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February 21, 2024: COVID and Your Heart

February is Heart Month.

In honour of February being Heart Month, cardiologist Dr. Leslie Kasza joined Protect our Province BC’s Dr. Susan Kuo for a discussion on Covid-19’s impact on heart health and how you can reduce your risk.

 

Don’t be fooled into thinking it won’t happen to you because you are _________, fill in the blank: young, healthy vaccinated, you only had a mild infection, etc. 

 

COVID-19 can literally “break your heart.” SARS-CoV-2 can cause significant damage including heart attacks, strokes, heart rhythm disorders and blood clots in both large and small blood vessels. The Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation actually refers to COVID-19 as a vascular disease.

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February 21, 2024: COVID and Your Heart
In honor of February being Heart Month, cardiologist Dr. Leslie Kasza joined Protect our Province BC’s Dr. Susan Kuo for a discussion on COVID-19’s impact on heart health and how you can reduce your risk. Don’t be fooled into thinking it won’t happen to you because you are _________, fill in the blank: young, healthy vaccinated, you only had a mild infection, etc.
June 28, 2023: (Un)Safe September Again? It Doesn’t Have To Be
A Protect Our Province BC panel discussion with A panel discussion about how we as a community can pull together to create a safer learning environment for kids when school starts again in September! We can avoid another ‘tripledemic’ if we work together! Ready for Fall 2023? video: Briefing video:
May 31, 2023: COVID and Pregnancy
“COVID-19 vaccination is safe during pregnancy and may protect newborns from infection, especially if vaccines are given in the second or third trimester. This is similar to what we are already doing with other maternal vaccines, including TDaP and seasonal influenza.” – Dr. Eastabrook
March 29, 2023: Long Covid – It Could Happen to You
“If we had an epidemic of people with broken limbs and we saw people in plasters and crutches, it would be more evident. But there is a lot of disability that is happening, which is a hidden disability often, which is why we need to talk about it more, for people to understand what the consequences are. And that will help to make better decisions.” - Lynette
March 24, 2023: Long Covid – checking in with Lynette
“If we had an epidemic of people with broken limbs and we saw people in plasters and crutches, it would be more evident. But there is a lot of disability that is happening, which is a hidden disability often, which is why we need to talk about it more, for people to understand what the consequences are. And that will help to make better decisions.” - Lynette
Mar 1, 2023: Paxlovid: Why Should You Care?
Date: Wednesday, March 1 2023 at 2:00 PM PST A conversation with Protect Our Province BC doctors about Paxlovid and access to this useful Covid medication in BC Join Dr. Susan Kuo and Dr. Lyne Filiatrault of Protect Our Province BC on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 2 pm, for a conversation about Paxlovid.  BC is… Continue reading Mar 1, 2023: Paxlovid: Why Should You Care?

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