Image Courtesy of the University of Washington School of Medicine Washington State Focuses Top Priority Vaccine Group The state is only allowing health care workers to be vaccinated -- not all employees of a hospital like Oregon. Jan 5, 2021 Premium Image Gov. Kate Brown | PHOTO COPYRIGHT PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP/JAIME VALDEZ (USED WITH PERMISSION) State Lowers Risk Level For 6 Counties But Most Remain In Highest Risk Category Gov. Kate Brown said that the state is making progress in stopping the spread of COVID-19, but she cautioned against Oregonians letting down their guard. Dec 29, 2020 Image Julie Bowen, a registered nurse, cares for COVID-19 patients at Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls. ICU Nurse In Klamath Falls: ‘We’re Shattered’ Frontline health care workers treating COVID-19 patients have learned to live with an uncertainty they’ve never experienced before. Dec 29, 2020 Premium Image Oregon State Capitol in Salem. | RENAUDE HATSEDAKIS Legislature Punts On Liability Protections For Health Care Providers, Passes Other Bills Lawmakers extend eviction moratorium, pass rental aid for tenants and landlords and allow restaurants to deliver cocktails and mixed drinks. Dec 21, 2020 Premium Image CVS pharmacy manager Cameron Schmitt oversaw the company's vaccination campaign Monday at Village Manor outside Portland. New Week: New Round Of COVID-19 Vaccinations In Oregon CVS, Walgreens and Consonus Pharmacy set up their first clinics in nursing homes in Oregon on Monday, marking the start of a weeks-long campaign. Dec 21, 2020 Image Telemedicine visit with Kaiser Permanente. | COURTESY OF KAISER PERMANENTE NORTHWEST State Extends Pay Parity For Telehealth The Department of Consumer and Business Services has struck an agreement with health insurance companies in Oregon to continue coverage through June 30 for in-network telehealth visits with providers. Dec 21, 2020 Image Joel Hernandez is a registered nurse in the emergency room at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend./Courtesy of Joel Hernandez Treating Patients In The ER Takes A Toll A nurse at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend has worked around the clock at times treating COVID-19 and other patients in the emergency room. Dec 21, 2020 Image Christa Hines, 50 was infected with the novel coronavirus in April of 2020, and continues to struggle with symptoms 8 months later./Dave Killen/The Oregonian/OregonLive ‘I Just Can’t Keep Going’: Long Haulers Wonder When Or If They'll Recover 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. Dec 21, 2020 Image Oregon Health & Science University ICU nurse Ansu Drammeh is vaccinated by dental resident Ryan Thrower. | FRITZ LIEDTKE/OHSU Pfizer-BioNTech’s Deep-Freeze COVID-19 Vaccine Poses Fresh Challenges The vaccine has to be stored at minus 70 degrees Celsius -- colder than an Arctic winter -- in special freezers that can cost $20,000. Dec 17, 2020 Premium Image COURTESY OF OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OHSU Must Reject Many COVID-19 Vaccine Volunteers The university can only enroll several hundred people in a clinical trial, given its timeframe, so it is picking volunteers who are at high risk of severe symptoms and infection. Dec 14, 2020 First page « First Previous page ‹ Previous … Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Current page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 … Next page Next › Last page Last » Subscribe to health care Image Newsletter Sign up for our health news updates.Sign Up Get Involved SHARE YOUR PERSPECTIVEWhether you work within the health system or experience it as a patient, we want to hear from you.NEWS TIPSSecurely submit an anonymous news tip or confidential document.DONATESupport our journalism by making a tax-deductible gift.