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Lauren Reagan, center, the mother of the late Declan Reagan, chats with colleague Tin Nguyen as she donates blood at Bloodworks Northwest Vancouver Donor Center on June 25. Bloodworks and blood donations helped Declan live five months longer than expected. At top, Declan plays in his dad's police cruiser at the Washougal Police Department on Sept. 5, 2017.

Lauren Reagan works to help increase blood donations, after they prolonged her son’s life

Lauren Reagan, center, the mother of the late Declan Reagan, chats with colleague Tin Nguyen as she donates blood at Bloodworks Northwest Vancouver Donor Center on June 25. Bloodworks and blood donations helped Declan live five months longer than expected. At top, Declan plays in his dad's police cruiser at the Washougal Police Department on Sept. 5, 2017.

July 3, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Health

Lauren Reagan works to help increase blood donations, after donations prolonged her son’s life Read story

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

Swamped Clark County ERs ask patients to visit only in ‘true emergency’

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

July 2, 2021, 7:38pm Clark County Health

Hospital emergency departments are struggling to keep up with an increasing number of patient visits, and they’re asking people to seek help from primary care providers and reserve the emergency room for true emergencies. Read story

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2021, file photo, Peter Ben Embarek of the World Health Organization team holds up a chart showing pathways of transmission of the virus during a joint news conference at the end of the WHO mission in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. As the World Health Organization draws up plans for the next phase of its probe of how the coronavirus pandemic started, an increasing number of scientists say the U.N. agency it isn't up to the task and shouldn't be the one to investigate.

Experts question if WHO should lead pandemic origins probe

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2021, file photo, Peter Ben Embarek of the World Health Organization team holds up a chart showing pathways of transmission of the virus during a joint news conference at the end of the WHO mission in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. As the World Health Organization draws up plans for the next phase of its probe of how the coronavirus pandemic started, an increasing number of scientists say the U.N. agency it isn't up to the task and shouldn't be the one to investigate.

July 2, 2021, 8:17am Health

BEIJING — As the World Health Organization draws up plans for the next phase of its probe of how the coronavirus pandemic started, an increasing number of scientists say the U.N. agency it isn’t up to the task and shouldn’t be the one to investigate. Read story

Clockwise from top left: The deer tick, which transmits Lyme disease; the American dog tick, which transmits Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia; the Culex pipiens mosquito, which transmits West Nile virus; and the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits Zika and more.

1st West Nile virus of 2021 in Washington state found near Tri-Cities

Clockwise from top left: The deer tick, which transmits Lyme disease; the American dog tick, which transmits Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia; the Culex pipiens mosquito, which transmits West Nile virus; and the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits Zika and more.

July 2, 2021, 7:00am Health

PASCO — The first West Nile virus in Washington state this year has been found in mosquitoes about five miles west of Pasco, says the Washington state Department of Health. Read story

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center available to Kaiser Permanente members

July 2, 2021, 6:02am Business

As of July 1, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is available as an in-network hospital for Kaiser Permanente Northwest members, according to a news release. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 case rate drops below 100

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July 1, 2021, 11:55am Clark County Health

The COVID-19 case rate in Clark County dropped below 100 cases per 100,000 residents for the first time in months in Clark County Public Health's first weekly update after the agency eliminated daily reports. Read story

FILE - In this June 11, 2021, file photo, customers wear face masks in an outdoor mall with closed business amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles. The latest alarming coronavirus variant, the delta variant, is exploiting low global vaccination rates and a rush to ease pandemic restrictions, adding new urgency to the drive to get more shots in arms and slow its supercharged spread.

Delta variant exploits low vaccine rates, easing of rules

FILE - In this June 11, 2021, file photo, customers wear face masks in an outdoor mall with closed business amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles. The latest alarming coronavirus variant, the delta variant, is exploiting low global vaccination rates and a rush to ease pandemic restrictions, adding new urgency to the drive to get more shots in arms and slow its supercharged spread.

July 1, 2021, 8:51am Health

The latest alarming coronavirus variant is exploiting low global vaccination rates and a rush to ease pandemic restrictions, adding new urgency to the drive to get more shots in arms and slow its supercharged spread. Read story

President Joe Biden speaks before signing several bills during an event in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

Biden misses vaccine-sharing goal, cites local hurdles

President Joe Biden speaks before signing several bills during an event in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

July 1, 2021, 8:47am Health

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden came up well short on his goal of delivering 80 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to the rest of the world by the end of June as a host of logistical and regulatory hurdles slowed the pace of U.S. vaccine diplomacy. Read story

FILE - In this Monday, May 17, 2021 file photo, a passenger of a flight arriving at Faro leaves the airport, outside Faro, in Portugal's southern Algarve region. The World Health Organization said that any COVID-19 vaccines it has authorized for emergency use should be recognized by countries as they open up their borders, in a move that could challenge Western countries to broaden their acceptance of two Chinese vaccines which the U.N. health agency has licensed, but most European and North American countries have not.

WHO decision challenges West to recognize Chinese vaccines

FILE - In this Monday, May 17, 2021 file photo, a passenger of a flight arriving at Faro leaves the airport, outside Faro, in Portugal's southern Algarve region. The World Health Organization said that any COVID-19 vaccines it has authorized for emergency use should be recognized by countries as they open up their borders, in a move that could challenge Western countries to broaden their acceptance of two Chinese vaccines which the U.N. health agency has licensed, but most European and North American countries have not.

July 1, 2021, 8:41am Health

GENEVA — The World Health Organization said Thursday that any COVID-19 vaccines it has authorized for emergency use should be recognized by countries as they open up their borders to inoculated travelers. Read story

Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards greets friends with hugs during the "Welcome Back, Washington" celebration Wednesday at Wright Park in Tacoma.

Washington health officials celebrate reopening, but keeping close eye on variants

Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards greets friends with hugs during the "Welcome Back, Washington" celebration Wednesday at Wright Park in Tacoma.

July 1, 2021, 7:20am Health

While Washington state public health officials are celebrating the state’s reopening Wednesday, they’re keeping a close eye on emerging coronavirus variants. Read story