US health officials propose once-a-year COVID-19 vaccines for most Americans
The proposal comes as boosters have become a hard sell.
COVID-19 two years later: First US case reported in Washington state
This week marks two years since COVID-19 changed lives in Washington state, across the country and throughout the world.
Omicron vs. delta: Study examines difference between two coronavirus variant symptoms
The differences between omicron and delta variant symptoms were analyzed as part of a COVD-19 infection survey.
Delta still dominant COVID strain in Washington, but officials worry
Washington health officials said Tuesday at least 400 cases of the new COVID-19 variant had been confirmed, but that omicron hasn’t yet overtaken delta cases in the state.
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Dept. says 27% of new COVID cases are ages 20 and under
With millions of kids back in school, and the COVID-19 Delta variant causing a huge jump in pediatric infections. The FDA approval for children as young as five to get vaccinated could turn the tide in this pandemic.
Washington state to start offering COVID booster shots immediately
The Washington state Department of Health said Friday it will immediately start offering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to certain people.
COVID-19 variant R.1 is ‘something really to watch,' researcher says
R.1 is not a CDC variant of concern or interest
Does delta variant make COVID-19 worse for children?
The delta variant has been identified in at least 180 countries, according to the World Health Organization.
UW researcher finds new method to speed COVID variant tracking from weeks to hours
A researcher at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Microbiology has found a new way to speed COVID-19 variant tracking from weeks to mere hours.
COVID-19 testing demand significantly higher in Seattle over the last several weeks
Public health officials in Seattle said the demand for COVID-19 testing is significantly higher in the last several weeks and reaching is levels similar to last winter.
King County executive says vaccine verification policy in the works for non-essential businesses, venues
Indoor businesses and venues in King County may soon require proof of vaccination.
Mask fatigue growing as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations climb in Washington
As COVID-19 cases climb higher and higher across many cities in Washington, medical experts insist masks are part of the solution.
Washington hospitals seeing more pregnant COVID patients
The latest and most troubling numbers of the COVID-19 surge across Washington have health officials pleading for people to get vaccinated.
Pfizer-BioNTech seeks FDA approval for third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine
In a statement released by the company on Wednesday, Pfizer-BioNTech said patients who received a booster shot up to eight months after their two-dose regimen were given three times the protection from the novel coronavirus.
COVID surge, vaccine mandate mean some Oregon school delays
At least four school districts have pushed back their start date in Oregon as COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations soar and the state introduced new vaccine requirements for teachers and school staff.
Masks to be required in Oregon’s outdoor public settings
People in Oregon, regardless of vaccination status, will once again be required to wear masks in most public outdoor settings — including large outdoor events where physical distancing is not possible — beginning Friday.
Oregon, once a virus success story, struggles with surge
Oregon was once the poster child for limiting the spread of the coronavirus, after its Democratic governor imposed some of the nation’s strictest safety measures, including mask mandates indoors and outdoors, limits on gatherings and an order closing restaurants.
BTS cancels world tour due to COVID-19 surge
The BTS tour was originally announced in January 2020 and slated to begin in April, stopping at 17 venues worldwide with 38 concerts across Asia, Europe and North America to promote BTS’s new album “Map of the Soul: 7.”
Officials: COVID filling hospital beds statewide while vaccine newcomers come around
Health officials are sounding the alarm, saying critical care beds across the state of Washington are filling up faster than it ever has since the beginning of the pandemic.
Some parents pulling their kids out of school due to lack of remote learning options
With the upcoming school year about to start in just a matter of days for many schools, some parents are upset about a lack of remote learning options.