Martin Kaste appears in the following:
Thursday, May 28, 2020
The U.S. hit a grim milestone on Wednesday — 100,000 people have died in this country from COVID-19. We reflect on this moment with three journalists in different regions of the country.
Friday, May 22, 2020
Officials say the scammers took advantage of vulnerabilities in the system as the state rushed to get unemployment benefits to people quickly.
Friday, May 22, 2020
Washington state has lost hundreds of millions of dollars to unemployment fraud, the most extreme case so far of the scams thriving nationwide in the uncertain conditions created by the pandemic.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
The pandemic has caused fear, uncertainty and unpredictability, as well as lavished new forms of government aid. It became a perfect environment for scammers.
Monday, May 18, 2020
As states reopen under new social-distancing rules, the question of whether police should enforce these rules arises. But some say that it might hurt the police's relationship with the public.
Friday, May 15, 2020
As states re-open under new pandemic rules, enforcement often falls to the police. But some people — including some police — think that's a bad idea.
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Police departments are facing a new reality in the era of coronavirus. As familiar categories of crime fade, officers are being asked to handle unfamiliar and sometimes uncomfortable new assignments.
Thursday, April 23, 2020
Police and paramedics are at high risk of contracting COVID-19, and some say public health departments should help protect them by providing the addresses of people with the virus.
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.