Photograph by Rudy Willingham

When Seattle became America’s first epicenter of the novel coronavirus, our medical cognoscenti couldn’t look to other U.S. cities for guidance. Instead, doctors, nurses, and other frontline workers honed their own procedures for containing and treating the virus, methods that quickly subdued the spread of Covid-19 and made the region’s response a model for others around the country—and world—to emulate.

In This Feature:

Seattle's Health Care Workers: The Stories Behind the Masks

From ICU nurses to “dofficers,” hospital workers showed their mettle when beds filled and ventilators disappeared.

07/23/2020 Photography by David Ryder By Benjamin Cassidy

How a Group of Seattle Scientists Revealed Covid-19's Stateside Spread

Collaboration, serendipity, and a whole lot of brainpower.

07/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

When a Doctor Needed Life Support

Deploying a last-ditch device, a Swedish Medical Center team saved an EvergreenHealth MD from becoming a victim of the pandemic.

07/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

How UW’s Virology Lab Helped Forge the Nation’s Covid-19 Testing

The University of Washington Virology Lab churned out thousands of results that informed public health measures well beyond Washington’s borders.

04/10/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy