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Opinion: Cancer treatment and diagnosis backlogs during COVID-19 may affect cancer survival

Opinion: Cancer treatment and diagnosis backlogs during COVID-19 may affect cancer survival

In future health emergencies and possibly further waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, caution needs to be taken when extending cancer waiting times for reasons unrelated to patients’ health-care needs.
Q&A: B.C. medical health officer on COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Q&A: B.C. medical health officer on COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Dr. Meena Dawar with Vancouver Coastal Health Authority is encouraging people who haven't received a COVID-19 vaccine to have a "heart-to-heart conversation" with their local pharmacist to see what product would work for them.
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations up 22% in past week

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations up 22% in past week

COVID-19 ICU patient count at lowest level since August
#CovidIsntOver: Vancouver parents worried about lack of mask mandate in B.C. schools after spring break

#CovidIsntOver: Vancouver parents worried about lack of mask mandate in B.C. schools after spring break

With no mask mandate and kids back to school from spring break, the hashtag #CovidIsntOver has trended on Twitter.
B.C. shifts to weekly COVID-19 data reports starting April 7

B.C. shifts to weekly COVID-19 data reports starting April 7

New automated counting system will over-report COVID-19 deaths
Province to offer fourth COVID-19 vax doses to at-risk British Columbians

Province to offer fourth COVID-19 vax doses to at-risk British Columbians

Government also confirms it will be lifting vaccine card requirements
B.C. is dropping the 'vaccine passport' program April 8. Here's what you need to know.

B.C. is dropping the 'vaccine passport' program April 8. Here's what you need to know.

But don't get rid of your proof of vaccination just yet — you might still need it.
Premier John Horgan says he has COVID but his symptoms are mild

Premier John Horgan says he has COVID but his symptoms are mild

Details about a second booster of the COVID vaccine are expected Tuesday
COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. jump by 47 over the weekend

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. jump by 47 over the weekend

No data for new COVID-19 deaths will be provided until April 7.
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%.