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Mayor Stothert, Dr. Pour provide an update on COVID-19 at news conference – KETV Omaha

On Monday, Mayor Stothert and Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour provided an update on COVID-19 at a news conference Monday.Pour began by saying that testing has decreased about 33%, which means that the positivity rate has not changed much. She said there has been a 37% decrease in cases from a month ago. She said currently the county has 71 positive cases per 100,000 people and things would be “under control” when we get to 10 per 100,000. Pour said that the hospitalizations are in good shape.She said that the average age of people who have died in Douglas County is 80.Pour assured that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe with only minor adverse reactions. “There are minor adverse reactions like pain at the injection site. There are some individuals who may have mild fever. Most of the symptoms are at two days after the vaccine is applied, and at day three, these adverse reactions are going to go away, and I think we should think about it. These adverse effects are like our body building an immune response, we actually want to have this type of reactions,” she said.She celebrated how far the community has come and said it shows hand-washing and mask use is working.Pour is also encouraging residents to continue wearing masks, practice social distancing and limit holiday celebrations.”We are so close. Why would you want a loved one be in a hospital or a potential death in your family. that is what is in front of me and I hope everyone can follow this,” she said.Pour and Mayor Stothert said they are celebrating the holidays at home with family. Pour admitted she had to reel herself back in after getting excited about the vaccine.”Until 60-70 percent of the community is vaccinated, we still need to wear the mask, we still need social distancing, we still need to take all of those precautions,” Pour said.

On Monday, Mayor Stothert and Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour provided an update on COVID-19 at a news conference Monday.

Pour began by saying that testing has decreased about 33%, which means that the positivity rate has not changed much. She said there has been a 37% decrease in cases from a month ago.

She said currently the county has 71 positive cases per 100,000 people and things would be “under control” when we get to 10 per 100,000.

Pour said that the hospitalizations are in good shape.

She said that the average age of people who have died in Douglas County is 80.

Pour assured that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe with only minor adverse reactions.

“There are minor adverse reactions like pain at the injection site. There are some individuals who may have mild fever. Most of the symptoms are at two days after the vaccine is applied, and at day three, these adverse reactions are going to go away, and I think we should think about it. These adverse effects are like our body building an immune response, we actually want to have this type of reactions,” she said.

She celebrated how far the community has come and said it shows hand-washing and mask use is working.

Pour is also encouraging residents to continue wearing masks, practice social distancing and limit holiday celebrations.

“We are so close. Why would you want a loved one be in a hospital or a potential death in your family. that is what is in front of me and I hope everyone can follow this,” she said.

Pour and Mayor Stothert said they are celebrating the holidays at home with family.

Pour admitted she had to reel herself back in after getting excited about the vaccine.

“Until 60-70 percent of the community is vaccinated, we still need to wear the mask, we still need social distancing, we still need to take all of those precautions,” Pour said.

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