A triple threat of RSV, COVID and flu are putting a huge stress on our health care workers and hospitals. Here’s an example. PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center normally averages between 280 and 310 patients. It’s virtually full, caring for about 380, and its emergency department with 42 beds is holding 120 to 130 patients. This week, we heard from Clark County Health director, Dr. Alan Melnick, sounding an alarm to the community.
And we’re continuing to dissect the impact of the midterm elections. Before finding out what Oregon voters actually said through their choices, it helps to look at what was going on nationally according to Dr. Dan Xi, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Reed College.
Portland was a huge focus of just about every political ad, and voters largely expressed that they weren’t happy with the direction of the community and the state, which might have meant more of an opportunity for the party out of power.However DHM Research Vice President John Horvick has been looking at what the numbers and the final vote tallies really show.