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Vancouver-area continues to deliver homelessness services amid COVID

| Oct 13, 2020 | Washington

Despite coronavirus-related struggles, Vancouver-area homelessness and affordable housing agencies continue to deliver services. Though the need for social distancing, increased levels of sanitization and volunteer shortages during the coronavirus pandemic strained Clark County’s homeless response system, agencies continued to provide housing assistance to families in need thanks to state and...[ Read More ]

Leadership Series: A Conversation with Pfizer's David Hering on COVID-19 vaccine development

Emily Boerger | Oct 13, 2020 | Federal

This week State of Reform had the opportunity to speak with David Hering, Pfizer’s North American Regional President for Vaccines, as part of our virtual “Leadership Series.” During the one-on-one conversation, Hering spoke with host DJ Wilson about Pfizer's work in developing a COVID-19 vaccine.      Hering says it’s...[ Read More ]

Oregon sees record-breaking number of new COVID cases

Emily Boerger | Oct 9, 2020 | Oregon

Oregon saw its highest single-day count of new COVID-19 cases on Thursday with 484 new confirmed and presumptive cases. The record-breaking day follows what has been a steady increase in daily cases over the past several weeks. The state also announced 11 new deaths from COVID on Thursday.    ...[ Read More ]

Turning hotels into emergency shelter as part of COVID-19 response limited spread of coronavirus, improved health and stability

| Oct 8, 2020 | Washington

A King County initiative that moved people out of homeless shelters and into hotel rooms earlier this year helped slow the transmission of coronavirus, according to early findings from a study of the intervention. The intervention also produced other benefits to the people who were relocated, say authors of the joint study...[ Read More ]

CHCF poll finds large numbers of Californians have delayed care for urgent health issues

Emily Boerger | Oct 8, 2020 | California

A just-released California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) poll finds large numbers of Californians have delayed needed health care since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The poll offers details on the disproportionate health challenges low-income Californians are facing and takes a look at respondents’ experiences with racial or ethnic discrimination....[ Read More ]

Berkeley poll evaluates Californians' opinions on COVID, elections, and Newsom's job performance

Emily Boerger | Oct 1, 2020 | California

A new UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies (IGS) poll reveals Californians are less concerned about the health threat posed by COVID-19 than they were two months ago. The survey, which polled over 7,000 registered voters in California in mid-September, also reveals opinions related to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s job performance,...[ Read More ]

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