COVID-19 coverage

January 11, 2024

Public health asleep at the wheel during 2nd-highest COVID surge

We never would have imagined four years ago, at the start of the COVID pandemic that we’d be here in January 2024: in the middle of the second-highest COVID surge on record with 78% of states reporting “high” or “very high” levels of COVID, according to nationwide wastewater data.

December 7, 2023
Contributed photo courtesy Mary Ladd
The Long COVID reader, featuring essays and poems written by 45 COVID-19

Washougal author details long COVID impacts, daily struggles

Shortly after leaving his Washougal residence, Rowan MacDonald shuffles through his iPod, searching for the perfect track to propel him up the short hill in front of him. His playlist is filled with songs from the 1990s, reflecting the mindset of their listener, who yearns for the past.

December 7, 2023

We must listen to, learn from COVID long-haulers

In an article that appears in this week’s Post-Record, the editor of a new anthology of writings by COVID “long-haulers” notes that “long COVID” — the cluster of often debilitating, post-acute infection health issues that have plagued tens of millions of Americans over the past four years is not something we should wish on our friends, family, neighbors or selves.

November 23, 2023
Scott Miller, formerly of Miller Family Pediatrics in Washougal, (left) rails against mask mandates and other public health measures during a Camas School Board meeting in 2021. (Screenshot by Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

WA Medical Commission revokes local healthcare provider’s PA license

Having found that Camas-Washougal healthcare provider Scott C. Miller, the owner of Miller Wellness in Camas and the now-shuttered Miller Family Pediatrics practice in Washougal — “represents a grave danger to public health and safety,” the Washington State Medical Commission has permanently revoked Miller’s physician assistant license.