Gov. Kate Brown announces new restrictions to curb a worrying spike in cases that has put Oregon in a “dangerous” situation.
Pfizer is expected to seek the release of its vaccine by the end of the month. Like most others, it will require two doses and injections must be given weeks apart, company protocols show.
Unlike the order by Gov. Kate Brown last spring, this is a voluntary step that hospital administrators are taking to give themselves flexibility to be able to handle an influx of patients.
Though the vaccine appears to offer a high level of protection, it's not clear how long immunity would last and whether the vaccine might cause any health problems. No serious side effects have been noted but it's early days yet.
Only a handful of Oregon’s counties have met the metrics to allow in-person instruction since the Department of Education published its guidance on COVID-19 in mid-August.
An oral drug that fits in a pocket and is stable, easy to use and affordable could treat acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with COVID-19.
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Hospitals still have enough capacity to treat patients, but the rising number of cases prompt officials to carefully monitor the availability of beds.
The health center has offered more than 6,600 tests, with a positive rate of nearly 12%, more than double the state average.
Oregon set a new one-day record for coronavirus diagnoses Thursday with 805. Stay home if you can, governor says.
Stay home, avoid parties of any kind and remember you are most likely to get COVID-19 from your own friends and family.