Public Health

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King County hospitals issue urgent call to action: “We Need Your Help”

King County hospitals issue urgent call to action: “We...

In the midst of the Omicron surge in COVID-19, King County hospitals are issuing...

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Dr. Ben Danielson answers kids’ questions about the vaccine

Dr. Ben Danielson answers kids’ questions about the vaccine

Does your little one still need to get the COVID-19 vaccine? Perhaps they might...

‘No free ride’ for COVID, it's here ‘for the foreseeable...

  The world must accept that COVID-19 is with us “for the foreseeable future”, even...

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Why should I get a booster if I might get COVID anyway? 

Why should I get a booster if I might get COVID anyway? 

Most everyone knows someone who is sick or has recently had COVID since the extremely...

COVID-19: WHO expresses hope worst of Omicron wave is over

Omicron continues to sweep the world, but cases seem to have peaked in some countries,...

UN-backed COVAX mechanism delivers its 1 billionth COVID-19...

With a 1.1 million jab delivery in Rwanda this weekend, the World Health Organization’s...

WHO recommends two new drugs to treat patients with COVID-19  

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended on Thursday two new drugs to treat...

COVID-19: Current vaccines may need to be updated, experts...

Current COVID-19 vaccines may need to be updated to ensure their continued effectiveness...

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Can’t get a test right now? Here’s what to do

Can’t get a test right now? Here’s what to do

There are a few scenarios when someone may be seeking a COVID-19 test. Read more...

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Video: Update from King County Health Officer on the impacts of the Omicron surge

Video: Update from King County Health Officer on the impacts...

King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin held a public briefing on Jan. 7, 2022,...

COVID-19: New Year brings renewed WHO appeal for vaccine...

The highest number of COVID-19 cases so far in the pandemic were reported last week...

Make history and eliminate cervical cancer for ever, urges...

Though highly preventable and treatable, cervical cancer is the second most common...

70 per cent vaccination target must be met to ward off...

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to surge across the world, the UN health...

UN data helps balance New Year’s weight loss resolutions

At the heart of many New Year’s resolutions is a fresh gym membership and an intensive...

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Hantavirus Case Reported in King County

Hantavirus Case Reported in King County

Public Health is investigating a case of hantavirus in an adult resident of southeast...

WHO: 2022 can mark the end of COVID's acute stage

The UN health agency chief expressed optimism during a press briefing on Wednesday that 2022 maybe...

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CDC recommends changes to isolation and quarantine for COVID-19

CDC recommends changes to isolation and quarantine for...

Changes to isolation recommendations for people who test positive for COVID-19:...

2021 Year in Review: ‘We underestimate this virus at our peril’

2021 Year in Review: ‘We underestimate this virus at our...

Despite the almost miraculous development of effective vaccines against COVID-19...

Infectious diseases present ‘clear and present danger’...

COVID-19 continues to demonstrate how quickly “an infectious disease can sweep across...

Ignoring COVID-19 will just perpetuate it, WHO warns 

As many friends and families consider whether to celebrate Christmas together, the...

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