Being a family physician is always challenging. It has become even more challenging during the ongoing COVID pandemic, which is now compounded by a seasonal flu epidemic and the multiple other viruses circulating in our community. Here is a glimpse of what my days in the office have been like recently.

Protect our Province BC, Safe Schools Coalition BC, BC School Covid Tracker, and Masks 4 East Van call on BC’s incoming Premier, David Eby, Health Minister Adrian Dix and Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside to immediately require universal masking in all indoor public spaces, including schools.

Share This "A true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members."Mahatma Ghandi At the September 28th BC Covid update, BC Health Minister Adrian Dix announced that in order to increase the in-hospital capacity with 1500 surge beds for impending COVID and influenza cases, patients would be “decanted”… Continue reading The Most Vulnerable People in B.C.

Share This: Protect our Province BC calls for the immediate resignation of Dr. Henry and a review of the entire leadership of BC Public Health, who have participated either directly or indirectly in the deception with regards to Covid infection risks in schools. The joint Burnaby Beacon and Capital Daily’s article is damning. It comes… Continue reading Press Release: PoP BC Demands the Resignation of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, Health Minister Adrian Dix; Immediate reinstatement of COVID protection measures in all BC Schools

Protect our Province BC has issued an open letter to the people of British Columbia that criticizes the BC government’s decision to let Covid rip through our communities and urges citizens to take preventative measures to limit the spread of the virus.

There is a lot of confusion about boosters these days. Which one? When? Should I wait for the ‘best’ one? Should I bother? We took a deep dive to try to answer these questions.

Open letter from Protect Our Province BC and allies to Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside, demanding COVID-19 safety protocols in BC schools: Dear Minister Adrian Dix and Minister Jennifer Whiteside,  Roughly half a million students are set to return to British Columbian schools in a matter of weeks, for their… Continue reading BC Advocacy Groups and Experts call on BC Government to Put Stronger COVID Safety Protocols in Place in BC Schools

Protect Our Province BC and allies are coming together to demand stronger COVID-19 safety protocols in BC schools. Schools are the perfect setting for COVID-19 transmission via aerosols across both short and longer distances. Schools and classrooms are indoor congregate settings where children spend hours together with other children and staff in spaces that are… Continue reading Press Release: Protect Our Province BC and Allies Issue Joint Open Letter to BC Minister of Health Adrian Dix and Education Minister Jennifer Whiteside

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?

Open Letter to Premier John Horgan, Health Minister Adrian Dix, Acting PHO Martin Lavoie and Executive Lead BC COVID-19 Immunization Program Dr. Penny Ballem Protect Our Province BC is calling on BC public health and political leaders to make the 4th dose of Covid vaccine available now to everyone 12 years old and older in… Continue reading PopBC calls on BC Public Health to offer 4th doses to everyone 12 and over