A year into the pandemic, health care workers have a new source of hope

Last week, a Covid-19 patient of mine told me he is finally going home after four months in the hospital. His tracheostomy tube has been taken out and he's breathing on his own. He's finally able to walk again, with some help. It's a new beginning for him and as he wished me a happy New Year, I felt hopeful for the first time in a long time.

Here's when and where you can get your COVID vaccine in WA

It comes as no surprise people want to know where they stand in line for the vaccine. The Washington State Department of Health urged people to be patient on Monday, saying too many were eager to visit the Phase Finder site at once, prompting a backup.