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5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, October 11-19

Who gets to decide the fate of downtown statues, the Blazers face preseason bumps, and nurses at Kaiser-Permanente consider going on strike.

10/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

Vaccines

Where to Find a Booster Shot in the Portland Area

Eligible for a booster shot? There are clinics and pharmacies and doctor's offices for that.

09/28/2021 By Cami Hughes

Coronavirus

Oregon Might Avoid a Second Winter COVID Surge This Year

Forecasts are full of caveats, but researchers say it's possible that the worst of the pandemic is behind us.

09/23/2021 By Julia Silverman

Wildlife

A Rabid Bat Was Found in Northeast Portland

Because 2021 isn't done with us yet.

09/15/2021 By Julia Silverman

Health Care

Where Do Reproductive Rights Stand in Oregon—and How Can We Move the Dial for Others?

In the wake of the news from Texas, we talked to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Executive Director An Do to find out whether Oregonians should be concerned, and what they can do to help.

09/03/2021 By Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

Once in Freefall, Oregon's Vaccination Campaign Picks Up Steam

Thanks to the fears caused by the delta variant, employer mandates, ease of access, and incentives, more people are getting the jab.

09/02/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

What to Know About Breakthrough COVID Cases in Oregon

We looked at Oregon's data and spoke with Dawn Nolt, a professor of pediatrics at OHSU with a focus on infectious diseases, to get some answers.

08/26/2021 By Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

The Indoor Mask Mandate for All Is Back in Multnomah County

Masking indoors could last at least through January of 2022; broader vaccine mandates, meanwhile, are still under discussion.

08/09/2021 By Julia Silverman

News

The Pacific Northwest Heat Wave Caused At Least 54 Deaths in the Portland Area

“More people died from the June 2021 heat wave in Multnomah County than died from heat in the entire state of Oregon in the past 20 years,” according to a re...

07/13/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Babies!

Who Will Be the First Baby Born at Randall Children’s Hospital’s New Family Birth Center?

A pandemic grand opening might be a letdown for the grown-ups, but the babies won’t know the difference.

07/06/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Footnotes

LISTEN: What’s Next After Oregon’s Mass Vaccination Sites Close Down?

This week on Footnotes, we discuss the continued health equity and access issues facing our state and the role community health clinics will play movi...

06/18/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

Does Natural Immunity Have a Role to Play in Oregon's Reopening Goal?

Yes, the pace of vaccination is agonizingly slow. But vaccine-conferred immunity is the gold standard.

06/16/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

At the Tail End of the Pandemic, OHSU Weathers Its Largest Workplace Outbreak

17 people were affected, including staff—but those who had been vaccinated were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms.

05/27/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN AGAIN: Coronavirus Vaccine Second Dose Potential Side Effects

With vaccine eligibility opening up to 12 to 15 year olds, we're revisiting an episode on what to expect when you're expecting vaccine side effects.

05/14/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: Coronavirus Vaccine Second Dose Potential Side Effects

We talk with Dawn Nolt about the importance of taking both COVID vaccine doses, second dose side effects, and why feeling these side effects is actually a go...

04/30/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: The State of the Coronavirus in Oregon

We talk about the Johnson & Johnson debacle, vaccine hesitancy, and more.

04/23/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

From Resource Base to Full-Fledged Nonprofit, the Portland Student Pandemic Response Is Making Moves

A year in, the student-led nonprofit continues to evolve. Its latest tool: a vaccine text line.

04/21/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

What Is Herd Immunity, and How Do We Get There in Oregon?

Here's how many Oregonians need to be vaccinated for us to get back to "normal."

04/10/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

The Vaccine Floodgates Are Opening in Oregon. What Does That Mean for Mass Clinics?

They'll keep relying on community volunteers—but that's getting tougher at a critical juncture.

04/07/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Understanding COVID-19's Long-Term Health Effects

Eric Herman, lead physician at OHSU's new Long COVID-19 Program, helps break down long-term symptoms.

04/02/2021 By Gabriel Granillo