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What’s next with COVID-19 vaccines or boosters?

Available in Spanish A lot of people want to know the answer to this question. For example, will federal health officials authorize a second dose of the bivalent booster? Will there be an entirely new vaccine formula available next fall? And if so, will it be a flu-COVID-19 combo shot? At this point we don’t […]

COVID-19 test requirement dropped for Paxlovid

It just got easier to get antiviral medication for COVID-19. Effective Feb. 1, people no longer have to test positive for COVID-19 in order to receive the oral antiviral medication Paxlovid. In removing the testing requirement, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledges the limited accuracy of COVID-19 tests, allowing health care providers to […]

Evusheld deauthorized for COVID-19 prevention

Available in Spanish The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that, until further notice, Evusheld is no longer authorized for emergency use because it is not expected to protect against the COVID-19 subvariants currently circulating in the United States. As a result, it cannot be used for new patients or for patients who have […]

Free guidance and education available for radon testing in Oregon’s multifamily housing buildings

Not too long ago, when a multifamily housing owner in Oregon wanted to test their building for radon levels, they were hard pressed to find easy-to-follow and affordable information on how to do it. It’s not required for private property owners, and most of the existing materials on the subject are overly technical and costly. […]

¿Cómo afecta el COVID-19 al cerebro?

Sabemos cómo el COVID-19 afecta muchas partes del cuerpo, como los pulmones y el corazón. Pero los científicos aún están tratando de comprender cómo afecta el COVID-19 al cerebro. El COVID-19 puede hacer que nos sintamos mareados, que nos den dolores de cabeza o que no podamos concentrarnos -síntomas que involucran al cerebro. Pero los […]

How does COVID-19 affect the brain?

Available in Spanish We know how COVID-19 affects many parts of the body, such as the lungs and heart. But scientists are still trying to understand how COVID-19 affects the brain. COVID-19 can make you feel dizzy, give you a headache or make you less able to focus—all symptoms that involve the brain. But the […]

XBB.1.5 se aproxima a ser la subvariante predominante de COVID-19

Desde que se identificó por primera vez a fines de octubre (en Nueva York), la subvariante XBB.1.5 de Ómicron ha superado rápidamente a otras subvariantes de esta cepa y se cree que ahora representa más del 70 por ciento de los casos en el noreste de los Estados Unidos. XBB.1.5 comprendió aproximadamente el 27.6 % […]

¿Por qué tanta gente se está enfermando este invierno?

Es posible que lo haya visto en las noticias, en redes sociales, en algún grupo de chat, o en la escuela de sus hijos: esta ha sido una temporada de altos casos de enfermedades por virus respiratorios. Con el COVID-19, el virus VRS e influenza, muchas personas han terminado enfermas o en hospitales. La oleada […]

XBB.1.5 on its way to being predominant COVID-19 subvariant

Available in Spanish Since it was first identified in late October (in New York), Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 has rapidly outcompeted other Omicron subvariants and is believed to now represent more than 70% of cases in the northeast United States. XBB.1.5 comprised an estimated 27.6% of COVID-19 cases in the United States during the first week […]

Why are so many people sick this winter?

Available in Spanish You may have seen it in the news, on your social media feed, in your family group chat or in announcements from your kid’s school: this is a bad season for respiratory viruses. With COVID-19, RSV and influenza circulating, many people have found themselves under the weather. The surge of respiratory viruses, […]