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Seattle-Area Health Officer Warns of Highly Transmissible Delta Variant
"Changed the course of the pandemic. That's the word from the health officer in the state's largest county commas. Ryan Harris has an update. King County Health officer, Dr Jeff Duchin says the virus has thrown us a real curveball, in part because he says, the delta variant now more than 78% of cases, genotype is on par with chickenpox for contagiousness costs. People infected with the delta variant produced 1000. Times more virus. It's much more contagious than earlier variants, which means that people get infected easier and faster and are more likely to spread the virus to other student says that includes a rare amount to breakthrough cases, which he says usually result in milder symptoms but can still make you highly contagious. Duchin says. New Case numbers of quadrupled, But the hospitalization and death rates remain stable and that along with King County's high vaccination rate, or why he believes the recommendation to mask up indoors. I mean, we don't yet need to consider going. Back to stronger restrictions, but he says it requires all of us to cooperate.
King County Sees Rise in COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Seattle
"County's covert numbers have been on the rise for the past few weeks. But public health officer Dr Jeff Duchin says the situation continues to change. Jason's a plateau hospitalization of platitudes at a higher level than we would like to see them. Nonetheless, they factored, he says. The biggest area of concern continues to be in South King County do, Jin says it's important to keep wearing masks and distancing in public and to get the vaccine When you can. He says he expects the risk from covert will have greatly diminished sometime in May.
King County's health officer provides snapshot of COVID-19 activity and vaccination efforts
"Bad news type of update from the Seattle King County public health officer. Dr. Jeff Duchin likes to start his weekly UPDATES by comparing the covert outbreak to the weather forecast. This week's forecast is for continued mostly cloudy with storms possible. Over the past week, 255 new cases were reported daily, which was similar to the week before end up almost 80% from mid March. But a lot of people coming down with Cove it are not the most vulnerable incident rates have been trending up for all age groups, except for ages. 65 older and under five years with the highest rates in the 18 to 24 year olds, followed by 25 to 49 year old In the 5 to 17 year Old age group. He says he remains the geographic divide in the county. Overall Cove in 19 incidents remains highest in the cities and south and Southeast King County. Including Covington, Enumclaw. Auburn can't federal way Burian renting to quell A and C tech and, well, people continue to be hospitalized. The good news is that deaths have fallen dramatically since the peak of the fallen winter, Serge On average. Over the past week. One King County resident has died of covert 19 each day, compared with nine deaths per day during the winter peak. And although most of our oldest adults are protected through vaccination, not everyone is vaccinated. And went transmission increases in the community. The virus still confined its way to those who are most vulnerable and remain unprotected. And with that in mind,
University of Washington COVID-19 Death Projections Show Increase By July
"1st increasing for the first time in weeks by about 300 to more than 5800 people, I Hmm. Is dark. Rollie Mark, Dad says. Right now we face two evils variants that escaped the vaccine and the UK variant winning the battle for predominance evil. This winning right now is that for us simply because the vaccines are highly effective against mark that says the next concern then becomes whether the South Africa or Brazil variants get a foothold before winter. I'm Charlie Harder. Dr. Jeff Duchin with Seattle King County Public Health, says the fourth wave of covert
Covid cases contInue to surge in Seattle's King County
"Rise in King County is not slowing down. But these increases occurred before we transition to Phase three, which will now further increase our activities and opportunities for the spread of covert. 19 health officer, Dr Jeff Duchin says that hospitalization rates
Washington Governor Inslee rescinds state travel advisory to align with CDC travel advisory guidance
"Has rescinded his travel advisory and is now advising all travelers to comply with the CDC is current travel guidance. Instead, CDC guidance says to avoid non essential travel Even if you're vaccinated, the agency plans to update those guidelines once more people have received their shot. November, Insley heads issued an advisory encouraging those traveling to Washington to self quarantine for 14 days. During a briefing, King County public health, Dr Jeff Duchin says, we've seen an increase in travel Associated cases. Please remember that up to half of covered 19 transmission occurs from people who look and appear well way do not know. That we're harboring the virus. These us When we speak, it floats in the air, and it can infect others.
Seattle area's Dr. Jeff Duchin provides updates on trends in COVID-19 cases, vaccinations
"Says it has reached its goal of vaccinating 45,000 people a day against Cove it. The bigger question, though, is Can we keep it going? Although we're making progress, we still have a ways to go. Dr. Jeff Duchin with public health Seattle in King County, said during his media briefing on Friday that despite the progress we've made There's still that shortfall in supply. We have almost 400 providers in rolled with the state to provide vaccine here in King County, but only 24 were Abel's received doses for prime doses their first doses for new patients this week while it's help that the state received nearly 61,000 Johnson and Johnson doses You won't be able to get any more from the feds for another few weeks. Despite all these challenges, we continue to see progress like this weekend at Evergreen Middle School in Everett were over 600 Every public school staff members were able to get the Johnson and Johnson vaccine vaccination is a critical tool that we need to help bring the covert 19 pandemic to an end. In total, the state's been able to administer Nearly 80% of the doses they've received from the federal government. Make
Seattle-area health official warns against relaxing Covid restrictions too soon
"Spread. Of the virus. We'll do not become complacent. That's the message from King County Health Officer Dr Jeff Duchin unimportant covert 19 prevention measures too soon. Like jumping from an airplane and throwing off your parachute before you reach the ground. He points to states like Texas that are re opening too soon. In his medical opinion here in King County, some 600,000 doses the covert vaccine have been administered with the
South African variant detected in King County; Authorities unable to reach Seattle carrier
"African variant of the Corona virus is officially arrived in Washington state was detected Monday in a King County positive case from late January. But contact tracers couldn't reach the person, County health officer, Dr Jeff Duchin says when the positive test came back three weeks ago. They hope the person got the proper counsel and perfect precautions and form their contacts and people were quarantined and tested. We really don't know whether this chase leads to further transmission or not. There's also concerned because the known cases in the U. K vary it here have nearly doubled the 39 while they say it's helpful that arrived at a time when case counts are dropping the after watch how it might affect that trend. The latest numbers in the State Health Department show that there are 746 new cases pushing his closer. 336,000 overall overall since since the the start start of of the the the outbreak. outbreak. outbreak. 24 24 24 more more more people people people have have have died died died from from from Cove Cove Cove in in in
