The revenue is projected to stem from the passage of Measure 108, which raises tobacco taxes and creates a new tax on vaping products.
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Jessica Guernsey, who was involved in protecting the public against previous outbreaks, will lead the county’s response to COVID-19 and focus on trying to reduce health care disparities.
It's very unlikely that a vaccine against the coronavirus will be as effective as the one against measles, for example.
Rachael Banks, who is currently the public health director for Multnomah County, will focus on health inequity issues at the state.
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.