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caption: Clinical trials of a possible COVID-19 vaccine are underway at the University of Washington, as well as through a range of other medical facilities in Washington state.
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Clinical trials of a possible COVID-19 vaccine are underway at the University of Washington, as well as through a range of other medical facilities in Washington state.

Would you offer yourself as a test subject for a coronavirus vaccine?

We speak to one of the first recipients of what could become a COVID-19 vaccine. We also spoke to Mayor Jenny Durkan. How will the state manage the release of incarcerated people from prison? And how’s your covetiquette?

Ian Haydon, coronavirus vaccine

Last week, a 29-year-old Seattle man got his first injection of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine. Ian Haydon is one of 45 people selected for a clinical trial; he’s also a science communication manager at the University of Washington’s Institute for Protein Design. He joined Bill Radke to share the scientific and personal backstory to his choice.

Jenny Durkan, 4/16

Mayor Jenny Durkan is back to take your questions. This week, what will happen to our parks during this stretch of beautiful weather, keeping the homeless population safe from COVID-19, and the closure of the West Seattle bridge.

Steve Strachan, WASPC

Governor Jay Inslee announced the release of nearly a thousand people incarcerated for nonviolent crimes, in an attempt to enable social distancing in Washington prisons. Steve Strachan, executive director for the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, spoke about the implications of that decision.

Dyer on Covetiquette

Is the Seattle Freeze doing enough to help keep us socially distanced? KUOW web editor Dyer Oxley takes a look at how we can maintain proper covetiquette.