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 […]

Microsoft and UnitedHealth Group app will quiz workers regularly to determine COVID-19 risk

A new application from Microsoft and health care large UnitedHealth Group will question workers a series of queries to decide their probable exposure to COVID-19, possibly clearing them for function or directing them into a tests procedure that will notify each them and their employer of the final results. The application, called ProtectWell, is newest […]

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 […]

Coronavirus-tracking project gets put on hold due to FDA concerns

SCAN tends to make use of at-home selection of nasal samples. (GatesNotes via YouTube) The organizers of the Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Community, a virus-monitoring venture supported by Microsoft co-founder Invoice Gates, say their initiatives are remaining paused though they deal with considerations raised by the Food stuff and Drug Administration. Word of SCAN’s suspension arrived […]

Health officials put out the call for broader coronavirus testing

A nurse prepares to display a affected person for coronavirus at a drive-through testing station at UW Health care Center – Northwest. (UW Medicine Picture / Randy Carnell) Washington state community wellness officers have broadened their steerage to say that any one who has COVID-19 indicators, or has been in close make contact with with […]

Atul Gawande steps down as CEO of Haven Healthcare joint venture

Dr. Atul Gawande, the new CEO of Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway’s joint health care enterprise, it a properly-acknowledged surgeon and health care reform advocate. (TED Convention Photograph / James Duncan Davidson, via Flickr) Dr. Atul Gawande is stepping down as CEO of Haven Health care, a joint enterprise in between Amazon, JPMorgan Chase […]

COVID-19 vaccine will face key trials this summer

Moderna is revolutionary a new course of medicines, together with vaccines, that make use of messenger RNA. (Moderna by means of YouTube) The coronavirus vaccine trial that started out in Seattle is progressing nicely sufficient to get onto Foodstuff and Drug Administration’s rapidly track for enhancement, with organizing nicely underway for the upcoming two phases […]

Adaptive Biotech revenue rises 65% to $21M, loss widens amid big COVID-19 immune partnerships

Adaptive Biotechnologies CEO Chad Robins. (GeekWire File Picture) Adaptive Biotechnologies, which is functioning with Microsoft and Amgen to combat COVID-19 utilizing its engineering for sequencing the human immune system, described a 65% raise in first quarter earnings, to almost $21 million. The Seattle-dependent firm posted a internet decline of $31.4 million, or 25 cents a […]

Bill Gates says Gates Foundation ‘will end up spending a lot more’ to fight COVID-19

Monthly bill Gates speaks at the American Association for the Progression of Science annual assembly in February in Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) The Monthly bill & Melinda Gates Basis “will finish up investing a ton more” than the $305 million it has pledged so considerably to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Monthly bill Gates […]