Image The novel coronavirus captured by a lab at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Unraveling Mysterious Mutations That Make Delta Most Transmissible Variant Delta has kept some of the most successful mutations found in earlier variants, but also contains new genetic changes that enable it to spread twice as fast. Jul 29, 2021 Image SHUTTERSTOCK Delta Variant Surge In Oregon: What You Need To Know Some Oregon schools are now requiring masks this fall, and the CDC is recommending that people in most parts of the country wear face coverings indoors in public places. Jul 29, 2021 Image Malheur County. | SHUTTERSTOCK Some Rural Oregon Counties Hopeful Of Progress In Fighting Pandemic Leaders recommend masking but they’re not inclined to adopt restrictions to prevent COVID-19 infections: They say quiet persuasion works best. Jul 29, 2021 Premium Image The VA hospital in Southwest Portland/VA Portland Health Care System VA Facilities In Oregon Will Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines The decision was made after the death of four employees from COVID-19, including three who contracted the delta variant. Jul 27, 2021 Image Shutterstock Multnomah County Becomes First To Recommend Masks Indoors Amid Concerns About Delta Variant The recommendation, which applies to everyone regardless of vaccination status, follows a sharp increase in cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks. Jul 26, 2021 Image Pandemic Rages In Areas Of Oregon With Low Vaccination Rates State health officials called on local public health officials in areas with low rates to work with businesses and others to encourage inoculation. Jul 22, 2021 Image PHOTO BY ENGIN AKYURT ON UNSPLASH Older Vaccinated People More Vulnerable To COVID-19, Research Shows A small study by Oregon Health & Science University indicates that people between 70 and 82 have a less robust response to the virus than those 20 to 29. Jul 22, 2021 Image FRITZ LIEDTKE/OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY Analysis: Necessary Or Not, COVID Booster Shots Are Probably On The Horizon Booster shots are likely to be here before long because of the outdated, 60-year-old basic standard the Food and Drug Administration uses to authorize medicines for sale. Jul 21, 2021 Image Multnomah County worked to vaccinate people of color and people experiencing homelessness. | MOTOYA NAKAMURA/MULTNOMAH COUNTY Oregon Has Quarter Million Vaccinations To Go To Hit Goal For Racial Minorities The vaccination rate target for minorities – as well as for whites – recedes into the distance as fewer and fewer people are receiving shots each day. Jul 20, 2021 Premium Image Virginia Garcia medical services is trying to increase the vaccination rates of farmworkers. | VIRGINIA GARCIA Vaccinating Migrant Farmworkers Is No Easy Task For migrant farmworkers, outreach and mobile clinics are key to increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates and overcoming hesitancy. Jul 19, 2021 Premium 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 vaccine Newsletter Sign up for our health news updates. Email Address Get Involved COVERING MEASURE 110Help us investigate the implementation of Oregon’s Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act.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.