Social media posts say that Pfizer and Moderna are inadvertently hurting the public by not sharing their technology with other pharmaceutical companies to help speed up the manufacturing process and distribution.
Early studies have shown that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have a higher likelihood of dying from the virus than those without disabilities, likely because of a higher prevalence of preexisting conditions.
Salem Health said it will try to keep its planned schedule but two sites in Portland will be canceled on Friday due to expected snow and ice.
The Oregon Health Authority said 133 pharmacies across the state will receive a combined 12,000 doses,with an average of 90 doses going to each participating pharmacy.
As with everything covid right now — testing, vaccinations and hospital capacity — ramping up contact tracing has become a race against time as new, more contagious variants of the virus threaten to accelerate transmission of the disease
Alcoholism-related liver disease was a growing problem before the pandemic, with 15 million people diagnosed nationwide, but it's continued to get worse with some hospital admissions up dramatically.
Public health officials warn that Oregonians need to keep their guard up because the situation can change, especially with the treat of variants that appear to be more easily transmissible.