Around the country, nursing homes trying to protect their residents from the coronavirus eagerly await boxes of masks, eyewear and gowns promised by the federal government. But all too often the packages deliver disappointment — if they arrive at all.
If the Oregon Health Authority gets the go-ahead, Multnomah County restaurants, bars, gyms and other public facilities could start reopening the following day.
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Homeless and impoverished people often lack mobile devices, and patients in rural and frontier areas of Oregon have poor or no broadband access.
Mass protests against police violence across the U.S. have public health officials concerned about an accelerated spread of the coronavirus.
Chief medical officers of large hospital systems in Portland, reflecting on the early, frenetic days of the virus, say the pandemic has changed their perspective.
Pneumonia. Heart problems. High cholesterol. Betsy Carrier, 71, and her husband, Don Resnikoff, 79, relied on their primary care doctor in Montgomery County, Maryland, for help managing their ailments.
While hospitals cite their recent revenue drops and plead for money from lawmakers, they often are sitting on healthy reserve accounts that they built up in the boom years.