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Brishti Basu

Brishti Basu is a Victoria-based journalist primarily covering social issues and the COVID-19 pandemic. Her work has appeared in VICE, National Geographic, The Tyee and several other publications.

COVID-19

Third wave of COVID-19 crashes over Vancouver Island

By Brishti Basu
Apr 10, 2021

Rise of variants was predictable, expert says

COVID-19

Analyzing BC’s new restrictions amid exponential COVID-19 growth

By Brishti Basu
Mar 30, 2021

Vancouver Island has seen a rapid increase in cases—but variant growth remains much lower here than on mainland

Housing

Progress and problems in the plan to house Victoria’s unsheltered population

By Brishti Basu
Mar 18, 2021

David Eby and unsheltered Victorians look forward toward a month of turmoil

COVID-19

Vancouver Island's race between variants and vaccines

By Brishti Basu
Mar 13, 2021

The Island has contained the variant cases that it knows of so far, but vaccination is still in the early stages

COVID-19

Vaccines are ramping up. Here's how to get yours.

By Brishti Basu
Mar 1, 2021

We compared BC's plan to other parts of the world to see where it differs and why

Know Your Neighbour

The woman who spearheaded the Black Lives Matter rallies in Victoria

By Brishti Basu
Feb 24, 2021

Vanessa Simon is still learning where she fits in the world of Black activism. But that hasn't stopped her from pushing for change

Know Your Neighbour

The Victoria physicist predicting the future of the pandemic

By Brishti Basu
Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Dean Karlen has thus far accurately predicted which way the pandemic will go. We talked to him about how he's done it and what he expects now