In the News! Number of COVID-19 patients not increasing at Kelowna General Hospital

Dr. Jeff Eppler, clinical instructor at UBC Department of Emergency Medicine and emergency physician at Kelowna General Hospital, told the Vernon Morning Star that he has not yet seen a spike in COVID-positive patients at the hospital, but the change in mandatory mask-wearing is still too new to know all of its implications. He attributes the stable COVID cases to the high vaccination rates in the community and the natural immunity provided by the highly infectious Omicron variant.

International Women’s Day 2022

In honour of International Women’s Day and the 2022 theme #BreakTheBias, meet some of the outstanding women in the UBC Faculty of Medicine—staff, learners and faculty members—who are transforming health for everyone.

In the News! B.C. doctor urges vaccines as ‘resurgence’ in flu expected to coincide with 4th COVID wave

UBC Department of Emergency Medicine clinical professor, Dr. Michael Curry, discussed how this year’s flu season will be different from the last year and how to reduce your risk of getting sick.