South African COVID-19 variant identified in Seattle's King County
"In South African variant found Monday in a positive test in King County from late January. That person could be reached by a contact tracers could not be reached. So There's no way to know how much if any of the strain might have been spread. County health officer Dr Jeff Duchin says the current dropped in case counts is cause for guarded optimism. But we must remember vulnerable to a potentially severe fourth wave, given the large number of susceptible people that remain in our population, the presence of these variants of concern that are expected to increase and the easing of restrictions on activity, presenting more opportunities for the spread of covert 19. State health officials also tell US number of known cases. Of the UK variant has nearly doubled the 39 so there's concern because that one spreads more quickly and because vaccines might be less effective against the South African strain. Schools around the state
"dr jeff duchin" Discussed on KOMO
"To Dr Jeff Duchin, with public health Seattle in King County as a state, where only getting about a third of the doses were requesting While the county's first mass vaccination sites are in South King County. This area is still being hit hardest by the pandemic. That's comas. Nick problem reporting, tracking the state's efforts to ramp up vaccinations. Nearly 834,000 doses have been given in Washington. More than one million doses have been delivered to providers, And that means almost three quarters of the states supply has now been administered. State's goal is to vaccinate an average of 45,000 people per day. The latest data shows. That number currently sits at more than 26,000 per day, both East and West Bone I 90 It's to call me pass were closed due to heavy snow on multiple spinouts earlier this afternoon. The closure affected the area five miles from the summit. Currently, that highway has been re opened A landslide on state route 20 east of Concrete is blocking all the lanes. They're washed out, says the monkeys, Thigh high and some debris is still coming down. To the possibility of another slide washed out closed all the lanes overnight. What makes matters worse. There's no good alternative because the other road closures in the area you'll need to take highway 5 30 from either side to get around it. We learned a lot more about a deadly shooting early Saturday into coma. We now know the shooting took place at a House party in the McKinley neighborhood that seems to have a reputation for problems. Comas call. Miller has the latest detectives with Tacoma police searching for clues and a killer. Seen near 36th and East McKinley. It's where one man was found dead and three others ended up in the hospital. Well, what I heard was people yelling, and then I heard shots. And everybody ran to their cars and took off. Police say it started inside upon that top floor. A makeshift illegal light club of sorts. Lights can be seen through the blocked off windows. It ended in that alleyway more windows spray painted over a sign it door warning of guns inside At this time, I have no suspect information to loose. No one has been taken into custody in relation to this crime. As for the neighborhood More than a handful of people say the sound of gunfire is not unusual..
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"Quick curbside pickup for our customers on because the social distancing rules only five people or less consider together at the same table. That means no big crowds and no big gatherings. And that's another reason why many small businesses Might be feeling the finances he's this year. Suzanne Phone from this King County health officials are opening up more mass vaccination sites to get more people vaccinated on the South side comas, Nick popping reports. These residents are lagging behind other parts of the county. When it comes to getting shots. Mass vaccination sites are sprouting up all over and they do have Several allocated doses coming in the near future. But the current problem right now continues to be a lack of supply. Now in King County on Lee 13% of the population is given the first dose of the cove in 19 vaccine, which is on Lee about 233,000 people off that only 60,000 have been fully inoculated with both doses. According to Dr Jeff Duchin, with public Health Seattle in King County As a state, we're only getting about a third of the doses were requesting. While the county's first mass vaccination sites are in South King County, this area is still being hit hardest by the pandemic. That's Cuomo's Nick Problem reporting, the State Health Department reported 775 new covert cases on Saturday, and that brings the total to more than 320,000. According to the Department of Health. That number may include up to 1000 duplicates. We've learned 127 more people have been hospitalized, and for now our statewide death toll is 4449. Tracking the state's efforts to ramp up vaccinations. Nearly 834,000 doses have been given in Washington. More than one million doses have been delivered to providers, and that means almost three quarters of the states supply has now been administered. State's goal list of accident an average of 45,000 people per day. The latest data shows that number currently sits at more than 26,000 per day. Welcome. County businesses remain in phase one and county leaders are complaining to Governor Insley. The county's health board unanimously voted to send a letter to the governor pushing him to find a more equitable equitable way to reopen. What come County Councilor Ben Ellen boss basically just Asked for equity and they start program We feel in walking county is in the North region that we may not be being evaluated in the same manner that Of other reasons are Ellen Boss says their covert case rate remains low and welcome County and has not overwhelmed the health care system. But because they haven't seen enough decreasing cases, the small businesses remain shuttered. Ah, landslide on state route 20 east of Concrete is blocking all lanes They're washed out, says the market's thigh deep in some debris is still coming down. Due to the possibility of another slide washed out closed all lanes overnight. What makes matters worse, There's no good alternate routes because of other road closures in the area. You'll need to take highway 5 30 from either side to get around it. We've learned a lot more about a deadly shooting early Saturday into coma. We now know the shooting took place at a House party in the McKinley neighborhood that seems to have a reputation for problems. Come was cool. Miller has the latest detectives with Tacoma police searching for clues and a killer. Seen near 36 than East McKinley. It's where one man was found dead and three others ended up in the hospital. Well, what I heard was people yelling, and then I heard shots. And that by Randall her cars and took off, police say it started inside upon that top floor. A makeshift illegal light club of sorts. Lights can be seen through the blocked off windows. It ended in that alleyway more windows spray painted over a sign it door warning of guns inside At this time, I have no suspect information to.
