The Douglas County Board of Commissioners announced Monday that the reporting of COVID-19 numbers will be reduced to three days a week — as Douglas County moves into the post COVID-19 recovery phase.

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team recently stopped issuing its Saturday and Sunday updates on July 1 — one day after most all coronavirus-related restrictions were lifted in Oregon.

Going forward, the commissioners said they intend to release updates on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Over the weekend and through Monday the county reported low numbers of positive tests, with 11 on Saturday, six Sunday and four in Monday’s report. As of Monday, nine county residents were receiving hospital care due to the coronavirus, four locally and five out of the area.

Douglas Public Health Network was monitoring 95 patients with positive tests in isolation as well as 109 potential contacts in quarantine.

Over the weekend, the Oregon Health Authority reported a total of 506 cases from Friday through Sunday and reported five deaths, bringing the state’s death toll to 2,797 due to the coronavirus.

The Douglas County Tiger Team will continue to provide pop-up vaccination clinics throughout Douglas County, and has announced its upcoming schedule for this week:

  • Tuesday, HIV Alliance, 647 W. Luellen Dr., Suite 3, 2-4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Music on the Half Shell, Stewart Park, 5-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sherm’s Thunderbird Market, 2553 NE Stewart Pkwy, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Tiger Team clinics are available to all county residents age 18 and older, and no appointment is necessary.

Aviva Health is also offering vaccinations at its clinic located at 4221 NE Stephens St., Suite 101 in Roseburg near Costco. That clinic is open to anyone age 12 or older to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, although those ages 12-14 must have parental or guardian approval to receive the vaccine.

Donovan Brink can be reached at and 541-957-4219.

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The number of Oregon delta variant cases rose 144% over one week from 18 to 44. This information published today (below link) is from analysis beginning 5 days ago on July 9. By now, Oregon delta variant cases are likely over 100.

According to the Oregon Health Authority, 7 delta variant cases were detected July 9 for the first time in Region 3 which consists of Coos, Curry, Lane and Douglas Counties. At 45% having received at least one vaccine dose according to the CDC (below link), Douglas County is by far the least vaccinated county in Region 3 and most susceptible to the delta variant.


Region 3 reported a total of 33 new cases today. Douglas County had 17 of those 33 cases.


According to the Oregon Health Authority breakthrough report, 43 of the 44 delta variant cases were unvaccinated. Only one delta variant case occurred in a previously vaccinated person.


Douglas County reported 17 new coronavirus cases today, the most in over a month.


The Oregon Health Authority has a new dashboard that tracks the percentage of vaccinated healthcare workers. At 54% of its overall licensed healthcare workers vaccinated, Douglas County ranks 6th lowest in the state. Emergency Medical Responder, advanced EMT, certified nurses and LPN are some of the lowest vaccinated licensed professionals. All Dental licenses are among the highest vaccinated.

I tried attaching the OHA link to my comment, but I am prevented by the News-Review spam filter.


It appears Both Doctor Powells and their ilk have done a bang-up job convincing healthcare professionals NOT to get vaccinated.


Evergreen and Mercy Medical Center Director Dr. John Powell issued a blog (below link) last week challenging coronavirus vaccine safety, warning people “social media platforms have practiced overt censorship regarding pandemic data and treatment options, but unfortunately, so have official government and academic institutions.”

Dr. Powell claims 90% - 99% of “vaccine adverse events” are NOT captured in the VAERS (vaccine adverse events reporting system) administered by the government Health and Human Services Department and used to determine vaccine safety. Dr. Powell claims to have “observed patients with anaphylaxis, angioedema, ischemic strokes, arrythmias, pericarditis, pulmonary emboli, other thrombotic events, and sudden death within a month of their vaccinations.”

Dr. Powell writes that Robert Malone M.D., the inventor of mRNA vaccine and RNA transfection technologies has been censored because he questioned efforts to coerce people to vaccinate given the evolving adverse event data, indicating they are unethical and counter to Federal law as it pertains to emergency use authorization.

Dr. Powell goes on to say, “Lotteries, gifts, and medical segregation to coerce low risk individuals, pregnant women, and children to receive an experimental inoculation approved under emergency use authorization (EUA) is unethical.”

Clearly cautioning people against getting vaccinated, Dr. Powell suggests people instead receive early treatment with repurposed medications such as Ivermectin which he claims there is significant evidence of its effectiveness despite barriers to researching Ivermectin in the U.S. that were erected by the FDA.

No wonder Douglas County is only 44% vaccinated.


You also don't like Dr. Dannenhoffer, who has done an amazing job of advocating for Douglas County citizens to get vaccinated. Is there any local elected public official, agency leader, medical professional or community leader in this County that you do like? Are you required by some court order to live in Douglas County or do you just like hating the people that you share precious oxygen with?


How would you KNOW who I do and don't like? I've never spoke with you. You know nothing about me. Next, you will claim the NSA is spying on you.


"How would you KNOW who I do and don't like? I've never spoke with you. You know nothing about me. " ...says the guy who has largest paper trail of internet commentary on the NR website which provides substantial evidence regarding who you do not like...

...lighten up Francis, you don't seem well...


Like or dislike has nothing to do with it. I like and admire former President Bush, but after the WMD first big lie, I'd never trust my vote with him again.


On June 30, there were 14 cases of delta variant detected in Oregon. On July 7, that number rose to 38 cases of delta variant in Oregon, representing an increase of 172% over one week.

With less than 50% of Douglas County vaccinated, the delta variant likely will find our anti-vax petri dish to flourish and continue to mutate into something even more deadly.


You're reading my mind.


The Oregon Health Authority reported 10 new cases in Douglas County today. That makes it 63 new cases in the last week. The weekly positive test rate for Douglas County has increased to above 6% compared to the state average of 2.4%.


Oregon reported 336 new coronavirus cases today, the highest number in 45 days.

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