How well is Seattle taking care of its homeless residents?
We hear from a homeless services care coordinator, as well as mayor Durkan. What an antibody test might mean for public health, and for you. And is vote by mail the solution to the danger coronavirus poses to the nation’s current election system?
Mayor Durkan 4.23
Today we spoke with Mayor Jenny Durkan, as every Friday. Today she fielded questions about support for the homeless community amid the COVID-19 crisis and what it might look like when the economy is able to reopen.
Dawn Whitson, REACH at Evergreen Treatment Center
What IS the city doing for the homeless population, and could they be doing more? Dawn Whitson of Evergreen Treatment Center says yes, and she’s got some suggestions for how to accomplish that.
Keith Jerome, antibody testing
While you may not have been able to get tested for coronavirus if you felt sick, antibody testing is a way to tell if you’ve had the illness and successfully recovered. That testing has now come to Seattle; University of Washington Virology head Keith Jerome explains what it can and can’t tell us.
Vote by mail from coast to coast?
The novel coronavirus could make a fierce comeback in the fall – just in time for election season, when voters in many precincts find themselves waiting close together in long lines. Vote by mail is one way to solve that; Marian Schneider is the president of election security nonprofit Verified Voting.