PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown on Friday defended her decision to reject federal guidelines and prioritize teachers for the COVID-19 vaccine before the elderly, stating that if all of Oregon’s seniors were vaccinated first teachers would likely not…
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Governor Brad Little on Friday ripped state lawmakers for jeopardizing efforts to fight the coronavirus and called on residents to contact their senators and representatives.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have enforced the strictest COVID-19 mitigation strategies in our clinics and offices and have publicly advocated for the same in many forums,” a Primary Health spokesperson said.
The state’s death toll is now at 1,667 people lost to COVID-19-related causes.
“They did not make it. That was a struggling theater before we bought the property.”
Three counties made up nearly 60% of the new confirmed cases.
The coronavirus pandemic has been a financial squeeze on almost everyone. For Boise businesses with hungry mouths to feed and limits on guests, it’s been especially hard.
Idaho labs can’t sequence the virus on their own.
“Initially, I heard that money was going to be taxable. But I was holding out hope that might not be the case.”
Case numbers appear to be declining slowly, but Idaho has recorded at least one COVID-19-related death each day for the last two weeks.