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After a long wait, disappointment as long-COVID clinic closes its doors

After a long wait, disappointment as long-COVID clinic closes its doors

The province’s four clinics, which form the Post COVID-19 Interdisciplinary Clincial Care Network, will collapse into an online service at the end of March.
COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy helps protect newborns, Canadian study suggests

COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy helps protect newborns, Canadian study suggests

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 during pregnancy passes along protection against infection and hospitalization to newborns, a Canadian study says.
Single-injection drug looks promising for early stages of COVID-19: study

Single-injection drug looks promising for early stages of COVID-19: study

A new study finds promise in a drug associated with significantly reduced hospitalizations among high-risk patients who received an injection in the early stages of COVID-19 infection.
B.C. man loses COVID test battle with Air Canada

B.C. man loses COVID test battle with Air Canada

Air Canada said a man's COVID-19 tests weren't appropriate for his final destination and refused to board him.
COVID critic had illness but died of drug overdose, B.C. coroner says

COVID critic had illness but died of drug overdose, B.C. coroner says

VICTORIA — A report from British Columbia's coroner says a prominent anti-vaccine and COVID critic died in 2021 of a drug overdose, although he also tested positive for the illness post-mortem.
WHO decided the COVID-19 global emergency isn't over. What happens next?

WHO decided the COVID-19 global emergency isn't over. What happens next?

OTTAWA — The World Health Organization decided Monday not to end to the COVID-19 global public health emergency it declared three years ago, even though the pandemic has reached what the international body calls an "inflection point.
Some rural B.C. mayors call for end to vaccine mandates to get more nurses working

Some rural B.C. mayors call for end to vaccine mandates to get more nurses working

Almost half of the health-care workers fired for not being immunized against COVID-19 worked in the Interior and Northern health authorities, which is where staffing shortages have forced the persistent closures of emergency rooms.
Wastewater COVID-19 surveillance expands to Vancouver Island, Interior

Wastewater COVID-19 surveillance expands to Vancouver Island, Interior

The program was previously limited to just five Lower Mainland water treatment plants.
Here's how fast the 'Kraken' COVID-19 subvariant is spreading in parts of Canada

Here's how fast the 'Kraken' COVID-19 subvariant is spreading in parts of Canada

The genetic composition of the subvariant makes it difficult to detect through wastewater surveillance.
Crown seeks two years for Lynn Valley Care Centre hoaxer

Crown seeks two years for Lynn Valley Care Centre hoaxer

But because of the time he's already spent in custody, the judge's sentence won't add any additional jail time.