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‘Never seen it this bad’: new long COVID clinic opens in Victoria, as emergency rooms fill up

By Brishti Basu
Apr 14, 2022

At the Saanich Peninsula Hospital ER, a doctor says more patients without family doctors are showing up with post-COVID complications and other, worsening afflictions

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BC removing vaccine card, daily reports despite signs of 6th wave

By Brishti Basu
Apr 5, 2022

Cases and hospitalizations are ticking upward, but BC is staying the course by removing restrictions and data sharing

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Experts, critics urge caution as BC lifts mask mandate and other restrictions

By Brishti Basu
Mar 10, 2022

There’s room for optimism as the province announces its plan to remove restrictions, but this comes with new risks: BA.2 and the need to protect the most vulnerable

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Vaccinated or not, on Lasqueti Island, everyone has to get along

By Brishti Basu
Feb 28, 2022

The island made headlines recently for its hardline anti-vax community, but there’s more to running a community than fighting over vaccines

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‘Mass disabling event’: advocates fear tsunami of long COVID patients as Omicron spreads unchecked

By Brishti Basu
Feb 2, 2022

There are still a lot of unknowns about the post-viral syndrome, and COVID long haulers are struggling to find support

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Omicron is upending Vancouver Island hospitals and schools

By Brishti Basu
Jan 10, 2022

Health workers say they’re stretched past the breaking point, while teachers feel their concerns are ignored

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Victoria healthcare workers brace for Omicron’s impact on nearly full hospitals

By Brishti Basu
Dec 23, 2021

Island Health is pleading with workers to take extra shifts, while some doctors and nurses say the province isn’t following the science on staff protection

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Vancouver Island is awash with Omicron. What are authorities doing to slow it?

By Brishti Basu
Dec 20, 2021

Data from other jurisdictions show the Island is in for a rough month to come, but authorities are still denying basic facts about the virus