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"Visit mad dot org Our next couple of traffic is 7 14 And Kristen Clark with your como forecast from the 1530 mortgage dot com weather center Traveling over the cascades could be a bit slow going at times during the overnight hours as ongoing snow showers continue through the cascade passes Christmas Eve expecting scattered showers that could be in the form of a rain snow mix by Friday night as we welcomed Santa into town it is welcome county and Bellingham that have the best chance of waking up to a white Christmas Saturday morning and eventually the puget sound low lands We'll start to see snow showers develop throughout the day on Christmas Day continuing into Sunday when we could pick up on one to four inches of accumulation by the end of the holiday weekend And the couple for weather center and meteorologist Kristen Clark Right now it's Seattle 40° Stay connected stay informed the news you need now on como news 1000 FM 97 7 Common news times 7 O 6 art Sanders top local stories from the como 24/7 news center Our state's hospital leaders say there is not much room to take on an increased number of COVID patients almost Ryan Harris has the latest The statewide numbers 10% of ICU beds and 8% of acute care beds on occupied make it look like there's a little wiggle room but members of the Washington state hospital association say some with more beds for high level care are already operating at 120% of capacity The association's VP of Riley says Washington is unique in its coordination to keep any one hospital from being overwhelmed But she says they are worried about a state crisis standards of care declaration We will if we need to go there do everything we can to make sure that the hospitals and health systems are prepared for a situation where we may be making decisions about who gets a scarce resource like an ICU bed or a ventilator Riley says lack of long-term care beds still has too many people taking hospital beds they don't need And while she says the state has stepped up its help they're pressing for even more Ryan Harris come on is the lightning speed with which the COVID omicron variant is spreading big concern for one local health expert at UW medicine doctor Ali Mark dad is again critical of his former colleagues at the CDC when it comes to the messages they send them they put out something that may or would increase I mean it will There is no mail about it It will increase the infections and the United States We have three 7 13% 20% in four days I mean it's going fast everywhere in the United States Lock that says when you add that to how tired people are after nearly two years in the pandemic in the complacency that can come with that it can be a dangerous recipe doctor mock that also hopes you'll remember that even if you're vaccinated and boosted crowded malls or big holiday gatherings are still a risk because you can get.
"state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO
"Patients continues to decline but it's a slow decline Como's Ryan Harris joining us live with more Ryan Well Lisa despite the overall drop in COVID patient numbers the number of those in ICUs and on ventilators especially is steady The number on ventilators is about 185 Washington state hospital association chief Cassie sour says it's not the same 185 people Some have recovered but unfortunately she reminds us most who reach the point that they're on ventilators die from COVID She also says we're still seeing ten to 15 deaths a day which she says is significant but that folks in Washington hospitals kind of feel like people because whether it's a pandemic fatigue or another reason are taking sort of a nonchalant attitude about it because we've just been hammered with these numbers every single day and she says for example if we had a car that had a mechanical failure that was killing ten to 15 people a day just in Washington state more people in the public would be upset about it So the hope is that people will again start to take these numbers more seriously Meanwhile it'll be a while before we have final numbers You'll remember the hospital association surveyed all of its members to find out the percentage of those workers who were vaccinated or had exemptions at last check it was 88% fully vaccinated and the final 12% was a mix of exemptions people who hadn't turned in their proof yet or those who were choosing not to be vaccinated they plan to re survey again in the next couple of weeks Meanwhile a small percentage of our state hospital workers are ready to go many who were denied exemptions then eventually chose to get the shots reporting live Ryan Harris come on Thank you Ryan our common news time 6 O 8 and with IT issues here in challenges at como news a wheel along with como TV for sharing to make sure that you've got all the information you need Let's join in with Molly Shen and Eric Johnson along with Ron dots are talking about as a political consultant How many people are or are not getting vaccinated here in the city I think there's more than enough cover The public is really very strong on this issue Even 62% it's hard to get 62% on anything Today in America when you get 60% agreement that's still a pretty strong number So the politicians that have staked out the claim we're gonna require mandates for vaccination in our area are in good.
Some Washington state providers to get ‘double delivery’ of COVID-19 vaccine after last week’s storm delays
"Hospital teams in our state say they expect our Corona virus vaccine allocations to double by the end of March comes Ryan Harris tells us about their needs to meet that capacity. First thing they need even before increased allocation is advanced notice of how much is coming over multiple weeks. Washington State Hospital Association director Kasi Sour says that could allow them to plan and schedule appointments and even expand clinics. If more doses show up. Allegations have gone from 12,001 week to 2000 next week, or 5001 reaches zero the next week and so that's stopping and starting. I think there's challenging. The providers also say these vaccine clinics need a lot more people for vaccinating monitoring and data entry, so to scale up, they'll either need to pull staff from their hospitals or lean on volunteers. As for appointments delayed by winter weather, they say they expect two weeks shipments this week and they'll still be able to get second doses in time for them to be effective.
"state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO
"And 34 degrees blast of snow is expected this week. It's Snoqualmie Pass, and the past has seen a surge of visitors this winter that no one was prepared for. Almost character hostage has more from Hayak for the Bam and family this day at the high ex. No park is a smooth fly down the hill compared to a weekend visit. It was just extremely congested. You had to park a mile down and hike up here, just tow even get on In the law. The lines were Really, really long first responders and stakeholders around Snoqualmie Pass a weekend visitors have reached a critical mass. It's Unbelievable The amount of people trying to access no and the problems of schools, and there's limited areas to do so outside of the high ex no park. So when it's full folks looking to play in the snow end up trespassing and parking in areas that are downright dangerous Traffic congestion is like a City street. You're curious about the conditions driving up to the past this morning. There are no problems to get to Snoqualmie pass just occasional snow flurries, but no restrictions. Stevens pass traction tires are advised, Come on news time. 507 hospitals in our state are scrambling to replace two million counterfeit and 95 respirator masks is some of which were used by health care workers during the pandemic, In the words of a nurse, a June all terrorist with multi care quote. There's a special place in the afterlife for the counterfeiters have to reintroduce, fearing anxiety to our clinicians who are out there taking care of their communities. Because someone chose to try to make money off of this situation is really highly frustrating. These clinicians have been through enough. The State Hospital Association also expects a shortage of first vaccine dose appointments for the next couple of weeks. Because they've had to use second doses as first doses to make the governor's rule. They use their allocations within a week. The head of the Centers for Disease Control says the United States needs to boost its efforts to identify the new variants of covert 19 so we can better understand how prevalent it is here. Come on, snake pompom explains how genome sequencing is helping Find those variants. It's a randomized way to see what version of Copan 19 is circulating where we're certainly going anticipate we might find more CDC director Dr Rochelle Wilensky is referring to Genome sequencing, which looks at positive covert 19 cases and finds out if they're a variant of the virus. It's what the virology lab at the University of Washington has been doing to find the UK variant. King and stay home his county's way, save those positive specimens, and we perform sequencing on a random subset of those.
