Perhaps thousands of Oregonians who've been infected by the novel coronavirus struggle with sometimes debilitating symptoms like the inability to walk far months later.
Oregon's two U.S. senators say they will push to make sure Oregon gets a fair share of vaccine doses. The distribution of the Moderna vaccine starts Monday.
The designation means that indoor dining is banned and certain indoor businesses, like gyms and theaters, must close and indoor religious services are capped at 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is smaller.
"Oregon has not seen an increase in the number of suicides for the first nine months of 2020 when compared to the same time period in 2019,” an Oregon Health Authority communications official said.
The vaccine arrived in Oregon and other states on Monday marking the first step in a months-long drive to get people protected against COVID-19.
People who are obese face a high risk of complications from COVID-19 but experts hope that they'll be protected along with people who have diabetes or high blood pressure, for example.