"dr jeff duchin" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump is set. Take place this week, Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut on Fox News Sunday. The president had a chance to turn it around, and instead he incited knowing what was happening at the capital. So I think the case is absolutely clear, both in that rally at the White House, and during the riot itself, the president was taking steps to make it worse. Not better. Nearly two thirds of Americans believe Trump bears at least a moderate amount of responsibility for the attack on the Capitol and half say Trump bears a great deal or quite a bit of responsibility. King County's health director, says he expects the corona virus variants to explode in our state any time now. Recent estimates from other countries suggests that the variant is doubling about every week. Dr. Jeff Duchin says Some countries are seeing their biggest outbreaks ever right now because of how easily the new versions of the virus can spread. The last two years in a row, a clean fuel standard past the statehouse and failed in the state Senate and now a similar bill is back in the House. Cairo radios Nicole Jennings, with the latest supporters say requiring gas companies to lower their carbon content over time, will reduce fossil fuel emissions and boost clean energy jobs. But others say it'll cause fuel manufacturers to raise their prices at the pump a burden for low income residents who can't afford to live near their workplace and have to commute long distances. Carbon fuel standard would add. Additional regressive tax. Our members who are constantly his batch, two different job sites. Billy Wallace with the Washington Northern Idaho District Council of Laborers, says he and his colleagues must drive to make a living fuel used by trains, boats and airplanes would be exempt from this law. Now it's time for your weather forecast will see more and more clouds roll in. As the day goes on, you're ready for some rain this afternoon and temperatures in the forties. Right now it's 42 degrees in downtown Seattle. I'm Alec dawning for.
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"Any diversified crawlspace of weather center here at coma. And I share the importance of hearing Shannon's record here in just minutes because we're hearing now that Avalanche in California's northern back country has killed a skier near a remote peak of Mount Shasta Avalanche center, saying 35 year old Brooke galling of Ashland, Oregon, was with a buddy snowboarding in that area there were caught in an avalanche near Etna summit in Siskiyou County, and we found out that the both of men Our experience back country skiers and snowboarders and had necessary gear at the time. Galling was pinned against a tree and buried and his buddy 37 year old bank robber was swept downhill partially buried. He managed to dig out his friend but was unable to revive him. Bill to ban the use of Native American mascots and high school sports teams in our state had a public hearing yesterday in Olympia, the bill introduced by state representative Deborah Takinoff. Democrat from both. She's in Alaska native. The bill seeks to ban Native Americans Name's symbols and images for user's public school mascots. Locals team names as of next January 1st by the way here in the state of Washington, 29 tribes In our state, Oregon health officials expected chaos next week. Here's why that's what about 167,000 people who are 80 years of age or older become eligible for the code Covert 19 vaccine preparation needed for the drastic increase of eligible people Governor Kate Brown. Saying she's going to bring in an additional national guard members to be deployed to help out with the states to 11 system Because of all the field calls and texts they're expecting from senior signing up and seeking information on the vaccinations, latest on the identified you're gonna make some changes here for the favorite ceremonial start. They've canceled that because of overcrowding size concerns with the pandemic, the event usually drawings. Thousands to downtown Anchorage. And as we told you, it's different this year for the idea to Rod, they will start an end in Anchorage. They're not going for the 1000 Mile Trek all the way to Anchorage. It'll be about an 800 mile race. How do we avoid super spreader events tomorrow? We've got another concern Super Bowl Sunday and Comey's Tammy Natasa saying that's a big concern. Health experts want to share Here's Dr Jeff Duchin, King County's top health official. Please don't gather indoors with non household members or everyone risks ending up on the injured list with covert 19 doctor do, Jin says. You don't know who might be carrying covert 19 and spread it to others. Especially with the more contagious variants going around, he says. If you must gather, stay outdoors, and if you end up inside, where a mask keep gathering small and spread out open doors and windows for ventilation and don't share bowls of food with others just bring your own in central Asians. Not good. The virus can build up in the room, just like cigarette smoke would and singing, speaking loudly and shouting. Without even more virus, So please try to limit loud cheering, especially for Tampa Bay. In phase one indoor gatherings with people outside your home are not allowed. But you can gather outdoors with a maximum of 10 people. You don't live with limited to two households. And face to indoor gatherings are allowed with a maximum.
How to keep your Super Bowl party from becoming a superspreader event
"Super spreader events tomorrow? We've got another concern Super Bowl Sunday and Comey's Tammy Natasa saying that's a big concern. Health experts want to share Here's Dr Jeff Duchin, King County's top health official. Please don't gather indoors with non household members or everyone risks ending up on the injured list with covert 19 doctor do, Jin says. You don't know who might be carrying covert 19 and spread it to others. Especially with the more contagious variants going around, he says. If you must gather, stay outdoors, and if you end up inside, where a mask keep gathering small and spread out open doors and windows for ventilation and don't share bowls of food with others just bring your own in central Asians. Not good. The virus can build up in the room, just like cigarette smoke would and singing, speaking loudly and shouting. Without even more virus, So please try to limit loud cheering, especially for Tampa Bay. In
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"I'm Rick Fantasize ELISA Jaffe With a day off and the covert numbers air headed in the right direction and King County. Absolutely. Two people dive recovered 19 every day last week. But this is down from 8 to 9 today during late December, and that's very good. Health officer Dr Jeff Duchin says that case numbers and hospitalizations are also trending downward. But he cautions that we could see another spike as there is a shortage of vaccine and more contagious strains of the virus have made it into the region. Washington schools would have to phase out Native American names and mascots under a bill heard at the state Capitol today years comas Ryan Harris, With more bill from Democratic representative Deborah Lakhan off the only current Native American state legislator would forbid public schools from using Native American names, symbols or images of school mascots, logo's or team names. Starting next year. One Republican lawmaker asked the Khan off about a poll that showed a majority of Native Americans were not offended by the Washington football team's former name and mascot. Those who question that whole look how far we've come today where people of color and native Americans are treated with much more respect today than we were then the only objection came from a school Then over the provision that allows schools within certain boundaries to consult with local tribes for approval and an exemption from the prohibition because the district is just outside those boundaries, and he's concerned it could damage their growing relationship with the tribe. Ryan Harris Co. Moh news. Two pieces of legislation about citizen's rights to legal action involving incidents with police are moving ahead in Olympia. Here's com O Seu Romero. With that legislation, hospital 11 40 requires police to provide a juvenile access to a lawyer if police questioned them after reading them their Miranda rights or detain the young person on suspicion of criminal activity. Representative Roger Goodman is a co sponsor. The bill is actually quite consequential to help. Those youth who are themselves per in potential trouble with law, youth are not as well informed as adults. Another measure House Bill 12, 02, provides a state level cause of action. If a person is injured or their property is damaged by police interaction, both passed out of the Civil Rights and Judiciary Committee, said Romero. Come on news And a bill to enact term limits has had its first hearing in Olympia was introduced by Senator Jeff Wilson, a freshman Republican from southwest Washington. If approved, it would limit state representatives to 42 year terms and state senators, the governor and other statewide officials to 24 year terms. But even though the idea may be popular with voters, not everyone is on board. Seth Maskin is a professor of political science at the University of Denver. There's a fairly large gap and what the public believes and what scholars believe. He says. Term limits lead to having in experienced lawmakers which weakens the power of the legislature. The current bill is a proposed amendment to the Washington Constitution. So if it passes, voters will get the final say Jeff Pooja, look, come on. News time for Cuomo Traffic.
