May 30, 2024: Are Hospitals Making Us Sick?

“For some of the most vulnerable patients, the air in the hospital can be deadlier than the diagnosis that brought them in”
Join Protect our Province BC and Drs. Susan Lee, Jean Warneboldt, and Victor Leung to hear about their advocacy, their struggles and successes in improving the air quality in different BC Health Authorities. Why are different healthcare administrations within BC treating this critical topic so differently – in one, obstructing and blocking and in another rewarding and awarding?

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BC health advocates call on government to reinstate healthcare mask requirements

Protect Our Province BC, DoNoHarm BC, and Masks4EastVan highlight harms and human rights violations from loss of healthcare safety Wednesday, April 17, 2024 (British Columbia) – Independent public health groups Protect Our Province BC, DoNoHarm BC, and Masks4EastVan are calling on the BC government to restore healthcare mask requirements. They are urging British Columbians to… Continue reading BC health advocates call on government to reinstate healthcare mask requirements

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 and/or you only had a mild infection, etc.

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State of Public Health in BC

No lessons were learned. This year, despite the lessons that could have been learned and implemented, BC public health was as ill prepared as it was last year for the viral “respiratory season”. * And so on January 9, a new record number of hospital admissions was set at 10,345 . For more up to… Continue reading State of Public Health in BC

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

Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) – FAQ

General Information Q: How accurate are Rapid Antigen Tests?  A: Positive test results on rapid tests are generally accurate, and if you test positive you should take precautions (wear a high-quality respirator mask, isolate, inform your contacts) to avoid passing on the virus.  A negative test doesn’t necessarily mean your don’t have Covid; it *could*… Continue reading Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) – FAQ

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Open Letter – Bring Back Universal Masking in BC Emergency Departments

To Drs. Doan, Fedder and McInnes and the BC Section of Emergency Medicine Thank you for your commitment and dedication to caring for emergency patients in British Columbia during a very stressful time. As emergency physicians and the co-presidents of the Section of Emergency Medicine, Doctors of BC, what you do matters and sets the… Continue reading Open Letter – Bring Back Universal Masking in BC Emergency Departments

Open Letter – Protect Our Province BC Calls on the BC Government to restore masking in Healthcare and Schools

[Edited Sept 13, 2023 – the original text of this post erroneously linked to an article about Chicago public schools from 2022. That has been removed.] To BC Premier David Eby,  Minister of Health Adrian Dix, Minister of Education Rachna Singh and Provincial Health Officer Bonnie Henry Today Protect Our Province BC (POP BC) calls… Continue reading Open Letter – Protect Our Province BC Calls on the BC Government to restore masking in Healthcare and Schools