Sign language interpreters, fixtures of coronavirus briefings, gain new audience

Ava Hawkins, one of only 15 certified sign language interpreters in B.C., is used to being recognized in the deaf community.  But the 56-year-old was caught off guard last week when walking... Read more »

New study from UBC researcher outlines pathway toward blocking COVID-19 virus

The University of British Columbia announced Thursday that an international team led by Dr. Josef Penninger has found a potential drug that helps block infection from the virus that causes COVID-19. Penninger, a biomedical researcher from Austria,... Read more »

Both parents have COVID-19. The challenge now is to keep their boys healthy

For Dana Elliott, her COVID-19 challenge has been threefold: first, she was caring for her husband who got sick with it. Then, she’s had to fight it herself — all the while... Read more »

‘I felt a tiny bit invincible until I got this’: Vancouver ER doctor with COVID-19 shares his story

When Dr. Joseph Finkler started feeling run-down at the beginning of last week, he attributed the fatigue to the string of night shifts he had been working at the emergency department of... Read more »

Running in close quarters can increase risk of spreading COVID-19, experts warn

As the arrival of spring has brought warmer and sunnier weather to Vancouver, runners have once again taken to the seawall, but experts warn the narrow path could be the perfect transmission... Read more »

Daughter describes mother’s final days at B.C. care home hit by COVID-19 outbreak

May Mikhail was with her 94-year-old mother until the end, as her health deteriorated at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver, where Canada’s first COVID-19 death was recorded on March 8.... Read more »

Physical distancing has halved rate of spread of COVID-19 in B.C., official modelling suggests

Health officials say physical distancing restrictions in B.C. are successfully beginning to slow the rate of spread of new COVID-19 cases in the province, perhaps by as much as half. But despite the “glimmer of hope,” provincial... Read more »

Physical distancing has halved spread of COVID-19 in B.C., official modelling suggests

Health officials say physical distancing restrictions in B.C. are successfully beginning to slow the number of new COVID-19 cases in the province, perhaps by as much as half. But despite the “glimmer of hope,” provincial health officer... Read more »

‘This virus is an assassin’: Son of COVID-19 victim at B.C. care home shocked by disease’s speed

During his final weekly visit to his father at the Haro Park long-term care centre in Vancouver on March 14, Bruce Hampson noticed his 93-year-old father, Arthur, did not look well. By... Read more »

Physical distancing has halved spread of COVID-19 in B.C., official modelling shows

Health officials believe physical distancing restrictions in B.C. are successfully beginning to slow the number of new COVID-19 cases in the province by half. However, despite the rate of new cases having slowed “dramatically” over the... Read more »