Younger people are getting sicker, faster, as doctors and nurses watch.
The unvaccinated face a bigger threat of hospitalization if they get COVID, and if that happens, they're certain to have big health care bills despite insurance coverage.
Local leaders have opted to recommend rather than mandate masks in indoor spaces, because they think more people will comply with guidance rather than edicts.
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She stands at odds with public health officials and health care professionals who are worried about the surge in cases caused by the delta variant.
The announcement follows decisions by some hospital systems to require employee vaccinations against COVID-19 despite an Oregon law banning the practice.
The announcement comes a day after Kaiser Permanente said that it would require all employees to be fully inoculated.
Districts decry the loss of “local control” in health and safety decisions following the governor's order that schools require masks inside this fall.
Most of the 28 people who gathered in Sunriver were vaccinated, but COVID-19 cases broke out and some had to be hospitalized.