A mental health professional, who remembers his own attempts to kill himself three decades ago, says he wouldn’t have survived the same experience today.
Of the more than 6 million people in the U.S. who have received a COVID-19 vaccine shot, about 30 have suffered a severe allergic reaction -- about five times the rate for flu shots.
In Portland and Salem over the weekend, hospital providers held COVID-19 vaccination clinics for thousands of home health care workers and others not affilitated with hospital systems who risk becoming infected.
The outbreak, infecting 49 staff members and patients, started Dec. 20 in a unit that treats patients who need ongoing, intense care for a stroke or brain injury, for example.
Health care providers struggle to boost the current vaccination pace and soon the state could have more than 1 million doses from the federal government.
The group of 27 members representing a large number of minority groups has until next month to advise the state on who should be next in line to be offered a vaccine.
Amid a deadly virus outbreak that has hit Latino communities hard, Illinois decided to provide public health insurance to all low-income noncitizen seniors.
The outbreak at Rosemont Court, a North Portland senior housing complex, was traced to the water supply.
Starting this month, most people with private insurance will no longer have to decide whether they can afford to protect themselves against HIV.
The vaccine, the brainchild of Dr. Louis Picker and Dr. Klaus Frueh, has been two decades in the making as the scientists have toiled to come up with a drug to fight the tricky virus.