Category: COVID-19

Vaccine Hesitancy: Foe of Healthy Communities

In this blog post, learn what drives vaccine hesitancy, how to beware of misinformation, how to strengthen vaccine confidence, and more.

Why We Must Continue to Follow Public Health Guidelines During the Vaccine Rollout

As more and more British Columbians get vaccinated every day, it’s important that we continue to follow public health orders. In this blog post, we share three big reasons why.

Uncovering SARS-CoV-2 Behind Bars: Understanding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Correctional Settings

In this guest blog post by Dr Sofia Bartlett, public health researcher at the BC Centre for Disease Control, learn about the COVID-19 research she conducted at BC correctional facilities.

Why We Need to Support Vaccine Effectiveness Research, Right Now

As a public health foundation, it was our responsibility in early 2020 to rapidly pivot our work to support COVID-19 response, and to ensure that evidence-based information is being shared. It is now our duty to support the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out—a critical part of our efforts to address the pandemic.

From Epidemic to Infodemic: COVID-19 and Misinformation in BC

Check out this interview with the Principal Investigators for a BC Centre for Disease Control study that assess the equity of misinformation and communication on COVID-19 in BC—how and where British Columbians are looking for and finding public health information.

COVID-19 may not be new, but it’s time for a renewed commitment

COVID-19 isn’t new. But, it’s time for a renewal. This is our call to action to make a commitment, to renew together our drive to prevent COVID-19 and to protect our loved ones.

The Overdose Crisis & COVID-19: Support Peers Through Two Emergencies

Two public health emergencies are colliding like nothing we’ve seen before. We must act now. Support peers on the front line through Compassion, Inclusion, Engagement

Interview with Dr Jat Sandhu: BCCDC’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response Research

We spoke with Dr. Jat Sandhu, Consultant in Epidemiology & Population Health Management at the BC Centre for Disease Control, to learn more about the vital importance of his research and the what it will mean for BC’s population.

Testing COVID-19 in Wastewater: a tool to help track COVID-19 spread and mitigate second wave in BC

With the support of Metro Vancouver and the BCCDC Foundation, the testing of SARS-CoV-2 RNA, BC Centre for Disease Control researchers have rapidly developed and validated a series of methods to test wastewater for SARS-CoV-2.

COVID-19 Infographics and Downloads

Here you’ll find downloadable infographics and images on how to stay safe during COVID-19.