HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE RESISTING calls to provide rapid antigen tests at no charge to the public, particularly as COVID infections rise on Vancouver Island.
Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says they have limited use, don’t prevent transmission and are not a replacement for vaccine. Her deputy Réka Gustafson, said the tests are not widely available in B.C. even though the federal government has provided
3.2 million tests to the province. Those tests in public hands could throw the daily infection tracking numbers out of whack. A matter of control.
GET IT – The Vancouver Island Regional Library is mandating a new vaccine policy for all employees but it’s not effective until Feb. 11, next year. What happens in the meantime, are employees free to infect everyone they come into
contact with? With new viruses popping up like rabbits it seems careless to delay the policy for even days, not months. FULL
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