Tag Archives: COVID Update

As Omicron spreads, the number of unreported COVID cases keeps growing ( local data)

According to the provincial government’s Daily Update, there are now at least 3,906 active COVID cases on Vancouver Island. This statistic is low. The number of people who are believed to have COVID and gone into self isolation, but have not yet been tested, is growing

“As many people have noted in the past few weeks, we reached our capacity both from testing,  from the lab equipment, from the personnel and the reagents,” said BC Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry on Friday. 

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Unvaccinated People Drive Up COVID Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths

By Moira Wyton, The Tyee, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

COVID-19 cases appear to have stabilized or decreasing in most parts of British Columbia, but more than 450,000 people who have chosen not to  be vaccinated remain at much greater risk of illness and death.

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The COVID vaccine passport and Charter rights

Though they believe vaccine passports violate Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, anti-vaxers will find this very difficult to prove in court, says a lawyer with UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law.

The key question in this debate is whether vaccine passports are mandated or an option.

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Number of Vancouver Island COVID-19 cases on the rise again

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Amidst reports of a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, the numbers of active cases on Vancouver Island is once again rising.

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