Oregon Nurse Brags About Flouting COVID-19 Guidelines On TikTok, Placed On Administrative Leave


An oncology nurse in Salem, Oregon, was placed on administrative leave after she posted a TikTok video implying how she was eluding COVID-19 safety measures.

In the now-deleted TikTok video, the nurse was seen wearing scrubs and a stethoscope, lip-syncing to a song from the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

The caption under the video, posted from the handle @Loveiskind05, read, “When my coworkers find out I still travel, don’t wear a mask when I’m out and let my kids have play dates.”

Even though the video in itself wasn’t harmful, the caption created a furor as it disrespected the significance of the guidelines put forward for fighting the global pandemic.

The video and the account were immediately deleted, but a duet video by a TikTok user criticizing the nurse is available on social media platforms.

A spokesperson from Salem Health identified the nurse as Ashley Grames, who worked

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The Latest: Czechs Ease Virus Restrictions as Cases Decline | Oregon News


PRAGUE — The Czech government said Sunday it is easing measures imposed to contain the new coronavirus due to falling numbers of new confirmed cases.

Health Minister Jan Blatny said all stores, restaurants and bars can reopen on Thursday and a ban on Sunday sales is lifted.

Restaurants can be open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., though they are limited to 50% of their capacity. Stores and shopping centers also must limit the number of customers.

Hair salons, fitness centers and gyms are allowed to reopen, as are zoos, museums and galleries.

The Czech Republic was among the hardest hit by a new wave of infections in the fall, but the number of new cases has been on a decline since Nov 4.

The country of almost 10.7 million had 518,649 confirmed cases with 8,054 fatalities. The day-to-day increase of new cases reached 2,667 on Saturday.

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Salem gyms open, could face fines by defying Oregon COVID-19 orders


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Dr. Esther Choo speaks on the dangers of medical facilities reaching capacity if Oregonians do not heed new restrictions imposed by Gov. Brown’s two-week freeze statewide.

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Courthouse Club Fitness went forward with its promise to defy Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s order for gyms to close on Wednesday, with all five of its locations open across Salem and Keizer. 

Flex Fitness, a family-owned gym on Commercial Street, also stayed open. 

Both gyms said they wouldn’t survive the economic hit of a second shutdown, but they could also end up facing major fines.  

Brown’s order required all gym and fitness centers to close as part of a two-week “freeze” aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, which has spiked in recent weeks. 

Any business willfully staying open, in defiance of the order, could face a minimum fine of $8,900 and maximum penalty of $126,749, according to the Oregon Occupational Safety

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NanoString and Oregon Health & Science University Announce Collaboration to Develop GeoMx-Based Spatial Profiling Assays for Breast Cancer


Spatial Analysis of up to 30 Proteins on FFPE Tumor Biopsies May Inform Patient Treatment Decisions

NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSTG), a leading provider of life science tools for discovery and translational research, today announced a collaboration with Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) for their development of novel GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP) protein assays to spatially profile breast cancer. These assays will be designed to enhance breast cancer tumor analysis and may inform clinical decision-making of patient treatment options. The work will be performed under the GeoMx Translational Leadership Network (GTLN), and the newly formed GeoMx Clinical Consortium, with the goal of developing clinical applications on the GeoMx DSP platform.

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GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler. (Photo: Business Wire)

Under the collaboration, pathologists at OHSU intend to design a new GeoMx protein assay with up to 30 targets, including existing

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Oregon orders partial shutdown to slow spread of COVID-19


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Dr. Esther Choo speaks on the dangers of medical facilities reaching capacity if Oregonians do not heed new restrictions imposed by Gov. Brown’s two-week freeze statewide.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has ordered a two-week “freeze” to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The statewide restrictions run from Nov. 18 through Dec. 2, and include the Thanksgiving holiday. They will limit restaurants to take-out only; close gyms, museums and outdoor recreational facilities; limit capacity at stores; and limit social get-togethers even in private homes.

They will continue for at least two additional weeks into mid-December for Multnomah County, and could also continue in other hotspot counties, Brown said during a news conference Friday. Marion County is among the areas considered hotspots. 

“The dreaded winter surge is here. Infection records are being set in states across the entire country,” Brown said. “Whether we like it or not, we’re about to face

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