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Protecting Our Province

Physicians, nurses, health scientists, health policy specialists and community advocates working together to advocate for evidence-based health policies in BC.

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Title image for anonymous letter from a concerned BC Clinician

“Every day, people are putting their own well-being on the line to go to work and provide care in our communities, our hospitals, and facilities. These literal heroes deserve to have leadership that follows the science to keep them and their patients safe. Lack of strong, effective, and responsive leadership has placed a tremendous burden on frontline VCH employees and the community in general. It has been most baffling to see VCH leadership not leading, but being dragged along, well behind the science and public sentiment at a time when what they most need to do is lead.”

Latest POP BC Briefings

Title image for briefing May 16, 2022 - COVID-19: I wish I had known...
Date: Wednesday, May 16 at 12:00 noon PDT What is it that people need to know about COVID-19 that they don’t know already? What about people who are tired of hearing about it? There is a lot that isn’t being communicated well to the general public, especially about long-term effects of the virus. Those who… Continue reading COVID-19: “I Wish I’d Known… “
Title image for briefing April 20 - COVID in the House: Protect Your Loved Ones
Wednesday, April 27th from 12:00-1:00 PDT What should you do if someone in your house tests positive for COVID-19? How do we prevent it from passing to loved ones in the household? Why should we care? Data is emerging that, due to variant mutations, COVID-19 reinfections are happening, even in highly-vaccinated countries. For that reason,… Continue reading COVID-19 in the House: How to Protect Your Loved Ones
Title image for Briefing 14 April 7, 2022 - COVID Doesn't Take Breaks, Neither Can We
Thursday, April 7 at 12:00 noon PDT Ignoring the 6th wave won’t stop it. What does the evidence say? Join Dr. Lyne Filiatrault, Dr. Brenda Hardie, and Gosia Gasperowicz, PhD, as they discuss what BC needs to do to lower community transmission as the most infectious strain of COVID ever becomes dominant across the globe.… Continue reading COVID-19 Doesn’t Take Breaks. Neither Can We.

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PoP BC’s mission is to provide evidence-based public health guidance in an effort to collectively reduce the spread of COVID-19. You can support our efforts and contribute to our mission by helping us get the word out.


In BC, people, businesses and communities may be confused about critical factors in how COVID-19 is transmitted, who can catch it, where they can catch it, how serious the illness may be, especially for people who are marginalized or vulnerable, and what we can do to protect ourselves.


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Latest News from POP BC

header image for post, may we have the data?
May 12, 2022  Response to the BC Premier and Minister of Labour’s statement on lives “needlessly cut short” by “work-related illnesses or injuries” In many places in BC, on April 28, flags were flown at half-mast in response to the national Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace. Also referred to… Continue reading “May we see the data?”
Post title - reinstate masks in public spaces
Protect Our Province BC, Safe Schools Coalition BC and BC School COVID Tracker are coming together to ask for mask protection in indoor public spaces, businesses, schools and on public transit in BC. The removal of BC’s mandated health protections has us concerned for the health and well-being of all British Columbians. “Now that masking… Continue reading Protect Our Province BC, Safe Schools Coalition BC and BC School COVID Tracker Issue Joint Press Release
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On March 11th, the British Columbia Public Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry lifted the indoor mask mandate for most public places, with the main exception being healthcare settings.  TransLink immediately followed suit and lifted its own mask requirement, leaving commuters on  buses and trains with very few COVID-19 precautions. Unlike BC, Ontario and Quebec have… Continue reading Transit Users Ask Translink to Keep Mask Protections in Place.

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