Some of western Washington’s top doctors and scientists reveal what they’ve learned about the pandemic so far.
SEATTLE — More than six months into the coronavirus pandemic and everyone has had to adjust their daily lives in some way. It feels like we’ve all learned a lot.
That’s also the case for some of western Washington’s top scientists and public health officials.
KING 5 asked several of those officials: “What are the top things you have you learned in the past six months?”
Here are their responses:
Dr. Jeffrey Duchin
Health Officer, Public Health Seattle – King County
An important early lesson is that alignment of elected leaders and public health and medical experts allowed a rapid and effective response to the initial COVID-19 outbreak through community mitigation measures including the stay-at-home order, limiting public gatherings and non-essential activities, and face mask requirements.
The COVID-19 outbreak highlighted and exacerbated