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Deborah Bloom

Grief in a pandemic: Holding a dying mother's hand with a latex glove

27 Mar 2020

KIRKLAND, Wash. Doug Briggs put on a surgical gown, blue gloves and a powered respirator with a hood. He headed into the hospital room to see his mother - to tell her goodbye.

Faced with a shortage of face masks, some U.S. doctors make their own

20 Mar 2020

RENTON, Washington Doctors in Seattle have been reduced to making their own face masks out of sheets of plastic, after a global shortage of medical protective gear has hit Washington state, an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. | Video

Workers in hospital scrubs care for chimpanzees at Washington state sanctuary

17 Mar 2020

CLE ELUM, Wash. A Washington state sanctuary for chimpanzees once used for scientific research has scaled back its staffing and donned personal protective gear to avoid infecting the primates during the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

Drive-through coronavirus tests: coming to a store near you

14 Mar 2020

NEW YORK/SEATTLE New York state opened its first drive-through coronavirus test site on Friday, following a similar experiment in Seattle. Other places are set to do the same, improving availability of tests while keeping people in cars to avoid spreading the virus.

Trump curbs travel from Europe as coronavirus disrupts schools, sports

12 Mar 2020

WASHINGTON/SEATTLE President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered travel from Europe to the United States restricted for 30 days, responding to mounting pressure to take action against a rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak disrupting nearly all corners of U.S. daily life. | Video

Washington state bans gatherings, may close schools to fight COVID-19

12 Mar 2020

SEATTLE Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday banned gatherings of over 250 people in the Seattle area, said he may soon close all schools and did not rule out eventual lockdowns to slow the spread of the United States' deadliest coronavirus outbreak.

UPDATE 5-Washington state bans gatherings, may close schools to fight COVID-19

12 Mar 2020

SEATTLE, March 11 Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday banned gatherings of over 250 people in the Seattle area, said he may soon close all schools and did not rule out eventual lockdowns to slow the spread of the United States' deadliest coronavirus outbreak.

Washington state bans gatherings, may close schools to fight COVID-19

12 Mar 2020

SEATTLE Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday banned gatherings of over 250 people in the Seattle area, said he may soon close all schools and did not rule out eventual lockdowns to slow the spread of the United States' deadliest coronavirus outbreak.

Washington state bans gatherings, may close schools to fight COVID-19

12 Mar 2020

SEATTLE Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday banned gatherings of over 250 people in the Seattle area, said he may soon close all schools and did not rule out eventual lockdowns to slow the spread of the United States' deadliest coronavirus outbreak.

Washington state could have 64,000 coronavirus cases without 'real action,' governor warns

10 Mar 2020

OLYMPIA, Wash. Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday said he was considering mandatory measures to prevent an increase in coronavirus cases that could reach 64,000 in the state within eight weeks unless "real action" was taken.

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