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David R. Richardson, MD

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Dr David Richardson joined the BCMJ Editorial Board in 2006, and became editor of the Journal in August 2008. Dr Richardson has been a general practitioner in Langley since 1992 and is on active staff at Langley Hospital. His extracurricular activities include soccer, mountain biking, and competing as a triathlete.

A senior doctor sits in front of a computer, looking reflective
Editorials / October 2021

I remember once asking one of my retired patients what he had done for a living. When I found out he had been a college professor, I asked him what he taught. After a pensive pause, where he reflected on his teaching... Read More

A doctor prepares a syringe with the COVID-19 vaccine
Editorials, COVID-19 / July/August 2021

I was sitting in our back clinic office with a few other doctors when a colleague entered and said, “I’m so tired of talking about the COVID-19 vaccine.” We all laughed because I had said the same thing just a few... Read More

A digital messaging sign on the side of the road with the words "Stay home. Essential travel only"
Editorials, COVID-19 / June 2021

4 May 2021 I am writing this editorial as the provincial government just announced sweeping restrictions preventing British Columbians from moving between three defined regions. Stuck between a rock and a hard... Read More

Caution tape at a crime scene
Editorials, COVID-19 / May 2021

6 April 2021 As this pandemic continues into its second year, it is hard to be cheerful and optimistic. In terms of silver linings, 2020 was likely a far better year for the environment. Climate change shifted into a... Read More

Old-style vaccine syringes
Editorials, COVID-19 / April 2021

28 February 2021 As the world moves toward mass vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 in 2021, many unanswered questions remain. Will vaccine administration be mandatory? Will proof of vaccination be required to attend... Read More

Vaccine production
Editorials, COVID-19 / March 2021

25 January 2021 I received my first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 last week. A fellow physician from another location injected me at a hospital vaccination clinic. For some reason he avoided the bulk of my deltoid... Read More