Dr Barrie Humphrey was best known locally as a stalwart of the Gabriola Historical and Museum Society (board member 1994–2004 and a frequent contributor to the Shale).
|Dr Yazdan Mirzanejad|
Recently, two novel agents have become available in BC for the treatment of COVID-19 in mild to moderately ill patients: a direct-acting oral antiviral, nirmatrelvir/ritonavir, and an IV antiviral, remdesivir. A monoclonal antibody, sotrovimab, was also in widespread use until recently; however, its utility has been limited due to loss of activity against the BA.2 variant of Omicron.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in British Columbia are a public health concern, particularly the increasing rates of chlamydia and syphilis.