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COVID-19 update for August 19-21: Canada approves Pfizer booster shots for 5-11 year olds. Transport minister blames COVID for airport delays | Top 4,000 deaths BC

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Latest weekly B. C. Aug 18 figures:

• Inpatients: 366
• Intensive care: 22
• New patients: 877
in the 7 days ending Aug 13 • Total number of confirmed cases: 381,049
• Total deaths in the seven days ending August 13: 24 (4,037 total)

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Headline summary

• For all reported cases in BC, 100 sick: Independent Modeling Group
• Coming soon Back to schoolWhat will happen with COVID? Year.
• His death from COVID in BC. Over 4,000 marks
• UBC researchers found 'weaknesses'  in all major variantsfound
• Ontario doctor charged with killing four patients in  claim COVID killed them
• Why ArriveCan still mandatesWhat is the federal government's plan for it?
• Quebec launches 'massive' vaccination campaign Expected Ahead of fall wave
Ontario doctors urge vaccine 'catch-up' ahead of fall flu and COVID season 

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An assessment by an independent could be as much as 100 times higher than those reported in

A modeling group, including BC University, Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, and private sector experts, concluded that underreporting of COVID-19 cases makes it difficult for the public to understand the risks. I warned you.

Modeling Group member Sarah Otto, an epidemiologist at her UBC, said it was important for people to know that infection rates are much higher than reported. .

Using blood test survey data from the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force and Canadian Blood Services, the modeling group found that BC cases were underreported by a factor of 100.

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— Gordon Fuchstra

-Straight Fall, BC Expected to be closer to "normal" this time around, children will be returning to school amid a global pandemic.

September 2020  introduced 'cohorts' and September 2021 mask mandates, while BC's The COVID-19 response has evolved and protocols have been set. With just over two weeks until school starts, the Ministry of Education told Postmedia that it will share an update next week. In the past, protocols followed BC guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said his B.C. President Clint Johnston: Federation of Teachers. "We still don't know what will happen in September."

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— Glenda Luymes COVID-19 Deaths in

BC Top 4,000

BC COVID-19 deaths surpassed 4,000.

Thursday, B. C. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 24 people died within 30 days of her positive COVID-19 test from Aug. 7 to Aug. 13, when the pandemic began in early 2020. Since then, the state total has been her 4,037.

Of these deaths, 3,002 count all deaths occurring within 30 days of a positive COVID test result, regardless of the primary cause of death. It was counted before the state switched to a weekly reporting system. "All-cause mortality is used because it takes about eight weeks to record a cause of death," the BCCDC said in its weekly report. The BCCDC says it plans to conduct a "retrospective assessment of underlying causes of death to better understand the true mortality rate from COVID-19." The 28 deaths reported last week between 31 July and 6 August have risen to 40 as of this week's report.— Cheryl Chan

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found "weaknesses" in all major variants of the virus that causes them. I found COVID-19, a breakthrough that could lead to universally effective treatments.

In a study published Thursday in Nature Communications, researchers used a process called cryo-electron microscopy. Thousands of snapshots of individual proteins (much like X-rays). "Thus, what we report in this particular example is one of many that use technology to literally become an observer at the site of contact between antibody and spike protein."

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— Tiffany Crawford

Quebec has tested COVID-19 across the province ahead of a possible new wave of fall. It suffices to urge the public, who are preparing to launch vaccination campaigns but are fed up with the pandemic, to roll up their sleeves for another booster.

As of Wednesday, he was the only 56% of Quebec citizens over the age of five who had received her third vaccination. Government officials say the booster intake is low because millions of Quebecers have contracted the novel coronavirus and believe they are well protected.

Meanwhile, health experts say pandemic fatigue and communication with governments also play a role.

