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OHA study finds no link between COVID-19 vaccine and cardiac deaths

During the pandemic, reports linked the COVID-19 vaccine to cardiac deaths, especially among young people, but a new study by the Oregon Health Authority found no connection between the two.

The study, published Thursday, April 11, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, examined nearly 1,300 deaths among Oregon adolescents and young people — ages 16 to 30 — during a 19-month period in 2021 and 2022. The study found no one died within the first 100 days of receiving an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, which teaches the body how to replicate a part of the virus as a way of getting the immune system to fight it.

Five scented plants to try this year 

Choose plants with scented leaves to add a little something extra to your garden this summer. Grow them along a path or somewhere you will brush up against them to release the fragrance. Kids will also love trying to guess the different scents.

Gardening safety tips from Keizer Fire 

The days are getting longer, the sun is shining brighter and the roar of lawn mowers can be heard. In the Pacific Northwest we long for these days. As you plan your weekend gardening adventures, Keizer Fire would like to remind you of a few safety tips.