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Health Apr 10Nurses weigh their principles versus safety in virus fight
U.S. nurses are facing a fundamental question that pits their professional principles against their personal welfare: Did they sign up to become heroes? They became nurses to relieve suffering and to save lives, but the COVID-19 pandemic has raised the…
Health Mar 16Coronavirus vaccine test opens as U.S. volunteer gets 1st shot
With a careful jab in a healthy volunteer's arm, scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute in Seattle begin an anxiously awaited first-stage study of a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed in record time after the new virus exploded from…
World Mar 12Most coronavirus patients recover. Anxiety and fear still loom
Because the difference in impact can be so great, global health authorities have the difficult task of alerting the public to the virus' dangers without creating panic.
Health Mar 04U.S. virus death toll rises to 11 with first California victim
The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 11 with a victim succumbing in California — the first reported fatality outside Washington state.
Nation Mar 04Despite deaths, so far no shutdown orders in Seattle area
As the coronavirus spread through Asia officials closed the schools in China, Japan and Hong Kong but at the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States, officials in Washington have so far not ordered that classrooms be shuttered or…
Health Mar 03U.S. coronavirus death toll climbs to 9
All of the COVID-19 deaths in the United States so far have been in the Seattle area.
Health Mar 01Authorities announce 2nd coronavirus death in U.S.
Health officials in Washington state said Sunday night that a second person had died from the coronavirus — a man in his 70s from a nursing facility near Seattle where dozens of people were sick and had been tested for…
Health Jan 21U.S. gets 1st case of new virus that caused an outbreak in China
A U.S. resident who recently returned from an overseas trip has been diagnosed with the new virus that has sparked an outbreak in China and stringent monitoring around the world, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.
Health Aug 29Mumps sickens hundreds of detained migrants in 19 states
Mumps has swept through 57 immigration detention facilities in 19 states since September, according to a CDC report.
Nation May 15U.S. birth rate falls to 32-year low
A provisional report found there 3.788 million births last year, marking the fourth year the number of births has fallen.