"state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO
"First an update from ABC Coma News time. 2 30. Day before his second Senate impeachment trial. Former President Trump's legal team has filed a 78 page brief that asked the Senate to dismiss the charges, claiming the trial's unconstitutional and that Mr Trump was engaging in political speech, which is protected by the First Amendment. Response, promptly filed by House impeachment managers calls the free speech argument utterly baseless President Biden holding firm on some conditions about the $1400 stimulus checks part of his American rescue plan. His view is that a nurse teacher of firefighter who's making $60,000 shouldn't be left without any support or relief, either. It's just a question of sort of Where the scale up looks like what it looks like in a final package, but it's still being negotiated this point in time Secretary Jen Psaki, California Governor Gavin Newsom town in a big drop in covert 19 number 4% reduction over two week period. The number of people hospitalized and 25% reduction of the number of people and I see you staring Aldinger ABC News Co. Moh news 1000 FM 97 7 Good afternoon It's 2 31 I'm Taylor Vance Ice Now our top stories from the camo 24 7 News Center. New numbers from the State Health Department show a massive disparity when it comes to the cove of vaccine and ethnicity. For the first time, the department is issued numbers on who is being vaccinated up through January. 30th Black and Hispanic residents of Washington have only been able to secure 7% of the state's initial doses. Compare that to 67% of the doses going toe white residents A. D U H spokesperson tells the times that they've been reaching out to minority community leaders trying to get more feedback so that the vaccine can be distributed more equitably. Washington State Hospital Association says local hospitals but hundreds of thousands of and 95 masks that were apparently knockoffs. Cassie Sour heads the Washington State Hospital Association hospitals all around the country have been using these So we understand since December, and none of the hospitals that have been using them have reported an increase in coded cases among their staff. Three M makes Thean 95 masks or so they thought, and the company notified them Friday of possible counterfeit masks within their supply chain. Washington Hospitals sense examples of their masks that they bought and we're told that note they were not manufactured by 3 A.m.. The hospital association, still waiting for an analysis of the remaining lots to see how this could impact dozens of hospitals across the state billions of dollars in federal covert relief money Finally, on the verge of flowing into the state economy. A state Senate vote is expected early this week on how to spend $2.2 billion in federal covert relief money sharing to Nico Santos is a Democratic representative from South Seattle bill will deliver real relief. Washingtonians who have experienced the most horrific of challenges in generations. The state public health system and state schools each would receive more than $600 million. More money would flow into small business grants and for relief to renters and landlords. The federal government approved the funds as part of last year's cares Act. State lawmakers have not allocated the money before this because the legislature was not in session. Sore spot among Republicans, who say Governor Inslee should have called a special session last year exactly for this purpose. Korwin Heiko Mo News. The U. S. Justice Department is fighting the planned release of Proud Boys member Ethan Nordine from Auburn this afternoon. Seattle judge ruled that Nordine, who faces terrorism charges in connection with the January right at the U. S. Capitol, could be released from custody until his hearing in D. C, which is scheduled for February. 15th The Justice Department argues that Nordine is a flight risk and his immediately filed to appeal the decision. The judge has agreed to delay.
"state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO
"Almost Cara costume. It reports the company three and notifying the Washington State Hospital Association. The two models of their end. 95, Mass. Aled by vendors were fakes, so We don't We don't know what level of protection everybody. The Washington State Hospital Association says they distributed it about 240,000 of the bogus mass to hospitals all over the state and some healthcare systems purchased them directly. Do we know how many of these master here in Washington at least a couple of million? The hospital association notified Washington's 115 hospitals? Asking them to pull the counterfeit mask from their supplies. Then some facility sent the mess to three and for testing for him, has said some of them are fraudulent. We don't know if they're all fraudulent. And so we're going tomorrow to get more more information from three him about the remaining mess that they're examining. The Department of Homeland Security says that a vendor may be responsible. Mass vaccination sites in the South soundest designed to get more people vaccinated. There's still not enough vaccine to meet demands in King County. Only 13% of the population has been given the first dose of covert 19 vaccine. And King County's top health official, Dr Jeff Duchin, says the state is only receiving about a third of the doses needed. The county's first mass vaccination sites in Kent and Auburn. Because those areas are being hit hardest by the pandemic. We're working hard to ensure that vaccine eligible residents at high risk and living with in those areas with the highest disease burden, half fair and equitable access to vaccine so far the percentage of people getting the shots in South King County Less than most other parts of the country. Vaccination efforts continuing across the state, though, in hospitals say they're in need of just more doses. Como's Cole Miller reports after a sluggish start to the vaccine rollout in Washington state. There's some hope that things are slowly improving. So far, the state has dished out nearly 834,000 shots. Using up roughly 72% of all dose is received. That breaks down to about 9% of the population with one shot and just over 2% with both. It's a really challenging situation, not just for hospitals. But for all vaccine providers. I'd say across the board nobody has the amount of vaccine that they want by the numbers. Hospitals are now getting 23% of all doses with 36%. Going to those mass vaccination sites changes leading to some canceled appointments by providers and frustration for those having to be rescheduled. Como's Cole Miller reporting.
"state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO
"A closer look from almost a niece, Whitaker. Good Morning America gotten inside. Look at this lab. That show is exactly what they're doing. They're trying to ramp up their production. The rack is brought into this to a historic area, huh? Where it's we're inside the 2 to 8. There's another. Reason, which is that minuses 20 and there are doors inside the minus 20 freezing better minus seven. That's where the product is. Emerging. Bio solutions plans to be ready to ship I mean, as soon as the FDA gives its approval that could happen by the end of the month. Now, the vaccines from Madonna and Fizer, which already have emergency use authorization are still arriving in our state. So far, Washington's received more than one million doses. 72% of those have already been given out. Of course, more keep coming into our state. Week by week again, That's couples to these Whitaker. The Washington State Hospital Association says local hospitals what hundreds of thousands of and 95 masks that were knockoffs. Cassie Sour heads the Washington State Hospital Association all around the country have been using these So we understand since December, and none of the hospitals that have been using them have reported an increase in coded cases among their staff. Three M, which makes the 95 masks notified them Friday of possible counterfeits. Washington Hospital set off a sample of mass they bottom were told they were not manufactured by 3 A.m.. The hospital association, still waiting for an analysis of the remaining lots to see how this will impact dozens of hospitals across the state on the way. So what are your fantasies these days? I'm Corwin hates Seattle's most erotic company. Mobile traffic every 10 minutes on the force for the do belong Group Traffic Center. Here's Kira Jordan. We still don't have any blocking crashes or stalls. Just minor hesitation. Now on north and I, five is you're approaching the convention center. A couple of extra berry glades traveling actually, at this point eastbound on the Spokane Street viaduct is you're approaching I five. Typically if we see any slowdown, sir, traveling westbound, but this one's going to be heading in the eastbound direction. And speaking of delays traveling eastbound That's also happening right now in the White Center area. We started seeing these delays last week as you're traveling eastbound on Roxbury and approaching Olson. There's this long term construction project that's taking place in that area. So that's what's causing your delays through there. His traffic report is sponsored by America's best Contacts and eyeglasses. Don't OVER Pay for glasses Get to Paris and a free exam for just 69.
