Seattle Times offers a highly informative graphic on the state of the coronavirus outbreak in Washington. As of yesterday afternoon, 12,486 tests had been done; there were 904 positive tests and there were 48 deaths. Spokane County Regional Health District's website still reports three confirmed cases in the county.
Spokane, let's all pitch in and flatten that curve. We are lucky here in the Inland Northwest to be taking significant steps of social distancing before the wave of coronavirus hits. Accept the challenge. You're homebound. Now get busy. Also, it's OK to binge-watch. (Dwell)
Seasonal allergies vs. flu vs. a cold vs. coronavirus
Differentiating symptoms that might indicate coronavirus from allergies, regular colds, and the flu can be tricky. Here's some advice on what to look for.
“However, one key difference between the three is a symptom of coronavirus is shortness of breath,” Dr. Ramzi Yacoub told Healthline. “Shortness of breath is a common sign of COVID-19 which occurs prior to the development of pneumonia. Generally, the flu or a cold does not cause shortness of breath unless it has progressed to pneumonia, in which case you’ll also want to contact your health care provider.” (Healthline)
For college students still on campuses and wishing to move home, Enterprise is easing restrictions on vehicle rentals.
Enterprise wants to make it easier for students to get home to their families by reducing the age minimum and waiving the young renter fees for rentals through May 31, 2020. (Enterprise)