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Coronavirus, coronavirus and more coronavirus this week

Bill Radke reviews the week's news with Seattle Times reporter Paige Cornwell, The Stranger's associate editor Eli Sanders, and Crosscut reporter David Kroman.

The Seattle area is currently the American hotspot of the coronavirus outbreak. As of Friday morning there have been 14 COVID-19 related deaths, and at least 79 confirmed cases in Washington State.

Governor Inslee has called it a "patriotic act" to stay home from work during this outbreak - but what about those who can't afford to?

King County has purchased a motel in Kent to house people who don't have a home they can stay in. But what does the city of Kent think of this decision? And what does it say about our preparedness levels?

Plus, while some schools and businesses are closing for the time being, other public events are allowed to go on. Who decides what closes and what stays open? And why is Life Care, the nursing home in Kirkland that's at the epicenter of the outbreak, still open?

Also, Attorney General Bob Ferguson says his office is investigating price gouging related to the outbreak. How common is this?And if you're worried about not having hand sanitizer, we've got a recipe you can make yourself.

And how many of the habits we pick up from this outbreak, like proper hand washing, are we going to keep once it's over?

Additionally, we take a moment away from the coronavirus to remind you that ballots are due next week for the presidential primary. And to discuss who's more likely to take Washington State - Biden, or Bernie?