Washington’s hospitals send N95 masks to 3M for testing and discover many are knockoffs
"Investigation reveals some end 95 masks Use in Washington hospitals are counterfeits cover radios. Alec Downing has that story. Three m warned hospitals about the fake masks being circulated. Hospitals across the state submitted their and 90 five's for analysis, and the company confirmed at least some were not authentic. The Washington State Hospital Association, which bought the MASKS, four hospitals notified providers that may have these
"state hospital association" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Northwest, calm Go Guy activist said they took over a Red Lion hotel in Olympia to draw attention to the homeless crisis. But this afternoon, assistant city manager Key Staley said last night's protest will not change. The city's approach will continue to operate our honest response in the same manner that we have in a fair, impartial manner and in keeping with the laws of the state of Washington. Hotel staff called 911 after they say activists with weapons showed up. Last night. Police swept the hotel and arrested 10 People. Former Seattle Seahawk Chad Wheeler today pleaded not guilty to first degree domestic violence, assault, unlawful imprisonment and resisting arrest. Wheeler is accused of beating and strangling his girlfriend in there Kent apartment last month. Wheeler says he's bipolar and was manic at the time. The Washington State Hospital Association is sounding off about reports that several large medical groups offered donors and other VIPs vaccines ahead of the general public. The hospital association does not support this believes that all vaccine appointment should be available to everyone and anyone who needs them. Association CEO Cassie Sour says she's encouraging Governor insulate to take formal action to bar any kind of VIPs vaccine access. As of today, much of the Puget Sound region is in phase two of the governor's plan to reopen during the pandemic. Cairo seven TVs, Tracy Leon explained indoor fitness centers and live entertainment venues, including museums. Bowling alleys and concert halls can reopen to a quarter capacity and restaurants will be able to open for indoor dining at 25% capacity. Several businesses say they're taking extra precautions for the change to help keep customers safe. We have to have the seating near the door. With plenty of airflow have ceiling and wall mounted fans everywhere to allow the move to Phase two. The governor changed the requirements to the States Reopening plan last week, the Washington state auditor says a data breach in December could have exposed the personal information of 1.6 million Washington residents. If you filed for unemployment between January 1st and December 10th last year or If your identity was stolen and last year's big fraud attack, you might be affected. The breach of a third party server used by the auditor's office also may have exposed data from local governments and other state agencies. Yurkiw, A radio forecast calls for lows tonight in the low forties rain tomorrow.
Covid Supply, Paperwork Among Biggest Hospital Concerns In Washington
"In our state still have a long list of worries when it comes to the cove it vaccine more from Cuomo's Ryan Harris, the biggest concern. Members of the Washington State Hospital Association say they have remains enough vaccine and a steady flow so they can keep scheduling appointments. Swedish had to cancel the clinic because it didn't get the doses and expected as other new clinics get vaccines. So W SHH. President Cassie Sour says their preference would be to maintain current allocation levels. Two places the state knows convict big numbers vaccinated and then expand. Do you think it's a shame that the Swedish clinic they have ability to 10,000 more vaccines this week? Then they're going to be able to. I think it's really stressing people out locally, who were on the waiting list for the clinic and hoping. I think you get it, making sure they have enough doses to give second shots on time is another concern as its staffing and space to conduct the clinics as well as the labor intensive process to enter everyone's in Formacion and transmitted to the state Ryan Harris. Camo news
New COVID-19 variant found in the Pacific Northwest
"Of of covert covert 19 19 that that we've we've seen seen pop pop up up in in the the United United Kingdom Kingdom will will now now it's it's confirmed confirmed in in the the Pacific Pacific Northwest. Northwest. The The concern concern is is that that it it could could lead lead them them or or cases cases and and then then therefore therefore more more hospitalizations hospitalizations in a shorter period of time. Couples. Nick Problem with details. It's faster spreading and causing more alarm to most folks in the medical field is not a time to let off the brakes because for people like Cassie sour with the State Hospital Association, this new variant of covert 19 is now officially in the Pacific Northwest. And it's a wildfire that Already caused issues for so many and has left every region in our state in phase one that spread could be happening faster, But we are seeing a higher number of cases. But even with the new variant, and that high case count The state as a whole is close to reaching all four metrics and the governor's healthy Washington plant. Almost Nick Pop, um, reporting
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"Co. Moh news 1000 FM 97 76 31 right now on this Monday morning 44 degrees and cloudy skies to start the day here in Seattle, along with Greg Herschel time manufacturer here. The top stories from the Coma 24 7 News Center. That new variant of Copan 19 that we've heard about has been confirmed here in the Northwest now and health experts. They're worried it could lead to more cases and hospitalization. We get the update from Kemal's Nick Papa. It's faster spreading and causing more alarm to most folks in the medical field is not a time to let off the brakes because for people like Cassie sour with the State Hospital Association, this new variant of covert 19 is now officially in the Pacific Northwest. Health experts. This is the last thing they wanted to see. Heading. Strains that spread more readily to our outbreak will be like throwing gasoline on a covert 19 wildfire. And it's a wildfire that's already caused issues for so many and has left every region in our state in phase one. That's friend could be happening faster. But we are seeing a higher number of cases. But even with the new variant, and that high case count The state as a whole is close to reaching all four metrics and the governor's healthy Washington plan, while some regions are worse off than others, on average across Washington, the only metric we haven't achieved is a 10% decrease in hospital admissions, restaurants and brewery owners and parts of our state are beginning to serve customers inside again. Well, kind of inside. Almost Brian Calvert has the story down. In Clark County. Both minister is serving customers once again at 54 40 Brewing. The hardest times for breweries is January and February with some alterations. He has resumed indoor service, but there wasn't a giant announcement or anything. It was just sort.
