New research from OHSU looked at human tissue to try to understand how many nerve fibers are contained in the clitoris. It seems to be the first time that this has ever been studied (a previous estimate was made using bovine tissue). The study found over 10,000 nerve fibers, which is roughly 20% more than previously thought.
Also in this edition: Oregon & Health and Science University will shell out tens of thousands of dollars for animal welfare violations. Plus, Oregon and Japan have struck an interesting transportation deal.
The good news, according to Oregon Health & Science University data scientist Peter Graven: "We’re seeing less severity and more incidental hospitalizations across the state. That’s continued, and indeed while we’re having very high infection levels, I’m expecting our hospital census to only get up about half as high as it did in January."
“I think people want to be protected for the holidays. And now I suspect that the new variant is adding to people’s sense of urgency in getting a booster,” said Dr. Jennifer Vines, the public health officer for Multnomah County.
In room after room at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital's COVID-19 intensive care unit, patients are sedated and on life support, many of them much younger than the people sickened by the coronavirus’ earlier waves. As they tend to patients, the nurses, doctors and support staff on duty report feeling the strain.
Donations to a nonprofit called Frontline Foods allowed some of Portland, Oregon's best-known restaurants to provide hot meals to doctors and nurses facing an onslaught of COVID-19 patients in the pandemic's earliest days