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Mar 1, 2023: Paxlovid: Why Should You Care?

Date: Wednesday, March 1 2023 at 2:00 PM PST

A conversation with Protect Our Province BC doctors about Paxlovid and access to this useful Covid medication in BC

Join Dr. Susan Kuo and Dr. Lyne Filiatrault of Protect Our Province BC on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 2 pm, for a conversation about Paxlovid. 

BC is underusing Paxlovid, and has the most restrictive Paxlovid eligibility criteria of all Canadian provinces. Why?

“In Canada, access to Paxlovid should not be determined by your postal code,” says Dr. Lyne Filiatrault. Dr. Filiatrault has pre-recorded the video below explaining how Paxlovid works, the studies that led to its approval, and the ways in which its use can help with avoiding serious outcomes in patients and reducing healthcare overload.

In the briefing video below, Dr. Filiatrault and Dr. Kuo discuss Paxlovid and Dr. Kuo will also share her experience using this vital antiviral medication in Long Term Care where COVID outbreaks are recurring.

This was POP BC’s twentieth public briefing,

The discussion was followed with an opportunity for questions by media and the public, either live during the broadcast or presubmitted.


  • Dr. Susan Kuo, Family Physician, Clinical Associate Professor, UBC Faculty of Medicine
  • Dr. Lyne Filiatrault, Retired Emergency Physician and Protect Our Province BC Member

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