Perry Kendall

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Name: Perry Kendall
First reported Apr 23 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 4 reports

Region sees surge in flu shots

The number of people in northern B.C. who received a flu vaccine shot up 28 per cent compared with last winter, according to Northern Health.The health authority and other vaccine providers distributed more than 61,000 doses during the 2013-14 season, ... [Published Prince George Citizen - 13 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Flu mask season over

Provincial Medical Health officer Doctor Perry Kendall says the so-called  Influenza Control Program Policy “Vaccination Required Period” officially ended March 31, 2014.Bottom line: flu season is over and unvaccinated staff are no longer required to ... [Published CKNW Vancouver News - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

From Beyonce's surprise performance to Leonardo's wacky dancing: The best of Coachella 2014

We can honestly say we don't think there's been a better Coachella festival ever. And we're only half way through it...Oh, Coachella. You beautiful festival.You never fail to provide us with beautiful pictures and performances from beautiful people.And ... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Flu season winding down

05:50from James Gardner We are nearing the end of the flu season.Provincial Health Minister Dr. Perry Kendall says there were two main strains of influenza this past season."We had predominantly the influenza A, H1N1influenza strains circulating early ... [Published C-FAX 1070 - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Researchers question Tamiflu's effectiveness in treating the flu

Independent researchers are urging governments to re-evaluate policies to stockpile Tamiflu, citing strong evidence that the Roche antiviral drug does not reduce the risk of admittance to hospital or complications from the flu.The Cochrane Collaboration, ... [Published Globe and Mail - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Palau’s top prosecutor resigns

View CommentsKOROR, Palau (Oceania TV News) — Palau’s Attorney General Victoria Roe is resigning from her position after serving as the nation’s attorney general for more than a year.Victoria RoeIn a statement received by OTV, Roe said, “It is with great ... [Published Marianas Variety - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Measles outbreak largely contained to eastern regions of Fraser Valley

THE current measles outbreak has been largely contained to the eastern regions of the Fraser Valley and members of that community, thanks to the leadership of chief medical health officer, Dr. Paul Van Buynder, the team of dedicated health-care providers ... [Published Indo-Canadian Voice - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 1 reports

Make Access to Drugs Harder, Say Reform Advocates

The global drug reform discussion is not just about marijuana.Countries such as Portugal, Uruguay, Colombia, Mexico, and several Central American nations have or are discussing changing how they deal with illicit drugs. In Portugal, possession of any ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Mar 27 2014]
Entities: Drugs, Coalition, HIV/AIDS
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 23 2014 - 1 reports

Mandatory vaccinations wouldn’t work: BC’s top doc

LOWER MAINLAND (NEWS1130) – The measles outbreak continues to spread through the Fraser Valley, where many parents are refusing to vaccinate their children. Some people are now calling for the mandatory immunization of kids.But Provincial Health Officer ... [Published News 1130 - Mar 23 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

BC’s top doc worried about second-hand e-cigarette smoke

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – You don’t have to travel far to find someone puffing on an e-cigarette.But the long-term effects of the second-hand vapour still aren’t known, and that has BC’s top doctor concerned.Dr Perry Kendall feels the vapour is still less ... [Published News 1130 - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

Vancouver Island not immune to measles: Chief Medical Health Officer

12:34from Ryan PriceBC's Chief Medical Health Officer warns a measles outbreak on the Lower Mainland could spread to Vancouver Island.Dr. Perry Kendall says, with BC Ferries and air travel, the Strait of Georgia doesn't provide much of a barrier. He told ... [Published C-FAX 1070 - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Feb 24 2014 - Updated Feb 24 2014 - 1 reports

Flue fears making surgical masks the new normal at hospitals, care facilities for those who skip vaccinations

When a youth choir showed up at a British Columbia nursing home recently to entertain the residents, the gracious plan hit an unusual snag: Some of the performers had neglected to get a flu shot. The young performers’ unvaccinated status would have ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Feb 24 2014]

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...Perry Kendall said in a news release. "the earlier you get vaccinated, the better prepared you are to fight the flu."
...immunity, perhaps from previous infection or previous vaccination, and the group who had the least immunity was 25- to 60-year-olds," Kendall said. "so that was why we saw the shift of hospitalizations in a younger than expected age group."

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Region sees surge in flu shots [Published Prince George Citizen - 13 hours ago]
Healthcare worker axed for refusing to wear mask [Published TheLoop.ca - Apr 24 2014]
1.4 million flu shots a B.C. record [Published Sooke News Mirror - Apr 23 2014]
Record Year For Flu Shots [Published 107.5 Kiss FM - Apr 23 2014]
Flu mask season over [Published CKNW Vancouver News - Apr 22 2014]
From Beyonce's surprise performance to Leonardo... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Apr 14 2014]
Flu season winding down [Published C-FAX 1070 - Apr 12 2014]
Researchers question Tamiflu's effectiveness in... [Published Globe and Mail - Apr 10 2014]
Palau’s top prosecutor resigns [Published Marianas Variety - Apr 03 2014]
Measles outbreak largely contained to eastern r... [Published Indo-Canadian Voice - Apr 01 2014]
Make Access to Drugs Harder, Say Reform Advocates [Published Huffington Post Canada - Mar 27 2014]
Mandatory vaccinations wouldn’t work: BC’s top doc [Published News 1130 - Mar 23 2014]
Canadian parents outraged after school official... [Published Natural News - Mar 23 2014]
BC’s top doc worried about second-hand e-cigare... [Published News 1130 - Mar 20 2014]
Vancouver Island not immune to measles: Chief M... [Published C-FAX 1070 - Mar 18 2014]
Flue fears making surgical masks the new normal... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Feb 24 2014]
Branswell: Canadian demand prompts additional f... [Published H5N1 - Jan 16 2014]
H5N1 in Canada: A BC reaction [Published H5N1 - Jan 09 2014]
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Flue fears making surgical masks the new normal... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Feb 24 2014]
When a youth choir showed up at a British Columbia nursing home recently to entertain the residents, the gracious plan hit an unusual snag: Some of the performers had neglected to get a flu shot. The young performers’ unvaccinated status would have ...
Branswell: Canadian demand prompts additional f... [Published H5N1 - Jan 16 2014]
Via Global News, a report by Helen Branswell of The Canadian Press: Demand prompts additional flu vaccine orders. Excerpt:A number of provinces and territories asked for more influenza vaccine Wednesday in an attempt to meet this season’s unusually high ...
H5N1 in Canada: A BC reaction [Published H5N1 - Jan 09 2014]
I've just posted an item on The Hook, the blog of The Tyee: First North American H5N1 case passed through YVR: Dr. Perry Kendall. Excerpt:The first human case of H5N1 in North America was announced this afternoon by Health Minister Rona Ambrose in Ottawa. ...
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