Video: Dr. Jeff Duchin’s COVID-19 press briefing – August 5, 2021

Image of a graphic advertising media briefing today. Left side is gray with black text, which fades into an image of Dr. Jeff Duchin, Public Health's Local Health Officer. Dr. Duchin is speaking into a microphone and is wearing a black jacket with a blue button-up. Picture was taken during one of the early media briefings of the pandemic. The text on the left side says: August 5, 2021 COVID-19 UPDATE with Dr. Jeff Duchin @ 11:00 AM A briefing on COVID-19 trends and vaccine distribution in King County. Public Health logo is in bottom left corner.

This virus is significantly nastier than previous COVID-19 viruses, and it’s challenging us in new ways. The bottom line: vaccines offer excellent protection against hospitalization and death from Delta. But if you aren’t vaccinated, you are more likely to be infected, hospitalized or die from COVID-19. 

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Dr. Duchin on Community Health Engagement Locations

Updated 3/8/2017 Recently, the King County Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force recommended a comprehensive set of strategies to address the growing opioid epidemic. In today’s PH Insider, Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer at Public Health and Task Force Co-Chair shares his thoughts about CHELs. Community Health Engagement Locations (or CHELs) are one of […]

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How we use the socio-ecological model to address gun violence

Our health officer, Dr. Jeff Duchin, recently wrote a Seattle Times op-ed demanding more national and local effort to address gun violence. He wrote the article following the devastating mass shooting in Orlando, but gun violence is much more than mass shootings – it includes suicides, homicides, assaults and unintentional deaths that involve a firearm […]

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