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Dr. Vincent Shaw poses for a portrait in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. He commonly hears patients tell him they haven't done enough research on the COVID-19 vaccines. Rest assured, he tells them, the vaccine developers have done their homework.

Doctors grow frustrated over COVID-19 denial, misinformation

Dr. Vincent Shaw poses for a portrait in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. He commonly hears patients tell him they haven't done enough research on the COVID-19 vaccines. Rest assured, he tells them, the vaccine developers have done their homework.

October 4, 2021, 9:15am Health

The COVID-19 patient’s health was deteriorating quickly at a Michigan hospital, but he was having none of the doctor’s diagnosis. Despite dangerously low oxygen levels, the unvaccinated man didn’t think he was that sick and got so irate over a hospital policy forbidding his wife from being at his bedside… Read story

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Wednesday.

Who was hit hardest in spike in Washington COVID deaths in August?

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on Wednesday.

October 4, 2021, 7:35am Editor's Choice

COVID-19 claimed larger shares of men, whites and younger people in Washington state as it more than doubled its overall death toll in August 2021 compared with the same month last year. Read story

Mayra Navarrete, 13, receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Noleen Nobleza at a clinic set up in the parking lot of CalOptima in Orange, Calif.

As childhood COVID infections hit pandemic highs, experts urge vaccination and testing

Mayra Navarrete, 13, receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Noleen Nobleza at a clinic set up in the parking lot of CalOptima in Orange, Calif.

October 4, 2021, 7:34am Health

Kristina Bowman thought she and her family were doing all the right things to avoid COVID-19. She and her husband got vaccinated as soon as they were eligible. They only invited other vaccinated people to their home. They always wore masks in public. Read story

Aubrea Baker holds her wedding photo as she and her 7-month-old daughter, Haylen, visit one of her late husband's favorite fishing spots Saturday in Burlington, Kan. Her husband, Danny Baker, is among the more than 700,000 U.S.

COVID milestone frustrating to health officials

Aubrea Baker holds her wedding photo as she and her 7-month-old daughter, Haylen, visit one of her late husband's favorite fishing spots Saturday in Burlington, Kan. Her husband, Danny Baker, is among the more than 700,000 U.S.

October 2, 2021, 6:06pm Health

It’s a milestone that by all accounts didn’t have to happen this soon. Read story

Clallam Bay prison outbreak grows to over 160 cases

October 2, 2021, 12:49pm Latest News

CLALLAM BAY — A COVID-19 outbreak at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center continues to grow, according to health officials. Read story

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2021, file photo, nursing coordinator Beth Springer looks into a patient's room in a COVID-19 ward at the Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, La. A decline in COVID-19 cases in the United States over the last several weeks has given overwhelmed hospitals some relief, but administrators are bracing for yet another possible surge as cold weather drives people indoors.

U.S. hits 700,000 COVID deaths just as cases begin to fall

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2021, file photo, nursing coordinator Beth Springer looks into a patient's room in a COVID-19 ward at the Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, La. A decline in COVID-19 cases in the United States over the last several weeks has given overwhelmed hospitals some relief, but administrators are bracing for yet another possible surge as cold weather drives people indoors.

October 1, 2021, 6:08pm Health

MINNEAPOLIS — The United States reached its latest heartbreaking pandemic milestone Friday, eclipsing 700,000 deaths from COVID-19 just as the surge from the delta variant is starting to slow down and give overwhelmed hospitals some relief. Read story

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Clark County reports 19 new COVID-19 deaths as infections continue at high rate

Wuhan, China - East Asia, Corona virus, Pneumonia

September 30, 2021, 11:19am Clark County Health

Clark County reported 19 new deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday as the number of new cases rose in the latest data from Clark County Public Health. Read story

FILE - In this May 2, 2021, file photo, Austin Kennedy, left, a Seattle Sounders season ticket holder, gets the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in a concourse at Lumen Field in Seattle, prior to an MLS soccer match between the Sounders and the Los Angeles Galaxy. Rising coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Washington and Oregon have led Oregon officials to move toward further restrictions. Washington is taking a two-week pause to evaluate before making a decision.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington worker vaccination increases ahead of mandate deadline

FILE - In this May 2, 2021, file photo, Austin Kennedy, left, a Seattle Sounders season ticket holder, gets the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in a concourse at Lumen Field in Seattle, prior to an MLS soccer match between the Sounders and the Los Angeles Galaxy. Rising coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Washington and Oregon have led Oregon officials to move toward further restrictions. Washington is taking a two-week pause to evaluate before making a decision.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

September 28, 2021, 1:48pm Health

OLYMPIA — As a crucial deadline for Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate approaches, state data shows that vaccination numbers for Washington state workers subject to the requirement are about 20 percent higher than earlier this month. Read story

In March, PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center nurse Tammy Patterson puts on gloves in preparation to enter the hospital's isolation unit  where COVID-19 patients are treated.

Washington’s COVID hospitalizations drop, but optimism is measured: ‘I just don’t know what the winter will bring’

In March, PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center nurse Tammy Patterson puts on gloves in preparation to enter the hospital's isolation unit  where COVID-19 patients are treated.

September 28, 2021, 7:38am Health

While COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to drop in Washington, state hospital leaders said Monday they’re wary of feeling too optimistic because of so much uncertainty about what the pandemic — and flu season — will bring this winter. Read story

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Clark County records 25 new COVID-19 deaths, setting a new record

This illustration shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

September 23, 2021, 1:47pm Clark County Health

Clark County recorded 25 deaths from COVID-19 this week, setting a new record, as new cases and hospitalizations dipped slightly from last week's levels, according to the latest data from Clark County Public Health. Read story