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UW Medicine nurses use hand sanitizer after testing patients for coronavirus on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the University of Washington Northwest Outpatient Medical Center drive-through testing area on Meridian Avenue North in Seattle.
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A virologist answers your questions about coronavirus

What have scientists learned about the novel coronavirus? WA congressman Derek Kilmer on the stalled coronavirus stimulus bill in the U.S. Senate. And how a group of restaurant owners and workers are gathering in a virtual support group.

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Jesse Bloom, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Dr. Jesse Bloom normally researches influenza, but he's been looking at the novel coronavirus these days, and takes your calls and questions. He's an associate member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and an Affiliate Associate Professor of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington.

Ben's Friends, Seattle Chapter

The Seattle chapter of Ben’s Friends, a restaurant-specific recovery support group, closed its physical doors at Eight Row in Greenlake, but this morning they started Zoom meetings. Chef David Nichols and manager Kate Willman of Eight Row tell Bill Radke how it's going so far.

Washington State Rep. Derek Kilmer

U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer joins us from his home in Gig Harbor, to talk about the coronavirus stimulus package, and the members of Congress who have tested positive for Covid-19.