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Progress Report On Pandemic With Dr. Jim Shames

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Oregon's state of emergency is in place for another month and a half, Texas just removed all business restrictions and mask requirements, and one pharmaceutical company is gearing up to make another's vaccine.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a bottomless pit of news stories and twists upon them.

Dr. Jim Shames is the Medical Director at Jackson County Health and Human Services. He visits once a week to catch us up on COVID-19 issues and current concerns.

Major point, with phone number: Jackson County, with Asante and Providence, now runs a public vaccination clinic. Appointments ARE necessary, and set up at 541-789-2813.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. John Baxter is the senior producer, Angela Decker is the producer and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.