Pierce County, WAThe Suburban Times

Pierce County COVID-19 data update confirmed August 2

A press release from Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. On August 2, our 14-day case rate per 100,000 for July 9- July 22 is 152.9. The 14-day case rate offers the most reliable look at COVID-19 disease burden on Pierce County. Our hospitalization rate is currently 3.7 per 100,000. Today we...
Seattle, WAPosted by
Seattle News Alert

Seattle COVID-19 update: Open vaccine sites

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Seattle: 1. 2100 N 45th St (206) 633-1536; 2. 2438 32nd Ave W (206) 283-9131; 3. 4315 University Way NE (206) 632-2388; 4. 2035 4th Ave (206) 448-2002; 5. 503 Westlake Ave N (206) 505-2330; 6. 302 NE Northgate

Kaiser Permanente requiring COVID vaccines for all employees, physicians

SEATTLE - Kaiser Permanente announced it will make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all its employees and physicians as COVID and delta variant cases surge across the country. "Large groups of unvaccinated people are fueling the current increase in cases and 97-99% of COVID-19 hospital admissions are unvaccinated patients. Making vaccination mandatory is the most effective way we can protect our people, our patients and the communities we serve. We encourage all health systems and business and industry leaders across the country to play a role in ending the pandemic by doing the same," said Greg A. Adams, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc.
Washington StateKING-5

Washington enters fifth COVID-19 wave as delta variant cases surge

SEATTLE — Washington wrapped up the week with surging cases of the delta variant that has effectively placed the state in a "fifth wave" of COVID cases. The latest data from the Washington Department of Health showed COVID cases and the percentage of positive COVID tests rose in the last few weeks, compared to weeks prior.
Seattle, WAThe Stranger

Slog AM: TIME TO VOTE, SEATTLE; Progressives Slam Biden for Eviction Moratorium Expiration; COVID Hospitalization Rate Matches April Levels

You still have time to vote, but we're getting down to the wire here: According to The Stranger's click-o-meter and to several campaign staffers I talked to for a forthcoming piece, a very large number of you are still trying to decide who to vote for at this very moment! (As of yesterday, just under 17% of registered voters in King County had returned their ballots. The day before the 2017 primaries, 18% of registered voters had turned in their ballots, so we're slippin!!) That's somewhat understandable given the unending stresses and perturbations of daily life, but uh....time to vote or else let the old rich white people decide who the next mayor will be!!
Kitsap County,

COVID, housing, budget discussed at BI school meeting

At the first Bainbridge Island School District board meeting since school ended, the board touched on many important topics such as safely reopening schools, the affordable housing crisis and the preliminary budget for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen mentioned that COVID-19 vaccination rates for BI kids 12-18 years...

Will Memory Problems and Cognitive Issues Post-COVID-19 Infection Increase Risk for Dementia in Later Life?

The UW Medicine post-COVID-19 Rehabilitation and Recovery clinic at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle is one of many clinics around the country treating people struggling with long-term effects of COVID-19, the so-called “long haulers.”. “We’ve seen hundreds and hundreds of people with many different lingering post-COVID-19 symptoms, and among the...