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While uncertainty and fear was heightened at the start of the coronavirus outbreak in Washington state, Dr. Eric Shipley, medical director at Overlake Medical Center’s emergency department, said the overall surge has remained low, and they’re actually seeing fewer emergency cases than normal.
“That is the biggest paradox of this entire pandemic, to be honest,” Shipley told KIRO Radio’s Chris Sullivan on Seattle’s Morning News. “After the initial two weeks, we thought we could continue to have surges across the board. But hospitals have