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Congressional candidate Joe Kent: "Our nation right now is under attack from the left," he said.

Protesters descend on Washington Board of Health after misinformation about vaccine plans goes viral

Congressional candidate Joe Kent: "Our nation right now is under attack from the left," he said.

January 12, 2022, 8:10pm Clark County Health

Late last week, disturbing rumors started to fly on social media. Read story

A school bus passes a speed limit sign near the intersection of Northeast 18th Street and 172nd Avenue on Friday afternoon.

COVID-19 cases soar in Clark County schools

A school bus passes a speed limit sign near the intersection of Northeast 18th Street and 172nd Avenue on Friday afternoon.

January 12, 2022, 5:24pm Clark County Health

Reported COVID-19 cases in Clark County school districts have rapidly increased since students and staff returned from winter break last week. Read story

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Clark County Council wrestles with COVID, new mapsvideo icon

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January 12, 2022, 4:00pm Clark County Health

County Councilor Gary Medvigy’s calls for better civility and collaboration among council members fell on deaf ears Wednesday as the Clark County Board of Health met to discuss the ongoing pandemic. Read story

FILE - Elsa Estrada, 6, smiles at her mother as pharmacist Sylvia Uong applies an alcohol swab to her arm before administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a pediatric vaccine clinic for children ages 5 to 11 set up at Willard Intermediate School in Santa Ana, Calif., Nov. 9, 2021. As of Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, just over 17% of children in the U.S. ages 5 to 11 were fully vaccinated, more than two months after shots for them became available. (AP Photo/Jae C.

Kids’ low COVID-19 vaccination rates called a ‘gut punch’

FILE - Elsa Estrada, 6, smiles at her mother as pharmacist Sylvia Uong applies an alcohol swab to her arm before administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a pediatric vaccine clinic for children ages 5 to 11 set up at Willard Intermediate School in Santa Ana, Calif., Nov. 9, 2021. As of Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, just over 17% of children in the U.S. ages 5 to 11 were fully vaccinated, more than two months after shots for them became available. (AP Photo/Jae C.

January 12, 2022, 9:50am Health

Distrust, misinformation and delays because of the holidays and bad weather have combined to produce what authorities say are alarmingly low COVID-19 vaccination rates in U.S. children ages 5 to 11. Read story

FILE - People line up and receive test kits to detect COVID-19 as they are distributed in New York on Dec. 23, 2021. The COVID-19 surge caused by the omicron variant means once-reliable indicators of the pandemic's progress are much less so, complicating how the media is able to tell the story.

Omicron wave prompts media to rethink which data to report

FILE - People line up and receive test kits to detect COVID-19 as they are distributed in New York on Dec. 23, 2021. The COVID-19 surge caused by the omicron variant means once-reliable indicators of the pandemic's progress are much less so, complicating how the media is able to tell the story.

January 12, 2022, 8:38am Health

For two years, coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations have been widely used barometers of the pandemic’s march across the world. Read story

FILE - Maya Goode, a COVID-19 technician, performs a test on Jessica Sanchez outside Asthenis Pharmacy in Providence, R.I., Dec. 7, 2021. Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19?s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.

Omicron may be headed for a rapid drop in U.S. and Britain

FILE - Maya Goode, a COVID-19 technician, performs a test on Jessica Sanchez outside Asthenis Pharmacy in Providence, R.I., Dec. 7, 2021. Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19?s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically.

January 11, 2022, 1:07pm Health

Scientists are seeing signals that COVID-19′s alarming omicron wave may have peaked in Britain and is about to do the same in the U.S., at which point cases may start dropping off dramatically. Read story

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Vancouver schools shift to rotating remote learning due to bus driver shortage

Fort Vancouver High School.

January 10, 2022, 4:07pm Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools will begin a temporary schedule of mixed remote and in-person learning for middle and high school students starting Tuesday due to a shortage of bus drivers, the district announced Monday. Read story

FILE - In this May 8, 2020, file photo, medical personal work on a patient in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Center, which is part of Seattle-area health care system UW Medicine in Seattle.
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Clark County COVID-19 cases skyrocket, more than doubling last week’s total

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January 6, 2022, 2:04pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 3,621 new COVID-19 cases this week, the highest number of new cases reported in a week since the pandemic began. Read story

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Washington plans to distribute millions of at-home COVID tests and masks as omicron surges

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January 6, 2022, 7:30am Health

Washington will begin distributing millions of at-home coronavirus tests and masks and will expand vaccination clinics in an effort to blunt the wave of omicron cases, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday. Read story