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Staying home truly does save lives


April 22, 2020

By Adam Brady, MD and

Robert Turngren, MD

Thank you for staying home to save lives.

The good news is, it’s working.

From mid-March to mid-April, Oregon’s aggressive physical distancing and stay-at-home measures have prevented an estimated 18,000 cases of COVID-19 and 500 hospitalizations.

But we’re not there yet. Every member of our community continues to have an important role to play in preventing the spread of the virus.

According to the Oregon Health Authority, if everyone continues to follow the guidelines for reducing the spread of COVID-19, the number of cases needing hospita...

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