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Marchers perform a Stomp Dance in Pilgrim Memorial State Park during the 48th National Day of Mourning in Plymouth, Mass., on Nov 23, 2017. Since 1970, Indigenous people have gathered at noon on Cole's Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving. Boston Globe/Boston Globe via Getty Images

Educators And Native Leaders Recommend Bringing Anti-Racism To The Thanksgiving Table

This year Thanksgiving comes as chronically under-resourced Native populations are contracting COVID-19 at record rates. In August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Native Americans are 3.5 times more likely to get COVID-19 than white people. Continue Reading Educators And Native Leaders Recommend Bringing Anti-Racism To The Thanksgiving Table

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Contact tracers may call you if you have been exposed to COVID-19, but with this upcoming app, your smartphone might be able to do it faster.

Want To Know Whether You’ve Been Exposed To COVID-19? This App Could Help

University students and staff in the Pacific Northwest are giving a trial run to a smartphone app that tells you if you were recently near someone who just tested positive for COVID-19. State health departments are rolling out similar apps across the country to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Continue Reading Want To Know Whether You’ve Been Exposed To COVID-19? This App Could Help

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Graph showing excess deaths during the pandemic for Oregon and Washington

Further Proof That 2020 Stinks: More People Are Dying During The Pandemic, Not Just From COVID

As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, it’s now increasingly apparent that 2020 will be remembered for an unusually high death toll — not just from COVID-19. In the medical field, deaths above what you would normally expect are called “excess deaths.” Continue Reading Further Proof That 2020 Stinks: More People Are Dying During The Pandemic, Not Just From COVID

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Carolyn Holmes holds a sign in favor of Dr. Anthony Fauci and Health Officer Bob Lutz during a protest against the Spokane Board of Health's ousting of Lutz, held on Nov. 1, 2020 outside the Spokane Regional Health District office. News of the controversial situation broke on Friday, and Lutz has since said that he will not resign and has acquired an attorney in order to keep his employment with the SRHD in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Across The Northwest And Nation, A ‘Steady And Alarming’ Loss Of Health Officials As COVID Surges

Lori Freeman calls the loss of top public health officers across the country “steady and alarming.” Freeman heads the National Association of County and City Health Officials. More than 70 have been fired, left or plan to leave their posts since the pandemic began in the U.S. In fact, so many are leaving, she’s keeping a spreadsheet. Continue Reading Across The Northwest And Nation, A ‘Steady And Alarming’ Loss Of Health Officials As COVID Surges

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