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B.C. to offer single-dose J&J vaccine to unvaccinated health-care workers first

B.C. to offer single-dose J&J vaccine to unvaccinated health-care workers first

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s unvaccinated health-care workers will be given the first opportunity to receive the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine against COVID-19 when it arrives in British Columbia next week, says the province
How the pandemic is making Canadians eat healthier

How the pandemic is making Canadians eat healthier

Three-quarters of Canadians say the coronavirus pandemic has affected their eating habits. After 18 months, that shift is leading to some healthier habits.
Eight more COVID-19 cases at Nanaimo hospital, bringing total to 15

Eight more COVID-19 cases at Nanaimo hospital, bringing total to 15

Thirteen patients and two staff members have tested positive.
'Thirty-, 40- and 50-year-olds shouldn't be dying at this level': A day in a B.C. ICU

'Thirty-, 40- and 50-year-olds shouldn't be dying at this level': A day in a B.C. ICU

A lot of young or fit people have a “false sense of security” they can beat COVID, “but we’ve unfortunately seen many people with that description becoming very sick and going on to die,” Dr. Omar Ahmad says.
Behind the curtain: COVID patients in ICU are younger and sicker, and many won't make it

Behind the curtain: COVID patients in ICU are younger and sicker, and many won't make it

While some continue to underestimate its deadliness — even its existence — COVID is both visible and loud in the halls of Royal Jubilee’s fifth-floor ICU.
B.C. to ban mink farms, citing concerns of new COVID-19 variants

B.C. to ban mink farms, citing concerns of new COVID-19 variants

Concerns have arisen the virus that causes COVID-19 could mutate in the creatures and spread back to the human population.
Workplace COVID illness claims starting to rise again

Workplace COVID illness claims starting to rise again

Claims being filed with WorkSafe have shifted from predominantly health-care workers to other fields.
Risk of COVID hospitalization 50 times higher among unvaccinated

Risk of COVID hospitalization 50 times higher among unvaccinated

The province is in a 'fragile balance,' says Dr. Bonnie Henry
Mixup has some people being turned away for vaccine booster despite invitation

Mixup has some people being turned away for vaccine booster despite invitation

Island Health has second-highest active COVID case count in province

Island Health has second-highest active COVID case count in province

The province reported 406 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, including 51 in the Island Health region.