Coronavirus daily news updates, December 8: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world

Eufemia Didonato

Editor’s note: This is a live account of COVID-19 updates from Wednesday, December 8, as the day unfolded. It is no longer being updated. Click here to see all the most recent news about the pandemic, and click here to find additional resources. A Canadian drugmaker will be seeking approval from health regulators for its […]

Live: Coronavirus daily news updates, December 8: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the world

Eufemia Didonato

A Canadian drugmaker will be seeking approval from health regulators for its plant-based COVID-19 vaccine, which was 71% effective at preventing COVID-19 infection in a large, late-stage study. The World Health Organization advised against using the plasma of people who recovered from COVID-19 as a treatment for patients who are […]

Love and sex in the time of coronavirus can be awkward

Clear, honest communication is key to any healthy relationship. So Dr. Kimberly Harden put some thought into making this Valentine’s Day sex advice suitable for a family newspaper. “It would be awkward, yes, but ideally, you should keep your mask on and entertain positions where you’re not face-to-face,” the doctor […]

Coronavirus, PPE fees reported at businesses in 29 states

According to a survey by The Washington Post of attorney general offices and financial departments in 52 states and territories, U.S. consumers in 29 states have filed 510 complaints of coronavirus-related surcharges at dentist offices, senior living facilities, hair salons and restaurants. Hidden fees are a legitimate concern for consumers, […]

Coronavirus, PPE fees reported at businesses in 27 states

According to a survey by The Washington Post of attorney general offices and financial departments in 52 states and territories, U.S. consumers in 28 states have filed 510 complaints of coronavirus-related surcharges at dentist offices, senior living facilities, hair salons and restaurants. Hidden fees are a legitimate concern for consumers, […]

3 Big Winners From a Coronavirus Vaccine

It’s been more than a month since the coronavirus vaccine became available in the U.S., and the process has been slow to say the least. Less than 5% of the country has received the first of the two required doses of either vaccine. Just 2.2 million people — or less […]

Coronavirus spurs students to seek public health degrees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When COVID-19 hit, Jakira Lewis put her academics into practice. A second-year student at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health, Lewis dove into working as a case investigator and contact tracer. “It was really exciting at first getting that firsthand experience,” she […]

Region’s coronavirus cases continue to rise

FAYETTEVILLE — Covid-19 cases in Northwest Arkansas increased by 4,200 in the past week, according to the Arkansas Department of Health. Washington County had 25,360 cumulative cases Friday, compared to 23,626 on Jan. 8. The county had 2,371 active cases Friday including 1,619 confirmed and 752 probable cases. Active cases […]

Coronavirus Restrictions Lifted In Parts Of Illinois

CHICAGO — Regional coronavirus restrictions can begin to be loosened for the first time since late November, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Friday. The governor said Illinois will be ready to begin Phase 1b of the vaccination plan before the end of the month. Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Pritzker imposed […]