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"Classes have been virtual since March, and with the cautious clientele anything helps even crumbs. We'll just keep meeting people where they are and keep offering them what we can in the way that we can Keep people safe. Health officials say on Friday. Don't take a look at each region to see were those regions stands and then there's a possibility that some of them could move to phase two on Monday. Back to you. All right, thanks. Tammy. The State Hospitality Association called the governor's new plan a road map to a near complete collapse of Main Street neighborhood restaurants at hospitality businesses. Tonight. The Washington State Hospital Association says the new metrics for reopening will help prevent hospitals from being overrun. I think this is all attainable if people will do what they need to do, which is where their masks not have gatherings. Not take not invite friends over and take your math soft. Don't take your kids to the park with a bunch of friends with their masks off, you know, just really people are following the rules. It's attainable. Adjusted the goal, the governor adjusting the goal for ICU occupancy. It's now 90%. It was 80% before that brings us to our Twitter poll question tonight. We're asking if you support the state's new plan to reopen by region. Rather than county by county So far, 52% say, yes, 48% say, no. You can still vote on our Comeau News Twitter Page. We have an update to a story. We first brought you last night at 11. The Department of Labor and Industry says it's now reviewing restaurant requirements. After warning this Burlington restaurant to shut down an open air section that was being used as outdoor dining. The owner of railroad Pub in Pizza challenged the state and tonight Ellen. I says they realized requirements don't fit every situation. They're working with Health Department officials to look a different arrangements that might allow for safe, well ventilated dining..
Coronavirus Updates: Washington state hospitals prepare for challenges
"People run Our state's hospitals say there's a little more room, but they're bracing for a holiday surgeon coronavirus cases. Almost Ryan Harris tells us about the other challenges they face. They have to schedule people in a limited window, sometimes based on expected arrival of the doses needed a supply, doctors say, hasn't been totally reliable, including for the second dose. They need space to keep. Everyone distanced and monitored for reaction after the shot and says Washington State Hospital Association CEO Cassie Sour harder than a flu shot clinics since you need to track the second dose for surety together once the person's information record very carefully, what day they receive the vaccine. Which vaccine that received, Make sure you're not mixing visor Madonna. There's also talk about dentists helping to expand the vaccine distribution network since the state authorized them to give the shots which w S. H a member say will be very helpful when the much larger group one B is eligible. Meanwhile, they're all working together to share any leftover doses to make sure none are wasted.
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"Be a little patient to see what has happened during the holidays. Meanwhile, health officials say less than 20% of the vaccines that have been arriving in the United Arian watching too. State have actually been administered. The most. Patrick Quinn reports on why the pace of distribution has been so slow, the state says. Right now we have 356,650 doses of the vaccine, and only 59,491 doses have actually gone and arms. This is a distribution rate of just 18.7%. The state pointed to natural hiccups working out the kinks so to speak. Hospitals suggested there also was a lag in reporting. Cassie Sour, CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association, told me in the first Couple weeks. They had to be so picky on who to give the vaccine to that It really slowed down their efficiency. There's more vaccine now. And so our hope is with a broader group of people eligible and more vaccine that you can schedule more efficiently and just say you're all eligible, make your appointments and come on because there was lots and lots of committees having to meet to say which unit has more covert patients and how many coma patients they have. That was slowing things down, I think unnecessarily. That's Como's Patrick Quinn reporting more than a quarter of Washington's adults. Adult population has activated or downloaded the one notify smartphone app created to let people know if they may have been exposed to covet. State Department of Health says the APP is active and is sending notifications to people who may have been exposed. However, The Seattle Times reports the state does not have reliable data on how many times the AMP has been used to alert people or on how many people have been alerted. Part of that is because of privacy protections built into the APP limit. How much information public health officials can get. Come on. News time 10 34. That means it's time we checked traffic. We do it every 10 minutes on the force from the demon logger of Traffic Center. You're scaring Jordan. We're working with one blocking problem right now in Seattle. This is going to be a stall that's partially blocking our ran from state route 5 to 2 to the South Bound I five express lanes. No big backups there. Just make sure that you're using some extra caution is you're taking that ramp and we're not really seeing a lot of slowdowns this morning. A lot of people with the day off, so that's been giving us light volumes. If your plans are taking the east of the mountains, it's a fairly good time to be doing so because we've been seeing some pretty nasty weather up there the.
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"Day off on this New year's Day 2021. Here's what we're following. State Health Department is reporting more than 4400 new cases of covert 19. But that's partly because of the backlog of numbers that weren't reported on Wednesday. That brings the total number of confirmed and probable cases to more than 246,041. More people have died in our state, Another 177 have been hospitalized. We'll probably have to wait another week to see if the effects see the effects of Christmas traveling gatherings on covert trends. In the meantime, Dr Ellie Mark dad with the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Says he's worried that New Year's celebrations could be another super spreader event. Fuck that expects will see much of the holiday effects start to diminish as we head into warmer spring weather so longer to go down to below what we feel comfortable. That's why I'm very optimistic that sometimes by Mindy it was a combination of vaccination and it wasn't on good behavior from us all of us. We can go back slowly to our normal lives. New numbers from the state Department of Health Show Only a fraction of cove in 19 vaccines that have been given to Washington have actually been distributed right now Washington as more than 356,000 doses of the Fizer and Madonna vaccines and keep in mind That that will only vaccinate half that number because it takes two doses to be fully inoculated. So far on Lee about 60,000 people have been given doses. Hospitals say the number could be higher because of a lag in reporting. As the sound of the Washington State Hospital Association, says the number of vaccines given is also expected to go up. There's more vaccine now. And so our hope is with a broader group of people eligible and more vaccine that you can schedule more efficiently and just say like, you know, You're all under eligible, make your appointments and come on, because there was that that was there were lots and lots of committees having to meet to say OK, which unit has more covert patients. And you know how many coma patients they have? And like, you know, we've got a It That was slowing things down, I think unnecessarily now, the governor just announced vaccines can be given to healthcare workers who are not on the front lines. The Department of Health and Human Services has announced its stepping in to make sure distilleries that made alcohol based hand sanitizer during the pandemic. Won't have to pay a hefty fee. The government charged those fees this week by miss Take. Hundreds of distilleries made hand sanitizer themselves when it was in short supply earlier in 2020. In order to do so they have to register is a drug maker in which they have to pay user fees to the government's each year. Earlier this week, the FDA charged each of the distilleries big fines for violating that guideline. Mari evolves again with the president is the president of the Washington distillers, Guilt. All of us stepped up to make sanitizer in most cases that cost or we gave it away for free. And so now retroactively to think back to that time period and say, Oh, now we're going to charge you all this money for what you did. Now the FDA will be rescinding the fees, saying that they were charged by mistake. Come on news time. 9 34. Have to check traffic.