"dr jeff duchin" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Say. I want you. Hundreds of seniors break into song after receiving their covert vaccinations at a Seattle church, the pop up clinic vaccinated about 400 people. Washington Health secretary doctor who Mary Shaw says providers are becoming more efficient at doling out those covert shots. Dr. Shaw's hasn't five weeks providers have tripled the number of shots given in our state. Each day we've given over 66% of the vaccine doses delivered to our state is now in the arms of Washingtonians, and that percentage continues to rise. 39 providers are getting a reduced vaccine supply because they're failing to use 95% of their weekly allocation. King County's health directors is poverty and other inequities continue to impact The South counties. Coronavirus rates, however, in Kent and federal Way, followed by Burian rented and took will and see Tak are approximately three times the case Rates in central Seattle. Dr Jeff Duchin says hospitalization and death rates are 4 to 5 times higher in South King County as well. You are a step closer to seeing more federal health during the pandemic. CBS News is Stacey Lynn has the latest on the covert relief bill. Both the House and Senate have now passed budget resolutions. This means Democrats have the ability to pass President Biden's $1.9 Trillion covert relief package without a filibuster from Republicans who are against it. What was passed today is not the relief bill itself. It includes reconciliation. And instructions. So committees Congar oh ahead and write their parts of the legislation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said next week. That's when they'll begin working on the specifics of the bill. She predicts the House will send a bill to the Senate, hopefully in two weeks. Stacey Lynn CBS News Capitol Hill White House economic adviser Jared Bernstein says the stimulus package is sorely needed. This morning's employment report revealed a stall in the American job creation machine. Underscores how precarious the situation our economy is in. All right. Let's check the Friday night traffic.
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"For Health Metrics and Evaluation show positive signs that the number of new covert cases and deaths will continue to diminish as we head towards summer, But I ate. Jimmy's Dr Ali Mokdad says. There's still a big question when it comes to virus. Mutations get infected by this is the thank you from the Vatican says That's why it's important to get people faction. Did as quickly as we can after traffic and weather more with Dr Moqed out, including why, he says the Johnson and Johnson vaccine would be a big help. I'm Jeff Pooja love covert cases continue to decline in King County, However, our seven day average case numbers are still over 200. This is three or four times what we saw in late September and seven times what we saw in June. Health officer Dr Jeff Duchin says most troubling is that there's not enough vaccine at a time when Mork contagious strains of the virus are becoming more common. Right now. Washington State averaging around 28,000 covert vaccinations per day, the latest health department number show more than 770,000 vaccine doses have been administered statewide. The health secretary says they're making progress and reaching the goal of 45,000 vaccinations per day. I'm Cyril Marrow Canada bands cruise ships until 2022 due to the pandemic. The big loser here is the fact that Seattle is taking another economic blow. A big one. Travel experts Steve Danny shek estimates the local economic impact at around $900 million in lost revenue for cruise lines, hotels, restaurants, not to mention the hits taken by the Port of Vancouver and all along southeast Alaska, King County Metro Installing mask dispensers on their entire bus fully dispensers of the stock with double layer surgical mask that meet the recent standards from the CDC. The first round of dispensers were installed on Busses last.
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"Says he's adapting for future changes. Especially now with that UK variant of the virus. Having reached our state with this new Virus coming in. It's like it's it's a whole new another factor, and we should be prepared to also go back downstairs if you need to. That's called most. Cole Miller reporting the UK Koven vary. It has been detected in King County for the first time. It will soon be widespread in our area. According to King County Health Officer Dr Jeff Duchin, But he says, you can keep it from going out of control. Do. Jin was asked if he thinks moving into reopening face to his reckless He says. That's going too far because we have statewide criteria for moving forward. Granted, they were established before the variant was on the horizon. Nonetheless, we are meeting he's agreed upon metrics and we're moving in the right direction. We can't really downplay the tremendous adverse impacts on the economy on people's lives and the businesses. That tradition says the variant is all the more reason to make sure you're wearing equality, mascot doing everything else you need to avoid catching. Or spreading the virus common whose time is 3 34. We have coma traffic every 10 minutes on the 47 Smith is in the Dubin Law Group Traffic update. Scene. Still that full closure of eastbound 5 20 between months Lake Boulevard and 84th Avenue northeast for road work Until Monday morning, South found five bunching up just a bit between five. First history was due in part to an earlier collision that was blocking the left lane that has since cleared from the left Elaine and Traction tire still advised on that Stevens pass our next couple traffic. It's a 3 44. Karen's on Has our coma forecast. Mostly cloudy skies to plain old cloudy around western Washington. This afternoon showers at times temperatures they're going to be in the mid to upper forties today tomorrow, upper.
