Coronavirus Update: Testing In Seattle, The At-Risk Elderly There's a lot going on with the coronavirus. To keep you up to speed, we'll be doing more regular updates on the latest about the pandemic. Today, NPR science correspondents Jon Hamilton and Nell Greenfieldboyce discuss challenges in testing for the virus and how COVID-19 affects the elderly.

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Coronavirus Latest: Testing Challenges And Protecting At-Risk Elderly

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Coronavirus Latest: Testing Challenges And Protecting At-Risk Elderly

Coronavirus Latest: Testing Challenges And Protecting At-Risk Elderly

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"Access to testing is really the major tool we have right now to fight this new coronavirus," says Dr. Keith Jerome, who runs a University of Washington lab in Seattle that can now test for the virus. Jonathan Hamilton/NPR hide caption

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"Access to testing is really the major tool we have right now to fight this new coronavirus," says Dr. Keith Jerome, who runs a University of Washington lab in Seattle that can now test for the virus.

Jonathan Hamilton/NPR

There's a lot going on with the coronavirus. To keep you up to speed, we'll be doing more regular updates on the latest about the pandemic.

Today, NPR science correspondents Jon Hamilton and Nell Greenfieldboyce discuss efforts to get testing up-and-running for the virus in Washington state, amid the slow roll-out of testing kits by the federal government. We also talk about how to protect those most vulnerable.

Find more of Jon's reporting from Seattle here and Nell's reporting here. Follow Nell on Twitter at @nell_sci_NPR, John @NPRJonHamilton, and Emily Kwong @emilykwong1234.

Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.