With wildfire season approaching, emergency planners urged Oregonians in rural areas to be prepared while health care professionals called on lawmakers to fund low-cost measures to protect residents.
As states relax coronavirus restrictions, older adults are advised, in most cases, to keep sheltering in place. But for some, the burden of isolation and uncertainty is becoming hard to bear.
Multnomah County officials says they’re aiming to submit a Phase 1 reopening plan to the governor’s office on June 5 and gradually lift the coronavirus stay-home order starting June 12.
Health insurance enrollment in Oregon has soared since the pandemic hit.
In April, enrollment jumped 44% on the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace compared with the same month last year amid rising unemployment due to the coronavirus.
After she landed in the hospital with a broken hip, Parkinson’s disease and the coronavirus, 84-year-old Dorothy “Poogie” Wyatt Shields made a request of her children: “Bring me home.”
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Depending on the level of unemployment created by the virus-induced economic crisis, Oregon would need to spend between $75 million and $516 million in state money to cover the additional Medicaid enrollees for the period January 2020-December 2022, according to a new report.
Hospitals claim they have enough personal protective equipment but health care workers disagree.
Citing unsafe conditions, health care workers in Oregon for weeks have been pushing for greater transparency around how much personal protective equipment hospitals have on hand.
The suggestion the world will not go back to normal until we have a coronavirus vaccine and everyone has been vaccinated is not based in science.