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caption: From left, registered nurse Shu Kuang, registered nurse Tina Nguyen and patient services representative Denny Ho stand for a portrait following a shift of Covid-19 testing on Friday, November 20, 2020, at the International Community Health Services drive thru testing site on 8th Avenue South in Seattle's International District.
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From left, registered nurse Shu Kuang, registered nurse Tina Nguyen and patient services representative Denny Ho stand for a portrait following a shift of Covid-19 testing on Friday, November 20, 2020, at the International Community Health Services drive thru testing site on 8th Avenue South in Seattle's International District.
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Stress, burnout spikes for frontline health workers

Treating Covid-19 is exacting a heavy toll on the mental health of doctors and nurses, according to a new survey. Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-Medina) discusses her legislative priorities as the leader of the moderate New Democrat Coalition on Capitol Hill. And Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan discusses hazard pay for grocery workers, reopening schools and whether the city plans to open a mass vaccination site.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream www.kuow.org/record.

Representative DelBene on Covid relief, working with progressives

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-Medina) was recently elected the chair of the moderate New Democrat Coalition. She talks with Bill Radke about working with progressive Democrats and what she thinks the caucus should prioritize passing with the new Biden administration.

Looming mental health crisis for frontline workers

A survey conducted by the University of Washington found high rates of stress and burnout for health workers on the frontlines of treating Covid-19. Monisha Sharma, an acting assistant professor in global health at the University of Washington, talks with Bill Radke about the survey findings and why even the rollout of vaccines brings both a sense of relief but also consternation.

Mayor Jenny Durkan 2.04

Bill Radke asks Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan about the week's big developments, including a lawsuit brought by grocers over Seattle's new hazard pay law for their workers.