If enough of the population gets vaccinated — more than the 45% who did last flu season — it could help head off a nightmare scenario this winter of hospitals stuffed with flu or COVID-19 patients.
In March, sales in Oregon rose 30% from the previous year to nearly $85 million, and they've been up ever since.
“This is good news, but we have a ways to go yet to meet the school reopening metrics,” says Dr. Jennifer Vines, Multnomah County health officer.
Doctors studying this phenomenon are concerned that medical teams are not waiting long enough for these patients to wake up.
A study that analyzed tens of thousands of 911 calls found that medics are less likely to assess the pain of Asians and Hispanics and give them vital care.
Oxford University has signed an exclusive deal with AstraZeneca that gives the pharmaceutical giant sole rights with no guarantee of low prices.
Oregon Health Plan membership has increased by more than 100,000 since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic but the state has enough extra funding to cover new members through the end of the year.
The state could face more restrictions if communities do not quell infection rates.