Title image for Briefing 14 April 7, 2022 - COVID Doesn't Take Breaks, Neither Can We

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POP BC Briefing #14: COVID-19 Doesn’t Take Breaks. Neither Can We.

Thursday, April 7 at 12:00 noon PDT

Ignoring the 6th wave won’t stop it. What does the evidence say? Join Dr. Lyne Filiatrault, Dr. Brenda Hardie, and Gosia Gasperowicz, PhD, as they discuss what BC needs to do to lower community transmission as the most infectious strain of COVID ever becomes dominant across the globe.

British Columbia is in the Omicron BA.2 wave with fewer protections than ever, and with newly identified – and potentially more worrisome – variants on the horizon. Protect our Province BC discusses why BC officials were wrong to remove public protections at this time, and what the public can expect with this new wave.  It is important that the government do what it can to protect all British Columbians and prevent mass infection.

  • The public, business, and organizations cannot make risk assessments in a data vacuum as the province moves to only weekly reporting 
  • Reinfections are occurring, meaning previous infection and vaccination are not stopping transmission, putting further pressure on the workforce, especially health care
  • Data from England show that BC could easily be heading into rapid exponential growth soon, especially considering similarities with vaccination rates, previous infection, and now a lack of protective measures
  • There is increasing evidence any COVID infection has long term chronic effects, many of which we still don’t fully understand and might be hidden for years. “Don’t get COVID to get over COVID,” said Dr. Brenda Hardie.

Protect Our Province BC’s Dr. Lyne Filiatrault and Dr. Brenda Hardie will be joined by University of Calgary biologist Malgorzata Gasperowicz, who will show how her BC modeling from early December was more accurate than that of the BC CDC for the Omicron wave.  “We have a choice here in what we do. Waves are caused by bad public health policy” – Malgorzata Gasperowicz

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