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"Have actually been administered. So we we looked into what? Why it's taking so long and officials. They do believe it's going to pick up soon. They're just kind of dealing with some issues right out of the gates, but they expect the pace to pick up. Here's the breakdown of it. The state says right now we have 356,650 doses of the vaccine. This includes both the Donna and Fizer doses and only 59,491 doses of actually On an arms. This is a distribution rate of just 18.7%. The state pointed to natural hiccups working out the kinks so to speak. Hospitals suggested there also was a lag in reporting. So maybe the number is higher than reflected, Cassie Sour, CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association, told me in the first couple weeks They had to be so picky on who to give the vaccine to that It really slowed down their efficiency. There's more vaccine now. And so our hope is with a broader group of people eligible and more vaccine that you can schedule more efficiently and just say, like, you know, You're all of the eligible, make your appointments and come on, because there was that that was there were lots and lots of committees having to meet to say OK, which unit has more covert patients. And you know how many coma patients they have? And like, you know, we've got a That was slowing things down, I think unnecessarily. What Cassie is referring to is this week, The governor expanded who's eligible for a vaccine in the one a category to include more health care workers, not just those directly facing the virus, she said. This will allow support staff like hospital food preparation workers, supply staff and receptionist to get the vaccine. We did reach out the Department of Health to drink it. More answers on a if those numbers have improved and what more is causing the slow pace, the Department of Health responded saying, because of the holidays, there's really didn't have enough resources right now. To answer these questions will certainly be asking those heading into the New year. State Health Department has updated Washington's cove in 19 numbers so far, 3461 people have died from the virus since the pandemic began. That's up 41. In the last day, nearly 14,800 people have been hospitalized 177 more in the last 24 hours and statewide, there have been more than 246,000 confirmed and probable cases that's up more than 4400. Since the last report. Minimum wage in Washington state goes up for the New year Come. Oh, Suzanne Fong has reaction from a local business already hit hard by the pandemic. I feel like right now I'm stuck in the hole. Lewis Co sweet alchemy, and Seattle is doing everything she can to keep your business going because of the code 19 pandemic. Her business is down 70 to 80% over last year, she's got a new worry. New minimum wage hike that will impact six of her 11 employees. Most of them are students, Cho says. The increased labor costs are going to make it tougher for her business. There's gonna be a lot of reduced shop hours, maybe even reducing the amount of things that we offer. The new state minimum wage goes up from 13 50 an hour to 13 69 in the city of Seattle. The hourly wage goes from $15.75 to 16 99. Businesses or employees Get tips. It'll go up to $15 an hour. To the, um, phone commoners. This is the time of year when music fans like to look back on their favorite songs of the past year. This year, some fans are surprised to learn their most listened to tracks aren't music at all? Almost, Corwin hate explain. Oh, yeah, 2020, Baby. You're heavy.
"state hospital association" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"This is Bloomberg Radio. From Bloomberg World Headquarters. I'm Charlie Pellet. Next, the last trading session of 2020. And it was enough day for the Dow, the S and P and NASDAQ Small Cap shares outperform today. Russell 2000 was up by 1% to put that in context. Yes, and he was up by 1/10 of 1% as some P up five. The Dow Jones industrial Average up 73 again of 2/10 of 1% and as stank was up 19. Higher today by almost 2/10 of 1% 10, You're a 4 30 seconds. 10 year Yield. 100.92% golden 18 94 the ounce Sand West Texas Intermediate Crude up 6/10 of 1% 48 30 a barrel on wt I now What about the economic outlook heading into the New Year? Sarah Houses senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities. And she was interviewed this morning on Bloomberg radio and television. Turning the vaccine is a big part of our story in terms of growth is starting off the year and really weak position. We do expect activity to to ramp up in large part because of the vaccine. So any delay that we have like has been recorded that will push back the timing of when growth really takes off. At least three shipments of murder owners. Covert 19 vaccine arrived in Texas last week with signs of the shots had strayed from their required temperature range, prompting a delay and other deliveries. This, according to the State Hospital Association, shares of Turner Today did fall by 2.9%. Among some of the other vaccine names Fizer lower today by 8/10.
Three Moderna vaccine shipments to Texas held back due to temperature problems
"Shipments of Madonna's covert 19 vaccine showed up in Texas last week with signs that the shots had strayed from their required temperature range. A state hospital association there says that just that prompted a delay and earth in other deliveries. It's unclear how many doses were impacted overall, but during his vaccine needs to be kept frozen for shipment and storage.
California Hospitals, Nurses Union Battle Over Patient Ratio Law
"Is a battle going on between hospitals and the state's powerful nurses union because of a surgeon hospitalizations. The state is asking nurses to take care of Morven since than they normally would. It waters down a nurse to patient ratio law that so far exists only in California from member station KQED. April Damn, Bosque reports normally telemetry nurses take care of four patients at once. But since the governor relax the state's ratio law in mid December Norris a black has to keep track of six were given 50% more patients, and we're expected to do 50% more things. With the same amount of time Her patients are sick. Many of them are in the hospital for a stroke or heart attack, and they have cove it Black is terrified of missing something or making a mistake. You know, I go home and I feel like I could have done more. Oh, I could have done this for them. I could have done that for them. But there just wasn't enough time. In recent weeks, the state has excused 170 hospitals from the normal ratio, rules and nurses have taken to the streets in socially descent. Protests like this one in San Bernadino. Thank you's hospitals of putting profits over preparing for a search of laying nurses off over the summer than not hiring enough for winter. It seems that the hospitals have been more reactive. Than proactive in their staffing In California's current search four times as many people are testing positive for the virus compared to the summer up to 7000 new patients could be coming to California hospitals every day. That's according to Carmela Coyle, the head of the state's Hospital association, she says there's no way around the math. We are simply out of nurses out of doctors out of respiratory therapists. Coyle says hospitals have tried the higher contract nurses but because California's surged early during the summer and other parts of the United States then surged afterwards. Those travel nurses are taken. Coyle says hospitals next step is to try team nursing pulling nurses from the operating room, for example, to help with covert patients. Economist Joints. Pets studies the healthcare workforce at UC San Francisco. She says hospitals should have started training for this over the summer. But they didn't either because of costs or excessive optimism. California was doing so well and that we kind of got it under control, and I think there was a lot of belief that we would be able to maintain that. Spent, says the nurses union has reason to be defensive of the law that limits the number of patients nurses have to care for. At one time, it took 10 years before it passed the Legislature in 1999. And several more to clear the court challenges, including one from then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as some rally where they were protesting. He made some offhand comment about kicking the nurses butts because I'm always kicking up, Bud. That's why they don't like me, which really hardened the opposition to him. Nurses prevailed in the court of public opinion and law, but the battle has made them fiercely protective of patient ratios. Even accused hospitals of using the pandemic to try to roll them back for good. Hospitals deny this and spent says it's unlikely to go in and say, Oh, you clearly did so well without ratios when we let you wave them, So let's just eliminate them entirely, I think would be just adding insult to moral injury to nurses. The public can see that nurses are overworked and burned out by the pandemic spent says hospitals probably wouldn't want to pick a fight with them over job protections once it's over for NPR News, April dumbass Key in Oakland. April story is part of a partnership with NPR, Kaiser Health News and KQED
