Health & Medicine

Health, Medicine

Chris Lehman

Officials in Marion County will launch a mass vaccination clinic Thursday, Jan. 7 at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem.

  

  

  

Tiffany Eckert

According to the Oregon Health Authority, 51,255 Oregonians have received a COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday. Nine of them have received two doses and are fully immunized.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lane County Public Health officials announced Tuesday they have seen the first patient to be diagnosed with both COVID-19 and Influenza.


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Oregon State University researchers in Bend are trying to understand how different communities, both nationally and locally, have responded to public health messaging about the coronavirus pandemic.

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Oregon’s tobacco tax will increase in the new year. That’s the result of a measure approved by voters in November.

  

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A professor at Oregon State University released a report last month that compared cigarette usage among racial and ethnic groups. Researchers found disparities in the effectiveness of anti-smoking measures.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Some coronavirus restrictions will be eased in Lincoln and Douglas Counties starting this Friday.

Peacehealth

In the New Year, Peacehealth will begin a revitalization project at its Sacred Heart University District location in Eugene.


Rachael Mcdonald

Less than a week after Lane County hit the milestone of 6,000 positive COVID-19 cases on Friday, the total has grown to 6,437 confirmed and presumptive cases.

Tiffany Eckert

According to ownership statistics published by the Washington Post, there are more pet cats than dogs in the U.S.  If you’re a feline fan, here are some warnings about holiday hazards over this “shut in” season.

Rachael McDonald

Gym owners, staff, and members gathered in Eugene’s Free Speech Plaza Monday to protest the closure of fitness facilities under the governor’s freeze. Gyms are among the businesses shutdown under the latest COVID-19 restrictions.

Tiffany Eckert

Hospital caregivers at PeaceHealth RiverBend began receiving  vaccinations against COVID-19 Monday morning. KLCC was there to document the first shot given.

Eugenemission.org

The Eugene Mission remains on lockdown after 69 positive cases of COVID-19 were discovered there last week.

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Even in the best of times, holidays can be stressful. Add a global pandemic and social isolation to the mix and you could have the recipe for high anxiety or deep depression. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert spoke to a mental health expert about facing hard choices and finding balance.


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Even in the best of times, holidays can be stressful. Add a global pandemic and social isolation to the mix and you could have the recipe for high anxiety or deep depression. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert spoke to a mental health expert about facing hard choices and finding balance.


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Oregon Health Authority

A workgroup of nationally acclaimed scientists with expertise in immunization and public health has determined that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is safe and efficacious for use in the Western United States.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A long-awaited shipment of 35,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Oregon hospitals has been completed, the state announced Friday.

Melorie Begay

Oregon hit yet another grim milestone on Friday. The Oregon Health Authority reports that we’ve surpassed 100,000 cases of COVID-19 statewide. The death toll across the state is 1,304. Here in Lane County, as of Friday, Dec. 18, we have 6,028 cases and 80 people have died.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lane County Public Health announced Friday, at least 6,028 residents have tested positive since the first cases of the novel coronavirus were diagnosed in mid-March. Since then, case numbers have increased exponentially.  On Friday, state labs confirmed an outbreak at the Eugene Mission adding to the county's case count.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The first shipment of 975 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer arrived in Lane County Thursday. It's being held in a deep cold storage at an undisclosed location. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

More Oregon hospitals are getting their first shipments of vaccines meant to protect against the coronavirus.

Brian Bull / KLCC

The Coquille Indian Tribe is opening an outpatient medical clinic…in Eugene. 

First Vaccines Administered in Oregon

Dec 17, 2020
Dave Killen / AP

The first coronavirus vaccinations in Oregon took place on Wednesday. Staff from Legacy Health, Oregon Health Science University, and St. Alphonsus Medical Center volunteered to be among the first to get the shot.

Rachael McDonald

COVID-19 has claimed 54 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,214 the Oregon Health Authority reported Tuesday.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Public Health announced Tuesday the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in Lane County this week-- perhaps as soon as Wednesday.

Chris Lehman / KLCC

Lincoln and Benton Counties will face stricter regulations aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus starting this Friday, Dec. 18.

Morry Gash / AP

The first doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Oregon on Monday. The initial round of vaccines will be distributed to healthcare workers. 

Tiffany Eckert

The Holiday Farm fire along the McKenzie River destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, including Oregon’s oldest rural health clinic. With many patients displaced, Orchid health staff set about creating a *mobile clinic.  They saw their first patients Monday.

When Jennifer Arnold’s work phone rings, she never knows what she’ll hear coming from the other end.

Sometimes it’s someone calling to ask about COVID-19 symptoms. Sometimes the caller wants to know how to get tested. Sometimes it’s someone who knows they have COVID-19 and aren’t sure what to do next.

And sometimes the person on the other end of the line is so full of virus, she can hear them struggling to breathe.

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