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B.C. COVID-19 pandemic update:

 

As of Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, 89.7% (4,157,816) of eligible people 12 and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 84.7% (3,925,937) received their second dose.

 

In addition, 90.1% (3,898,653) of all eligible adults have received their first dose and 85.3% (3,690,208) received their second dose.

 

B.C. is reporting 609 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 203,582 cases in the province.

 

Note: The numbers of total and new cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh and will be verified once confirmed.

 

There are currently 4,748 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, and 196,342 people who tested positive have recovered. Of the active cases, 422 individuals are currently in hospital and 157 are in intensive care. The remaining people are recovering at home in self-isolation.

 

Note: As of Oct. 26, Interior Health has changed the primary source of COVID-19 hospitalization surveillance data. This change in data source will lead to a one-time increase in the number of ever and currently reported COVID-19 hospitalizations. This change is retrospective to the beginning of the pandemic though primarily affects cases reported since August 2021.

 

The new/active cases include:

  • 257 new cases in Fraser Health
    • Total active cases: 2,043
  • 79 new cases in Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Total active cases: 676
  • 92 new cases in Interior Health
    • Total active cases: 642
  • 126 new cases in Northern Health
    • Total active cases: 804
  • 55 new cases in Island Health
    • Total active cases: 524
  • no new cases of people who reside outside of Canada
    • Total active cases: 59

In the past 24 hours, six new deaths have been reported, for a total of 2,137.

 

The new deaths include:

  • Fraser Health: five
  • Northern Health: one

There have been five new health-care facility outbreaks at Queen’s Park Care Centre, Rosemary Heights Seniors Village, Pacific Carlton Seniors Community, Tabor Home and Rideau Retirement Residence (Fraser Health). The outbreak at Sunset Manor (Fraser Health) has been declared over, for a total of 32 active outbreaks, including:

long-term care:

  • Willingdon Care Centre, Westminster House, Magnolia Gardens, Manoah Manor, Cherington Place, West Shore Laylum, Queens Park Care Centre, Heritage Village, Valleyhaven Retirement Community, Rosemary Heights Seniors Village, Tabor Home (Fraser Health);
  • Amica Lions Gate, Amica Edgemont (Vancouver Coastal Health);
  • Cottonwoods Care Centre, Overlander, Village by the Station, Haven Hill Retirement Centre, Deni House (Interior Health); and
  • Wrinch Memorial Hospital (Northern Health).

acute care:

  • Mission Memorial Hospital, Chilliwack General Hospital, Queen’s Park Care Centre (Fraser Health);
  • University Hospital of Northern BC, GR Baker Memorial Hospital and Bulkley Valley District Hospital (Northern Health).

assisted or independent living:

  • Menno Terrace West, The Emerald at Elim Village, Swedish Assisted Living Residence, Harrison Pointe, Norman Manor, Pacific Carlton Seniors Community and Rideau Retirement Residence (Fraser Health).

From Oct. 19-25, people not fully vaccinated accounted for 64.1% of cases, and from Oct. 12-25 they accounted for 74.9% of hospitalizations.

 

Past week cases (Oct. 19-25) – Total 4,153

  • Not vaccinated: 2,377 (57.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 287 (6.9%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,489 (35.9%)

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Oct. 12-25) – Total 449

  • Not vaccinated: 306 (68.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 30 (6.7%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 113 (25.2%)

Past week, cases per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 19-25)    

  • Not vaccinated: 293.1
  • Partially vaccinated: 92.3
  • Fully vaccinated: 34.7

Past two weeks, cases hospitalized per 100,000 population after adjusting for age (Oct. 12-25)

  • Not vaccinated: 55.8
  • Partially vaccinated: 13.2
  • Fully vaccinated: 2.5

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 8,186,611 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

 

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0067-002054

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32 minutes ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

Past two weeks cases hospitalized (Oct. 12-25) – Total 449

  • Not vaccinated: 306 (68.2%)
  • Partially vaccinated: 30 (6.7%)
  • Fully vaccinated: 113 (25.2%)

Not vaccinated, at all people, excluding those under 12, equals 10.3% of the population

 

10.3% of pop makes up 68.2% of hospitalizations

 

Fully vaccinated 12 and over equals 84.7% of the population, but only 25.2% hospitalizations.

 

 

Math for the win.

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3 hours ago, zapperman said:

Yep. That’s why I always scroll to the bottom of VC’s update to see the cases/ hospitalizations per 100,000. It really says it all. 385 vs 35 for cases, 69 vs 2.5 for hospitalizations. It’s beyond my comprehension how anti-vaxxers don’t/ can’t/ won’t see this. It really is black and white. At least the numbers show Canada doesn’t have as many stupid people as other countries I suppose. Trying to find a positive :)

Good luck to Mr. Bubba and his rebuttle to this information eh...

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2 hours ago, Canuckster86 said:

Good luck to Mr. Bubba and his rebuttle to this information eh...

But wont someone think of the 10 people who have had bad reactions to the vaccine? Surely they outweigh the 2000+ deaths from covid and the thousands of of long term sufferers. 
 

 

sarcasm of course

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15 hours ago, gurn said:

Not vaccinated, at all people, excluding those under 12, equals 10.3% of the population

 

10.3% of pop makes up 68.2% of hospitalizations

 

Fully vaccinated 12 and over equals 84.7% of the population, but only 25.2% hospitalizations.

 

 

Math for the win.

that 68% is also responsible for the extremely unfair situation the fully vaxxed but still vulnerable people are in. The covidiots have no right to put these people at risk, yet here we are.

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So we're going to be required to get a third shot within 7 months and a fourth within 13 months.  Really not keen on that.  Why does the flu shot only require one in 12 months and covid 4 over 13 months?

