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When will people younger than 16 be COVID-vaccine eligible, and which jab is OK for teens?

April 2, 2021, 7:37am Health

People younger than 16 became the lone group not knowing when it will be vaccinated against COVID-19 now that everyone in Washington 16 years and older will be vaccine eligible by mid-month. Read story

Fermented foods can enhance gut health

April 2, 2021, 6:07am Health

The increasingly trendy trio of kefir, kimchi and kombucha may not be familiar to you, but experts say fermented foods like these can help the home of most of your immune system — your gut. Read story

Workers from Andersen Construction help build a second building at the Vancouver Clinic's Salmon Creek campus. The building is the last and largest in a series of projects outlined in a strategic growth plan that the clinic adopted in 2015.

Vancouver Clinic’s second building at Salmon Creek under construction

Workers from Andersen Construction help build a second building at the Vancouver Clinic's Salmon Creek campus. The building is the last and largest in a series of projects outlined in a strategic growth plan that the clinic adopted in 2015.

April 2, 2021, 6:00am Business

Construction is already underway on the Vancouver Clinic’s next expansion, a $70 million building at its existing Salmon Creek campus. The project broke ground in February and will be the health care provider’s 12th local facility, including two that opened less than six months ago. Read story

Free Clinic of Southwest Washington fundraiser goes virtual May 13

April 2, 2021, 5:56am Clark County Health

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington will host its annual Sam Beall breakfast fundraiser as a one-day virtual event on May 13. Read story

Instead of conducting unannounced, in-person and scored food inspections, the food safety team will do a mixture of in-person and virtual assessments. Those assessments will be scheduled in advance and not scored.

Restaurant inspections in Clark County will be primarily virtual, unscored for now

Instead of conducting unannounced, in-person and scored food inspections, the food safety team will do a mixture of in-person and virtual assessments. Those assessments will be scheduled in advance and not scored.

April 1, 2021, 3:40pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health’s food safety team will be operating in a different manner for the foreseeable future. Read story

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Clark County reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths Thursday

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April 1, 2021, 1:04pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 30 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths on Thursday, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

Washington’s COVID vaccine leader weighs in on struggles and successes

April 1, 2021, 12:45pm Health

Things are a little better now. Read story

Pfizer shot remains more than 91% effective after six months

April 1, 2021, 8:44am Health

Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine remained highly effective after six months, according to new long-term results that the company said could be used to seek an expansion of its regulatory status. Read story

Medical workers tend to a patient affected with the COVID-19 in the Amiens Picardie hospital Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Amiens, 160 km (100 miles) north of Paris. France is now facing a deadly new surge of the virus that is overwhelming many hospitals, as critics accuse the government of ignoring warning signs and favoring political concerns over public health.

Medics despair as France’s ‘third way’ virus strategy flails

Medical workers tend to a patient affected with the COVID-19 in the Amiens Picardie hospital Tuesday, March 30, 2021 in Amiens, 160 km (100 miles) north of Paris. France is now facing a deadly new surge of the virus that is overwhelming many hospitals, as critics accuse the government of ignoring warning signs and favoring political concerns over public health.

April 1, 2021, 8:39am Health

AMIENS, France — As France battles a new virus surge that many believe was avoidable, intensive care nurse Stephanie Sannier manages her stress and sorrow by climbing into her car after a 12-hour shift, blasting music and singing as loud as she can. Read story

Kelly Nguyen of Safeway, left, gives a COVID-19 vaccination to Flor Bonura of Washougal as her husband, Thomas, snaps a photo with his smartphone at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2021. Tuesday was the first day of mass vaccinations in Clark County, which are given by appointment only.

Why Washington’s rollout of COVID vaccine eligibility has been slower than in other states

Kelly Nguyen of Safeway, left, gives a COVID-19 vaccination to Flor Bonura of Washougal as her husband, Thomas, snaps a photo with his smartphone at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2021. Tuesday was the first day of mass vaccinations in Clark County, which are given by appointment only.

April 1, 2021, 8:00am Editor's Choice

Perhaps you are reading this and you are young(ish) and healthy and have the luxury of being able to work from home. Maybe you should count your blessings. Read story