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Open Letter to Premier John Horgan, Health Minister Adrian Dix, Acting PHO Martin Lavoie and Executive Lead BC COVID-19 Immunization Program Dr. Penny Ballem Protect Our Province BC is calling on BC public health and political leaders to make the 4th dose of Covid vaccine available now to everyone 12 years old and older in… Continue reading PopBC calls on BC Public Health to offer 4th doses to everyone 12 and over
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BC has been and continues to be an outlier when it comes to COVID-19 pandemic management. Why? BC’s public health approach to the pandemic has differed from other provinces in many ways: from limited to poor data to no data at all, the worst excess mortality rate of all provinces, late first booster shots, and… Continue reading Saving Lives, or Saving Vials?
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It’s been over two months since BC joined a growing number of jurisdictions around the world that have thrown caution to the wind, embracing the public health approach that the Koch-funded authors of the Great Barrington Declaration have been pushing for all along. Why should we try to contain the spread of COVID-19, the authors… Continue reading After the Great Barrington Declaration, the Great Bewilderment Declaration

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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