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Products from manufacturer Moon Mix LLC tested for higher-than-allowed amounts of pesticide in vape cartridges and mints.
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Medical staff on May 8 prepare to swab another patient being tested for COVID-19 at an Oklahoma City site. Most of staff working at the site were women. WHITNEY BRYEN/OKLAHOMA WATCH
Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that produces in-depth and investigative stories on important issues facing the state. For more Oklahoma Watch content, go to oklahomawatch.org. COURTESY
Women, who make up just over half of Oklahoma’s population, account for nearly 54 percent of its confirmed cases.
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In response to the pandemic, no visitors will be allowed to accompany or visit patients at Health Services facilities except under certain circumstances.
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In states such as Oklahoma, efforts to require and promote a COVID-19 vaccine could run into strong headwinds because of anti-vaccine activists. OKLAHOMA WATCH
Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that produces in-depth and investigative stories on important issues facing the state. For more Oklahoma Watch content, go to oklahomawatch.org. COURTESY
In states such as Oklahoma, efforts to require and promote a COVID-19 vaccine could run into strong headwinds because of anti-vaccine activists.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Rodney Stewart wears his personal protective equipment while working in April at the Pascack Valley Medical Center in New Jersey. Stewart works as a registered nurse at Hillcrest Hospital Pryor (Oklahoma) and was sent to New Jersey as shared staff to help with the COVID-19 pandemic. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation citizen Rodney Stewart, center, in a family photo with his wife Brandi and his three children Ty, Chloe and Heath. COURTESY
Rodney Stewart goes to New Jersey to work at a sister hospital as shared staff during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Studies show mental health is as important as ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A health-care worker collects a swab sample to be tested with the Coronavirus at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The European Parliament offered its Strasbourg facilities to local health authorities to use as a massive virus testing center, as part of broader EU efforts to help member countries fight the pandemic. Local authorities say the parliament site will test up to 2,000 people a day. The eastern French region around Strasbourg was France’s first major virus hotspot, and its overwhelmed hospitals had to send patients to neighboring countries for treatment. JEAN-FRANCOIS BADIAS/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Dr. Anthony Fauci’s testimony comes as President Donald Trump praises states that are reopening after the prolonged lockdown aimed at controlling the virus’s spread.
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Sunni Wilson, a Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center senior lab technologist, works with the tribe’s rapid testing equipment for the most critical COVID-19 patients. COURTESY
Health professionals suggest continued public use of masks and social distancing to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday allowed emergency use of an experimental drug that appears to help some coronavirus patients recover faster
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A nurse who performs nasal swabs for COVID-19 testing puts on a second layer of gloves at the Chickasaw Nation Purcell Health Clinic. WHITNEY BRYEN/OKLAHOMA WATCH
Oklahoma Watch is a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that produces in-depth and investigative stories on important issues facing the state. For more Oklahoma Watch content, go to oklahomawatch.org. COURTESY
States should aim to achieve 30 tests per 1,000 residents a month. Oklahoma is among 37 states that have failed to meet this goal.
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Since 2004, the Champions of Health awards program has honored those working to positively change the health status of Oklahomans through unique and innovative programs.
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