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Canada sees 40K+ excess deaths since start of COVID-19 pandemic

Canada sees 40K+ excess deaths since start of COVID-19 pandemic

During the Omicron wave in January 2022, excess deaths spiked, especially in places like B.C. and Quebec, where the number of unexpected deaths climbed 20% above what was expected if the pandemic never happened.
Difficulty focusing at work after COVID? New research finds possible link

Difficulty focusing at work after COVID? New research finds possible link

Cognitive failure at work following a COVID-19 infection is putting working adults' self-confidence and financial well-being at risk, a new study shows.
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall to seven-week low

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall to seven-week low

44 more people died while infected with COVID-19 in the week up to May 28
Opinion: Inhaled vaccine for COVID-19: The pandemic accelerated decades of research leading to jab-free vaccine now in human testing

Opinion: Inhaled vaccine for COVID-19: The pandemic accelerated decades of research leading to jab-free vaccine now in human testing

An inhaled COVID-19 vaccine would go directly to where the body would use it: the mucosal surface of the airways. This could mean less waste and more benefit, lower costs and reduced side-effects.
B.C.'s excess mortality rate dwarfed other provinces before Omicron hit, finds study

B.C.'s excess mortality rate dwarfed other provinces before Omicron hit, finds study

Of the 9,496 excess deaths reported in B.C. between the start of the pandemic and October 2021, fewer than a quarter were blamed on COVID-19. Could a cascading tragedy combining the pandemic, opioid crisis and climate change account for the rest?
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall to six-week low

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall to six-week low

Seven-day COVID-19 death count is lowest since week ended April 23
Don't want long COVID? Don't get COVID, says doctor on lingering symptoms of virus

Don't want long COVID? Don't get COVID, says doctor on lingering symptoms of virus

Demand growing for more treatment; health minister says province is acting ‘more quickly than anywhere else’
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall amid period of 'relative ease'

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall amid period of 'relative ease'

Health experts still warn of possible summer and fall COVID-19 waves.
Vaccine hesitancy among immigrants increases risk of health disparities

Vaccine hesitancy among immigrants increases risk of health disparities

Migrants rights organization combats vaccine hesitancy by advocating for all migrants regardless of status.
Washington State offers COVID-19 booster loophole for older B.C. adults

Washington State offers COVID-19 booster loophole for older B.C. adults

Some Canadians age 50 to 70 are seeking a second COVID-19 booster in Washington State.