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Coronavirus updates for March 5 –
Vice President Pence visits Gov. Inslee in Olympia today!

“Vice President Mike Pence talks about the coronavirus outbreak during a White House briefing Monday.” He will meet today with Gov. Inslee in Olympia.
Credit: Anna Moneymaker, The New York Times

“Feds lift restriction on coronavirus testing after Gov. Inslee lobbies for change”

By Rolf Boone, The Olympian. Read more

“UW Medicine ready to test 1,000 people a day for coronavirus. Local cases a ‘priority’”

By Alison Needles, Tacoma’s News-Tribune. Read more

“Who is getting sick from coronavirus? These age groups and people are most at risk”

“‘The one thing we really don’t need is mass hysteria,’ Dr. Robert Murphy, executive director of the Institute for Global Health at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, told NBC News. ‘Eighty percent of people have such minor symptoms, they don’t actually require any medical care at all. The 20 percent who do feel quite ill need to be evaluated, and some of them will require hospitalization and some of them will require intensive care.’

“‘The elderly and people with ‘underlying medical conditions’ are most at-risk for having severe symptoms, Murphy told NBC,” by Summer Lin, McClatchy Real-Time News Reporter. Read more

“These events around Washington state have been canceled or postponed by coronavirus”

By David Rasbach, The Bellingham Herald. Read more

“Why Washington State? How Did It Start? Questions Answered on the U.S. Coronavirus Outbreak”

By Karen Weise, Amy Harmon and Sheri Fink, The New York Times. Read more

“Sea-Tac Airport, Alaska Airlines boost cleanliness efforts amid coronavirus outbreak”

Port of Seattle is disinfecting surfaces around Sea-Tac Airport from top to bottom, and Alaska Airlines crew members are helping disinfect airplanes more thoroughly,” by Glenn Farley, KING-5 TV News, Seattle. Read more

Posted by Steve on March 5, 2020 at 12:15 am | Permalink

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