Martin Kaste

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Washington State Builds Coronavirus Contact Tracing 'Fire Brigade'

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.


States And Hospitals Are Sourcing Their Own PPE From China

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.


'I Felt Like Rip Van Winkle': One Of The 1st U.S. Doctors With COVID-19 Is Back Home

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.


Washington State Returns Unused Army Hospital As COVID-19 Curve Flattens

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."


If Critical Supplies Run Out, Here's How Hospitals Will Make Tough Choices

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.


Ventilator Shortages Loom As States Ponder Rules For Rationing

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.


Report Of Drop In Hospitalizations Sounds Like Good News, But There's A Catch

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.


Coronavirus Updates: Social Distancing Guidelines Extended, Washington State News

Monday, March 30, 2020

NPR science, national and White House correspondents relay the latest updates in the United States response to the coronavirus epidemic.


'Glimmer of Hope': When Can We Say Social Distancing Is Working?

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.


How New York, California And Washington Are Dealing With COVID-19

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.


Seattle Hospitals Brace For Wave Of COVID-19 Patients

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.


Prisons And Jails Worry About Becoming Coronavirus 'Incubators'

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.


U.S. Hospitals Prepare For A COVID-19 Wave

Friday, March 06, 2020

Hospitals are clearing space and preparing staff for a possible crush of patients needing critical care.


U.S. Hospitals Fear Coronavirus Crunch

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.


After Coronavirus Deaths Near Seattle, Growing Concern About Illness In Nursing Homes

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.


Wash. Investigates More Possible Coronavirus Cases Amid Fears Of A Regional Outbreak

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.


U.S. Sees 1st Coronavirus Death

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.


Trump Administration Targets Your 'Warrant-Proof' Encrypted Messages

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.


Warrant-Proof Encrypted Messages Targeted By Trump Administration

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.


New York Law Eliminating Cash Bail Draws Backlash From Prosecutors And Police

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.