It's not clear how long the vaccines’ protection will last, but it is increasingly clear that being vaccinated reduces the risk of infecting others.
Facing pressure from coordinated care organizations, the health authority reduces its COVID-19 vaccination-rate goals for Medicaid members.
Although masks do provide some protection to the wearer, they are much better at preventing someone from spreading disease than they are at preventing someone from contracting it.
The company tested two kinds of technologies used in schools to combat germs and found that neither was effective enough to install on its commercial planes.
State officials still expect Oregon to reach a 70% vaccination rate for adults by the end of June.
Advocates for better drug- and alcohol-addiction services urge lawmakers to take action on a range of bills.
The state has enough supplies of Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson doses to last about 80 days at current vaccination pace.
Coyner will shepherd the negotiation of Oregon’s next five-year Medicaid agreement with the federal government.
The latest U.S. data shows that women in their teens and early 20s reported drinking and getting drunk at higher rates than their male peers -- in some cases for the first time since researchers began measuring such behavior.
“I was naive, certainly, in assuming that this was actually a documentary, which I would say it is not. I think that it is an advocacy piece for anti-vaxxers,” said medical historian Naomi Rogers.