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Most unused COVID-19 vaccines will expire at the end of the year: auditor general

Most unused COVID-19 vaccines will expire at the end of the year: auditor general

OTTAWA — Tens of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines are likely about to expire and go to waste because of a failure to manage an oversupply, Canada's auditor general reported Tuesday — a failure with an estimated price tag of about $1 billion.
B.C.'s COVID response praised for 'nimbleness'; survey found fault

B.C.'s COVID response praised for 'nimbleness'; survey found fault

"I think the approach that we took was the right one, but obviously we learned lessons from that and we welcome the feedback and report," said Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth.
New at-home test kits can diagnose flu, COVID and Strep A

New at-home test kits can diagnose flu, COVID and Strep A

The 20-minute Rockdoc Cold & Flu Rescue Kit tests also come with a doctor's appointment. 
B.C. ready to cancel surgeries as respiratory cases flood overcrowded hospitals

B.C. ready to cancel surgeries as respiratory cases flood overcrowded hospitals

Health Minister Adrian Dix says postponing non-urgent surgeries is one way to create room at hospitals for patients, especially children, who are fighting flu and other respiratory illnesses, including COVID.
B.C.'s COVID-19 ICU patient count hits 16-week high

B.C.'s COVID-19 ICU patient count hits 16-week high

New presumed COVID-19 deaths in the province declined to 21, from 30 one week ago
B.C. government chasing $10.5M in COVID overpayments

B.C. government chasing $10.5M in COVID overpayments

After auditing 11,000-plus files, the province found 95% of applicants should not have received the $1,000, one-time tax-free payment.
B.C. drops self-isolation requirements for COVID-19

B.C. drops self-isolation requirements for COVID-19

Previous changes to COVID-19 protocols have been accompanied by formal announcements and news releases detailing the changes.
How to keep kids safe during B.C.'s respiratory illness season

How to keep kids safe during B.C.'s respiratory illness season

COVID-19, influenza and RSV are all making kids sick — and putting a strain on B.C.'s health-care system. Here's how to do your part to cut the risk.
B.C. records 30 more COVID-19 deaths

B.C. records 30 more COVID-19 deaths

Main metrics tracking COVID-19 in B.C. have been range-bound in recent months
B.C. Green leader calls for mask mandate to protect children as viral infections rise

B.C. Green leader calls for mask mandate to protect children as viral infections rise

Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi, a pediatric heart surgeon at B.C. Children’s Hospital, says children across the country have had a significant increase in viral infections, with some requiring hospitalization
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