🇨🇦💉@COVID19Up: The British Columbia (BC) Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has stopped reporting case outcomes by vaccination status on its COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard because the data had become “hard to interpret,” according to the Ministry of Health.
A note placed on the dashboard’s introduction page Thursday indicates that the “outcomes by vax” and “vax donut charts” pages had been “retired.”
The note did not indicate why the data was being removed, so CTV News asked the ministry for an explanation. An emailed response from a ministry spokesperson read, in part:
“These indicators were initially created because we wanted to identify breakthrough infections as we were ramping up the vaccination campaign. As most of the population has now been vaccinated with at least two doses of vaccine and many more have been infected with COVID-19, the data became hard to interpret.”
The pages in question showed the number of people across various age groups who had been hospitalized, admitted to critical care, or died over the preceding few months, sorting each age group by COVID-19 vaccination status. They also provided age-standardized rates of hospitalization, critical care admission and death for people with different COVID-19 vaccination statuses.