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NEW YORK — Bronwyn Russell wears a mask anytime she leaves her Illinois home, though she wouldn’t dream of going out to eat or to hear a band play, much less setting foot on a plane. In Virginia, Oliver Midgette rarely dons a mask, never lets COVID-19 rouse any worry and happily finds himsel…

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — More than a year after U.S. health care workers on the front lines against COVID-19 were saluted as heroes with nightly clapping from windows and balconies, some are being issued panic buttons in case of assault and ditching their scrubs before going out in public for fear…

Hospitals and nursing homes around the U.S. are bracing for worsening staff shortages as state deadlines arrive for health care workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Sky Lakes Medical Center has seen patient loads 30% above its normal capacity for a number of weeks. And though the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to inch higher, the hospital said it has the situation largely under control.

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Earlier this week, Sky Lakes Medical Center was forced to open up a second COVID isolation unit to accommodate an influx of patients. And while the number of COVID positive patients at the hospital continues to increase, things have remained relatively stable. For now.

Poison control operators in Oregon have already seen a third more calls this month for people who intentionally misused veterinary and human forms of ivermectin than they saw in all of the other seven months of the year combined.

The statewide COVID-19 surge that has plagued southern Oregon has made its way to Klamath County, causing Sky Lakes Medical Center to open a second COVID-19 isolation ward late Monday night.