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U.S. health officials estimate 20M Americans have had virus

June 25, 2020, 1:06pm Health

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials estimate that 20 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus since it first arrived in the United States, meaning that the vast majority of the population remains susceptible. Read story

State seeks input on proposed behavioral health facility in Vancouver

June 24, 2020, 5:40pm Clark County Health

The Department of Social and Health Services is seeking public input by Aug. 28 on a proposed 48-bed secure behavioral health facility in Vancouver. Read story

Clark County to submit Phase 3 application to state by Friday

June 24, 2020, 3:03pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health plans to submit a Phase 3 application to the state Department of Health by Friday, so the county can enter the next phase of Washington’s COVID-19 recovery plan. Read story

Public Health adds 13 COVID-19 cases to Clark County total

June 24, 2020, 12:43pm Clark County Health

The number of novel coronavirus cases in Clark County continues to increase, with Clark County Public Health confirming 13 new cases Wednesday. Read story

White House wins ruling on health care price disclosure

June 24, 2020, 8:36am Health

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration won a court ruling Tuesday upholding its plan to require insurers and hospitals to disclose the actual prices for common tests and procedures in a bid to promote competition and push down costs. Read story

Washington issues statewide facial covering requirement

June 23, 2020, 3:38pm Clark County News

OLYMPIA — Citing ongoing coronavirus-related health risks, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday announced a statewide requirement for people to wear facial coverings in public settings. Read story

Oregon hospital makes changes after Black patient’s arrest

June 23, 2020, 1:27pm Health

PORTLAND — A hospital in Portland, Oregon said it is changing security protocols after a Black patient accused of trespassing was held by security last week. Read story

16 more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Clark County; total at 719

June 23, 2020, 12:16pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health confirmed 16 more novel coronavirus cases Tuesday morning, for a total 0f 719 in the county since early March. Read story

Fauci hopeful for a vaccine by late 2020, early 2021

June 23, 2020, 10:54am Health

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday he is cautiously optimistic there will be a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year or early 2021, but warned that the next few weeks will be critical to tamping down coronavirus hot spots around the country. Read story

Fauci to testify at a fraught time for U.S. pandemic response

June 23, 2020, 9:14am Health

WASHINGTON — The government’s top infectious disease expert told a House committee on Tuesday he believes “it will be when and not if” there will be a COVID-19 vaccine and that he remains “cautiously optimistic” that some will be ready at the end of the year. Read story