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Fourth doses of COVID vaccine are coming to B.C. — but 40% of adults don't even have a third shot

Fourth doses of COVID vaccine are coming to B.C. — but 40% of adults don't even have a third shot

New Westminster's third-dose vaccination rate of 64% is better than B.C.'s 59%.
Lack of mask mandate raises concerns, especially as schools set to resume

Lack of mask mandate raises concerns, especially as schools set to resume

The province has seen a slight uptick in cases of a second COVID-19 Omicron variant since many health orders were relaxed, including one that required masks in indoor public spaces, says a member of the B.C. COVID-19 Modelling Group.
COVID probe on ship, drydock work delay first ship of cruise season

COVID probe on ship, drydock work delay first ship of cruise season

Plans for the inaugural call have been pushed back three days after Princess Cruises opted to put the Caribbean Princess into drydock in Portland for some repairs.
B.C. COVID-19 deaths pass 3,000 threshold

B.C. COVID-19 deaths pass 3,000 threshold

New daily infections reach a four-week high
Vaccination protects children against serious COVID-19 outcomes, B.C. data shows

Vaccination protects children against serious COVID-19 outcomes, B.C. data shows

But B.C.'s pediatric vaccination rate is stuck at 56% for first doses.
B.C. has fewest COVID-19 patients in ICU since August

B.C. has fewest COVID-19 patients in ICU since August

Two more COVID-19 deaths raise province's pandemic death toll to 2,998.
You might have to quarantine in Canada when you return from a trip even if you don't have COVID-19. Here's why.

You might have to quarantine in Canada when you return from a trip even if you don't have COVID-19. Here's why.

Experts worry that random testing on arrival may create issues for some individuals. 
B.C. has six more COVID-19 deaths in past day

B.C. has six more COVID-19 deaths in past day

COVID-19 hospitalizations rise by three to 276.
Opinion: What's next with face masks? Keep wearing them in public, wear the best mask available and pay attention to fit

Opinion: What's next with face masks? Keep wearing them in public, wear the best mask available and pay attention to fit

We tested well-fitting cloth masks made from 16 kinds of cotton, on human participants, to see how many provided filtration comparable with a certified medical mask. Most of them did.
Denman doctor suspended for allegedly signing false vaccine, mask exemptions

Denman doctor suspended for allegedly signing false vaccine, mask exemptions

Dr. Stephen Malthouse has spoken at rallies against public health measures and allegedly signed fake vaccine and mask exemptions.