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The health-related provisions in the $2.2 trillion emergency legislation

| Mar 27, 2020 | Federal

As the number of Americans infected with the novel coronavirus increased rapidly in recent weeks, Congress responded with three pieces of emergency legislation, including the $2.2 trillion bill assembled by both parties in the Senate that is set to be signed into law soon. This latest bill includes scores of...[ Read More ]

Dispatch from Seattle, v5: What field hospitals look like

DJ Wilson | Mar 25, 2020 | Federal

Over the weekend, I left the house for the first time in 9 days. I'd been out for runs or walks with the family. I'd played outside with the kids. But, I hadn't gone for a drive in 9 days. I had heard rumors of a new field hospital getting...[ Read More ]

Dispatch from Seattle v4: On working to acceptance of the "new normal"

DJ Wilson | Mar 24, 2020 | Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Federal, Hawaii, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah

Dealing with the COVID crisis definitely has a process. It's not unlike the five stages of grief, to be honest. Unless you're in NYC, if you're outside of Seattle, we're still about 2-4 weeks ahead of you. So, you may not have worked through these stages yet. Or, you may...[ Read More ]

Rural hospitals target of new federal legislation

Monte Whaley | Mar 23, 2020 | Federal

A bi-partisan bill introduced last week by Colorado’s two U.S. Senators will help keep rural hospitals afloat as the COVID-19 continues to strain hospitals and providers across the country, the bill sponsors say. Colorado Senators Cory Gardner, a Republican, and Democrat Michael Bennet said the bill – the Immediate Relief...[ Read More ]

Dispatch from Seattle v3: On bravery

DJ Wilson | Mar 23, 2020 | Federal

We have a sensationalized view of courage and bravery. It comes from the movies, where the bravest among us are willing to sacrifice it all to save a loved one or to stand up for a sacred principle. We think of being brave as "staying at our post" during a...[ Read More ]

Dispatch from Seattle v2: On closing schools

DJ Wilson | Mar 17, 2020 | Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Federal, Hawaii, Oregon, Texas, Utah

One of the first impactful things to happen in response to the COVID virus is the closing of schools. It's impacting families, school districts and the transmission of the disease itself. Here in Seattle, America's epicenter of the disease, there have been some notable lessons learned about school closures over...[ Read More ]

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