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Pfizer confirms delivery of 4 million vaccine doses by end of March

Pfizer confirms delivery of 4 million vaccine doses by end of March

Update comes amid uncertainty over whether biotech giant could deliver previously guaranteed doses
Online survey of COVID-19 mental health seeks participants

Online survey of COVID-19 mental health seeks participants

A new online survey by researchers at BC Children’s Hospital, the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) aims to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the mental health of children, youth, adults and parents.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. down 40% so far in 2021

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. down 40% so far in 2021

Nine more British Columbians have lost their lives during the pandemic, for a death toll of 1,278 so far.
Why does COVID-19 kill so many seniors in long-term care?

Why does COVID-19 kill so many seniors in long-term care?

A massive study seeks to answer that question. Nearly two-thirds of all COVID-19 deaths in B.C. have occurred in long-term care homes.
Capital projects in Coquitlam come in on time, on budget during pandemic

Capital projects in Coquitlam come in on time, on budget during pandemic

The city of Coquitlam outlined its completed capital projects from 2020, and highlighted millions of dollars in construction work now happening or on the books for 2021-'22.
BCCDC identifies more potential COVID-19 exposures aboard Vancouver flights

BCCDC identifies more potential COVID-19 exposures aboard Vancouver flights

The exposures come despite restrictions on travel from Mexico and the Caribbean which went into effect last month
Pfizer and Moderna face crunch to meet March vaccine delivery deadlines

Pfizer and Moderna face crunch to meet March vaccine delivery deadlines

Manufacturers will need to deliver 3m doses in last few weeks of March to meet obligations
Coalition of First Nations sign agreements to receive detailed COVID-19 case numbers

Coalition of First Nations sign agreements to receive detailed COVID-19 case numbers

Systemic change in B.C.’s healthcare system must still occur, say First Nations
No B.C. travel ban yet, but province still looking at plans: premier

No B.C. travel ban yet, but province still looking at plans: premier

John Horgan is encouraging people from other provinces to stay away.
COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. return to multi-month low

COVID-19 hospitalizations in B.C. return to multi-month low

Six more British Columbians have died of COVID-19, raising the province's death toll to 1,269.