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5 Things Washington: COVID-19, Retirements in the Legislature, Sue Birch

| Mar 25, 2020 | Washington

We are in the opening days of a long period of staying at home, likely months rather than weeks. Take this more seriously than you think you need to. There is no upside to do otherwise at this point. Washington's confirmed cases are still doubling about every 7 days, rather...[ Read More ]

5 Things Utah: Brian Zehnder MD, COVID update, Health bills

| Mar 20, 2020 | Utah

It feels something like the eye of the hurricane. Utah just went through the front part with the earthquake yesterday. Scary and real, but luckily no lives lost. Now, there is erie quiet ahead of the next part of the storm which looms, metaphorically, offshore. "Don't panic" may be the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: COVID-19 update, Telehealth bill, Dispatch from WA

| Mar 19, 2020 | Alaska

America now has 11,329 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 85% of which came in the last seven days. Organizations like JP Morgan predict a 2% economic contraction nationally in Q1 and a 3% contraction in Q2, miring us already in a recession. Oil is down to $20 for the first time since 2002. These are precarious times....[ Read More ]

5 Things California: COVID-19 update, 1135 waiver, Chet Uma

| Mar 19, 2020 | California

America now has 11,234 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 85% of which came in the last seven days. Organizations like JP Morgan predict a 2% economic contraction in Q1 and a 3% contraction in Q2, miring us already in a recession. These are precarious times. So, do your best to add a little love and empathy...[ Read More ]

5 Things Colorado: Public option, Coronavirus, Andrew Romanoff

| Mar 18, 2020 | Colorado

Among the most important things I can share with you is the importance of not going out during this once-in-a-hundred-years moment of COVID-19. It's math. "Early in outbreak, each COVID-19 case infects ~2.5 others on average. There's ~5 days between one infection and next, so we'd expect one case to...[ Read More ]

5 Things Oregon: COVID-19, Sen. James Manning, Health impacts of climate change

| Mar 16, 2020 | Oregon

From our coverage below, you'll see Portland is about two weeks behind Seattle. And, as Seattle tracks Italy, by about 2 weeks, that means Oregon is about four weeks behind what could be a new epicenter in the disease spread. I know closing restaurants and staying home can be agitating,...[ Read More ]

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