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caption: Dr. AnGee Baldini gives a thumbs up to registered nurse Anne Panconi after receiving the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue.
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Dr. AnGee Baldini gives a thumbs up to registered nurse Anne Panconi after receiving the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue.
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As Washington accelerates vaccine rollout, ethical concerns loom large

King County Executive Dow Constantine answers your calls about enlisting help to set up mass vaccination sites as the state expands eligibility. Also, we hear from healthcare workers in Everett who treated the first confirmed case of the coronavirus in the U.S. And a University of Washington law professor answers ethical questions about the rollout of the vaccine.

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream www.kuow.org/record.

King County Executive Discusses Vaccine Rollout 01.19

We hear from King County Executive Down Constantine about expanding eligibility for the coronvirus vaccine and setting up mass vaccination sites.

Healthcare workers who treated first patient, one year later

On the eve of the anniversary, KUOW reporter Anna Boiko-Weyrauch talks with healthcare workers in Everett, WA who treated the first confirmed coronavirus case in the U.S.

Ethics of COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Since the start of the pandemic, thorny ethical questions have popped up. Should we force people to wear masks? Who should be first to get the vaccine and can we mandate getting vaccinated? University of Washington law professor and physician Dr. Patricia Kuszler answers your questions about ethical concerns of rolling out the vaccine.