Protect Our Province BC to host a COVID-19 in BC Update:  Omicron is here, what can you do to stay safe and how the province must urgently prepare  Thursday, December 16, 12:30 - 13:30 pm PST Just like other countries around the globe, the province of Ontario is now acting swiftly ahead of the rapidly building… Continue reading URGENT ACTION: BC must prepare now for an Omicron Surge

Briefing #4 Friday 19  November, Noon Amid the crisis that has arrived with the extreme weather event, the floods and mudslides caused by the “atmospheric river”, BC’s hospitals have been described as “in crisis” too, by front line doctors, nurses, and other hospital workers. Protect Our Province BC set out to hear their stories, to… Continue reading Stories from BC’s Hospital Front Lines – The Missing Voices

Share This: How are BC’s hospital workers coping after 20 months of this pandemic? Protect our Province BC decided to find out by asking them directly. We published a survey asking these questions: How has COVID impacted you? How has it changed you? What do you want the public to know? What changes would you… Continue reading Stories from BC’s Hospital Front Lines – The Missing Voices

How can COVID-19 testing be used as a strategy to end the pandemic? What is the difference between rapid tests and PCR tests? How are rapid tests useful, and how are they used in other jurisdictions to allow people to congregate safely? And what is BC’s testing situation, and what can be done better to… Continue reading POP BC Briefing: COVID-19 Testing: Strategies for Success

Scientists, doctors, nurses, policy experts, and advocates concerned about the lack of science-informed public health guidance and measures. A new organization -- Protect Our Province BC -- will provide regular COVID-19 scientific briefings in order to address the government’s worrisome lack of  science-informed pandemic response in British Columbia.  The first briefing will be held on… Continue reading “Protect Our Province BC” launches to provide evidence-based COVID-19 briefings to British Columbians

Protect Our Province BC will host its second live briefing on Wednesday, October 27, at 4pm. Experts will discuss the evolving science related to COVID-19, children, and schools, and how we can make BC schools safer based on this evidence. “Case counts remain high in many communities, the more transmissible and severe Delta variant is… Continue reading Second Protect Our Province BC briefing to spotlight COVID-19 and schools, hear from infected parent on urgent need to make schools safer

Schools fill an important role in our society. They are where our children spend a lot of their day for 10 months of the year, learning and socializing with their peers. Most BC children are back to in-person learning this year. However, the COVID-19 context is daunting this school year: case counts are consistently high… Continue reading POP BC Briefing: COVID-19, Children, and Schools

There is a pressing need for an accurate presentation of COVID-19 science and candid assessment of the state of the pandemic in British Columbia. Inspired by colleagues in Alberta, we are pleased to announce the launch of Protect Our Province BC (POP-BC).  POP-BC will build on work begun by Protect Our Province Alberta (POP-AB) with… Continue reading Announcing the Launch of Protect Our Province BC