‘A wild ride’: Reining in the virus, contact tracers fight fear, COVID-19

Eufemia Didonato

TÓNANEESDIZÍ Standing alongside her grandmother toward ha’a’aah every morning before sunrise, Krishanya Smith would pray to t’áá ałtsoní Áyiilaii. “Bił naashnishígíí bił honílǫ́ǫ doo, t’áá shǫǫdí,” she’d ask Áyiilaaígíí. She’d say reverently: “Díí naashnishígíí t’áá íiyisíí bee nizhónígo ída’diilnííł, dóó kǫ́ǫ́ nihik’éí dóó nihidine’é baa ída’diilnííł.” Smith, who’s Bit’ahnii, is […]

Several new businesses open despite COVID-19 pandemic

Eufemia Didonato

Mike Hus, senior vice president at Peak Nano holds an example of the dielectric film the company manufactures for their capacitors Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 in Macedonia, Ohio. The challenges of a pandemic did not stop several people and entities from launching new businesses in northern Summit County over the […]

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 It is no longer being updated.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 […]

San Francisco reopening mass COVID-19 testing site

San Francisco this week will reopen a mass testing site for COVID-19, with health officials citing a local surge in coronavirus cases due in part to the highly contagious delta variant. The San Francisco Department of Public Health and Mayor London Breed (D) said in a joint announcement Monday that the testing […]

Overnight Defense: Biden says US combat mission in Iraq wrapping by year’s end | Civilian casualties in Afghanistan peak amid US exit | VA mandates COVID-19 vaccine for health workers

Happy Monday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I’m Rebecca Kheel, and here’s your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the newsletter. THE TOPLINE: The U.S. combat mission in Iraq will formally conclude by the end of the year — but […]

VA requires COVID-19 vaccination for health care workers

Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, testifies before the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades) Amanda Andrade-Rhoades AP WASHINGTON The Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to […]