Federal laws that offered COVID-related paid sick leave to workers have expired, leaving low-income workers the most vulnerable.
“This decision, which takes effect immediately, reflects the overall progress we have seen on the COVID-19 front here in Oregon,” Oregon Health Authority director Patrick Allen said.
Experts say the success of the new pills hinge on whether high-risk patients will be able to get tested — and then treated — fast enough to make a difference.
Most parents are familiar with “COVID notification” letters, but the letters’ instruction on whether your kid must quarantine or not varies wildly from school to school.
They went into hospitals with heart attacks, kidney failure or in a psychiatric crisis, and they left with COVID-19 — if they left at all.
More than 120,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children should be available in Oregon by early next week.
On key measures — prevention of serious illness, hospitalization and death — studies generally show COVID-19 vaccine protection weakening slightly, but remaining strong overall.
The lower-dose vaccine has received emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Nurses at St. Charles Bend say they’re burned out after months of patients and families criticizing their work, saying the pandemic is a hoax.