Coronavirus turns Seattle into America’s laboratory


Across the region, hospital and labora­tory disaster plans have been rewritten in the face of short­ages of supplies and staff. The capacity for testing, hamstrung early in the outbreak by federal missteps, is expanding and drive-thru testing has arrived at UW Medicine’s Medical Center North­west and is in the works elsewhere. Researchers who just weeks ago targeted tropical diseases now hunt drugs that can knock down COVID-19.


CROSSCUT: Coronavirus turns Seattle into America’s laboratory (3/18/20)