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COVID-19 Deaths Deciphered

View PDF Version Oregon reported 1,388 COVID-19 deaths as of December 20, 2020.1 To understand the relevance of this number, it is important to have a solid understanding of how overall deaths from 2020 compare to historical data, how deaths are reported, what...

PCR Tests Unraveled

View PDF version Oregon Governor Kate Brown is using results from PCR tests to determine public policy in Oregon. The current metric (as of December 2020) is calculated using positive tests divided by total tests given. Is this an effective or accurate way to...

21 Things You Need to Know About the Novel Coronavirus

With conflicting messages in the media surrounding the novel coronavirus outbreak, it’s hard to know how concerned we should be. We reached out to James Lyons-Weiler, Ph.D., a research scientist and author of three books, the latest of which is “The Environmental and...