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COVID rates down in Clark County ahead of holiday weekend

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December 22, 2022, 4:04pm Clark County Health

As holidays begin and winter weather settles in, respiratory viruses continue to overwhelm emergency departments in Clark County. Read story

Former chief executive for local biotechnology company CytoDyn Inc. Nader Pourhassan has been indicted, along with the head of the company’s regulatory agent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for allegedly defrauding investors.

Former CEO of Vancouver-based CytoDyn indicted for allegedly defrauding investors

Former chief executive for local biotechnology company CytoDyn Inc. Nader Pourhassan has been indicted, along with the head of the company’s regulatory agent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for allegedly defrauding investors.

December 21, 2022, 12:35pm Business

Former chief executive for local biotechnology company CytoDyn Inc. Nader Pourhassan has been indicted, along with the head of the company’s regulatory agent to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for allegedly defrauding investors. Read story

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‘Tripledemic’ tightens its grip on Clark County

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December 15, 2022, 11:57am Clark County Health

As Clark County continues to be in the midst of a tripledemic of respiratory illnesses, COVID-19 cases continue to rise alongside cases of the flu and RSV. Read story

FILE - In this April 1, 2021, file photo Gov. Greg Gianforte receives a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from pharmacist Drew Garton at a Walgreen's pharmacy, in Helena, Mont. Medical providers and Montana residents with compromised immune systems are challenging the only law in the U.S. that prevents state employers from mandating workers get vaccinated amid a surge of COVID-19 infections. They argue the new law violates federal requirements for safe workplaces and reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities and want a federal judge to rule that it doesn't apply to hospitals and other medical providers.

Judge rejects vaccine choice law in health care settings

FILE - In this April 1, 2021, file photo Gov. Greg Gianforte receives a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from pharmacist Drew Garton at a Walgreen's pharmacy, in Helena, Mont. Medical providers and Montana residents with compromised immune systems are challenging the only law in the U.S. that prevents state employers from mandating workers get vaccinated amid a surge of COVID-19 infections. They argue the new law violates federal requirements for safe workplaces and reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities and want a federal judge to rule that it doesn't apply to hospitals and other medical providers.

December 12, 2022, 9:55am Health

A person’s choice to decline vaccinations does not outweigh public health and safety requirements in medical settings, a federal judge ruled in a Montana case. Read story

A woman wearing a face mask and covered with hood runs across a street Beijing, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, as the capital city is hit by sandstorm. China will drop a travel tracing requirement as part of an uncertain exit from its strict "zero-COVID" policies that have elicited widespread dissatisfaction.

China vows to drop some travel tracking in COVID rule easing

A woman wearing a face mask and covered with hood runs across a street Beijing, Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, as the capital city is hit by sandstorm. China will drop a travel tracing requirement as part of an uncertain exit from its strict "zero-COVID" policies that have elicited widespread dissatisfaction.

December 12, 2022, 9:47am Health Wire

China said it would stop tracking some travel, potentially reducing the likelihood people will be forced into quarantine for visiting COVID-19 hot spots, as part of an uncertain exit from the strict pandemic policies that helped fuel widespread protests. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 infections trending upward

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December 8, 2022, 2:37pm Clark County Health

The COVID-19 infection rate in Clark County continues to rise as health officials continue to urge anyone eligible to get an updated booster shot. Read story

Deborah Sampson, left, a nurse at a University of Washington Medical Center clinic in Seattle, gives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot to a 20-month-old child, June 21, 2022, in Seattle. The U.S. on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 open doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccines for most children younger than age 5. The Food and Drug Administration's decision aims to better protect the littlest kids from severe COVID-19 at a time when children's hospitals already are packed with tots suffering a variety of other respiratory illnesses, too. (AP Photo/Ted S.

FDA clears updated COVID-19 vaccines for kids under age 5

Deborah Sampson, left, a nurse at a University of Washington Medical Center clinic in Seattle, gives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot to a 20-month-old child, June 21, 2022, in Seattle. The U.S. on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 open doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccines for most children younger than age 5. The Food and Drug Administration's decision aims to better protect the littlest kids from severe COVID-19 at a time when children's hospitals already are packed with tots suffering a variety of other respiratory illnesses, too. (AP Photo/Ted S.

December 8, 2022, 8:54am Health

U.S. regulators on Thursday cleared doses of the updated COVID-19 vaccines for children younger than age 5. Read story

Miranda Neumann holds her 14-month-old son, Collins, who was on a feeding tube while being treated for the flu at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

Respiratory illnesses strike children, too: Trio of RSV, flu, COVID straining hospitals across Clark County

Miranda Neumann holds her 14-month-old son, Collins, who was on a feeding tube while being treated for the flu at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

December 8, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Health

As Clark County continues to battle the surge of respiratory-related illnesses, some parents are having to bring their little ones to the hospital for help. Read story

Deborah Sampson, left, a nurse at a University of Washington Medical Center clinic in Seattle, gives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot to a 20-month-old child, June 21, 2022, in Seattle. Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to authorize its updated COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5. The youngest tots already are supposed to get three extra-small doses of the original vaccine as their primary series. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech said Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 that if the Food and Drug Administration agrees, the updated vaccine would be used for the third shot. The FDA already has cleared COVID-19 vaccines tweaked to better target omicron as boosters for everyone 5 and older. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Pfizer asks FDA to clear updated COVID shot for kids under 5

Deborah Sampson, left, a nurse at a University of Washington Medical Center clinic in Seattle, gives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shot to a 20-month-old child, June 21, 2022, in Seattle. Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to authorize its updated COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5. The youngest tots already are supposed to get three extra-small doses of the original vaccine as their primary series. Pfizer and its partner BioNTech said Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 that if the Food and Drug Administration agrees, the updated vaccine would be used for the third shot. The FDA already has cleared COVID-19 vaccines tweaked to better target omicron as boosters for everyone 5 and older. (AP Photo/Ted S.

December 5, 2022, 1:00pm Business

Pfizer is asking U.S. regulators to authorize its updated COVID-19 vaccine for children under age 5 — not as a booster but part of their initial shots. Read story

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Clark County COVID-19 infection rate rises since last report

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December 1, 2022, 2:15pm Clark County Health

The COVID-19 infection rate in Clark County rose this week, following a week without an update during the Thanksgiving holiday. Read story