32 minutes | Mar 1, 2021

1 year of COVID in Oregon

One year ago, Oregon announced its first known case of the coronavirus. It’s changed all of our lives, and few are untouched by toll the disease has taken on our society, our economy and our politics.In those 12 months, life — and its many challenges — have continued on. Up next, we’ll hear from Katrina Thompson, a Springfield nurse who worked with COVID patients throughout the year, then lost her house in the Holiday Farm Fire. Then she came down with COVID-19 herself. On the second half of the show, The Oregonian and OregonLive’s Tom Hallman reflects on some of those we’ve lost. He’s written nearly a dozen life stories about people who have died of COVID-19.  You can support this podcast and our local journalism with a subscription to OregonLive. Go to oregonlive.com/podsupport. Thank you.Background reading:Portraits of the PandemicHallman: Corvette storyHallman: Sharon McGovern story  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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