In a three-part series for Oregon Public Broadcasting, Jes Burns takes a look back at that state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Her stories in the series cover the state’s successful (by U.S. standards) response, which could make herd immunity take longer to reach, Oregon’s efforts to reduce racial disparities in COVID-19, and the problem of vaccine supply and demand and what that means for overcoming vaccine hesitancy. Image: Akiko Saito from the Oregon Health Authority and Brig. Gen. William J. Prendergast of the Oregon Army National Guard lead a briefing on the state’s COVID-19 response in April 2020. Image by Oregon National Guard via Wikimedia Commons
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