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Legislative reporter for the Vancouver Sun/The Province. Travers Fellowship & Amnesty International Canada media award winner. She/her. kderosa@postmedia.com
8 May
To sum up the press conference in response to leaked @CDCofBC reports, BC’s top two public health officers were basically gaslighting journalists, insisting the #COVID19 data we’ve been asking for has been there all along if we only looked hard enough. Not true. #bcpoli
Data experts & epidemiologists such as @vb_jens Carolin Colijn, Sarah Otto & @Dr_Conway_VIDC have been sounding the alarm for months about how BC falls behind other provinces in terms of data transparency, specially re neighbourhood-level data, data broken down by race. #bcpoli
One small example of data gap. I asked Health pretty much for two weeks straight for # of P1 variant cases in Whistler to see whether numbers spiked after outbreak first declared. By the time they were offered, it was after mass vaccinations had dealt with the outbreak. #bcpoli
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