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Straight Talk from a Doc on Covid, Vaccines

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In his My Shot, Tahoe Forest Hospital’s Dr. Jonathan Laine wants to set the record straight on topics regarding Covid-19 that he feels are misunderstood.

Let the Sunshine In

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The pandemic has been particularly mentally and emotionally taxing on those working in the healthcare industry. Tahoe Forest Health System has found a simple way to spread a little sunshine into workers’ days.

Respectfully Engaging with the Hospital

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While the author of this My Shot has family ties to TFH, she provides a critique of the leadership there, saying it’s emblematic of greater problems in healthcare across the U.S.

One by One: Vaccinating the Locals

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Vaccines in El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, and Washoe counties have been administered to nearly 100,000 residents. A gap between supply and demand slows the process while insight from vaccinated locals shows enthusiasm for the rollout.

Business Briefs | January 14 – February 10, 2021

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New meal delivery service option, Vail reports major losses for first fiscal year quarter of 2021; Nevada County announces pick for Public Health Officer role, more.

August 18, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

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Illegal dementia discharge

Current litigation against the Tahoe Forest Health System for refusing to readmit a patient with dementia points to a national trend of patient dumping, as well as other protocol disobedience. The situation has resulted in a couple that's been married for 55 being physically separated for four months.

There’s (Probably) Enough Testing for You Now

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Here’s what you need to do in order to be tested for COVID-19

Tahoe on Precipice of Phased Reopening

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Local counties eye an exit from coronavirus hibernation. At the same time, increased local capacity for testing is coming online, but the white whale of robust contact tracing is still being chased.

Our Region’s Medical Capacity for COVID-19

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As we wait on news of a vaccine for COVID-19, our local hospital district prepares for the potential impact of the outbreak. TFHS’s Harry Weis answered our burning questions.