Martin Kaste appears in the following:
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Public health experts say finding and isolating coronavirus patients will be key to reopening public life. That's going to take a lot of work.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
States and hospitals aren't just counting on the federal government for personal protective equipment. They're wading into the import business themselves, sourcing their own supplies from China.
Monday, April 13, 2020
He was the unnamed doctor in his 40s reported to be clinging to life, one of the earliest cases of an American health care worker laid low by COVID-19. He says timely medical interventions saved him.
Thursday, April 09, 2020
State has decided that other parts of the country need the 250-bed facility more, but the governor said this doesn't mean Washington is "out of the woods."
Saturday, April 04, 2020
If crucial medical resources such as ventilators are in short supply, hospitals are supposed to follow ethics protocols to decide who gets treated. But those rules vary, and aren't always clear.
Friday, April 03, 2020
Many states are projected to have excessive demand for ventilator machines in the coming weeks, but no state government has formally asked hospitals to prepare for difficult and complex crisis triage.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Washington State reports dropping hospitalizations, and hospitals in San Francisco seeing less patient load than feared. But those facts require context.
Monday, March 30, 2020
NPR science, national and White House correspondents relay the latest updates in the United States response to the coronavirus epidemic.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Governors in New York and Washington have pointed to early signs that the increase of new coronavirus cases is flattening. How to look up — and interpret — the progress in your state.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
What are the hospital and systems capacities in the three states hardest hit by the coronavirus? We go to our reporters in New York, California and Washington state.
Friday, March 20, 2020
The wave of critical patients is expected to arrive first at Seattle-area hospitals, which have spent recent weeks trying to shore up supplies of "staff and stuff." No one is sure they have enough.
Friday, March 13, 2020
Inmates and guards don't have the option of staying home during a coronavirus outbreak, so detention centers risk becoming "incubators" for the disease. Some are scrambling to mitigate the risk.
Friday, March 06, 2020
Hospitals are clearing space and preparing staff for a possible crush of patients needing critical care.
Friday, March 06, 2020
Most people with the coronavirus get only mild symptoms, but some need intensive care. If the wave of infections is big enough, the very sick patients could swamp hospital intensive care units.
Monday, March 02, 2020
There is growing concern about vulnerability to illness in nursing homes after several residents of a nursing facility near Seattle died of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.
Sunday, March 01, 2020
The first U.S. death related to COVID-19 has been reported in Washington state. Officials are also investigating a reported case in a health worker and a possible outbreak in a nursing facility.
Saturday, February 29, 2020
A man infected with coronavirus has died in Washington state, the first reported death from COVID-19 in the United States. Still, President Trump on Saturday said there was no reason to panic.
Friday, February 21, 2020
Encryption is going mainstream, and some tech companies "throw away the key" so they can't decrypt messages even when police get a warrant. The government says that's taking privacy too far.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
"End-to-end encryption" has gone mainstream, which means tech companies can't decrypt messages even when law enforcement has a warrant. The Trump administration says that's taking privacy too far.
Monday, January 27, 2020
Backlash is building among police and prosecutors weeks after New York eliminated bail for most non-violent offenses. They say courts should be able to keep certain offenders in jail before trial.