California Nurses Demonstrate Outside Hospitals As COVID Crisis Worsens
"In California. The Corona virus crisis is triggering a battle between hospitals and the state's powerful nurses union. Hospitals run out of staff. The state is asking nurses to take care of more patients at once than they normally would watering down the union's most sacrosanct job protection. A nurse to patient ratio law that so far exists on Lee in California. KQED s health correspondent April de Bosque reports. Normally telemetry. Nurses take care of four patients at once. But now that the governor has relaxed the state's ratio law Norris a black has to keep track of six were given 50% more patients, and we're expected to do 50% more things. With the same amount of time Her patients are sick. Many of them are in the hospital for a stroke or heart attack, and they have coveted black is terrified of missing something or making a mistake. You know, I go home, and I feel like I could have done more. Oh, I could have done this for them. I could have done that for them. But there just wasn't enough time. In recent weeks, the state has excused 170 hospitals from the normal ratio, rules and nurses have taken to the streets in socially distant protests like this one in San Bernadino. Carrying signs that say ratios save lives. They accused hospitals of putting profits over preparing for a surge of lying nurses off over this summer than not hiring or training enough for winter. It seems that the hospitals have been more reactive. Than proactive in their staffing in California's current surge four times as many people are testing positive for the virus compared to the summer peak up to 7000 new patients could be coming to California hospitals every day. That's according to Carmela Coyle, the head of the state's Hospital association. She says. There's no way around the math. We are simply out of nurses out of doctors out of respiratory therapists. Coyle says hospitals have tried to hire contract nurses, but because California's surged early during the summer and other parts of the United States then surged afterwards. Those travel nurses are taken, she says. The change to the ratios is saving lives, and we cannot in the crisis of this proportion, buying nurses and doctors hands with red tape. Coyle says hospitals next step is to try team nursing pulling nurses from the operating room, for example, to help with covert patients. UC San Francisco economics professor joins Spitz says hospitals should have started training for this over the summer, but they didn't either because of costs or excessive optimism. California was doing so well and that we kind of got it under control, and I think there was a lot of belief that we would be able to maintain that spent says the nurses union has reason to be defensive of the ratio law. It took 10 years before it passed the Legislature in 1999, then several more to clear the court challenges, including one from then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as some rally where they were protesting. He made some offhand comment about kicking the nurses but because I'm always kicking death, but that's why they don't like me, which really hardened the opposition to him. Nurses prevailed in the court of public opinion and law, but the battle has made them fiercely protective of ratios. They've even accused hospitals of using the pandemic to try to roll them back for good. Hospitals denied this, and Spence says it's unlikely to go in and say Oh, you clearly did so well without ratios when we let you wave them, So let's just eliminate them entirely, I think would be just adding insult to moral injury to nurses. The public can see that nurses are overworked and burned out by the pandemic spent says there will be little appetite to cut back their job protections once it's over.
States say they're receiving fewer doses of vaccine than expected
"States are receiving fewer doses of the corona virus vaccine than they were initially promised. And they're now calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to explain why Washington State Governor Jay Inslee says the state's second shipment of visors Corona virus vaccine will be cut by 40% for more. Let's bring in Anna Boiko Rye Rock, a reporter with K U Ow in CIA in Seattle and Anna Visor says no vaccine shipments to states across the US air on holder delayed in millions of doses. Are actually waiting to be sent out. So what's going on? Yeah, I'd like to know that, too, Actually, so the state of Washington hasn't been given a clear explanation on this and yesterday, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee said. He's hoping it's just a communication issue which will be fixed soon. Easily was speculating that the different federal agencies involved in vaccine distribution are not talking with each other very well. And essentially, there was some mix up or miscommunication somewhere along the line. Mm. Visors Vaccine requires two doses per patient and states are in the process of now giving out those first shots. So how are these shortages expected to impact the rollout of those first doses there? Well, some hospitals were just starting to get word of what their allotment was. For next week, At least one is putting its vaccination plans on hold for the moment over Lake Medical Center in Bellevue, which was one of the first places to treat covert patients in the area back when Seattle was the epicenter. They were going to get 975 doses and start vaccinations Monday or Tuesday. But now that's on hold, and they don't know when they're going to get doses or how many. The Washington State Hospital Association says they're hopeful vaccine shipments aren't delayed beyond next week. Mm hmm. And how is the deployment of vaccines washed in Washington state? More broadly going so far? Well, they started out really slowly early this week. So you had just a handful of health care workers. Just so hospitals could run through everything sort of do a test run, and then within days, the hospital started vaccinating hundreds of people, you know, including this morning, So earlier this week, 17 hospitals received doses and we know that at least 1000 people have been vaccinated in the state so far, but it's probably a lot more than that, because the data likes behind a few days. Um, So far, Hospitals haven't gotten enough doses to cover all their frontline workers, but a wide variety of health care workers and first responders air getting vaccinated, and it's really quite remarkable to see. Actually this week, I saw Seattle firefighter get injected with the vaccine he does testing for covert at the city's free test sites. You have workers who are handling biological waste from covert patients. You know, the cleaning up hospital rooms after Kogan patients and these workers are now getting vaccinated. One guy who fits that category. I saw him get injected. He pumped his fist in the air after the dose went in. You know you have health care providers in the R, who have to live with the uncertainty of This new patient who just showed up. Do they have food poisoning or do they have cove it and this week I saw them get vaccinated, And they said this is a relief from that uncertainty. Thank you so much for this update. That's Kay. You Ow! Reporter Anna Boiko. Why Rock in Seattle again? Thank you. Thank you.
