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Open letter: Why does BC have the most restricted Paxlovid access of all provinces?
Open letter from Protect Our Province BC to Premier David Eby, Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, calling for broader access to Paxlovid for British Columbians:

Latest News from POP BC

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Share This “A true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members.”Mahatma Ghandi At the September 28th BC Covid update, BC Health Minister Adrian Dix announced that in order to increase the in-hospital capacity with 1500 surge beds for impending COVID and influenza cases, patients would be “decanted”… Continue reading The Most Vulnerable People in B.C.
Header image for press release demanding the resignation of Adrian Dix and Bonnie Henry over cherry picked school data.
Share This: Protect our Province BC calls for the immediate resignation of Dr. Henry and a review of the entire leadership of BC Public Health, who have participated either directly or indirectly in the deception with regards to Covid infection risks in schools. The joint Burnaby Beacon and Capital Daily’s article is damning. It comes… Continue reading Press Release: PoP BC Demands the Resignation of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Health Minister Adrian Dix; Immediate reinstatement of COVID protection measures in all BC Schools
to boost or not to boost
There is a lot of confusion about boosters these days. Which one? When? Should I wait for the ‘best’ one? Should I bother? We took a deep dive to try to answer these questions.

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 POP BC Briefing #16: 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? Facilitator: Dr. Lyne Filiatrault, retired Emergency Physician, Protect our Province BC member. Guest Speakers:  Joey Fox is a Professional… Continue reading POP BC Briefing #15: 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 POP BC Briefing #14: COVID-19 Doesn’t Take Breaks. Neither Can We.

ACTION: Download or print a PoP BC poster on how to hold inclusive events in your community (translations available!)

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, there is an ongoing attempt to dismiss the severity of COVID-19 and to pressure people to ‘get back to normal’. But the virus is still circulating (the current version is the most infectious yet) and people are still getting sick. At the same time, we all want to see each other and enjoy our lives – how do we do that without excluding people who are still taking precautions to avoid getting COVID (or giving it to others)?


PoP BC is happy to share these posters on how to hold inclusive events, available in the following languages: Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, Filipino, French, Korean, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.


These graphics are designed for sharing, whether by email, on social media, or by printing and distributing in your local area or your workplace. Click on the button below to find PDFs and images of how to host events that don’t exclude vulnerable members of your community.



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