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COVID-19 test delays from overwhelmed commercial labs hit Washington patients in different ways

July 20, 2020, 6:00am Latest News

SEATTLE — When John Lederer came down with mild flu-like symptoms earlier this month, he and his wife got coronavirus tests at a Swedish Medical Center clinic in Edmonds. A doctor stuck swabs deep into their nostrils and told them results would be back in a day or two. Read story

Weekdays better in the Columbia River Gorge

July 19, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

TOM McCALL NATURE PRESERVE — One black crow floated in the blasting wind, its precarious grace interrupted by slapstick tumbles through space, wings and feet all flailing. Read story

Webinar looks at coronavirus, homelessness in Clark County

July 19, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

A Tuesday webinar examined homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic. Clark County Public Health Officer Dr. Alan Melnick said that as cases rise, certain populations — including those who are homeless — are at higher risk of contracting the virus. Read story

Blazers’ Lillard turns to recording music inside NBA bubble

July 18, 2020, 6:30pm Blazers

When Damian Lillard finishes his daily hoop duties for the Portland Trail Blazers, he will spend most of his downtime inside the NBA bubble working on his other passion: music. Read story

Call it dress rehearsal as MLB holds first COVID-era exhibitions

July 18, 2020, 4:49pm National Sports

Exhibition games Saturday in Washington, New York and Pittsburgh on Saturday gave Major League Baseball its first look at coronavirus-era games — fake crowd noise and all. Read story

EU leaders extend summit as they haggle over budget, virus

July 18, 2020, 2:32pm Nation & World

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders on Saturday extended their summit by an extra day, convinced they were finally closing in on a deal for an unprecedented 1.85 trillion euro ($2.1 trillion) EU budget and coronavirus recovery fund, an EU official said. Read story

Breathtaking virus numbers show normal life still far away

July 18, 2020, 2:29pm Nation & World

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa on Saturday became one of the top five worst-hit countries in the coronavirus pandemic, as breathtaking new infection numbers around the world were a reminder that a return to normal life is still far from sight. Read story

Doctor who survived COVID-19 bewildered by public disregard

July 18, 2020, 2:27pm Nation & World

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Dr. Michael Saag spends much of his time treating patients fighting for their lives and working with colleagues who are overwhelmed and exhausted by the relentless battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

As virus surges in some US states, emergency rooms swamped

July 18, 2020, 2:20pm Nation & World

A fast-rising rising tide of new coronavirus cases is flooding emergency rooms in parts of the United States, with some patients moved into hallways and nurses working extra shifts to keep up with the surge. Read story

How does COVID-19 affect kids? Science has answers and gaps

July 18, 2020, 2:19pm Nation & World

What role children play in the coronavirus pandemic is the hot-button question of the summer as kids relish their free time while schools labor over how to resume classes. Read story