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Bill Gates.

Bill Gates has warned of an impending pandemic for years. Here’s how he’s dealing with the coronavirus pandemic — from pledging $100...

In a 2017 op-ed article, Bill Gates said the next epidemic could be "a super contagious and deadly strain of the flu," adding that we aren't ready.
Amazon plans to keep paying hourly workers impacted by coronavirus-related office closures.

Amazon will deliver and pick up coronavirus test kits in Seattle in a partnership with a research group backed by Bill Gates

Amazon Care, a medical arm of the e-commerce giant, will transport COVID-19 test kits provided by the Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network.
Various N95 respiration masks at a laboratory of 3M, that has been contracted by the U.S. government to produce extra marks in response to the country's novel coronavirus outbreak, in Maplewood, Minnesota, U.S. March 4, 2020.

Target is apologizing after selling coveted N95 masks to the public while health care workers across the country run out

Washington state officials "stepped in" after learning that Target stores were selling the masks while health care workers are suffering shortages.
VOCSN ventilator with patient and caregiver

Rich Americans are trying to buy their own personal ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, despite a national shortage

A number of "wealthy individuals" approached a company that makes ventilators, a now-scarce piece of equipment used to treat severe cases of COVID-19.
Seattle-based Canlis closed its dining room and opened a drive-through amid the coronavirus outbreak.

One of Seattle’s fanciest restaurants turned into a drive-thru burger place amid the coronavirus outbreak – and restaurants around the cou...

Canlis, a fancy Seattle restaurant, is only serving take-out due to COVID-19. Establishments around the country could be forced to do the same.

Photos capture the world’s first human trial of a COVID-19 vaccine

The first four of 45 people received their first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine trial at a research institute in Seattle.
"Nintendo of America is supporting this individual as they recover," the company said, "and will continue to take precautions to safeguard the health and well-being of all our employees and the broader community."

A Nintendo employee has tested positive for coronavirus at the company’s American headquarters in Washington

A Nintendo staffer at the company's American headquarters is the latest positive case of coronavirus at a major company.
Downtown Seattle.

These images show how commuting has downsized as coronavirus spreads through major US tech hubs

Washington, the hardest hit state, is home to Amazon and Microsoft, and has seen as much as 30% decreases in traffic.
The Life Care Center of Kirkland, the long-term care facility linked to many confirmed coronavirus cases in the state, on March 10, 2020.

65 workers at the Washington nursing home where 13 residents have died of the coronavirus are showing symptoms, but there aren’t enough tests fo...

A COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care facility has infected over 50 residents and likely many employees, but there aren't enough tests to confirm.
Microsoft president Brad Smith, left, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Amazon and Microsoft kick $1 million each toward Seattle-based fund for coronavirus response as Washington state suffers 19 deaths from virus

Both Amazon and Microsoft are based in Washington, where 19 people have died and nearly 150 have tested positive for coronavirus.