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State officials will send in Oregon’s application for its five-year Medicaid waiver to federal officials in early 2022.

Sep 21 2021

Nationwide, a quarter of dentists now offer in-clinic membership plans for uninsured patients.

Sep 21 2021

A growing body of evidence suggests kids’ innate immune systems usually nip the infection early on, preventing the virus from gaining a foothold.

Sep 21 2021

COVID-19 vaccination rates for 12- to 17-year-olds in Oregon vary by county, with 59.6% vaccinated statewide.

Sep 21 2021
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The university’s PERS liability has ballooned to $595 million, resurrecting concerns about the pension burden on one of Oregon’s largest public agencies.

Sep 21 2021

When deciding which mask will provide adequate protection, the wearer must consider the context, experts say.

Sep 21 2021

Experts say when the test positivity rate is between 5-8%, they expect hospital populations to drop. In some Central Oregon counties, the rate is between 18-26%.

Sep 20 2021
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At least 500 people gathered at the Oregon Capitol on Saturday, Sept. 18, for a rally decrying requirements to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sep 20 2021
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Providers can’t yet meet testing volume demands of new screening program as COVID outbreaks at schools and cases among children escalate.
Sep 16 2021

Critics say the plan should have been released months ago and does not go far enough to help areas lagging behind in vaccination rates.

Sep 16 2021

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