How different hospitals battle the pandemic to save lives
"Thanksgiving holiday arrives during an escalating calamity. More than one million people are testing positive for Corona virus every week. Now that is a high enough number that there is a good chance that some of your family friends or co workers. Among them. It's certainly been true for me these last several weeks if you want to identify and especially hard hit state, just throw a dart at a map because the odds are that any state you hit will qualify. This morning we visit three. Sebastian Martinez Valdivia is a K B A. And Missouri Blake farmer is with WPL and in Nashville, Tennessee, and Bram Sable Smith. Is with Wisconsin public radio. Welcome to all of you. Good morning. Thank you. Morning, and Bram. How widespread is this surge in Wisconsin, where you are? It's quite widespread, you know, by September, public health experts were really sounding the alarm about the rise. In cases we're seeing in the state initially were seen surges and cities where the university started located, but very quickly. The virus is rampant in communities. All over Wisconsin. As you know, Steve cases they're just the beginning of a covert search. So our hospital started filling up quickly. And maybe most concerned involves our death. Worried. We reported the record 104 deaths yesterday. We're losing about 52 people every day, on average and over 3000 people. Wisconsin have died of covered 19 so far, and I should also note we are seeing a slight downturn. Our cases are slightly our cases are dropping ever so slightly, But we're still very much at the top of the mountain and Steve the death rates very similar here in Tennessee. But cases are still climbing often more than 4000 Day. And As we found throughout this pandemic destined to lag those big spikes in new cases by a couple of weeks, So Tennessee's bracing for what could be to come because so far they're just has no sign existing of cases, letting up. Blake, over here in neighboring Missouri were in a similar ballpark in terms of new cases on deaths. But the really troubling trend has been in hospitalizations, which are high and continuing to rise on. Hospitals are really struggling with capacity and a lot of parts of the state. Well, let's talk a little bit more about hospitals or doing in Missouri, then Yeah, well, one of the big problems is a lot of the smaller rural hospitals that traditionally transfer patients toe urban and metro areas for intensive care are really struggling to find beds because those larger hospitals are already full. S O. For example, Cocks Health, which is in Springfield, the third biggest city here in Missouri, has expanded its hospital capacity multiple times over the past nine months, but it's still had to turn people away. Steve Edwards is the CEO there. So we will have added 147 bed capacity, which is probably bigger than the Average hospital state, Missouri, he says the hospital keeps hitting what it would have considered a worst case scenario every couple of weeks. But adding rooms isn't really the half of it the biggest challenge, according to Edward to staffing, so training staff to care for covert patients, and then the draining work of actually caring for them. So that's the crisis in Missouri, Bram Sable Smith, Let's go back to Wisconsin Howard doctors trying to keep up where you are. You know, October the state we converted our state fairgrounds into what's called an alternative care facility to handle the excess capacity. We have so about 89% of the hospital beds available in the entire state for being occupied right now, in some regions, that's higher. At the alternative care facility. There's only nine patients right now, though. That's in part because it's voluntary to go there. It's also because it's where patients will go to recover kind of after they've cleared a hurdle in their covert treatment. The idea behind that is To free up resource is inside the hospitals to treat on influx of patients. Researchers like ICU beds that are in very short supply here and brand that the corps of Engineers build alternative care sites here in Tennessee is well, but increasingly, there's a concern about having the staff to open them. And a big reason for that is that so many nurses and doctors air out themselves with Kovar 19 or because they have to quarantine Well, Blake. What are hospitals in Tennessee, saying about that? Well, they're really starting to sound the alarm. In a way we haven't heard for a long time. Hospital administrators have wanted to make sure people knew that they would be able to handle the usual patients along with covert, and that's just less. So now. Dr Katrina Green works in an HCIA emergency room here in Nashville. We're worried about what the delays and care will mean for our patients, and I am personally terrified in my hospital. Being full could result in someone dying in the waiting room. The situation has become particularly severe in parts of Texas as well like El Paso and love IQ. For now that they're able to transport covert patients to other parts of the state. But there's going to be a time likely when those hospitals air capacity to You know, I spent some time last week and one of the five covert units at the University Hospital here in Madison, Wisconsin, where I live. I spoke to Mary Lowe. She's a nursing assistant in the unit. She's been there since the pandemic began. This has been going on for a long time. And right now it doesn't feel like there's an end in sight. Even though there will be a time it doesn't necessarily feel like that right now. You know that unit as 28 beds and they've been consistently full and she says, it's it's exhausting and remember, the whole reason for shutdowns early on, was to prevent hospitals from being overrun will now in a lot of these states like ours, Those restrictions are long gone, and hospitals are now nearing the edge of that cliff. But political leaders are really finding it hard to go backward after lifting restrictions, months, Okay, granted, that's granted. That's true. But suggestion haven't some political leaders at least faced pressure to approve more safety measures. Yeah, There's definitely been pressure here in Missouri. The State Hospital Association actually sent a letter last week to a Republican governor Mike Parson, urging him to kind of issue one of those statewide mass mandate, saying the Wolf is at the door. But like a lot of Republican governors, he's rejected that call just to the north of us, though. In Iowa, the story's a little different. So Governor Kim Reynolds, there, also a Republican, was initially against the mask mandate, and she even said that city's couldn't issue their own mandates back in the summer, But she recently reversed course. I would have seen one of the biggest surges in cases and hospitalizations in the country per capita. I will has roughly half the population of misery, but it's almost in the same ballpark in terms of new cases. S O earlier this month, Reynolds did end up issuing a statewide mass mandate as well as some restrictions on public and private gatherings, with exceptions for some businesses and religious services.
"state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO
"Providence and the Via are also talking about bringing in mobile morgues. A record number of people are in the hospital fighting covert 19 and our state, According to the covert tracking project. 784 people are being treated in hospitals. The head of the Washington State Hospital Association is raising concerns about staffing, especially if the disease spreads during holiday gatherings. Staff is the issue, so hospitals are starting to move staff from Regular care in ties. You care because they need more staff and I see you sour, says hospital CEOs are working to cut non urgent procedures so more beds can be available for Corona virus patients. Right now the state's largest ICUs are at 80% capacity, developing our third vaccine showing promise and preventing covert 19 AstraZeneca says it's vaccine. Is up to 90% effective when it's given in two doses a half dose followed by a normal dose a month later, so it's cheaper than the vaccines being developed by fires or Madonna, and it can also be stored in regular refrigeration, unlike the other two, which need to be stored in a freezer or a deep freeze and easier to distribute globally. On and both middle and lower income countries. And so that's a That's the pathway that we really need to get to a team of Seattle's Fred Hutch is starting trials on AstraZeneca's vaccine looking ahead. The FDA will meet on December 10th to determine if visors vaccine will be approved for emergency use that would get the ball rolling on distribution coming up.
Washington state sees record hospitalizations
"Another cove in 19 records set in this state over the weekend. This time, it's the number of hospitalizations due to the virus 762 people now taking up beds, according to the covert tracking project. I'm very, very worried about it. Cassie Sour is the CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association in various parts of the state hospitals are beginning to cut back on elective surgeries. We've learned that U W medicine is actively contacting patients to postpone some surgery. Specifically those that would require a stay of some kind. Post op isn't that's not faceless Caesar joint replacements, heart valve replacements, even potentially some cancer surgeries being canceled to make sure that there's room for covert patient
"state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO
"Case you haven't heard the Apple Cup has been canceled. All right. Oh, really, that's really sad in State University had to withdraw from the game scheduled Friday and Pullman. Because of covert 19 protocols. The Cougars say they can't field the minimum number of scholarship players to compete. This is the second game on the Huskies shortened schedule to be scrapped due to the pandemic. The team is seeking a replacement opponent for this weekend. The state of Washington has a backlog of covert 19 tests so for now, is not reported the latest numbers of positive cases. Last report was from Saturday when the state confirmed more than 1700 new cases. Multnomah County in Oregon, which includes Portland, has a similar backlog. This is Multnomah County communicable disease manager Dr Lisa Ferguson. Well, we may see some variation stay today. It is important to note that we are definitely seeing it increased in our case numbers. In fact, for the third day in a row, Oregon broke its daily case count record, it reported. 1517 cases on Sunday or against death toll is 820 hospitals or scaling back on some non urgent surgeries as they wait for emergency approval of a covert vaccine. Here's Cassie Sour with the Washington State Hospital Association, the vaccine we think it's going to be in our state in a few weeks, the very first round will go to especially folks who work in the intensive care units, emergency departments and the first responders. It's being manufactured quickly, so it Zafar asked Ram. She says she's optimistic that health care workers will be in line for those vaccines. As soon as the FDA gives the green light. Those working in hospitals as well as first responders and the elderly living at long term care centers will likely be the first round recipients doctors had a chain of local health care clinics will make good on their threat to strike him, saying they lack the proper cove it protective gear. Get an update on that from Cuomo's Corwin Hate, the strike said. For today, and tomorrow effects doctors at the 20 peaches Sound area into go urgent care facilities. They say parent company multi care is asking them to work shifts of 12 hours or longer and at the same time is denying them adequate. PPE repeatedly asked, for example, to get 95 masks.
