How does COVID-19 affect your heart?

Available in Spanish Over the last two and a half years of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical experts have found that the virus can cause damage to many parts of the body. Although most people experience symptoms in their nose, throat and lungs, the virus also can damage other organs, such as the heart. “COVID-19 can […]

One in five adult COVID-19 survivors have a health condition that may be related to the virus

Available in Spanish A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows people who survive COVID-19 are significantly more likely to have certain health complications than those who have no evidence of ever having COVID-19. These types of lingering health complications linked to a COVID-19 infection are commonly referred to as […]

Por qué es importante vacunarse y reforzarse, aunque aún pueda contraer COVID-19

Si aún puede contraer COVID-19 después de la vacunación, ¿cuál es el punto de vacunarse? Esta es una pregunta común, y tiene una respuesta simple. Como la mayoría de las medidas preventivas, las vacunas contra el COVID-19 no pueden brindar una protección absoluta. Sin embargo, estas vacunas claramente reducen el riesgo de infectarse y, lo […]

Why it’s important to be vaccinated and boosted even though you can still get COVID-19 

To read this story in Spanish, click here. If you can still get COVID-19 after vaccination, what’s the point of getting vaccinated?   This is a common question, and it has a simple answer. Like most preventive measures, the COVID-19 vaccines can’t provide absolute protection. However, these vaccines clearly reduce the risk of getting infected, and […]

COVID prolongado protegido por la Ley de Estadounidense de Discapacidades (ADA)

Ahora que la mayoría de los requisitos de cubrebocas para interiores y otros requisitos de salud pública se han levantado en Oregon, lidiar con el COVID-19 está cambiando la toma de decisiones a nivel personal y comunitario. Esta noticia ha sido un alivio para muchos, especialmente para aquellos que están vacunados y cuentan con sus […]

Long COVID protected by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Now that most indoor mask and other public health requirements have lifted in Oregon, navigating COVID-19 is shifting to personal and community-level decision-making. This news has come as a relief to many, especially those who are vaccinated and boosted and wish to return to some level of pre-pandemic social interactions. For others, even with personal […]

Vaccine Voices: “It’s the only thing that is going to keep him out of the hospital.” A mom takes no chances with her son’s health

The first time Angela Doescher tested positive for COVID-19 was March 2020, back when a vaccine was merely a hope on the horizon. The Bend resident was sick for seven months, and to this day suffers long-haul symptoms. She tested positive a second time in July 2021, after being vaccinated, and felt better just two […]

What is Long COVID? And if you have it, what resources are available? 

Before March 2020, Christine Palmer would have described herself as “one of those moms you see jogging behind a stroller.” The Oregon native was an outgoing, active 42-year-old with “boundless energy.” She used to bike to her education job. She rarely felt sick.  That was before she came down with COVID-19, a completely new disease at the time, with no […]