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The Eastern Idaho Public Health board — which oversees everything from COVID-19 control policies to more typical responsibilities such as septic licenses and restaurant inspections — is preparing to add a new doctor to its ranks.

In north Idaho, patients should expect longer wait times and care in makeshift rooms as hospitals, which are stretched thin treating hordes of COVID-19 patients, struggle to provide routine levels of care.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare declared a hospital resource crisis throughout northern Idaho due to a “massive” surge in COVID-19 patients, the agency announced in a news release Tuesday.

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A newsletter from the office of the Idaho lieutenant governor used a misleading number to disparage the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, the Post Register found after talking with an office staffer and three outside experts.

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As part of the Idaho Falls' Deaf Awareness Celebration on Saturday, nurses and pharmacists will be stationed downtown with interpreter tablets at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Eastern Idaho health officials bristled at the suggestion of more coronavirus restrictions Friday, backing vaccines as crucial while a statewide surge threatens to send Idaho hospitals into a resource crisis.

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Idaho officials are gearing up to boost their capacity to put coronavirus test samples through genetic sequencing to identify concerning mutations.

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Two of the biggest barriers preventing Idahoans from getting vaccinated for COVID-19 are concerns about the vaccine’s safety and ease of getting time off work, according to a state-commissioned survey released Wednesday.

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Most staff in Idaho nursing homes are unvaccinated, threatening the health of overwhelmingly vaccinated, medically vulnerable patients, according to data released last week that provides a rare but incomplete glimpse into vaccination rates in long-term care facilities.

George William Byram 4/4/1944 - 9/13/2021 George William Byram, 77, of Rigby, Idaho, passed away on Sept. 13, 2021, in Rexburg, Idaho. George was born on April 4, 1944, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to George Byram and Verna McDaniel Byram. He was raised on the family farm in Ucon and graduated fro…

Steve Neville 8/13/1950 - 8/22/2021 Steve Keith Neville, age 71, of Ririe, passed away at his home Sunday, August 22, 2021.

Alice Yazzie 1/4/1942 - 8/20/2021 Alice LaJuan Ricks Yazzie was born to Benny Charles and Delsa Alice Ricks January 4, 1942, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She was raised and attended school in Ririe and graduated from Ririe High School.

Ian Wright 4/16/1951 - 8/23/2021 Clive Ian Wright passed away August 23, 2021, at age 70, after defying stage five kidney failure for over a year.

Jenice (Andnerson) Cook 6/20/1935 - 8/20/2021 Our beautiful mother, Jenice Anderson Cook passed away peacefully on Friday,