COVID-19

Doctors standing together united
September 17, 2021

The past 18 months have been traumatizing for our profession, and it’s got me worried.

Rising case counts, hospitalizations, and anti-vaxxer protests rightly occupy much of my time. I have spoken to these issues repeatedly in the media, doing as many as 11 interviews a day. Doctors of BC...

September 16, 2021

BC doctors have reached out to us to help them understand requirements around mandatory vaccination. We have been in touch with key partners and stakeholders and...

Health care setting
August 24, 2021

Doctors of BC applauds the provincial government for its announcement of progressive measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in the province, including the reinstatement of the indoor mask mandate, and the introduction of the BC Vaccine Card requiring mandatory vaccinations in order to...

Young woman pondering
July 27, 2021

Nearly one in five British Columbians age 18-30 make up a significant cohort of individuals who, during the pandemic, made sacrifices to protect vulnerable populations, worked frontline jobs that benefitted the rest of us, yet were frequently accused of driving up COVID-19 numbers. They were...

Friends laughing in a park
July 16, 2021

I’m writing this blog from my parents’ home in Alberta where – now that recreational travel is permitted – I am taking much needed time to recharge. As a doctor, I couldn’t help but observe the profound changes around me as this province, and eventually our whole country, emerge from the COVID-...