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Transmission is a podcast about life at the heart of an epidemic. As the nation copes with the unfolding Coronavirus pandemic, hear what it’s like in the Pacific Northwest, at the vanguard of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • A year ago, Dr. Nick Mark worried he might not survive the pandemic. He's a critical-care doctor in Seattle who performs risky procedures, like intubations, on some of the sickest COVID-19 patients. He and his colleagues updated their wills and made sure their life insurance premiums were paid automatically.
  • Now that most students are back in school in the Northwest, there are a lot of feelings going around. Many parents have watched their children struggle to…
  • On the day I meet 86-year-old Chris Swanson inside her room at Horizon House in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood, it feels like a party. “Yay for…
  • When 65-year-old Bonnie McGuire was vaccinated earlier this year for COVID-19, a huge weight of worry disappeared in an instant. “I felt amazingly…
  • Emergencies do something to our brains. A few months after a catastrophe, people find themselves more irritable and less able to concentrate. Rates of…
  • Living during a global pandemic is inherently stressful. Stress can negatively impact how we make decisions.“And so when people are feeling that stress,…
  • It’s been about one month since the first coronavirus vaccine arrived in Washington state. Residents, some of them in tears, watched a nurse receive the…
  • The beard is real. The suit is red. And he's separated from his guests by several feet and plexiglass. We meet Santas intent on creating memories, even in…
  • The coronavirus pandemic is testing our society’s safety net in ways we never imagined. There are millions of people across the country and thousands in…
  • College, in the minds of many incoming freshmen, is about so much more than education. It’s supposed to be a formative experience that creates lifelong…