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Brishti Basu

Brishti Basu is a Capital Daily Reporter based in Victoria. She speaks English and is a generalist that primarily covers social issues and the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as issues relevant to Victoria and Vancouver Island. She began her career in journalism as a reporter with Victoria Buzz in 2017, and has been published in places like VICE, The Tyee, National Geographic, BBC Future, and more. Her work so far covers a wide range of topics, from systematic racism to climate change, marine mammal welfare to culinary nomenclature, and beyond. You can reach Brishti at [email protected] or on Twitter @brish_ti.

Health

Island Health quietly declares rare bacterial infection outbreak

By Brishti Basu
Dec 2, 2022

One person has died from Hib this year, after the disease was dormant for the past decade

Health

Most BC residents think pandemic was not managed well: independent review

By Brishti Basu
Dec 2, 2022

Less than 20% of survey respondents trusted COVID-19 information shared by the government

Healthcare

Victorians’ health and wellness on a steady decline over past three years: report

By Brishti Basu
Nov 25, 2022

Forty percent of Victoria residents say their overall health and wellness is below average or poor this year, compared to 12% in 2020.

Healthcare

Some BC hospital patients left vulnerable without COVID, flu tests

By Brishti Basu
Nov 23, 2022

A Langford woman is speaking out after her husband contracted COVID-19 at the hospital but was discharged without diagnosis

Latest News

Victoria drug checking project begins weekly training sessions

By Brishti Basu
Nov 18, 2022

Researchers hope to expand people’s ability to check their street drugs, as the toxic drug supply continues to take more lives in BC

Healthcare

Frontline healthcare workers deny BC’s claim that all patients tested for respiratory illness

By Brishti Basu
Nov 18, 2022

With most people not being tested for what they have, the data presented by the province is incomplete, at best