COVID forecast: Surge in hospitalizations in Oregon unlikely, OHSU doctor says

Dr. Peter Graven of Oregon Health & Science University said he doesn’t expect a surge because there are too few Oregonians still susceptible to COVID-19.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon’s hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to decline and a doctor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) said he doesn’t expect a surge, even as the state enters into the holiday season.

One reason for that, said Dr. Peter Graven, is because there are fewer people still susceptible to COVID-19 in Oregon, which makes a surge in hospitalizations unlikely.

“In Oregon, we’ve already infected a large share of the unvaccinated population,” Graven said. In OHSU’s

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