Dr. Dong Binh, an infectious disease specialist at McGill University Health Center, is responsible for the state government's message. Vinh said the government should have pushed the boosters harder in the last six to eight months, instead of pushing it in a big way when the current wave of COVID-19 is waning.-The Canadian Press

An eastern Ontario doctor charged with murdering a patient last year Wednesday also faces three counts of first-degree murder.

Ontario Police said new charges against Dr Brian Nadler are linked to the deaths of Claire Briere, 80, Lorraine Lalande, 79, and Judith Lunggrescu, 93.

But his lawyers claim that all four of the elderly patients died of his COVID-19, which Nadler says is "proven."— Canadian Press

Quebec Prime Minister Francois Legault launches 'massive' vaccination booster campaign to help his government stay ahead of his next wave of COVID-19 It says it does.

Legault told reporters in Quebec City today that all Quebecois citizens over the age of 18 are eligible to book a booster by the end of this month.

A Quebec resident said that if he has been five months since his last COVID-19 vaccine or three months since he was last infected with the novel coronavirus, a booster , he says.

On Monday, Quebec began offering its fifth COVID-19 vaccine to residents of long-term care facilities and private nursing homes.

— The Canadian Press

Doctors in Ontario plan to vaccinate for fall, when illnesses such as COVID-19 and flu are expected to spread. I advise people to keep going. Health system challenges One doctor said he expected it to get worse. The doctors spoke at a virtual panel hosted by the Ontario Medical Association in a foresight discussion of the pandemic and other medical issues in the coming months. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Zain Chagla St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton said other countries have seen spikes in flu this year and that Ontario should be prepared for similar events, and he warned against COVID-19 in the fall when people start gathering indoors more often. He said the number of cases is likely to increase.— The Canadian Press

Glitch-prone app touted as efficient border management tool early in pandemic hits critics' punching bag to question its usefulness Now — but ArriveCan may stick.

The government claims this is a useful tool. Critics say the app is past its useful life, if at all. The app was introduced early in the pandemic and from February 2021 onwards it is mandatory for use at air and land borders, except in the event of accessibility issues or outages.

Below is a summary of what we know so far about  .

— The Canadian Press

What are BC's current public health measures?

Masks: Masks are not mandatory in public indoor environments, but individual businesses and event organizers can choose to make them mandatory. Ferries, but are still required in federally regulated travel spaces such as trains, airports, airplanes, and medical facilities.

Gatherings and Events: There are currently no restrictions on gatherings and events such as private gatherings, weddings, funerals, worship services, exercise and fitness activities, swimming pools. Restaurants, pubs, bars and nightclubs also have no restrictions or capacities. There are no restrictions on sports activities.

Nursing homes: There are no restrictions on visitors to long-term care and elderly care homes, but visitors must present proof of immunizations prior to visiting need to do it.

Waivers are available for children under the age of 12, children on medical exemptions, and visitors participating in end-of-life related compassionate visits. Visitors to nursing homes should also undergo a rapid antigen test before visiting the facility or be tested upon arrival. Exemptions from testing are available for those who participate in compassionate visits and end-of-life care.

How do I get vaccinated in British Columbia?

Anyone living in BC.

• gov. bc. Register online at ca/getvaccinated to make an appointment with the community.
• Alternatively, if you prefer, you can register and go to a health authority drop-in clinic.
• The system will alert you when it is time for your second dose.
• The same system will alert you when it's time to administer a booster dose.

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

Testing Centers: BC's COVID-19 test collection centers are currently accepting patients who are hospitalized, pregnant, have symptoms that may put them at high risk, or who: We are only testing those who are eligible and who live/work with symptoms. High risk. You can use BC to find your testing center. Centers for Disease Control Testing Center Map

If you have mild symptoms, no testing is necessary and you should stay home until your fever subsides. Asymptomatic people do not need to be tested.

At-Home Rapid Antigen Testing: Eligible British Columbia residents aged 18 and over with a personal health number can visit a pharmacy for five test kits. can be received for free. COVID-19 rapid antigen test.

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