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In this file photo, a man gets a flu shot at a health facility in Washington, DC January 31, 2020. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans a call with health-care providers to discuss flu vaccination, along with guidance for delivering vaccines during the pandemic.

Could the coronavirus make for a lighter flu season?

In this file photo, a man gets a flu shot at a health facility in Washington, DC January 31, 2020. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans a call with health-care providers to discuss flu vaccination, along with guidance for delivering vaccines during the pandemic.

September 7, 2020, 5:59am Health

LOS ANGELES Among the many questions confronting public health experts is one that could determine the next turn of the coronavirus pandemic: What happens when COVID-19 meets influenza? Read story

Adriana Cardenas, a medical technologist, processes test samples for the coronavirus at the AdventHealth Tampa labs on June 25, 2020 in Tampa, Florida.

U.S. medical supply shortage plaguing more than just tests for COVID-19

Adriana Cardenas, a medical technologist, processes test samples for the coronavirus at the AdventHealth Tampa labs on June 25, 2020 in Tampa, Florida.

September 6, 2020, 12:45pm Health

U.S. laboratories have struggled for months to secure desperately needed supplies for COVID-19 screenings, but another testing crisis is brewing. Read story

WSU research collaborative looks at COVID-19, mothers, newborns

September 6, 2020, 6:05am Health

SPOKANE -- A collaborative research effort among Washington State University researchers will explore the impact on COVID-19 on mothers and newborn children. Read story

Hundreds gather on the pedestrian sidewalk of the Interstate 5 Bridge on Sept. 4, 2017, joining hands and celebrating their recovery from addiction. This year's event is being held virtually.

Hands Across the Bridge sets virtual celebration

Hundreds gather on the pedestrian sidewalk of the Interstate 5 Bridge on Sept. 4, 2017, joining hands and celebrating their recovery from addiction. This year's event is being held virtually.

September 5, 2020, 1:11pm Clark County Health

Hands Across the Bridge is going virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the first time in 19 years that thousands of people won’t gather on the Interstate 5 Bridge on Labor Day to celebrate recovery from substance abuse. Read story

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Clark County new daily, weekly COVID-19 cases rise

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September 4, 2020, 12:14pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported 27 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths Friday. The seven-day total of new cases rose by just over 21 percent this week after two weeks of declines. Read story

Can you contract the coronavirus from surfaces and through ventilation systems?

September 4, 2020, 7:55am Health

The new coronavirus is good at finding hosts when it is airborne, especially indoors. Knowing that, could ventilation systems spread the virus around? And do we still need to worry about surfaces? Read story

Alec Marshall poses in front of a hard-shell hyperbaric chamber at In Light Hyperbarics. The chamber is called "Moby Dick" because it looks like a big, white whale.
Clark County Public Health released this chart tracking cumulative cases and new daily cases through the end of August.

Clark County reports 39 new COVID-19 cases, urges caution this weekend

Clark County Public Health released this chart tracking cumulative cases and new daily cases through the end of August.

September 3, 2020, 11:30am Clark County Health

Continued testing for COVID-19 has turned up 39 new cases in numbers released Thursday by Clark County Public Health. No new deaths were reported. Read story

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 file photo, genetic researcher He Jiankui arrives for the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong.

Still too soon to try altering human embryo DNA, panel says

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 file photo, genetic researcher He Jiankui arrives for the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong.

September 3, 2020, 8:29am Health

It’s still too soon to try to make genetically edited babies because the science isn’t advanced enough to ensure safety, says an international panel of experts who also mapped a pathway for any countries that want to consider it. Read story

FILE - In this Thursday, June 11, 2009 file photo, the logo of the World Health Organization is seen at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. An independent panel appointed by the World Health Organization to review the U.N. health agency's coordination of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic said on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 it would have full access to any internal U.N. agency documents, materials and emails necessary as the group begins their probe.

Members named to panel probing WHO’s pandemic response

FILE - In this Thursday, June 11, 2009 file photo, the logo of the World Health Organization is seen at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. An independent panel appointed by the World Health Organization to review the U.N. health agency's coordination of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic said on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 it would have full access to any internal U.N. agency documents, materials and emails necessary as the group begins their probe.

September 3, 2020, 8:26am Health

LONDON — An independent panel appointed by the World Health Organization to review its coordination of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic will have full access to any internal U.N. agency documents, materials and emails necessary, the panel said Thursday as it begins the probe. Read story