The Stand

Nurse burnout | Bargaining for legislative staff | Where that raise went

Monday, January 24, 2022   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Jan. 24 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 1,151,835 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 15,792) and 10,405 deaths. MORE local coverage from the (Ellensburg) Daily Record, Peninsula Daily News, Tri-City Herald, Wenatchee […]

Get boosted | No progress in strike talks | Amazon unsafe | Kojak at 100

Friday, January 21, 2022   COVID   ► From the Tri-City Herald — 1,200+ new COVID cases in Tri-Cities area in 1 day. Hospitals getting slammed — “These are almost all unvaccinated and unboosted.” MORE local coverage in today’s Bellingham Herald, (Longview) Daily News, Spokesman-Review, and the union-busting (Vancouver) Columbian. ► From KXLY — National […]

Prison outbreaks | Struggling at Fred Meyer, QFC | Build Back a Bit Better

Thursday, January 20, 2022   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Jan. 20 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 1,119,228 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 15,753) and 10,230 deaths. ► From the Spokesman-Review — COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue to rise as omicron infects […]

Get your free tests | Pro-worker bills | Teen truckers | Deal at Republic

Wednesday, January 19, 2022   COVID   ► From the Washington Post — Omicron hasn’t peaked in U.S., surgeon general says, warning that ‘next few weeks will be tough’ — The national peak of this variant, whenever it is reached, is less important than the point when the decline starts to mean relief for health […]

Our hospitals in crisis | Concrete strike grinds on | Make the call!

Tuesday, January 18, 2022   HOSPITALS IN CRISIS   ► From KUOW — ‘The worst’ it’s been’: COVID hospitalizations reach all-time high in Washington — Since the highly infectious Omicron variant was discovered in Washington state last month, health officials have warned that a surge in cases could cause hospitals to become severely overwhelmed. Health […]

“It really is that bad” | Voting rights blocked | Kroger knew | Be My Baby

Friday, January 14, 2022   COVID   ► From KUOW — Inslee deploying 100 National Guard to help hospitals, orders pause on non-emergency procedures — Following the lead of Oregon and other states, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Thursday that he will deploy 100 members of the National Guard to assist hospitals struggling to respond […]

Hospitals under siege | The Republic of Gates | Murray, Cantwell step up

Thursday, January 13, 2022   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Jan. 13 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 1,009,187 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 11,929) and 10,103 deaths. ► From the Seattle Times — Washington logs 1M coronavirus cases — The number […]

Omicron takes hold | Prison safety concerns | Strike at Kroger’s King Soopers

Wednesday, January 12, 2022   COVID   ► From the Washington Post — Omicron will infect ‘just about everybody,’ Fauci says — The Omicron coronavirus variant will infect “just about everybody” regardless of vaccination status, top U.S. infectious-disease expert Anthony S. Fauci said Tuesday. But those who have been vaccinated will “very likely, with some […]

Nursing while infected | Remote again, naturally | Supremes eye Hanford law

Tuesday, January 11, 2022   COVID   ► LIVE from the Seattle Times — Coronavirus daily news update, Jan. 11 — The latest count of COVID-19 cases in Washington totals 978,680 infections (14-day average of cases per day: 10,322) and 10,322 deaths. ► From McClatchy — Sunday saw record COVID cases in Washington state. Rate of […]

Healthcare system crumbles | Heroes of rain, snow | Betty was the best

Friday, January 7, 2022   COVID   ► From the Spokesman-Review — Western Washington hospitals ‘closer than ever’ to crisis standards, as case counts continue to soar in Spokane — Upgrade your mask, wear it properly, avoid in-person gatherings and brace yourself for what could be a few difficult weeks in the state’s health care […]

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