Coronavirus

Washington woman dies from rare blood clot complication following Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccination

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Department of Health reported a King County woman in her 30s has died from a rare blood clot complication after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine. The DOH said this is the first such death in the state. Blood clots are a rare complication associated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC…

US child Covid-19 deaths are an 'embarrassment,' FDA vaccines head says

Child deaths from a preventable illness like Covid-19, no matter how few, are motivation for authorizing a vaccine in children, the US Food and Drug Administration's top vaccine official said Tuesday."In this latest wave of Covid-19, particularly down south, there…

Memorial for Washington State trooper who died from COVID

A memorial service is planned for a Washington State Patrol trooper who died from COVID-19, which the agency said he contracted on duty. Detective Eric Gunderson, 38, died last month. He is survived by his wife Kameron and two sons, ages 13 and 10. Gunderson was the technology liaison in the patrol’s Criminal Investigation Division and a member of the patrol’s SWAT team. He frequently traveled around the country to speak about the state patrol’s use of drones and contracted COVID-19 on one of those trips, the patrol said. The memorial service was scheduled for Monday morning at Church For All Nations in Tacoma.

Washington State Patrol could lose 10 percent of its workforce over vaccine mandate

Ted S. WarrenFILE – In this Jan. 10, 2021 file photo, a Washington State Patrol vehicle drives past the Insurance Building with the Legislative Building in the background at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., the night before the opening of the 2021 legislative session. The 2021 session of the Washington Legislature ended Sunday, April 25 and lawmakers had no shortage…