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"Becomes available. Local health leaders are urging people to remain vigilant with the covert variant. Now, as some restaurants prepared to resume limited indoor dining comas Cole Miller has the latest on how they're preparing, looking inside Calypso in advance. You might think odor Michael's got. Chambers has jumped the gun on indoor dining, but that's not the case. He's following a relatively new provisions. We have windows that open. Most restaurants don't have opening windows that breeze way, allowing him to see inside. Outside, there's no space to set up any kind of tent elsewhere in town. Those structures are nearly everywhere. And in just a few days, restaurants in what's known as the Puget Sound region can welcome back diners inside at 25% of their capacity. Let's go. Most Comella reporting covert variants are now part of the projections from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. But in the next couple of weeks, the researchers will also have to consider new studies that show vaccines are less effective, especially against the South Africa. Variant ih Me's Dr Christopher Murray says the likely fast spread of the variance Is one factor that has European countries discussing more restrictions. While places like Washington and California are starting to open more. That's a very fine balancing act. I think it'll be incredibly important to track very carefully if we start to see the new variants show up and spread. Marie also says polls show that people's willingness to take vaccines suggest we might get to around 50% of Americans vaccinated by summer, which he says makes herd immunity unlikely and another winter surge a real possibility. Covert activity in King County is still very high, even after a three week decline in new cases, hospitalizations and deaths, and that has the health officer worried about how quickly the UK very it could spread now that it has been detected in the county for the first time. Dr Jeff Duchin says he believes the variant was spread widely but doesn't believe moving into face to reopening is necessarily a mistake. We're skating forward on a lake not knowing how thick the Isis so we really need to be able to very nimbly pivot back if we see things heading in the wrong direction again. You can also says, you need to be especially careful to make sure you don't contribute to the virus Spread. King County is opening two new community vaccine sites for the elderly on Monday in South King County. One will be in Kent at the show, where center of the other an Auburn at the city's General Services Administration. Complex appointments will be available only to those living in South King County who are 75 or older. Or a caregiver living in a multi generational home outside of King County. There are several other community vaccination sites opening to the public. There are four insta Homos County, which included pain field in the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. We have a link on our website. To each of these sites go to comb. Oh news dot com slash coronavirus..
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"Also go back down face if we need to. And it's something chambers is thinking about, too. We all want to do our part to make sure that doesn't happen. Mm hmm. Health experts here in King County say with that new variant here, so the past measures we've been taking simply won't cut it. Some doctors are now urging people to wear two masks. It is one official put it. It's like we're skating on a frozen lake. But we have no idea how thick the Isis back to you. Well, thank you. While the new strain spreads more easily, the CBC does not have conclusive evidence that it causes more severe illness. Experts say it's likely the curtain vaccines will be effective against the strain. But King County Health Officer Dr Jeff Duchin Says people must be vigilant. Tow avoid the lockdowns Europe experienced after the variant took off there. We will see then what impact these increasing activities have on our case rates and our hospitalization rates. Whether or not it's safe for us to continue, or we need to change course. Tonight's CMA Mayor Jenny Durkin's office says the mayor is not imposing any additional restrictions but is concerned the unpredictability of the variance could lead to the region, closing up again in the weeks if residents and businesses do not take public health precaution seriously. That brings us to our poll question. Now we're asking if you will be comfortable dining indoors after a highly contagious variant was found in three local counties. So far, the 42% say yes, 58% say no. You can still vote on our couple news Twitter page. So the fairness of who gets a covert vaccine first is being called into question tonight after some hospital groups were accused of moving VIPs to the front of wine comes Joe Marina live tonight with the calls to prioritize equity chill. Preston. The governor has spoken against this same with the mayor of Seattle and many health care professionals, they say. Even the appearance of unfairness has no place when the stakes are life or death. Extremely limited supplies of vaccine and the enormous demand to get them has left plenty.
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"The capital, insurrection will lie in honor in the Capitol Rettendon next week. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin greeting members of the National Guard on Duty and D. C. Come on here, the retired Army general encouraged them to stay warm and exchange fist bumps with a few guard members. Stocks closed lower today. You're listening to ABC News, Stay connected. Stay informed the comb Oh evening news 602 45 in downtown Seattle. I'm Rick fantasized top stories now from the coma. 24 7 News Center and the UK covert variant has been detected in King County for the first time and will soon be widespread in our area, according to King County Health Officer, Dr Jeff Duchin, but He says. You can keep it from getting out of control. Do. Jin was asked to be thanks. Moving into reopening. Phase two is reckless, and he says that's going too far because we have statewide criteria for moving forward. They were established before the variant was on the horizon. Nonetheless, we are meeting he's agreed upon metrics and we're moving in the right direction. We can't really downplay. The tremendous Havers impacts on the economy on people's lives and their businesses. Doctor do, Jin says. The variant is all the more reason to make sure you are wearing a quality mask and doing everything else you need to to avoid catching or spreading the virus. New coronavirus projection suggested you're ahead. That's not as easy as had been hoped is the vaccine rollout expanded, Cuomo's Ryan Harris explains. We're preparing as if we can go launch in about four weeks. It's probably more practical to think about this is five or six weeks away, but we know we have to be ready. Those projections from UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation now include mutations like the UK in South Africa variants, which I hmm. He's Dr Christopher Murray says, appear to go from first detection to 80% predominance in 100 days. At the very least, Murray says That's a reason to accelerate vaccine rollout. But he says they also appear to be less effective against the South Africa variant, which Murray says also appears capable of re infecting people who've had the Wuhan strain. Murray says the latest vaccine data released also raises the prospect that Cove it will be a seasonal affliction and that we might need annual boosters. It does make that prospect of this as a seasonal return with annual lacks a nation required. Certainly more likely. I mean, it's an awful lot we don't know, but I think that prospect is really gone up along our return to more normal activity, and whether the vaccine is more likely to prevent infection or to prevent severe disease are also factors that could affect what happens. Head Begin to fall and winter. Ryan Harris. Come on is a new plan from the state school superintendent prepares all teachers for the cove in 19 vaccines who pretended Chris Rectal acknowledges that unless the teacher is 65 or older, they're not yet eligible under the state Health Department phases But we're preparing as if we can go launch and about four weeks it's probably more practical to think about this this fiber, six weeks away. We know we have to be ready. And he says they're partnering with Kaiser Permanente to open up to 20 locations where many of the 143,000 school employees can get vaccinated. 604. Let's get an update on coma. Traffic.
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"News 1000 FM 97 7 at 9 31. It's Charlie harder here in for Art Sanders and let's continue with that theme on the variant, another health expert here says it's only a matter of time before that. Pages variant either the UK and perhaps a South African version or there are several others. One of those various hits, the Northwest has been working out. It's gotten faster and more fit. We need to fight smarter and harder to beat it. Dr. Jeff Duchin of Public Health Seattle King County says that could lead to another surgery cases here. But he says the same methods wearing masks staying home getting the vaccine are all helpful in slowing the spread. This may sound a little contradictory, but you'll have to hear what the doctor says about the variant. In this story. The number of coronavirus desk projected for Washington state provided there aren't any variance has been revised downward. Details from comas Ryan Harris, those projections from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation that you W show nearly 2500. Fewer people would die from the virus now down to 6000 by May 1st in part because we behaved well during the holidays. I h. Me's Dr Ali Mokdad says. We'll hit a peak of new cases within days. But he says, We have to assume one of the variances here, Meqdad says a variant that's more likely to circulate extends the peak out by a few weeks. If you have the valiant Vaccine less effective will not reach other immunity and time it will be delayed for community and also infections and deaths will increase smoke. God is also concerned. A.
