As hospitals run low on protective gear, tech workers are on a quest to help fill the shortage – GeekWire

(BigStock Photo) The coronavirus outbreak in Washington state has not however attained the “peak” that some public health officers anticipate, but already ICU physicians like Mike Holmes are grappling with a dearth of essential materials. Holmes described an “extreme shortage” of the masks that he and his colleagues at Swedish Clinical Middle in Seattle want […]

Inside the quest to develop faster responses to epidemics – GeekWire

Dr. Deborah Fuller, left, and Dr. Jesse Erasmus are pursuing next-generation vaccines at the University of Washington. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) As part of his work in global health, Bill Gates has warned for years about the potential for an unchecked epidemic to kill millions of people around the world. “An epidemic, either naturally […]