Idaho warns of COVID patient surge, hospitals ‘overwhelmed’

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Hospitals are reporting record numbers of COVID-19 patients on ventilators, public health officials have reactivated a “crisis standards of care” task force and epidemiologists are warning that based on the current rate of spread, Idaho could…

Delta variant becomes dominant strain in Washington

Several places across the country are seeing a rise in coronavirus cases again. The Delta variant has now become the dominant strain of the virus this month, and doctors say this can be particularly dangerous to those who are not vaccinated.

State’s 1st federal mass vaccination site opens in Yakima

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Just in time for the asparagus harvest that will employ large numbers of farm workers, the federal government has opened a mass COVID-19 vaccination center in Yakima in the center of Washington state’s agricultural region. The…

Risk of global pandemic grows

The chances of a global pandemic are growing -- and we are all dangerously under prepared, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).