prevention

Survey says: As pandemic surges on, a generational divide exists on prevention

As B.C. works through the seventh COVID-19 wave, older Canadians have growing concerns about catching the virus.
B.C. nurse suspended for creating fake vaccine cards

B.C. nurse suspended for creating fake vaccine cards

The nurse will undergo remedial training in professional ethics.
'Give people the power': B.C.'s post-COVID network sheds light on long-term suffering

'Give people the power': B.C.'s post-COVID network sheds light on long-term suffering

With five clinics across B.C., the post-COVID network is offering support to long COVID patients who could otherwise go undiagnosed.
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations highest since May

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations highest since May

426 people now in B.C. hospitals with the disease, 34 are in ICUs, which is down by two from last week. Another 22 people died from COVID-19 in the past week. Province says death data is "incomplete."
B.C. to widen booster-shot eligibility

B.C. to widen booster-shot eligibility

Increased access to booster shots to come in the fall, though details remain sketchy
B.C. tribunal to hear case of alleged COVID-19 discrimination by health authority

B.C. tribunal to hear case of alleged COVID-19 discrimination by health authority

A Vancouver Coastal Health employee requested workstation Plexiglas in February 2020 and was reportedly told the level of public interaction was low and she could wash her hands more often. VCH says hand washing was consistent with public policy at the time.
What B.C.'s long-term care homes can learn from the pandemic

What B.C.'s long-term care homes can learn from the pandemic

Thirty-two recommendations to improve long-term care are currently before the government.