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Fraser Health Physician. Speaking freely & here to help. Founder and Moderator of subreddit r/Coronavirus_BC est. Feb 2020. u/sereniti81. Vancouver 🇨🇦
Apr 7 29 tweets 9 min read
Live tweet 🧵: UBC CPD Covid-19 Update #10: Expert Q&A (For healthcare professionals): April 6, 2022
#Covid19BC Panelist: Dr. Reka Gustafson, Dr. Mark Lysyshyn, Dr. Manish Sadarangani, Dr. Birinder Narang, Dr. Jennifer Grant, Dr. Jolanta Piszczek
Apr 5 14 tweets 5 min read
UBC Webinar "Expert Q&A" for health professionals - tomorrow..
User submitted Q's:
"How can PHO justify removing mandatory masking in crowded enclosed places? Mask wearing reduces virus transmission. It is not possible to avoid the virus being spewed out by unmasked, infected people ... not enough protection for average vulnerable person."
Feb 23 5 tweets 3 min read
% Positivity by Vaccine Status & Health Authority up to Feb 6 (MSP public funded tests)
VCH #Covid19BC % Positivity by Vaccine Status & Health Authority up to Feb 6 (MSP public funded tests)
Fraser Health #Covid19BC
Jan 16 15 tweets 10 min read
🧵 BC PH modelling report on Jan 14 said "Virus concentration in wastewater peaked in first week of January and correlates with COVID-19 case counts across FHA and VCH".
"infections are likely to have reached their peak"
news.gov.bc.ca/files/14.01.22… (1/n) Also "BC's case trajectory so far is consistent with that observed in other jurisdictions.." (2/n)
Jan 15 6 tweets 3 min read
Excess rainwater in sewer system "5 to 10 times the sewage volume"
One can guess what that's gonna do to Covid-19 virus concentration in wastewater treatment stations.
Jan 14 5 tweets 2 min read
POLL: For BC K-12 parents, school staff and students, about what percentage of students in class did NOT come to school this week (Jan 10-14)? #BCEd #Covid19BC #BCpoli Current results: Image
Jan 13 4 tweets 3 min read
!! Pregnant persons can contact BC Get Vaccinated call centre at 1-833-838-2323 to book their booster dose if it has been more than 2 months (56 days) since 2nd dose. Translators available.
Source: BC Government IG reply Jan 12, 2022. #Covid19BC #bcpoli Immunize BC Website updated today:
All pregnant people aged 18+ are prioritized to receive their COVID-19 booster 2 months after their second dose. Call 1-833-838-2323 and self-identify as pregnant — you can be at any point in your pregnancy.
immunizebc.ca/COVID-19-vacci… #Covid19BC
Jan 13 4 tweets 2 min read
Pregnant people in BC can now book booster dose 2 months (56 days) after second dose. #Covid19BC
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Jan 12 16 tweets 7 min read
New: Greater Vancouver Covid-19 Virus in Wastewater:
Lulu Isld:
Dec 20: 47,219
Jan 5: 803,923 (17x)
Dec 20: 40,060
Jan 5: 332,835 (8x)
Lions Gate:
Dec 20: 27,064
Jan 5: 304,426 (11x)
Dec 20: 37,117
Jan 5: 694,718 (19x)
@vb_jens #Covid19BC ImageImageImageImage Not sure of factors that can influence wastewater Covid-19 virus concentration (eg freezing vs snowmelt conditions?)
Sep 15, 2021 23 tweets 5 min read
COVID-19 physician Webinar incl Dr Gustafson: "see a degree of decoupling of infection from hospitalization" "we're in a transition phase"
"need to stop counting cases like we've been counting in the last 18 mths... need to focus on hospitalizations & deaths" #Covid19BC Dr Gustafson on mental health: Children have been struggling. Young adults affected disproportionately.