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Portland Monthly: The Doctor Who Sounded the Alarm

Excerpt: At 2:30 a.m. last Thursday, Dr. Maxine Dexter could not sleep. The critical care and lung physician at Kaiser Permanente in Portland—not coincidentally, the first hospital system in the region to cease accepting elective and non-emergency patients—got out of bed, found her computer, and wrote a long letter to Gov. Kate Brown, pointing out all the steps that Oregon needed to take to fight off the COVID-19 outbreak, including an immediate closure of schools, a step that the state had been holding off on to that point. Read the article here.

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