This is the first time I have ever written a letter to my MLA. As a constituent who is a healthcare professional, a parent, and a recent cancer survivor, I feel compelled to reach out after the removal of mask mandates in BC hospitals, and I ask you, as my elected representative, to hear and, I hope, understand how serious this issue is, and how urgently change is needed in our provincial government’s pandemic management strategy.
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
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
[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
Protect Our Province BC and other advocacy groups to sponsor BC’s First Annual Clean Air Festival When: Saturday Sept 2, 2023. Time: 4:30pm – 8:30pm Where: Trout Lake pavilion, John Hendry Park, East Vancouver Cost: Free! Suggested donation $10 Accessibility: Trout Lake is a municipal park with some paved paths across it and fairly even… Continue reading TAKE TWO: BC’s First Annual Clean Air Festival, (An Immunocompromised Accessible Event)!
Protect Our Province BC and other advocacy groups to sponsor BC’s First Annual Clean Air Festival Important update: Today’s #CleanAir Festival will be postponed to September due to — ironically — the unclean air. We’re thinking of all those in BC impacted by the tragic climate-change induced wildfires. For those interested, please join us &… Continue reading Update – Postponed: BC’s First Annual Clean Air Festival!
To BC Premier Dave Eby, Health Minister Adrian Dix, Education Minister Rachna Singh, and to all BC parents: Unbelievably, we are approaching the fourth unsafe return to school during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In September, BC parents will be sending their children back to school just as newer recombinant SARS-CoV-2 variants will be circulating. As… Continue reading Open Letter from Protect Our Province BC to the BC Government Urging A Safe Return to School in September 2023
Elected officials in Ontario and New Brunswick have put forth private members’ bills for legislation that would require improved indoor air quality in all workplaces and public spaces.
Protect our Province BC has provided a draft letter that you can customize to send to your MLA demanding that they bring forward or support a similar bill here in BC.
A Protect Our Province BC panel discussion with Join PoP BC for 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:
“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