The coronavirus pandemic has affected family planning, forcing some people to delay fertility treatments. Fertility providers have laid off staff and cut back on non-urgent treatments to preserve personal protective equipment like masks and gloves. And travel restrictions have further crimped revenues by keeping international patients from flying to the United States for treatment.
The health care system has changed rapidly to respond to the coronavirus.
Health care workers across Oregon are pleading for help boosting the state’s supply of personal protective equipment to help them fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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A petition that could go on the ballot in November would end jail time for misdemeanor drug possession and shift the state’s focus to recovery and treatment programs for people.
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Dental patients will still be able to get toothaches treated. But patients may have to wait for deep cleanings until the coronavirus threat has passed.
With overpriced toilet paper and hand sanitizer now a problem in Oregon, the attorney general wants to protect consumers from price gouging.