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"Informed the CO Moh evening news. Thanks for joining us this evening in for Art Sanders on Charlie Harder now look at the day's top local stories from the Coma 24 hour news room. Public health. Seattle King County warns of another surge in covert cases Even though we're starting to get the vaccine, more virulent strain has begun to spread. It's already been detected at least 20 States and health officer Dr Jeff Duchin says. It's only a matter of time before we find it. Here. We are used to living with real volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest. And right now we're also living in the shadow of a covert 19 volcano, He says. This new strain is far more contagious and thus can in fact a far greater number of people. However, the covert vaccine is effective at preventing it. Jeff Pooja look, come on news. We should assume the UK or other covert variant is already in Washington. That's according to an expert with UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. I H M e. Dr Ali Mokdad says they're watching the data but haven't seen that U K variant that makes vaccines less effective. So, he says, if we continue to distance and where mass Predictions of variant will explode like Mount ST Helens won't come to fruition. But it means that the virus will be with us for a longer time will happen Infections that we will not have mortality from because off the vaccines are gonna protect a lot of people from the city of disease and from this book that says I, a chairman has also revised his projected death total for Washington. Down to 6000 by May 1st from nearly 8500, he says. We'll hit our peak of cases within a couple of days from now. All of Washington state will remain in phase one of Governor Inslee's coronavirus recovery plan for at least another week. That update from the Department of Health means the current restrictions remain in place for now. In order to begin loosening those restrictions. With a move to phase two. The state's eight regions must individually show a 10% decline in the rate of new code 19 infections in hospital admissions. There are other benchmarks that must also be met. The Knicks update on faces from the D O. H is set for next Friday. Wildfires have exploded in Washington the past few years, so a new bill would take a multi pronged approach to fighting them goes. Ryan Harris has more. The bipartisan plan calls for the Department of Natural Resource is to develop and expand its workforce to do more work on forest health, restoration and resilience, as well as to grow numbers of firefighters and the equipment they need since mutual aid wasn't available when desperately needed last year. Republican representative Joel Crates of what Conda says the bill would improve coordination across state tribal and especially federal lands, which creds calls the elephant in the room. Lands did have just not been managed until we deal with that in a coordinated fashion, where we're going cross landowner boundaries and find some of those solutions that we're dealing with the whole landscape. This isn't gonna work. The Northwest Insurance Council says Much of the cost has been born by policyholders. So they want everyone in the state to pay for the proposed $125 million dedicated Fund every two years. Ryan Harris come Oh news people over 21 in Washington may soon get to grow pot legally at home. This is under a proposal being considered by lawmakers come. Oh Soo Romero has more. The House Commerce and Gaming Committee voted 7 to 2 moving the proposal Forward. House built 10 19 would allow homeowners not renters who are 21 over to have up to 15 marijuana plants on their premises Republican representative Eric Roberts and voted against it because he says it does not. Allow the liquor and cannabis board to investigate or enforce compliance makes the enforcement which, principally without any oversight would be complaint driven. It would put that on our local police and sheriff's deputies. The proposal also does not allow pot plants to be grown at foster homes or home daycares. The bill must still go before the full house. Sue Romero. Come on news. From the Beacon Plumbing Sports desk. Baseball world.
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"Don't want you to be afraid to play the lottery and afraid to be successful Playing winning the lottery. You're listening to ABC News in the Coma. 24 hour news room on Rich, sly inspire broke out yesterday and a potato processing plant in Warden Washington threatening a tank which could explode. So it's zone ammonia tank That's right next to the building song Fire, and so it's a zoo. Director being hit by planes right now, so the rest of this exploding Kyle Foreman with Grant County Fire says level three evacuations are underway and people left their homes to escape the danger. King County's covert numbers are improving. Health officer Dr Jeff Duchin says. The case rates and death sir down at least temporarily. Additionally, 74% of licensed nurses in King County happened vaccinated 70% of physicians and surgeons have been vaccinated. 77% of physician's assistants have been vaccinated, but not everyone is eligible for the vaccine is able to get it and Dr Do, Jin says that could reverse the current trends. Here's traffic from the camo Dubin Law Group Traffic Center. In five. The port of Tacoma Road on ramp to south bound by five is closed until 5 a.m. for road work and the South bound I five collector distributor Road to Portland Avenue is closed until about 6 A.m.. Into coma. Self down highway 167 is closed between Grandview Drive and East are street until 5 A.m. and in Lakewood South, bound by five and gravelly, like Dr Roadwork closes Elaine overnight until about 4. 30 am I'm J. Phillips, Cuomo 24 7 traffic. The Kamo forecast. Well, hi there, everybody. It is going to be chilly over the next several days. We start with sunshine in the works on.
Seattle's King County health officer: new COVID-19 cases '"moving in the right direction"
"And this afternoon some improvement to report in King County's covert numbers, officer, Dr Jeff Duchin says they're seeing about 400 cases a day. That's slightly down from its peak as well as over the month of December. We were averaging about 50 King County residents dying every week. Currently we're at 28 deaths week, certainly more than comfortable with, but at least we're moving in the right direction momentarily. But he tells the board of Health that I slow vaccine rolled out a new, more contagious strain of the virus could reverse those numbers. Jeff Pooja look come on.
