Salem Health in Oregon is a major hospital, but the omicron onslaught has strained the staff like never before. Still, they show up. For the patients, and for each other. And some see signs of hope.
Once hailed as a COVID-19 success story, Oregon is now running out of ICU beds. Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has responded with mask and vaccine mandates, but is getting pushback.
Oregon's governor put a one-week pause on reopening due to a growth in COVID-19 cases. Arizona's governor, despite a big spike of cases in his state, is defying requests to slow reopening.