Old. Chronically ill. Black.
People who fit this description are more likely to die from COVID-19 than any other group in the country.
Malheur County and western Idaho are very much the same community, but the two areas have different COVID-19 strategies.
The nation's top infectious disease expert says If a monitoring board gave the green light, vaccine manufacturers would be obligated to end their trials early and make the shots available.
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.