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COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Whatcom County

By David A. SwansonOn Apr 05, 2020

[Updated 4/6/2020: From a friend in Kennewick, I discovered that a long-time hospital in Pasco (Franklin County) is still open, contrary to the data from the American Hospital Directory I found [...]

PeaceHealth Asks Doctors to Sign Letter

By John ServaisOn Apr 02, 2020

Chief of Staff Dr. Anna Dowling of PeachHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is circulating a letter today - Thur, Apr 2 - among hospital doctors, asking all of them to sign [...]

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

By Ho See-wingOn Apr 01, 2020

The past month in Bellingham had been déjà vu all over again for me. I came back on February 10 from Hong Kong, where the COVID-19 epidemic had struck. Worried [...]

Forecasting the COVID-19 Surge Peak in Whatcom County

By David A. SwansonOn Mar 30, 2020

Without fast action and unified leadership to acquire necessary resources for Whatcom County’s fight against Covid-19, the disease will surge to a devastating peak by April 25th and overwhelm [...]

Dr Lin fired from St Joseph Hospital

By John ServaisOn Mar 27, 2020

Update Sat afternoon, Mar 28 - will post two or more paragraph updates The story of Dr. Lin being fired from his job at St Joseph Hospital in Bellingham is rapidly [...]

Faces of Health Care

By John ServaisOn Mar 25, 2020

I was sent the link to this display of 34 health care workers coming off their shifts. One is posted at the top of this page. We, as a country, need [...]

Boots on the ground at St. Joseph Hospital

By John ServaisOn Mar 25, 2020

​We continue providing Dr. Ming Lin’s personal views of his experience at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham, which is part of the PeachHealth chain of hospitals. Dr. Lin returned [...]

Doctor Lin’s Letter

By John ServaisOn Mar 23, 2020

Update Monday, Mar 23, at 9:48 pm. Dr. Ming Lin continues to post on his fb page from South Dakota. He returns to work tomorrow, Tuesday, Mar 24. And he says a local [...]

Close The Bellingham Parks…NOW!

By Dick ConoboyOn Mar 23, 2020

Friday afternoon, as I drive by the skateboard park at Civic Field, there are several dozen youths and a few adults (parents?) congregated in small groups while some of the [...]

Sex Education sends Republicans into Panic

By Guest WriterOn Mar 12, 2020

We are protecting the identity of the writer because they are in a vulnerable position for retribution, but they are well known to us. Speech in the USA - including [...]

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