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MARIA DE JESUS: Third World’s vaccine desert threatens people everywhere

By MARIA DE JESUS American University In the race between infection and injection, injection has lost. Public health experts estimate 70% of the world’s 7.9 billion people must be fully vaccinated ...

New reports: Pandemic will worsen in Oregon

Masks, other measures could help ease situation   Two new reports, one by Oregon Health and Sciences University and one by the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics ...

State COVID-19 cases rise 54%

New cases of COVID-19 rose 54% in Oregon last week, a significant jump from the 11% increase the state saw in the previous week. It mirrors increases across the United States. Hospitalizations ...

As rules ease elsewhere, debate over masks in schools rages on

Comments on both sides heard in first meeting for new Mac superintendent Seven speakers asked the McMinnville School Board Monday to follow the science when it comes to requiring or not requiring ...

COVID-19 cases rising in county and nation

According to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Johns Hopkins University, COVID-19 cases are rising nationwide, and the Delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2, ...

COVID-19 in Yamhill County - At a Glance

[Wednesday, July 28]  Yamhill County reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the county to a total to date of 5,044 cases and 81 deaths. Two people were reported newly ...

 
Local woman wins $1 million vaccine lottery

  Chloe Zinda lined up for a COVID-19 shot in early May because she knew it was important for everyone to be vaccinated. She wanted to ensure she could keep teaching swimming lessons to children, ...

 
Gibson: How to defeat a deadly disease

In April of 1977, a cook at a hospital in the port city of Merka, Somalia, became the last person to contract naturally occurring smallpox. This ancient scourge killed more than 300 million people in ...

County to revisit vaccine equity plan

Yamhill County Commissioners Thursday morning tabled a decision on adopting a COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Plan the county would submit to the Oregon Health Authority. Commissioner Lindsay Berschauer ...

COVID-19 cases decline across state

Yamhill County reported eight new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the county to a total to date of 4,824 cases and 79 deaths. As of June 30, 59.8% of people 16 and older in the county had ...

Starrett, Berschauer question COVID-19 vaccine safety

After pressuring Yamhill County Health and Human Services Director Lindsey Manfrin behind the scenes to include unverified COVID-19 vaccine injury claims on the county website, County Commissioner ...

Jeb Bladine: Employers still face pandemic rules

Effective Wednesday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ended limitations on gathering sizes and eliminated most requirements for wearing masks. Oregonians generally heralded the decision, which marks a new stage ...

State to lift COVID restrictions

Despite worries by some experts, Governor Kate Brown announced Friday that Oregon will end its COVID-19 health and safety restrictions June 30, whether or not the state has reached a 70% adult vaccination ...

Mandates have saved the day, but time has come to lift them

Few have been more staunchly supportive of masking, distancing, disinfecting and vaccinating than we have throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. From the outset, we have cast our lot with Anthony Fauci, Kate ...

Demand grows to remove COVID restrictions

By NICOLE MONTESANO<br/>Of the News-Register Demand grows to lift COVID orders Some experts warn it would be a mistake (Editor's Note: See updated information about removal of restrictions in "Governor ...

Governor approves early end to COVID-19 restrictions

(Editor's Note: New vaccinations of Oregonians age 18-plus years, after dropping significantly since June 14, increased in CDC reports Friday and Saturday -- at 4,026 and 5,475, respectively. At the Saturday ...

County saw five new COVID cases over weekend

Yamhill County had not yet updated its COVID-19 data page as of press time Monday, but according to the Oregon Health Authority, the county saw two new cases on Saturday, and three on Sunday. That brought ...

COVID-19 cases and deaths rise statewide

Unidos works to bridge vaccine divide for Latino citizens  New cases of COVID-19, hospitalizations and deaths from the disease rose statewide for the week of June 7-13, after six consecutive ...

Lab error skews positive rate too low

Mistake at local facility discovered during routine reviews, OHA says The percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 in Yamhill County, and statewide, between April 30 and June 10, was ...

Jeb Bladine: In need of a COVID crystal ball

It’s all so confusing … especially the unwavering commitment to that magic 70 percent vaccination target. Gov. Kate Brown says when 70 percent of Oregonians age 18 or older have received ...