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Weekly B.C. COVID-19 deaths stay below 20

Weekly B.C. COVID-19 deaths stay below 20

Another 19 COVID-19 deaths raise B.C.'s pandemic death toll to 4,321
Vaccines could curb COVID-19 spike predicted for fall: modelling group

Vaccines could curb COVID-19 spike predicted for fall: modelling group

An expected rise in cases this fall is based on waning immunity rather than the threat of new variants better able to evade immunity, according to the latest COVID modelling projections.
How COVID-19 changed the way movies are budgeted and made

How COVID-19 changed the way movies are budgeted and made

The chaos brought by COVID-19 served as something of a reset button for Hollywood.
Doctor who spread anti-vaccine conspiracies faces disciplinary hearing

Doctor who spread anti-vaccine conspiracies faces disciplinary hearing

Dr. Daniel Nagase, who claimed vaccinations caused stillbirths at a North Vancouver rally, is being investigated for comments outside Legislature.
B.C. COVID-19 deaths fall

B.C. COVID-19 deaths fall

Province recorded 16 COVID-19 deaths in the week ended Sept. 24
Province bracing for combined surge in COVID-19 and flu, Henry says

Province bracing for combined surge in COVID-19 and flu, Henry says

Modelling used to prepare the health-care system for the fall COVID and flu season projects up to 700 additional patients hospitalized over the coming months.
Opinion: We can turn to popular culture for lessons about how to live with COVID-19 as endemic

Opinion: We can turn to popular culture for lessons about how to live with COVID-19 as endemic

As COVID-19 transitions from a pandemic to an endemic, apocalyptic science-fiction and zombie movies contain examples of how to adjust to the new normal.
Will Canada's relaxed travel rules lead to a COVID-19 spike? Dr. Bonnie Henry weighs in

Will Canada's relaxed travel rules lead to a COVID-19 spike? Dr. Bonnie Henry weighs in

B.C is preparing for a possible surge of influenza infections at the same time that the virus strikes this fall.
Shelving long-term goals during pandemic good for mental health, study shows

Shelving long-term goals during pandemic good for mental health, study shows

New research demonstrates the benefits of disengaging more fully from long-term goals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
B.C. judge rejects constructive dismissal claim tied to COVID-19 vaccine policy

B.C. judge rejects constructive dismissal claim tied to COVID-19 vaccine policy

A mandatory vaccine policy for the pandemic in the winter of 2021 and January 2022 was a reasonable policy choice for employers, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Heather MacNaughton says.