Seattle - Washington state sees record hospitalizations
"But 19 hospitalizations in the U. S. Have now reached their highest point. Since May and here in Washington state hospitalizations have hit an all time high coma. News has learned. Plans are underway to scale back some non urgent procedures. Comas Camilla reports in the throes of the cove in 19 pandemic, the Evergreen state once again, setting a new record Saturday. This time, it's the number of hospitalizations due to the virus 762 people. Now taking up beds, according to the covert tracking project. I'm very, very worried about it. Cassie Sour is the CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association in various president State hospitals are beginning to cut back on elective surgeries. We've learned that U W medicine is actively contacting patients to postpone some surgeries, specifically, those that would require a stay of some kind post op that's not faceless Caesar. Joint replacements, heart valve replacements. Even you know, potentially some cancer surgeries being canceled to make sure that there's room for covered patient. Some good news. Many in the medical field are saying Washington state health care workers might have access to a vaccine by the middle of next month.
COVID-19 hospitalizations at record high in Seattle, Washington
"And it seems to be an increase in hospitalizations comes Cole Miller. This time it's the number of hospitalizations due to the virus. 762 people now taking up beds, according to the covert tracking project. I'm very, very worried. About it. Chassie Sour is the CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association in various president State hospitals are beginning to cut back on elective surgeries. We've learned that U W medicine is actively contacting patients to postpone some surgeries, specifically, those that would require a stay of some kind post op over its Swedish. A similar approach is being taken. Just earlier this week, 10 Covert 19 patients were admitted to the First Hill campus in a span of just five hours. Dr. Elizabeth Waco is the chief operating officer. There. We reduced, impatient elective surgeries to allow us to expand our inpatient, urgent and emergent medical beds are teams are tired. They are fatigued, but they are resilient and we will continue to fight Cove it and it's a fight that they cannot wage alone. Your healthcare workers wants you to not get sick and they're so frustrated by people. I feel like people are ignoring the advice and then coming into getting second expecting to be cared for in a high risk situation. More than a million people traveling by
UW Medicine postponing some non-urgent procedures amid rising COVID cases in Seattle
"Now plans underway to scale back some non urgent medical procedures of local hospitals right now. And to explain why comb owes Cho Miller this time. It's the number of hospitalizations due to the virus. 762 people now taking up beds, according to the cove, it tracking project. I'm very, very worried about it. Just use our is The CEO of the Washington State Hospital Association in various president state hospitals are beginning to cut back on elective surgeries. We've learned that U W medicine is actively contacting patients to postpone some surgeries, specifically, those that would require a stay of some kind post op over its Swedish. A similar approach is being taken. Just earlier this week, 10 Cove in 19 patients were admitted to the First Hill campus in a span of just five hours. Dr Elizabeth Waco is the chief operating officer. There. We've reduced impatient elective surgeries to allow us to expand our inpatient. Urgent. An emergent medical beds are teams are tired. They are fatigued, but they are resilient and we will continue to fight Cove it and it's a fight that they cannot wage alone. Your healthcare workers wants you to not get sick and they're so frustrated by people. I feel like people are ignoring the advice and incoming into getting second expected to be cared for in a high risk
"state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO
"Can ask you about symptoms and in person test, especially if there is a medical provider. There is always better, she says. They can answer your questions about symptoms, and you might get more clarification about your disease. Some states like Minnesota are now providing free at home saliva test kits to anyone who wants one. Whether they have symptoms or not. Carleen Johnson come on news working from home is about to become permanent for employees of local insurance office. State Farm says it will close its operations center into pot meaning of 600. Workers will now work from home for good, the same thing happening elsewhere within the company. State Farm spokesperson tells the News Tribune Employees will no longer physically report to a number of its centers across the country, including the one into pot hospitals and facilities that care for seniors are still struggling to get protective gear read. Shuler, senior policy advisor for governor Jay Inslee, says the state stockpile is only meant to fill gaps when facilities are in dire need, and all other avenues have been exhausted. And we're acutely aware that a system that you build from scratch on this scale in this time frame without significant federal health is not Perfect, but we're damn proud of it, and we've done a huge amount of work to distribute Peopie across the state. And the president of the Washington State Hospital Association, gives the state credit because it was a highly competitive market for PPE early in the pandemic. Preliminary research from the Netherlands suggests that getting a flu shot might reduce your risk of getting coronavirus. Como's Connie Thompson has more as we await the release of the first vaccine against Cove.
"state hospital association" Discussed on KOMO
"With Keys count's rising. There are considerations for adjusting visitor policies even further, and we're looking at those now, but we're holding steady two original policies and procedures, just making sure that they're being followed very closely, really improve things. He needs the public to stay vigilant where the mask keep your social distance that school's Patrick Quinn across the country. The pandemic continues to cripple some states in North Dakota nurses who have tested positive for covert 19. And are asymptomatic are still being asked to report for work here in Washington. Best Borovsky, the state's hospital association with the State Hospital Association, says highly trained individuals are hard to come by in normal times, But these resources really tighten up even further in a surging pandemic. If you have no resources, that's a decision of whether a patient gets here or not. Those are tough decisions, and we hope to not have to make those calls. The Washington Nurses Association says it Has heard concerns from some of their members about staffing issues in their hospitals. And we're still only at the beginning of the anticipated winter surge. Once open. Burlington City Hall will close again to the public next Monday. Comas Eric Eyes reports. It's all because of a surgeon covert 19 cases in Skagit County, Burlington Mayor Steve Sexton says it's no longer safe to allow the public in with City Hall at full capacity. Decision comes two months after he decided to allow the public back in the Skagit Valley Herald reports. Burlington City Hall had reopened in early September at a time when the rate of nuke over 19 cases was falling. Our kite's coma news 60 seconds away from a sports update. Come on, Whose time 9 39. Now it lows were saying thanks to our pros in more ways than.