Protect our Province BC along with several other medical professionals, scientists, and academics are extremely concerned about misinformation spread by Dr. Patricia Daly, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Vancouver Coastal Health.

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.

Our health officer has previously advocated for kindness. But as someone with a disability (long Covid), I need you to know that resting under this rubric of “personal choice”, many of us who are disabled actually experience this framing of the matter as a personal choice, rather, as your government’s complete and abject disregard of the disabled and elderly, for how else are we to understand why our lives and health don’t matter?

As Protect Our Province BC has been saying, when it comes to COVID-19, there is no Public Health in BC. Protect Our Province BC is not giving up. Nor should you. We need all of you to help us. We have recently modified our website to include a new Tab: Take Action.   What you can… Continue reading Public Health, What Public Health?

Now is not the time to remove indoor masks protections in spaces where vulnerable British Columbians seek medical care. No one should come to the hospital for one condition and leave with a COVID-19 infection. Or, not leave the hospital, and die from Covid? A recent leak from the Victorian Health Department, Australia suggested a 10% or more mortality for patients who acquired COVID-19 in hospital between January and October 2022.

B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, her medical health officers, Minister of Health Adrian Dix, and his health ministry have never warned you about post Covid health impacts beyond an acute infection. They’ve never told you about the chronic debilitating medical condition that can affect every organ in the body, including your heart, lungs, pancreas, kidneys, brain, gut, blood vessels and more. But they’ve all known about these harms for three years.

POP BC opposes BC public health's withdrawal of pandemic data and of masking in healthcare Today, in a BC government press conference with Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix, Dr. Henry announced the removal of mask mandate in BC healthcare settings, despite a high number of Covid cases continuing to strain BC’s… Continue reading POP BC opposes BC public health’s withdrawal of pandemic data and of masking in healthcare

"Even if the pandemic virus spread were to stop today, we still have tens of millions of people suffering Long Covid and that's a parallel pandemic that is happening, which is getting a lot less attention than the acute and severe Covid, even though the cost to lives and the quality of lives that these people have to live with are very limited." -- Professor Akiko Iwasaki, Yale Immunologist, Long Covid Researcher and Advocate

Dr. Rae Duncan, UK Cardiologist and Long Covid researcher, shares her thoughts on how schoolchildren are not being adequately protected from COVID-19 infections and their health impact.

Open letter from Protect Our Province BC to Premier David Eby, Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, calling for broader access to Paxlovid for British Columbians: