Battered by virus, Washington state rallies to respond


Provi­dence Regional Medical Center in Everett, which reported the first US coron­avirus case on Jan 21, has devel­oped and launched a program by which coron­avirus patients are sent home with equip­ment that allows nurses to monitor them remotely.

But health­care workers say they need protec­tive gear.

Gloria Brigham, director of nursing practice with the Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion, told The Seattle Times that caregivers have been reusing dispos­able masks, tucking them in paper bags at the end of a shift for use the next day.


CHINA DAILY (CHINA): Battered by virus, Washington state rallies to respond (3/23/20)