The Oregon Health Authority tracked 23 vaping-related lung injuries across the state by mid-March.
With millions of lives on the line, researchers have been working at an unprecedented pace to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.
About 50 people have been sickened in Oregon among more than 200 cases nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Blacks, Latinos, Asian Americans and those over 65, who, traditionally, have been less likely to be included in clinical trials.
The Oregon Health Authority is tracking active outbreaks in at least 30 of what the state calls “congregate care facilities,” while outbreaks at another 38 of these locations have been resolved.
Top Republican lawmakers are asking Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to reconsider her decision to tether Clackamas County to Multnomah and Washington counties as the state eases COVID-19 restrictions in the midst of the pandemic.
Oregon’s legislative budget writers have released a framework to guide the Legislature when it goes about the bloody task of carving up the state budget.
Scientists say they see steady progress and are expressing cautious optimism that a vaccine could be ready by spring.