What is “positive deviance”, and how can we learn from “positive deviants” about reopening schools safely? The practice of “positive deviance” was first developed in the 1990s to address childhood malnutrition in rural Vietnam. Rather than focusing on the malnourished children, attention was turned to those who were not actually malnourished even though their families… Continue reading Who are the “positive deviants” among us?
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?
May 12, 2022 Response to the BC Premier and Minister of Labour’s statement on lives “needlessly cut short” by “work-related illnesses or injuries” In many places in BC, on April 28, flags were flown at half-mast in response to the national Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace. Also referred to… Continue reading “May we see the data?”
On March 11th, the British Columbia Public Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry lifted the indoor mask mandate for most public places, with the main exception being healthcare settings. TransLink immediately followed suit and lifted its own mask requirement, leaving commuters on buses and trains with very few COVID-19 precautions. Unlike BC, Ontario and Quebec have… Continue reading Transit Users Ask Translink to Keep Mask Protections in Place.
Share this: April 2, 2022 A Guest Post by Tim Henthorne, B.A.Sc., P. Eng Over the past two years, we have been flooded with opinions regarding the wearing of masks, all while trying to learn how to deal with the existential threat of COVID-19. Unfortunately, much confusion has come from Public Health itself with its… Continue reading N95 Masks & the Transmission of COVID-19