Oregon Public Broadcasting
In Portland and Salem over the weekend, hospital providers held COVID-19 vaccination clinics for thousands of home health care workers and others not affilitated with hospital systems who risk becoming infected.
The outbreak at Rosemont Court, a North Portland senior housing complex, was traced to the water supply.
Oregon State University researchers conducted a nationwide survey on COVID-19 which found that 25% thought is was a hoax.
"Oregon has not seen an increase in the number of suicides for the first nine months of 2020 when compared to the same time period in 2019,” an Oregon Health Authority communications official said.
People who are obese face a high risk of complications from COVID-19 but experts hope that they'll be protected along with people who have diabetes or high blood pressure, for example.
The outbreak, the largest at the hospital since the pandemic began, has stopped the admission of new patients.
An Oregon Health Authority senior health advisor said the agency expects to receive two initial shipments by Dec. 22.
“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.
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.