According to the leaked report, the province plans to continue publishing neighborhood-specific COVID-19 case numbers and immunization rates, which calls into question the apparent gap between the amount of data collected and what was made available to the public.
P.C. on the detailed geographical distribution of the COVID-19 transmission. Leaked report by the Centers for Disease Control says some people are wondering why this data has not been available to the public in recent years.
According to documents obtained by Vancouver Sun, the localized BC is more likely to be present than it has been since the outbreak began in early 2020. A recent internal report shows that corona virus cases are being distributed to areas.
Currently, authorities are releasing weekly case numbers separated by local health service areas, including urban population groups the size of Surrey (over 500,000). The internal report does not show broken data for rural areas.
News organizations in the province, including Black Press Media, have heard detailed breaches of Govt cases in the past, with officials expressing concern about privacy.
It has been confirmed that there are 134,000 infectious respiratory diseases in BC since January 2020.
Other regions of the country, such as Toronto and central Alberta, see consistent daily case numbers in neighboring data.
Further Extensive breakdown of confirmed cases It comes as health officials are announcing how vaccines will be prepared based on the ever-changing distribution. The province uses an age-based system (for former British Columbians to gain access to the vaccine first), and there are pop-up clinics targeting what officials have dubbed “hotspots” for spreading.
Officials say the data is not ready for public view
BC Dr. Rekha Gustafson, vice president of the CDC, said the data was not released because it was not “standard” because it was not available in BC. The CDC considers it possible to publish to the public.
Gustafson told a news conference Friday that workers were devoting their time to collecting and distributing data based on what they were interested in at the time.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, BC. “There are no organizations that support the continuous collection of the same data over time,” he said.
“We still have big gaps,” he said, citing the lack of information gathered about workplace eruptions and minority and cultural groups in the province’s communities.
“We look to do this better every day,” Gustafson said.
As it stands, health areas are often able to provide up-to-date data on COVID-19 cases and immunizations than provincial-level authorities.
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