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Coronavirus came to Seattle in late January and put our state on the front lines of a national public health crisis. Stay informed with KIRO Radio's Dave Ross and reporter Aaron Granillo as they discuss the top stories of the week and track how COVID-19 is impacting our community.

COVID-19: Seattle Podcast KIRO Radio

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    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

Coronavirus came to Seattle in late January and put our state on the front lines of a national public health crisis. Stay informed with KIRO Radio's Dave Ross and reporter Aaron Granillo as they discuss the top stories of the week and track how COVID-19 is impacting our community.

    Stuck on a Vaccine Waitlist?

    Stuck on a Vaccine Waitlist?

    KIRO Radio's Dave Ross and reporter Aaron Granillo join up for the last time, after nearly a year of this reporting project. 

    They'll discuss the impossible online waitlists for vaccines, and if we're ready to reopen schools. And, over the past year of this crisis, what story or moment has stuck with Dave and Aaron the most?

    This will be the final formal episode of the COVID-19: Seattle podcast. To keep up with us elsewhere, you can:
    Sign up for our newsletter, which goes out once a week. We'll continue to collect local pandemic news for you in one easy place.
    Subscribe to Dave's podcast, Ross Files, for in-depth interviews with experts and local leaders.

    Thank you to all of our loyal listeners over the past year!

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    • 12 min
    A Year Ago Today: Treating the First Coronavirus Patient in the US

    A Year Ago Today: Treating the First Coronavirus Patient in the US

    Dr. George Diaz is an infectious disease specialist with Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, WA. He treated the very first confirmed coronavirus patient in the United States, isolating him with the hospital's strictest Ebola precautions and using a robot for examinations. 

    Exactly a year later, he joins KIRO Radio's Dave Ross and reporter Aaron Granillo on the COVID-19: Seattle podcast to reflect on those earliest days of the pandemic, and make predictions for the year ahead.

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    • 14 min
    Amid Slow Vaccine Rollout, Teachers Lobby for Early Doses

    Amid Slow Vaccine Rollout, Teachers Lobby for Early Doses

    KIRO Radio's Dave Ross and reporter Aaron Granillo discuss the vaccine rollout in Washington state, and whether teachers should be able to cut the line. You can check your current eligibility for the vaccine here.

    And, Whatcom County is seeing a surge of cases. They expect January to triple what they saw in December, which was already the county's worst month ever. Dave and Aaron issue a timely reminder: don't forget about "stranger bias."

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    • 11 min
    Your Vaccine Questions, Answered

    Your Vaccine Questions, Answered

    KIRO Radio's Dave Ross speaks with Dr. Keith Jerome, head of the University of Washington's Virology Lab, to answer common questions about the vaccine rollout and address the post-holiday surge in cases.

    Plus, reporter Aaron Granillo joins with more information about your place in line for a vaccine, and the statewide app that should be online next week.

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    • 11 min
    A Look Back at the Earliest Days of the Pandemic

    A Look Back at the Earliest Days of the Pandemic

    Social Distancing... lockdowns... PPE shortages... and distance learning. Those were just a handful of the major challenges we faced in 2020.

    And KIRO Radio's Dave Ross and reporter Aaron Granillo tracked it all right here, day by day.

    What were people in Washington thinking and feeling during the very first statewide lockdown? Did the predictions of doctors and researchers in the early days come true? 

    Aaron is joined by KIRO Radio's Mike Lewis as they listen back to the earliest episodes of this podcast and discuss the milestone moments in the pandemic from 2020.

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    • 11 min
    Are We Ready to End Remote Learning?

    Are We Ready to End Remote Learning?

    Governor Inslee's recently revised guidelines mean we could see many school districts reopening for in-person classes before the end of January. Join KIRO Radio's Dave Ross and reporter Aaron Granillo as they cover what this means for children, teachers and staff across Washington state.

    And, the next federal relief bill has inched just a little bit closer to passing. This version includes a second stimulus check.

    Finally, this was a big week for healthcare workers: Pfizer's vaccine was distributed to hospitals and clinics across the US. How concerned should we be about the allergic reactions some people have seen?

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    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

SapphireDE ,

It’s a good podcast for information

Even though I’m a teen I’ve started listening to this because I need information about how the corana-virus is spreading

Spride111 ,

Very Informative...concise, about 10 minutes

Dave Ross is great

Swankysadie ,

Confidence?

For real, Dave Ross? You think people protesting means they feel confident about covid riskand therefore might go to restaurants? Think more before speaking. People protest because it’s worth risking your life.

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