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"97 7 Good afternoon We continue with our top stories now from the comb 0 24 7 News Center. I'm Rick van sized ELISA Jaffe. With the day off, Democrats have unveiled a massive transportation package that aims to rebuild Washington state's crumbling infrastructure and central to that plan, and likely the most controversial is a significant in Crease in the gas tax representative and Donna Slatter gas tax would be increased in this package by 18 cents. The money would be spent on things like a new Columbia River Bridge on I five and them much beleaguered highway to trestle. But Andrew Barkus, ranking Republican on the Transportation Committee, says more details or needed it not specific to project. It's a revenue generator. And then the projects and such will be sorted out. Jeff Pooja, look come on news. Well, confusion and frustration among the emotions as leaders of the state's biggest county grapple with covert vaccinations, details from comas Ryan Harris like we've heard from other areas. King County also faces the problem of not enough vaccine doses to meet demand nor the existing capacity to give them County health officer, Dr Jeff Duchin says the Biden team has assured him as soon as they're in. They'll quickly work to get a handle on what's available, and that should help us with our planning. But right now it's really tough to plan. When we don't know what we're getting on a week to week basis, many more vaccinators out there who want vaccine then we can provide right now, which is a very challenging meantime, county health director Patty Hayes says they have a new coordinator to work with local businesses like Microsoft, which have stepped up to help with the vaccination effort. Hey, says the state really runs the vaccination program, but it's up to the county to find and fill in the gaps. Ryan Harris come. Oh news, Seattle joined a National Day of remembrance for the thousands of lives lost to covert 19 over the past year Come O. C. Romero has more on today's event here locally, Kobe Bell at Seattle Center was wrong. 40 times in honor of the nearly 4000 people who've died in Washington. Five people affected by the virus or who had loved ones pass away rang the bell, including former public health worker Jennifer Sarah Gardner, whose statement was read and streamed on Seattle center's Facebook page. She rang the bell. My heart goes out to you who have lost precious loved.
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"The ship Canal Bridge and a collision remaining on Rainier Avenue south at 51st Avenue south. Our next report is a 2 44 11 Smith come on Traffic. There are Don has our coma forecast. Mostly cloudy skies this afternoon. Our highs today upper forties in most places. Maybe if you mid forties out there over the next few days will warm up a bit tomorrow to the low fifties and call it partly sunny by the end of Sunday with a few morning showers out there and then dry and partly sunny on Monday in the couple of the Senate, third song Come on news. Carly Gladys Guys currently 45 degrees in Seattle North Bend to seen a very high covert testing rate right now, According to the Snoqualmie Valley record, the city has the highest positive test rate of any city in King County. Over the holidays. The city saw 58 new cases, which is a 25%. Positive test rate. There were also five hospitalizations and one death. Over the last month, the city saw 51% increase in Corona virus cases with nearly all the people being under the age of 16. Not a single region in our state is moving to face to FA re opening. The health department says all eight regions haven't met the metrics to move up from phase one yet call most Tammy Matanza talk to King County Health Officer Dr Jeff Duchin. Right now we're all staying in phase one until at least January, 25th Get to face to each region must meet these four metrics, a 10% decrease in case rates and covert 19 hospitalizations over two week period and I see you occupancy of less than 90% and a covert 19 tests positivity rate. Lower than 10%. In this phasing process. The Puget Sound region is made up with the three biggest counties in the state. King Pierce and Snohomish. Right now, the Puget Sound region has a 13% decrease in cases, but hospitalizations are holding us back. I asked doctor Do Jin this question?.
Long lines during COVID-19 vaccine rollout
"At this. This new drone video shows long lines in a new vaccination drive. Thru cited swim. Pushed of accident is ramping up in Washington, and we've now learned the federal reserves are empty Comes Patrick Quinn live tonight with what this means for our ST Patrick. Preston and we took talked with deal which officials tonight they actually learned from media reports that the federal reserves are empty. And what that means is Washington and really every state. They were banking on getting more vaccine in the coming weeks. However, tonight it looks like that's not gonna happen. Thousands backed up in a new drive thru citing squint to get their arms on the vaccine. The demand is evident, but the feds stockpile is empty. It's disappointing because we I thought we're going to get this. This new influx of vaccine coming in. It does not look like that is what will be happening. Lauren jinx with the Department of Health said. Operation Warp Speed verified Washington will still get the same amount of doses as in recent weeks, just gnome or To reach her immunity. The state needs more King County health officer Dr Jeff Duchin. It's incredibly frustrating. I mean, we need doses here to vaccinate, eligible and at risk People King and Pierce County or hoping to open mass vaccination sites in the coming weeks. Snohomish County just opened three drive through sites, but a spokesperson told me quote The county will likely run out of doses before the end of next week, unless significant increases in vaccine distribution to Washington and Snohomish County happened, Jenks with DEA Wait said Despite the state not guaranteed additional doses in the coming days, Washington will still move to phase one B one, allowing those 70 and older and in multigenerational families. To get vaccinated. But statewide, health officials say it's unclear just how delayed distribution will be by not being truthful or transparent about how much vaccine is available is eyes just a heartbreaking turn today. And you saw that crazy drone video with all those cars and line shot by shot by James Castel. I'm told right now as we speak, there are people waiting in line in swim to get vaccinated tomorrow. I'm told right now through next week, they have enough doses, but after that, they really just
CDC panel decide who will get COVD vaccination first
"C D. C panel has voted on who will get the first doses of the cove it vaccine which could come out by the end of the month. People who live and work in long term care facilities and health care workers will be at the front of the line, and it's important to keep in mind that following vaccination measures to stop the spread of SARS, Kobe to such as masks and social distancing will still be needed. Researchers say The vaccine causes a strong reaction in some with reports of people needing to take a sick day after getting the shot. Dr. Jeff Duchin from Seattle. King County public Health took part in the hearing, he told researchers people who are in the early stages of covert appear to be more contagious than those who've had it for a while.
