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The KIRO Rundown: How to feel about Inslee’s new app

A nurse wearing protective clothing handles a potentially infected coronavirus swab at a drive-by testing center at the University of Washington Medical campus on March 13, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

We’re back for the first time after a bit of a break for the Thanksgiving holiday. The news hasn’t changed a whole lot in our absence, though. We had another Inslee press conference to start this week off where he announced a new app you can download to assist in contact tracing.

Washington launches statewide COVID-19 exposure notification tool

Hanna Scott on Seattle’s Morning News walked us through the premise of the app.

Dori Monson argues this isn’t about public safety but engendering fear.

John Curley and Tom Tangney tried to parse the data and determine whether Washington has been at all successful at contact tracing.

Gee and Ursula consulted virologist Dr. Angela Rasmussen about why restaurants are considered vectors of spread even though the data can be so difficult to collect.

The KIRO Radio Rundown Podcast collects takes from each KIRO Radio host on the biggest stories of the week and puts them in one place. Released Tuesdays and Thursdays by 7 p.m.

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