A vaccine rollout will start slowly, with long-term care residents and frontline medical staff at the head of the line.
An Oregon Health Authority senior health advisor said the agency expects to receive two initial shipments by Dec. 22.
The emerging information about COVID-19 and a political environment that has sown misinformation and rendered science partisan have added to the difficulting of testing for the disease.
The “haves” continue to champion simplistic answers to complex problems that only continue to widen the chasm and leave the “have-nots” behind with hard truths and limited hope.
“EDs are actually safe, and people shouldn’t be delaying getting the care that they need,” said a coauthor of a study that analyzed data from dozens of Providence emergency departments in Oregon and Washington.
The recent COVID-19 debates about masks, social distancing, limiting gatherings reminds me of the massive disinformation campaign funded by the tobacco industry.
Testing centers are facing an overload of demand, and even if people get a negative test, that doesn't mean they won't carry the virus home to their families.
In recent days, Oregon has daily set new record highs of COVID-19 cases while its hospitals are reaching capacity.