Living in Hong Kong with Covid-19 outbreak

Karin Huster, School of Nursing clinical instructor, BSN alumna ’05, and MPH, ’13 is in Hong Kong a city of 7.3 million bordering mainland China and one of the planet’s most densely populated. She is a part of Doctors Without Borders and their effort to rein in the widespread fear of COVID-19.

That fear has now reached home, Seattle.

As of March 4, there were some 95,000 cases worldwide, 152 in the United States — and 10 deaths in Seattle, my hometown, where city and King County officials have declared a state of emergency.

“It has been reassuring to me that there are things we as individuals can do, and Hong Kong has shown me that we can live in an era of coronavirus,” said Huster.

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Karin Huster