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Staff at Rose Villa Senior Living in Oak Grove, just outside of Portland, wait and watch as the first Pfizer coronavirus vaccines arrive on December 21, 2020.

Some Portland senior care staff unsure about the coronavirus vaccine

Staff at Rose Villa Senior Living in Oak Grove, just outside of Portland, wait and watch as the first Pfizer coronavirus vaccines arrive on December 21, 2020.

January 17, 2021, 1:45pm Health

John Eaglin Jr. works with some of the most vulnerable Oregonians, but when he learned he could get a shot of the vaccine against the coronavirus, he wasn’t sure if he wanted to do it. Read story

‘Losing precious months’: What isolation and lack of touch mean for Washington residents with dementia and their families

January 17, 2021, 1:20pm Health Wire

Marijo was well into her 80s, but she wasn’t letting her age or her move to an assisted living facility on the Kitsap Peninsula slow her down. She’d visit with her daughter daily, bring home bags of books from the library, where she had great conversations with the librarian, walk… Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo residents Ken Fishman, 81, left, and Esther Wallach, 82, right, hold hands as they wait in line for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the The Palace assisted living facility in Coral Gables, Fla. An ongoing study suggests that older American adults are showing resilience and perseverance despite struggles with loneliness and isolation during the pandemic.

Study: In pandemic era, older adults isolated but resilient

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2021, file photo residents Ken Fishman, 81, left, and Esther Wallach, 82, right, hold hands as they wait in line for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the The Palace assisted living facility in Coral Gables, Fla. An ongoing study suggests that older American adults are showing resilience and perseverance despite struggles with loneliness and isolation during the pandemic.

January 17, 2021, 12:47pm Health

Since the pandemic’s descent, they have generally been viewed as among those at higher risk — older Americans, some of them medically vulnerable, figuring out how to navigate life in a COVID-saturated, increasingly isolated world. Read story

Deaths among Latinos in LA County from COVID-19 rising at astonishing levels

January 17, 2021, 12:41pm Health

LOS ANGELES – As the coronavirus spreads relentlessly through Los Angeles County, poor neighborhoods and the region’s Latino and Black communities continue to bear the brunt of illness and death, according to data released Wednesday. Read story

Ridgefield senior Alicia Andrew poses for a photo on Friday, January 8, 2021, at her home in Ridgefield. Andrew, a Baylor University volleyball signee, is part of the Ridgefield High NHS Student Health Committee, which is working to create a website that provides mental health resources for students.

Clark County high school athletes, coaches say remote learning affecting mental health

Ridgefield senior Alicia Andrew poses for a photo on Friday, January 8, 2021, at her home in Ridgefield. Andrew, a Baylor University volleyball signee, is part of the Ridgefield High NHS Student Health Committee, which is working to create a website that provides mental health resources for students.

January 17, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Health

Senior night. Homecoming. Prom. Graduation. Read story

Kimi Smith, a physical therapist at Athletico, works with Joyce Brodsky on strengthening exercises for her shoulder and rotator cuff on Dec. 14, 2020 in Niles, Ill. Brodsky injured her shoulder in September.
Homecare administrative assistant Ashley Hill, left, receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Jordan Tran of CVS Pharmacy at Touchmark at Fairway Village in Vancouver.

Clark County eyes mass vaccine clinic as it plans for speeding up vaccinations

Homecare administrative assistant Ashley Hill, left, receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Jordan Tran of CVS Pharmacy at Touchmark at Fairway Village in Vancouver.

January 16, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

As Clark County’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue, staff and residents of Touchmark at Fairway Village recently received doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Read story

Prenatal genetic counselor Jaellah Thalberg sees genetic testing as a tool to help identify medical issues before they arise. "It can definitely impact how much or how little intervention people receive," she says.

Working in Clark County: Jaellah Thalberg, genetic counselor with Legacy Health

Prenatal genetic counselor Jaellah Thalberg sees genetic testing as a tool to help identify medical issues before they arise. "It can definitely impact how much or how little intervention people receive," she says.

January 16, 2021, 5:00am Business

A genetic counselor might sound like a profession from the distant future, but for 33-year-old Jaellah Thalberg, it’s her full-time job in the now. Read story

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2021, file photo, Florence Mullins, 89, sits in a chair as a family member holds her place in a long line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Fair Park in Dallas. Uncertainty over the pace of federal COVID-19 vaccine allotments triggered anger and confusion Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in some states where officials worried that expected shipments would not be forthcoming.  (Smiley N.

Anger in states over pace of COVID-19 vaccine allotments

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2021, file photo, Florence Mullins, 89, sits in a chair as a family member holds her place in a long line to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Fair Park in Dallas. Uncertainty over the pace of federal COVID-19 vaccine allotments triggered anger and confusion Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in some states where officials worried that expected shipments would not be forthcoming.  (Smiley N.

January 15, 2021, 1:01pm Health

Uncertainty over the pace of federal COVID-19 vaccine allotments triggered anger and confusion Friday in some states, with officials worried that the shipments they expected won't be coming through. Read story

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Clark County adds 145 new COVID-19 cases as statewide restrictions extended

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January 15, 2021, 12:22pm Clark County Health

Clark County added 145 new COVID-19 cases but no new deaths on Friday, as the state announced no regions would advance to the second phase of its recovery plan. Read story