Trauma, economic inequality, inadequate translation and religious and cultural practices have contributed to the disproportionate spread of the virus among Somali, Congolese and Bhutanese refugees and Pacific Island populations.
"Anytime you find a prevalence of a virus like this at 3.4% of the population, that’s really concerning,” said Dr. Ben Dalziel, assistant professor in the College of Science at OSU and co-director of the project.
The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront the worst health crisis in a century.
Supporters say they have enough signatures for an initiative which would allow the use of magic mushrooms in a controlled setting as a mental health therapy.
Gov. Kate Brown's expanded mask order came after pressure from local health officials and advocates.
A forecast says the state could see 910 new daily infections by mid-July, with only a fraction identified, and 82 hospital admissions a day.
“There are unscrupulous providers out there, and they have much greater reach with telehealth,” said Mike Cohen, an operations officer with the Health and Human Services Inspector General’s Office.
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The pandemic has laid bare a problem in Oregon hospitals: People with disabilities suffer discrimination in hospitals to the point that they’re not always given access to the full gamut of medical care.
As consumers consider traveling again, they discover the public health guidelines in place for flying often are a messy patchwork of precautions that lack the teeth to protect passengers.