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1 hour ago, bolt said:

So we're going to be required to get a third shot within 7 months and a fourth within 13 months.  Really not keen on that.  Why does the flu shot only require one in 12 months and covid 4 over 13 months?

many vaccines require multiple boosters

 

Is it really a big deal?

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1 hour ago, bolt said:

So we're going to be required to get a third shot within 7 months and a fourth within 13 months.  Really not keen on that.  Why does the flu shot only require one in 12 months and covid 4 over 13 months?

and no one is required to do take the vax, at all.  You have a choice.  I think I also heard them say that not getting the booster won't affect vax status, if you've already had two

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Double jabbed people are catching Covid and passing it on to those they live with, warn experts who have studied UK household cases. 

Individuals who have had two vaccine doses can be just as infectious as those who have not been jabbed. 

Even if they have no or few symptoms, the chance of them transmitting the virus to other unvaccinated housemates is about two in five, or 38%. 

This drops to one in four, or 25%, if housemates are also fully vaccinated. 

The Lancet Infectious Diseases work shows why getting even more people vaccinated and protected is important, they say.

Unvaccinated people cannot rely on those around them being jabbed to remove their risk of getting infected, they warn.

Vaccines do an excellent job of preventing serious Covid illness and deaths, but are less good at stopping infections, particularly since the emergence of the more infectious Delta variant which is dominant in the UK. 

And over time, the protection offered by vaccines wanes and needs boosting with further doses. 

Chart shows fall i n protection against infection for Pfizer and AstraZeneca

Since households are where most Covid transmission occurs, making sure every member who is eligible for a vaccine has had one and is up to date with their doses makes sense, say experts. 

According to the study, which ran from September 2020 to September 2021 and included 440 households in London and Bolton doing PCR Covid tests: 

  • People who are double jabbed have a lower, but still appreciable, risk of becoming infected with the Delta variant compared with unvaccinated people
  • They also appear to be just as infectious
  • Vaccinated people clear the infection more quickly, but their peak viral load - when people are most infectious - is similar to that seen in unvaccinated people
  • This may explain why they can still readily pass on the virus in household settings

Prof Ajit Lalvani, of Imperial College London, UK, who co-led the study, said: "The ongoing transmission we are seeing between vaccinated people makes it essential for unvaccinated people to get vaccinated to protect themselves from acquiring infection and severe Covid-19, especially as more people will be spending time inside in close proximity during the winter months.

"We found that susceptibility to infection increased already within a few months after the second vaccine dose - so those eligible for booster shots should get them promptly."

Co-lead Dr Anika Singanayagam, also from Imperial, said: "Our findings provide important insights into the effect of vaccination in the face of new variants, and specifically, why the Delta variant is continuing to cause high Covid case numbers around the world, even in countries with high vaccination rates. 

"Continued public health and social measures to curb transmission - such as mask wearing, social distancing, and testing - thus remain important, even in vaccinated individuals." 

 

 

This is why it’s important to all be vaccinated and not rely on others. Also why booster jabs are important 

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Those 4000 workers represent just over 3%.  I have a feeling that there will be a significant number of those workers who will get the jab, and a bunch who will be looking for sympathy that they shouldn't get.

 

 

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/covid-19-surgeries-tests-postponed-as-4000-unvaccinated-b-c-heath-care-workers-put-on-leave

COVID-19: Surgeries, tests postponed as 4,000 unvaccinated B.C. health-care workers put on leave

Health Minister Adrian Dix hopes most will still get vaccinated to they can return to work

 

More than 4,000 health-care workers in B.C. who have not received at least one dose of vaccine were placed on unpaid leave on Tuesday. They have until Nov. 15 to get their first dose or they will be fired. In the meantime, the minister of health said health authorities have been working on plans to fill those vacancies.

 

There are about 126,000 public-sector health-care workers in B.C.

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13 hours ago, thedestroyerofworlds said:

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/27/1049664531/fox-anchor-neil-cavuto-covid-19-vaccine-death-threats

Fox anchor Neil Cavuto urged viewers to get vaccinated. Then came the death threats

Gotta know your audience Neil....

 

Keep it low on facts, high on "Ballot Integrity!" and "No to CRT!" and you're golden.....

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3 hours ago, stawns said:

and no one is required to do take the vax, at all.  You have a choice.  I think I also heard them say that not getting the booster won't affect vax status, if you've already had two

No one is required unless they want to pay off their bills (Most workplaces require it).   Multiple people I know, have had to take heart medication after vaccine, so pardon the hesitation for a 3rd,4th and 5th boosters.  There are numerous studies that being double dosed provides protection longer than 6 months that will keep us out of the ICU.

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23 minutes ago, bolt said:

No one is required unless they want to pay off their bills (Most workplaces require it).   Multiple people I know, have had to take heart medication after vaccine, so pardon the hesitation for a 3rd,4th and 5th boosters.  There are numerous studies that being double dosed provides protection longer than 6 months that will keep us out of the ICU.

Considering how low the cases of myocarditis (even rarer than it is to get it from Covid) your friend group must be pretty unlucky. It is amazing how many of the anti vaxx crowd know everybody with all of the adverse reactions. It's almost unbelievable.

 

You can't imply something is required and then show proof that it's a choice btw.

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11 minutes ago, EOTM said:

Considering how low the cases of myocarditis (even rarer than it is to get it from Covid) your friend group must be pretty unlucky. It is amazing how many of the anti vaxx crowd know everybody with all of the adverse reactions. It's almost unbelievable.

 

You can't imply something is required and then show proof that it's a choice btw.

How dare anyone question 4 boosters 

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