Seattle and King County post lowest COVID-19 case and death counts in two months

Seattle and King County reported 420 new COVID-19 situations and 30 deaths in the course of the earlier week, the cheapest weekly totals in two months, in accordance to GeekWire’s calculations from Public Wellbeing — Seattle & King County knowledge. The week was also notable for bringing a single working day in which there were […]

Inside the quest for a new COVID-19 test: Microsoft, Adaptive Biotech and the hidden power of immunity

Adaptive Biotech CEO Chad Robins (left) and Peter Lee, Microsoft company vice president of AI and Investigate, on a online video call this week for GeekWire’s Well being Tech Podcast. In the realm of diagnostic exams for COVID-19, there are two primary ways: PCR exams, which detect the presence of the are living virus and […]

UW Medicine ramps up study of COVID-19 drug combination

Hydrochloroquine and azithromycin will be the focus of a medical trial enrolling 2,000 participants. (UW Medicine Photo) One of the remedies touted by President Donald Trump for COVID-19, a blend of the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine and the antiviral drug azithromycin, is the subject of a nationwide analyze with UW Medicine playing a purpose. The Period […]

Sixth confirmed Amazon employee dies from COVID-19

Amazon’s success centre in Dupont, Wash. (GeekWire Image / Kevin Lisota) An Amazon warehouse worker in New York died from COVID-19 past thirty day period, the enterprise verified to CNBC on Thursday. He marks the sixth verified dying from the virus amid Amazon’s workforce. Amazon is beneath mounting pressure to disclose the amount of coronavirus […]

Zillow survey forecasts suburban boom as remote workers flee pricey cities in search of bigger homes

Seattle’s many years-extended rush to make new condominium structures was aimed at accommodating a expanding tech workforce that wished to stay close to places of work in the metropolis. (GeekWire Image / Kurt Schlosser) The Seattle authentic estate tech providers that have put in the previous numerous many years reporting on how attractive and scorching […]

Amazon wage and hazard pay increases for essential workers to expire in June

Cyber Monday 2016 at Amazon Fulfillment Center in Dupont WA. (Photograph by GeekWire/Kevin Lisota) Amazon’s hourly wage improves and hazard pay back will expire in June, a corporation government verified to Recode this week. Amazon hiked hourly pay back for warehouse and shipping and delivery employees by $2 an hour in March and doubled additional […]

Amazon is manufacturing hundreds of thousands of face shields to sell at cost

Clinical pros putting on Amazon face shields. (Amazon Photo) Amazon is production hundreds of thousands of face shields to sell to health care pros battling COVID-19 and eventually present to all prospects on the company’s market. Amazon suggests that its provide chain and production knowledge will allow the masks to be marketed at noticeably less […]

Washington state reveals contact tracing plan to support phased opening of business

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee reported Tuesday that the state’s call tracing workforce will be in area by the end of the 7 days and exposed other facts of the system, which is viewed as important to re-opening the state’s economy. By Might 15, Washington will have 1,371 call tracers qualified and ready to examine the […]

AGs from 13 states probe Amazon on COVID-19 infections and deaths in warehouses

Within an Amazon fulfillment heart in Washington. (GeekWire Photograph) The best government legal professionals in 13 states are calling on Amazon to launch information on the variety of COVID-19 conditions and fatalities amid the tech giant’s workforce. The lawyers normal sent letters Tuesday to Amazon and its grocery subsidiary Total Food items demanding the information […]