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Don't want long COVID? Don't get COVID, says doctor on lingering symptoms of virus

Don't want long COVID? Don't get COVID, says doctor on lingering symptoms of virus

Demand growing for more treatment; health minister says province is acting ‘more quickly than anywhere else’
B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall amid period of 'relative ease'

B.C. COVID-19 hospitalizations fall amid period of 'relative ease'

Health experts still warn of possible summer and fall COVID-19 waves.
Vaccine hesitancy among immigrants increases risk of health disparities

Vaccine hesitancy among immigrants increases risk of health disparities

Migrants rights organization combats vaccine hesitancy by advocating for all migrants regardless of status.
Washington State offers COVID-19 booster loophole for older B.C. adults

Washington State offers COVID-19 booster loophole for older B.C. adults

Some Canadians age 50 to 70 are seeking a second COVID-19 booster in Washington State.
B.C. government gives libraries $8-million boost for COVID relief

B.C. government gives libraries $8-million boost for COVID relief

Public libraries across B.C. will receive $8 million in COVID-19 recovery funding, Municipal Affairs Minister Nathan Cullen announced Tuesday.
Second Omicron wave has peaked: B.C. COVID-19 Modelling Group

Second Omicron wave has peaked: B.C. COVID-19 Modelling Group

“What we are seeing — which is great news — is signs that the BA.2 wave is declining."
The symptoms of COVID-19 appear to be changing. Here's what to look for

The symptoms of COVID-19 appear to be changing. Here's what to look for

More people are reporting different symptoms of the virus.
COVID-19 adds ‘extra conundrum’ to transit needs

COVID-19 adds ‘extra conundrum’ to transit needs

TransLink prioritizing service levels, bus rapid transit routes and bike lanes
Nurses 'burnt out' during ongoing public health emergencies rally at legislature

Nurses 'burnt out' during ongoing public health emergencies rally at legislature

Hundreds of nurses at legislature rally as part of National Nursing Week.
Dieticians most vaccinated health professionals in B.C. but no data on nurses: Minister

Dieticians most vaccinated health professionals in B.C. but no data on nurses: Minister

Health officials say data will be made available in coming weeks