Report: Coronavirus vaccine trial is ready to administer its first dose in Seattle

A color-coded scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow), the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, emerging from the surface of cells. (NIAID-RML Photo) Seattle’s Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute plans to give... Read more »

GeekWire Podcast: Seattle adjusts to life under the coronavirus threat

GeekWire civic editor Monica Nickelsburg talks to geek life reporter Kurt Schlosser, as we record this week’s episode of the GeekWire Podcast remotely from our respective homes this week. (Max Friedrichsen Photo)... Read more »

DoD likely to split JEDI contract between Amazon and Microsoft, analyst says

The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense. (DoD Photo) Could Amazon and Microsoft end up sharing the Pentagon’s coveted $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract? That’s the likely scenario... Read more »

Trump says he’s considering restrictions on domestic travel from coronavirus hotspots

President Donald Trump discusses the coronavirus outbreak at a White House press briefing. (Global News via YouTube) In response to the coronavirus outbreak, restrictions on European travel will be extended to Britain... Read more »

President Donald Trump tests negative for coronavirus after a week of controversy

A photo posted to Instagram by Brazil’s presidential communications director, Fabio Wajngarten, shows him at far right, with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Brazilian entrepreneur Alvaro Garnero. (Fabio Wajngarten... Read more »

Airbnb for childcare: New Seattle startup Weekdays wants to help parents during coronavirus outbreak

The Weekdays team and community at the Pacific Science Center (Weekdays Photo) Update: King County in Seattle provided updated recommendations for child care providers who identify a case of COVID-19 at their facility.... Read more »

Even Pokémon GO is impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak as Niantic Labs tweaks social AR games

(Niantic Labs Image) Niantic Labs announced via Twitter on Thursday afternoon that, in response to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 outbreak, it would be making adjustments to its popular augmented-reality mobile... Read more »

A dozen national science advisers ask publishers to make all coronavirus research available for AI

Staff members at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support the COVID-19 response in the CDC’s Emergency Operations Center. (CDC Photo) Science advisers for the White House and 11 other national... Read more »

Real-time fever tracking: How a Seattle startup quickly altered its roadmap to help with COVID-19

The Sentinel Fever Tracker app from Seattle startup Sentinel Healthcare. Sentinel Healthcare, a Seattle health tech startup founded by a doctor seeking a better way to monitor his patients’ condition remotely, has... Read more »

Washington state passes landmark facial recognition bill, reining in government use of AI

The Washington state legislature in Olympia. (Flickr Photo / MathTeacherGuy) The Washington state legislature passed a bill establishing new guardrails on government use of facial recognition software. The bill cleared both chambers of the... Read more »