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Story by Erin Ross - Story Source
Published on Friday August 27, 2021 - 1:47 AM
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COVID-19 has now claimed 3,000 lives in Oregon. That figure was part of Friday's troubling update on a pandemic that is overrunning Oregon's hospitals, as the state recorded its fifth straight day with new cases exceeding the 2,000 mark.

State officials and those operating hospitals have an urgent message to Oregonians: if you are unvaccinated, stay home and avoid non-essential activities. If you are vaccinated, you should also take precautions — and avoid taking risks that could land you in the hospital.

It sounds a lot like what health officials were asking Oregonians to do when the pandemic began in March of 2020. But now, the situation in Oregon hospitals is much worse...