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.
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.
When the wildfires hit, testing plummeted so officials don’t really know what the current COVID-19 trend is in Oregon.
The state does not recommend that anyone exposed to COVID-19 get tested even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed its policy to recommend testing.
Coronavirus testing is commonly an unpleasant, even painful experience in which a health care provider pushes a torturously long swab up your nostril.
If Oregon pandemic officials had a TV show these last two months, it could be called "In Search of Swabs" — and just about every episode would be deeply unsatisfying.
OPINION -- Did you know that half of all sexually active young people in the United States will contract a sexually transmitted disease by the time they’re 25 — and that most won’t even know it? Or that young people account for a quarter of new HIV infections each year?