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County adds 76 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend

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September 14, 2020, 11:28am Clark County Health

Clark County added 76 new COVID-19 cases over the past three days and no new deaths, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health. Read story

FILE - The Eli Lilly corporate headquarters is pictured April 26, 2017, in Indianapolis. A drug company says that adding an anti-inflammatory medicine to a drug already widely used for hospitalized COVID-19 patients shortens their time to recovery by an additional day. Eli Lilly announced the results Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, from a 1,000-person study sponsored by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Anti-inflammatory drug may shorten COVID-19 recovery time

FILE - The Eli Lilly corporate headquarters is pictured April 26, 2017, in Indianapolis. A drug company says that adding an anti-inflammatory medicine to a drug already widely used for hospitalized COVID-19 patients shortens their time to recovery by an additional day. Eli Lilly announced the results Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, from a 1,000-person study sponsored by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

September 14, 2020, 10:24am Health

A drug company says that adding an anti-inflammatory medicine to a drug already widely used for hospitalized COVID-19 patients shortens their time to recovery by an additional day. Read story

‘Beyond index’ air conditions continue in Clark County, with little relief in sight

September 14, 2020, 7:01am Clark County Health

Air pollution levels in Vancouver remain hazardous this morning, with advisories for dense fog until noon and dense smoke until 6 p.m. and only little relief forecast until the weekend. Read story

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. On Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said there's no clear evidence that a reformulated version of the painkiller OxyContin designed to discourage abuse actually resulted in fewer overdoses or cases of addiction.

Revamped OxyContin hasn’t curbed problems, panel says

FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. On Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said there's no clear evidence that a reformulated version of the painkiller OxyContin designed to discourage abuse actually resulted in fewer overdoses or cases of addiction.

September 12, 2020, 6:35pm Health

WASHINGTON — A panel of government health advisers said Friday there’s no clear evidence that a harder-to-crush version of the painkiller OxyContin designed to discourage abuse actually resulted in fewer overdoses or deaths. Read story

Walk to end Alzheimer’s held virtually

September 12, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

CLARK COUNTY — Participants in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s followed a different format this year due to the pandemic. Read story

Heisson resident and volunteer Elizabeth Stoltz waters the Fort Vancouver Garden in Vancouver on Friday. Stoltz said things were dried out because of the wind and smoke. "The wind sucks the life out of everything," she said. Stoltz is still not under evacuation from the Big Hollow Fire, but her family made a plan in case it gets to that point.

Smoke, hazardous air expected to linger in Clark County through weekend

Heisson resident and volunteer Elizabeth Stoltz waters the Fort Vancouver Garden in Vancouver on Friday. Stoltz said things were dried out because of the wind and smoke. "The wind sucks the life out of everything," she said. Stoltz is still not under evacuation from the Big Hollow Fire, but her family made a plan in case it gets to that point.

September 11, 2020, 6:30pm Clark County Health

Hazardous air from area wildfires continued to linger in Clark County on Friday and is expected to stick around through the weekend, but there is optimism that improved air quality could arrive within the next week. Read story

A sailboat makes its way past the railroad bridge Thursday. Clark County air quality is approaching the designation of hazardous, the worst level of air quality, according to the Washington Department of Ecology. Air quality is expected to worsen Friday and continue to be poor throughout the weekend.

Hazardous air settles in to Clark County; relief will be slow in coming

A sailboat makes its way past the railroad bridge Thursday. Clark County air quality is approaching the designation of hazardous, the worst level of air quality, according to the Washington Department of Ecology. Air quality is expected to worsen Friday and continue to be poor throughout the weekend.

September 11, 2020, 2:18pm Clark County Health

Wildfire smoke has pushed air quality levels well into the hazardous levels in Vancouver and to only slightly better levels in north Clark County this morning. Smoke is expected to remain through the weekend. Read story

This illustration shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Clark County records 40 new COVID-19 cases, one new death

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September 11, 2020, 12:16pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 40 new COVID-19 cases and one new death on Friday. Read story

Burgerville announced Friday that it has temporarily closed all of its restaurants except the Portland International Airport location due to poor air quality.

Burgerville closes almost all restaurants due to smoke

Burgerville announced Friday that it has temporarily closed all of its restaurants except the Portland International Airport location due to poor air quality.

September 11, 2020, 12:07pm Business

Vancouver-based fast food chain Burgerville announced Friday that it has temporarily closed all but one of its restaurants due to poor air quality. Read story

Volunteer Sarah Nishikawa tries on a homemade face shield to see how it works after receiving several shopping bags full of them at a drive-up donation location for medical supplies at the University of Washington to help fight the coronavirus outbreak Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in Seattle.

Scrap those face shields. Study says layered masks work better against COVID-19

Volunteer Sarah Nishikawa tries on a homemade face shield to see how it works after receiving several shopping bags full of them at a drive-up donation location for medical supplies at the University of Washington to help fight the coronavirus outbreak Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in Seattle.

September 11, 2020, 10:50am Health

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — They're more comfortable, but they don't work too well. Read story