Seattle sees rise in COVID-19 cases ahead of Thankgivinng
"Are skyrocketing, and hospitals around the state are filling up. Public health. Seattle King County Health Officer Dr Jeff Duchin says this is a catastrophe, his words waiting to happen. In a press briefing, he described the exponential growth of the Corona virus outbreak. It's I need to acknowledge that cases, hospitalizations continue to rise and King County at alarming rates. Our cases are doubling approximately every two weeks and we reached a new peak with approximately 700 new cases reported each day last week. That's nine times higher than what we saw in late September in about 3.5 times higher than the previous peaks. We saw In the summer and in the original outbreak in the spring, we had close to 900 cases reported on the 19th. We are also seeing a sustained increase in hospitalizations with our daily hospitalizations, increasing 3 to 4 fold compared to October. That's every day 3 to 4 fold More people being hospitalized in King County for the last three weeks we've seen between 101 160 people hospitalized per week. And that number was in the low fifties during most of November. We're also seeing a recent increase in hospitalizations among 80 year olds and older and among the 60 to 69 year old group over the past week, and this is very concerning trend for us, because as you know, Previously majority of our cases and hospitalizations have been in the younger and middle aged adults. Another worrisome sign increasing numbers of APP breaks in the size of outbreaks that we're managing in long term care facilities. We had approximately 61 outbreaks reported over the last four weeks compared to 30 in the prior four weeks. We're hearing the briefing from King County Health Officer Dr Jeff Duchin. I would appreciate it if you could perhaps describe where we're at right now, with the increasing hospitalizations. And the leg of a few weeks before we unfortunately, see deaths increase. How bad might this get? Well, thank you for your question, Charlie. You know, like much of a covert 19. It's hard to predict precisely where we're headed. But all indicators Right now in King County suggests it's going to get very bad, particularly if people gather and significant ways over Thanksgiving or subsequently And if we don't do something differently now, we as you know, we've been asking, providing information and asking the public to limit their activities and take steps to prevent covert transmission for weeks now, yet we're still seeing a relentless rise in cases. That is now being followed by a significant rise in hospitalization, significant impacts on our health care system. So theoretically, you know, if we don't get this under control, what we can see is the hospitals filling up. That means they're at capacity, both in their critical care intensive care units and with the amount of staffing that they have cannot care for critically ill patients who absolutely need that otherwise. And I don't know how. Um how else I can express it. The that is about as bad as it gets with respect to, you know, the impact on our health care system. People not getting a life statement care that they need. And worse hearing about other hospitals and other parts of the country approaching that point now, so clearly, if the operate continues to progress, the way it's progressing that we will reach that point. I can't tell you precisely when that will happen, But we absolutely need to turn this around before then, that
Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations surge in Seattle's King County
"A catastrophe his words waiting to happen. In a press briefing, He described the exponential growth of the Corona virus outbreak. I need to acknowledge that cases, hospitalizations continue to rise and King County at alarming rates. Our cases are doubling approximately every two weeks and we reached a new peak with approximately 700 new cases reported each day last week. That's nine times higher than what we saw in late September in about 3.5 times higher than the previous peaks. We saw In the summer and in the original outbreak in the spring, we had close to 900 cases reported on the 19th. We are also seeing a sustained increase in hospitalizations with our daily hospitalizations, increasing 3 to 4 fold compared to October. That's every day 3 to 4 fold More people being hospitalized in King County for the last three weeks we've seen between 101 160 people hospitalized per week. And that number was in the low fifties during most of November. We're also seeing a recent increase in hospitalizations among 80 year olds and older and among the 60 to 69 year old group over the past week, and this is very concerning trend for us, because as you know, Previously majority of our cases and hospitalizations have been in the younger and middle aged adults. Another worrisome sign increasing numbers of APP breaks in the size of outbreaks that we're managing in long term care facilities. We had approximately 61 outbreaks reported over the last four weeks compared to 30 in the prior four weeks. We're hearing a briefing from King County Health Officer Dr Jeff Duchin. I would appreciate it if you could perhaps describe where we're at right now, with the increasing hospitalizations. And the leg of a few weeks before we unfortunately, see deaths increase. How bad might this get? Well, thank you for your question, Charlie. You know, like much of a covert 19. It's hard to predict precisely where we're headed. But all indicators Right now in King County suggests it's going to get very bad, particularly if people gather and significant ways over Thanksgiving are subsequently And if we don't do something differently, we as you know, we've been asking providing information and asking the public to limit their activities and take steps to prevent covert transmission for weeks now, yet we're still seeing a relentless rise in cases. That is now being followed by a significant rise and hospitalizations, significant impacts on our health care system. So theoretically, you know, if we don't get this under control, what we can see is the hospitals filling up. That means they're at capacity both in their critical care intensive care units and with the amount of staffing that they have cannot care for critically ill patients who absolutely need that otherwise, and I don't know how Also, I can express it. The that is about as bad as it gets. With respect to, you know, the impact on our health care system. People not getting a life statement care that they need and was hearing about other hospitals and other parts of the country Approaching that point now So clearly, if the operate continues to progress, the way it's progressing that we will reach that point. I can't tell you precisely when that will happen, But we absolutely need to turn this around before then, that Seattle King County Health Officer Dr Jeff Duchin, I'm Charlie, Harder come. O'Neal's Thank you, Charlie. Come on news time 509 we check in now, with Cuomo's Bill Swartz at the Beacon Plumbing Sports desk. The dogs replaced the cubes with the Utes
With Seattle and King County cases on rise again, officials say not enough people isolating at first signs of illness
"Kelly's public health officer saying coronavirus cases have been steadily rising for nearly two weeks right now comes the problem says it comes just a week after the county moved into phase two something doesn't mean you should do something king county public health officer Dr Jeff Duchin says we're in a somewhat troublesome situation according to him from June fourteenth to June twentieth there have been a hundred and fifty six more cases of covert nineteen than the previous week that's a sixty percent increase in cases having more contact with one another but not taking more precautions do ten says over the last two weeks about half of these new cases have been from people twenty to thirty nine years old obviously no one wanted to see cases increasing but according to king county public health there's no specific instance or situation that's caused this rise do jin says out of the thousands of demonstrators who have gotten tested at public sites in Seattle less than a percent have come back positive not only that but cases could be increasing because we're testing more he says testing is doubled over the last two weeks and hospitalizations are still low but that doesn't mean the risk is gone
It’s true! King County says social distancing is slowing down the coronavirus outbreak
"But social distancing appears to be gradually slowing the spread of the virus here car radios Hannah Scott has the latest on new research out of Bellevue the good news for guardedly optimistic that the measures are put in place are having a real beneficial impact on the health and safety of our community Seattle king county public health officer Dr Jeff Duchin says new modeling from the institute for disease modeling shows the rate of spread slowing down from two to three infections for every one person with covert nineteen at the start of the month to about half that in mid March the bad news for the long haul situation where it will be months before we can think about going back to our normal activities students as the big takeaway here should be that it's time for us to double down on our social distancing commitment to keep that positive