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FILE - This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. Coronaviruses, including the newest one, are named for the spikes that cover their outer surface like a crown, or corona in Latin. Using those club-shaped spikes, the virus latches on to the outer wall of a human cell, invades it and replicates, creating viruses to hijack more cells.

Clark County clocks 23 new COVID-19 cases

FILE - This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 particle isolated from a patient, in a laboratory in Fort Detrick, Md. Coronaviruses, including the newest one, are named for the spikes that cover their outer surface like a crown, or corona in Latin. Using those club-shaped spikes, the virus latches on to the outer wall of a human cell, invades it and replicates, creating viruses to hijack more cells.

September 16, 2020, 12:01pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed 23 new coronavirus cases Wednesday morning. Read story

Trump says long-promised Obamacare replacement is ‘all ready’

September 16, 2020, 10:51am Health

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his plan to replace Obamacare — which he has repeatedly promised would be introduced in a matter of weeks, only for the deadlines to come and go—is now "all ready." Read story

FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Former Donald Trump campaign official Michael Caputo, left, joined by his attorney Dennis C. Vacco, leaves after being interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee staff investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A House subcommittee examining President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic is launching an investigation into reports that political appointees have meddled with routine government scientific data to better align with Trump's public statements. The Democrat-led subcommittee said Sept. 14, 2020 that it is requesting transcribed interviews with seven officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services, including communications aide Michael Caputo. (AP Photo/J.

U.S. outlines sweeping plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines

FILE - In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Former Donald Trump campaign official Michael Caputo, left, joined by his attorney Dennis C. Vacco, leaves after being interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee staff investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, on Capitol Hill in Washington. A House subcommittee examining President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic is launching an investigation into reports that political appointees have meddled with routine government scientific data to better align with Trump's public statements. The Democrat-led subcommittee said Sept. 14, 2020 that it is requesting transcribed interviews with seven officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services, including communications aide Michael Caputo. (AP Photo/J.

September 16, 2020, 10:48am Health

WASHINGTON — The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, assuming a safe and effective shot is developed, even as top health officials faced questions about political interference with virus information reaching the public. Read story

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Washington surpasses 2,000 COVID deaths

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September 16, 2020, 9:46am Health

Spokane — While COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Washington are declining overall, the state recently passed a new marker for deaths from the virus. Read story

CDC: Virus deaths in kids echoes toll in adults

September 15, 2020, 4:44pm Health

NEW YORK — A detailed look at COVID-19 deaths in U.S. kids and young adults released Tuesday shows they mirror patterns seen in older patients. Read story

Clark County adds 34 new COVID-19 cases, still ‘moderate’ for school reopening

September 15, 2020, 11:56am Clark County Health

Clark County added 34 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday as new data showed the rate of cases per 100,000 population remained in the "moderate" category for school reopening. Read story

Juicing not healthier than eating whole fruits, veggies

September 15, 2020, 6:05am Health

Juicing is not any healthier than eating whole fruits and vegetables. Read story

Pandemic baby boom might just be a bust

September 15, 2020, 6:03am Health

When stay-at-home orders were announced in the spring, some people wryly speculated about a COVID-19 baby boom. Social media users even came up with a few suggestions for what this new generation should be called — “coronials” to start, followed by “quaranteens,” being two popular ideas. Read story

Streaks of blue-green algae are visible at Vancouver Lake last summer. Clark County Public Health again placed a warning to avoid water contact at Vancouver Lake in August.

Algae take bloom off Clark County lakes

Streaks of blue-green algae are visible at Vancouver Lake last summer. Clark County Public Health again placed a warning to avoid water contact at Vancouver Lake in August.

September 15, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

Toxic algae blooms have tainted Vancouver, Lacamas and Round lakes off and on this summer, leaving people wary of dipping so much as a toe into these ordinarily popular recreation spots. Read story

Vancouver resident Frank Schmit wears a mask while taking his dog, Ripley, a miniature schnauzer, for a stroll as thick wildfire smoke obscures the visibility of trees across the water at Frenchman' Bar Regional Park. Schmit said the fires and the smoke are just the latest in a list of unusual events that have happened in 2020. "It's been a hell of a year," he said.

Hazardous air quality continues

Vancouver resident Frank Schmit wears a mask while taking his dog, Ripley, a miniature schnauzer, for a stroll as thick wildfire smoke obscures the visibility of trees across the water at Frenchman' Bar Regional Park. Schmit said the fires and the smoke are just the latest in a list of unusual events that have happened in 2020. "It's been a hell of a year," he said.

September 14, 2020, 7:39pm Clark County Health

Clark County will likely have hazardous air quality until the end of the week, according to weather forecast modeling. Read story