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Fauci unleashed: Doc takes ‘liberating’ turn at center stage

January 22, 2021, 8:49am Health

Dr. Anthony Fauci is back. Read story

Hurdles persist as Washington plans for mass vaccination sites

January 21, 2021, 1:35pm Health

On the anniversary of the first confirmed COVID-19 case in the United States, Washington health officials said they are plowing ahead with plans to open four mass vaccination sites next… Read story

Staffer Allison Berhow instructs a driver to self-administer an oral COVID-19 test Saturday at the new Tower Mall drive-thru testing site. Visitors receive their results in two or three days.

Tower Mall COVID-19 testing site offers rapid free testing to all

Staffer Allison Berhow instructs a driver to self-administer an oral COVID-19 test Saturday at the new Tower Mall drive-thru testing site. Visitors receive their results in two or three days.

January 23, 2021, 6:18pm Clark County News

Universal COVID-19 vaccine availability is still a long way off and local health officials are working to provide faster and easier testing options in the meantime. Clark County's newest rapid testing site debuted two weeks ago at the Tower Mall in Vancouver and is aimed at providing free, no-barrier testing. Read story

Chef Jermaine Wall stacks containers of soups at Community Servings, which prepares and delivers scratch-made, medically tailored meals to individuals & families living with critical & chronic illnesses, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Food is a growing focus for insurers as they look to improve the health of the people they cover and cut costs. Insurers first started covering Community Servings meals about five years ago, and CEO David Waters says they now cover close to 40%.

Insurers add food to coverage menu as way to improve health

Chef Jermaine Wall stacks containers of soups at Community Servings, which prepares and delivers scratch-made, medically tailored meals to individuals & families living with critical & chronic illnesses, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Food is a growing focus for insurers as they look to improve the health of the people they cover and cut costs. Insurers first started covering Community Servings meals about five years ago, and CEO David Waters says they now cover close to 40%.

January 23, 2021, 1:55pm Health

When COVID-19 first swarmed the United States, one health insurer called some customers with a question: Do you have enough to eat? Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visits the Marion County and Salem Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Salem, Ore. On Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, the Democrat delivered her State of the State address, reflecting on the challenges Oregonians have faced in the last year, the pandemic, protests, wildfires and outlined her goals for the future, focusing on racial equity, ensuring children return to school, mitigating wildfire danger and expanding health care access.

Governor defends decision to vaccinate Oregon teachers first

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown visits the Marion County and Salem Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Salem, Ore. On Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, the Democrat delivered her State of the State address, reflecting on the challenges Oregonians have faced in the last year, the pandemic, protests, wildfires and outlined her goals for the future, focusing on racial equity, ensuring children return to school, mitigating wildfire danger and expanding health care access.

January 22, 2021, 5:42pm Health

PORTLAND — Gov. Kate Brown on Friday defended her decision to reject federal guidelines and prioritize teachers for the COVID-19 vaccine before the elderly, stating that if all of Oregon's seniors were vaccinated first teachers would likely not be vaccinated before the school year and many students would not return… Read story

Members of the Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee signal whether they want to be recorded as voting yes or voting no on a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The committee has approved the measure, which would overturn a 2019 Kansas Supreme Court decision declaring access to abortion a "fundamental" right.

Kansas advances anti-abortion bill

Members of the Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee signal whether they want to be recorded as voting yes or voting no on a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The committee has approved the measure, which would overturn a 2019 Kansas Supreme Court decision declaring access to abortion a "fundamental" right.

January 22, 2021, 5:39pm Health

TOPEKA, Kan. — Republicans on Friday pushed a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution through the state House, a bitter reminder of election setbacks for abortion rights Democrats on the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide. Read story

Confronting Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness

Each year, more than 200,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer, including thousands of women in Washington. In honor of their fight — and as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — The Columbian published this collection of stories about the women who have received breast cancer diagnoses, the science and technological advances for treating them and the community that supports them.

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Clark County reports 135 new COVID-19 cases, one death as surge continues to ebb

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January 22, 2021, 2:35pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 135 new COVID-19 cases on Friday and one additional death as a post-holiday surge in cases continues to ebb. Read story

Washington’s PhaseFinder tool falters under crush of interest in COVID-19 vaccinations

January 22, 2021, 11:15am Health

On Monday, the state’s newly launched online tool to help people find out when they can get a COVID-19 vaccine had problems working under a crush of public interest. Then on Tuesday, the whole state Department of Health’s (DOH) website came crashing down. Read story

Giving Realty Group campaign: Sponsor a senior, rescue a restaurant

January 22, 2021, 6:05am Business

Giving Group Realty has launched a campaign that will support local restaurants and feed hungry seniors at the same time. Read story

Jordan Tran of CVS Pharmacy prepares a COVID-19 vaccination for staff at Touchmark at Fairway Village in Vancouver. On Sunday and Monday, 278 Touchmark residents and staff were vaccinated.

Clark County records one new COVID-19 death, 101 new cases

Jordan Tran of CVS Pharmacy prepares a COVID-19 vaccination for staff at Touchmark at Fairway Village in Vancouver. On Sunday and Monday, 278 Touchmark residents and staff were vaccinated.

January 21, 2021, 12:43pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed one new COVID-19 death and 101 new cases Thursday afternoon, as the state continues to finalize details around Clark County's mass vaccination site. Read story