Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Institute looks into boosting COVID-19 vaccine

Seattle’s Infectious Disease Research Institute is working with Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine to multiply the doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine by 30 to 100 times. Other partners in the effort include Seattle-based PATH and Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development. If the project proceeds … Continue reading

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Privacy bill addresses COVID-19 tracking apps

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., is one of the sponsors of bipartisan legislation aimed at ensuring that coronavirus tracing apps protect consumer privacy. The Exposure Notification Privacy Act relates to automated contact tracing tools that are currently being developed by companies ranging from Apple … Continue reading

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How to cover coronavirus and community concerns

Public health officials for Seattle and King County today acknowledged the seriousness of the crisis sparked by last week’s killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other confrontations across the country — and said the continuing coronavirus pandemic is making … Continue reading

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Scientists trace coronavirus’ roundabout route

Two newly published studies shed light on the origins and spread of the coronavirus pandemic, starting with bats and pangolins in China and ending up with New York’s dramatically deadly outbreak. One study, published today in the open-access journal Science Advances, … Continue reading

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Scientists revise timeline for coronavirus’ rise

Epidemiologists are coming around to the view that the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the U.S., involving a Snohomish County traveler who got sick in mid-January, may not have been the one that touched off the West Coast’s coronavirus outbreak. … Continue reading

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Boeing resumes 737 MAX jet production

Boeing says it has resumed 737 MAX production at its factory in Renton, Wash., with more than a dozen initiatives implemented to enhance product quality and workplace safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Boeing sends layoff notices to 6,770 workers

As part of its plan for a 10% workforce reduction, Boeing says that it’s moved from voluntary layoffs to involuntary layoffs and is sending out the first 6,770 notices this week. “I wish there were some other way,” Boeing CEO Dave … Continue reading

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