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Coronavirus daily news update, March 5:
What to know today about COVID-19
in the Seattle area, Washington state and the nation

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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 3/5/2020 10:40:33 AM

New cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by a new coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2, continue to pop up around the Puget Sound region. In total, 39 people in Washington state have been diagnosed, including 10 people who have died. Throughout Thursday, on this page, we’ll be posting Seattle Times journalists’ updates on the outbreak and its effects on the Seattle area, the Pacific Northwest and the world

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We live 5 miles from Life Care Center and Evergreen Hospital (ground zero). We are both over 68. We wash our hands often. But I have seen little impact in my everyday life - very few face masks. (I haven't been to Costco; it seems to attract sheep.)

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Calamity Kate 3/5/2020 10:55:24 AM (No. 337560)
The hysteria is over the top.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird 3/5/2020 11:01:55 AM (No. 337573)
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Reply 3 - Posted by: 2assume 3/5/2020 11:24:07 AM (No. 337604)
Our governor is a far left democrat. He is known for his stupid policies that has hurt our once beautiful state. It is becoming obvious to me that this is being played out to cause great damage to Trump. I wonder if the elderly were already dying and that was why the corona virus finished them off. It also makes me wonder what other surprises are in store for us. Maybe Barr can’t do his job because our own agency is threatening to do horrible things to us. Now Shumer is threatening the Supreme Court. Makes me think of the O.J. Trial where the judge was told if O. J. Was convicted, America would burn. It worked then, will it work now?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 3/5/2020 11:57:42 AM (No. 337639)
Face masks are for sick people to minimize projecting to others. Face masks to nothing much for healthy people.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: anotherctyankee 3/5/2020 12:01:35 PM (No. 337647)
I just spoke to my granddaughter who lives and works in Seattle and her company has them working from home. Not a bad idea.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: KatieJo 3/5/2020 12:50:59 PM (No. 337691)
What if they had a hysterical panic and nobody participated. Let's do that.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: mindsport 3/5/2020 1:28:40 PM (No. 337714)
I live in Bellevue right next to Kirkland, the epicenter so to speak. This area has a high Asian population, so it wouldn't surprise me if this has been floating around since early January as people fled China. The fact that the deaths are attributed to the nursing home visitors and residence only confirms how low the impact is to the average person. The primary goal is to avoid getting infected so you don't pass it on to someone with lung problems, or a low immune system (the weak and elderly).
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Reply 8 - Posted by: or gate 3/5/2020 2:00:03 PM (No. 337752)
Sanctuary cities have all kinds of surprises.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 3/5/2020 2:21:20 PM (No. 337786)
They'll use it to solve their homeless problem. And then cry about "how horrible it was" and "who could have predicted it?".
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Reply 10 - Posted by: 24tea@Mag 3/5/2020 3:25:37 PM (No. 337842)
Yes, hysteria is over the top. People, the media, and the stock market need to use common sense. It’s just a virus. Look at the statistics for Coronavirus in the US compared to the flu or other viruses - what is the problem! Get a grip America!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: tom7 3/5/2020 3:26:17 PM (No. 337844)
No point in letting a good hysteria just slip away. Especially when EvergreenHealth has found such a convenient way to jettison their indigent patients.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: tom7 3/5/2020 3:36:52 PM (No. 337851)
Deliberately deceitful report by The Seattle Times, the Democrats in WA, and they dandy little reporter Jim Brunner. All lies all the times.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: cor-vet 3/5/2020 4:46:50 PM (No. 337908)
I called and talked to my older sister last night. She's in Yakima, on the life side of the mountains and she says they're doing fine. They're not doing so fine on the death side of the mountains, though. She's in assisted living and she says they have some common sense restrictions in place, like who's allowed to visit at this time. Her only concern was the workers who come and go from home/ outside the facility.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Strike3 3/5/2020 5:57:39 PM (No. 337963)
A city that let's a horde of homeless people eat, sleep and defecate all over their sidewalks has very little credibility in talking to the rest of the country about their virus program. I'm surprised that one of these homeless populations has not yet exploded with it.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: red1066 3/5/2020 7:07:04 PM (No. 338002)
What is not being told by the media, is that the ten people who have died in the state of Washington were all senior citizens in a nursing home. Questions about how old patients are, and the kind of health condition of the people who contracted the virus is not info being presented by the media or the CDC. Hippa rules apply.
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