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Vaccine injury program compensates eight Canadians in first two weeks

Vaccine injury program compensates eight Canadians in first two weeks

The Vaccine Injury Support Program offers compensation to anyone injured by any vaccine after Dec. 8, 2020.
B.C.'s COVID-19 ICU patient count hits 10-month low

B.C.'s COVID-19 ICU patient count hits 10-month low

Of 325 COVID-19 patients in B.C. hospitals, 28 are in ICUs
Canada sees 40K+ excess deaths since start of COVID-19 pandemic

Canada sees 40K+ excess deaths since start of COVID-19 pandemic

During the Omicron wave in January 2022, excess deaths spiked, especially in places like B.C. and Quebec, where the number of unexpected deaths climbed 20% above what was expected if the pandemic never happened.
Difficulty focusing at work after COVID? New research finds possible link

Difficulty focusing at work after COVID? New research finds possible link

Cognitive failure at work following a COVID-19 infection is putting working adults' self-confidence and financial well-being at risk, a new study shows.
B.C. man's vaccine injury certified by federal government for compensation

B.C. man's vaccine injury certified by federal government for compensation

The federal support program provides a lump sum payment for pain and suffering and a loss-of-income component as well.
B.C.'s excess mortality rate dwarfed other provinces before Omicron hit, finds study

B.C.'s excess mortality rate dwarfed other provinces before Omicron hit, finds study

Of the 9,496 excess deaths reported in B.C. between the start of the pandemic and October 2021, fewer than a quarter were blamed on COVID-19. Could a cascading tragedy combining the pandemic, opioid crisis and climate change account for the rest?
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall to six-week low

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall to six-week low

Seven-day COVID-19 death count is lowest since week ended April 23
Don't want long COVID? Don't get COVID, says doctor on lingering symptoms of virus

Don't want long COVID? Don't get COVID, says doctor on lingering symptoms of virus

Demand growing for more treatment; health minister says province is acting ‘more quickly than anywhere else’
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall amid period of 'relative ease'

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall amid period of 'relative ease'

Health experts still warn of possible summer and fall COVID-19 waves.
Washington State offers COVID-19 booster loophole for older B.C. adults

Washington State offers COVID-19 booster loophole for older B.C. adults

Some Canadians age 50 to 70 are seeking a second COVID-19 booster in Washington State.