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COVID-19 bubble: Who’s in, who’s out?

October 6, 2020, 6:00am Health

MINNEAPOLIS — As an infectious disease specialist at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Jack O’Horo is an expert on how to safely create a “COVID-19 bubble” a small, restricted group of people who visit each other’s homes mask-free and spend time together without keeping a 6-foot distance. Read story

This illustration shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Clark County maintains elevated pace of new COVID-19 cases

This illustration shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

October 5, 2020, 11:35am Clark County Health

Clark County's increased pace of new COVID-19 cases held steady this weekend, with 108 new cases and no new deaths reported since Friday, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

Charles M. Rice, professor of virology at Rockefeller University, poses for a portrait in his laboratory office, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in New York. Rice was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus along with fellow American Harvey J. Alter and British-born scientist Michael Houghton.

3 win Nobel medicine prize for discovering hepatitis C virus

Charles M. Rice, professor of virology at Rockefeller University, poses for a portrait in his laboratory office, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in New York. Rice was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus along with fellow American Harvey J. Alter and British-born scientist Michael Houghton.

October 5, 2020, 8:14am Health

STOCKHOLM — Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and British-born scientist Michael Houghton jointly won the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, a major source of liver disease that affects millions worldwide. Read story

Registered nurse Kent Slawson prepares an MMR vaccine during a free vaccination clinic offered by Legacy Medical Group in Vancouver in 2019.

Children’s vaccinations in Washington dropped sharply after coronavirus hit

Registered nurse Kent Slawson prepares an MMR vaccine during a free vaccination clinic offered by Legacy Medical Group in Vancouver in 2019.

October 5, 2020, 7:41am Health

Childhood vaccinations are another casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Tyffani Murillo, her daughters Rylie Dickinson, 9, and Emmie Dickinson, 12, with their grandmother Kareen Huffman are photographed near some freshly cut trees on Huffman's property in Lake Stevens. The young granddaughters are holding a photograph of their great grandma Darlene Mach who passed away earlier this year at the age of 83. The girls great-great grandmother, Kathleen Chappell died last year at the age of 103. Photographed on September 22, 2020.

Nursing homes in Washington struggled with adequate staffing for years. Then coronavirus struck

Tyffani Murillo, her daughters Rylie Dickinson, 9, and Emmie Dickinson, 12, with their grandmother Kareen Huffman are photographed near some freshly cut trees on Huffman's property in Lake Stevens. The young granddaughters are holding a photograph of their great grandma Darlene Mach who passed away earlier this year at the age of 83. The girls great-great grandmother, Kathleen Chappell died last year at the age of 103. Photographed on September 22, 2020.

October 5, 2020, 6:05am Health

SEATTLE — In early March, state inspectors entered a sprawling nursing home in the rural southeast corner of King County where concerns over thin staffing were mounting just as COVID-19 began to spread across the state. Read story

U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams participates with President Donald Trump in a roundtable on donating plasma at the American Red Cross National Headquarters  in Washington on July 30, 2020.

These secret safety panels will pick the COVID vaccine winners

U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome Adams participates with President Donald Trump in a roundtable on donating plasma at the American Red Cross National Headquarters  in Washington on July 30, 2020.

October 4, 2020, 6:00pm Health

Most Americans have never heard of Dr. Richard Whitley, an expert in pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Read story

Corralling the facts on herd immunity

October 4, 2020, 12:54pm Health

For a term that’s at least 100 years old, “herd immunity” has gained new life in 2020. Read story

Warning signs are flashing ahead of COVID’s second US winter

October 4, 2020, 12:53pm Health

Public health officials in the U.S. could take heart at the end of the summer. Even as the new coronavirus continued to spread, fewer people were winding up in the hospital because of COVID-19, and fewer were dying. Read story

Largest study of COVID-19 transmission highlights essential role of superspreaders

October 4, 2020, 12:35pm Health

SINGAPORE — In the bleak ranking of worst COVID-19 outbreaks, the United States, with 7.2 million infections, is likely to be eclipsed only by India, which has 1 million fewer cases but is catching up fast. Read story

Health Worker Report

October 4, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

The Health Systems Quality Assurance Division of the state Department of Health recently took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers. Read story