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CORONAVIRUS : BIOTECH COMPANY SHIPS FIRST BATCHES OF VACCINE, TO BE TESTED ON HUMANS : REPORT Nurses at a drive-up coronavirus testing station set up by the University of Washington Medical Center sanitize their hands after taking a nose swab sample from a person in a car Friday, March 13, 2020, in Seattle. ( AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) A 70-year-old physician in Paterson, N.J., -- who leads the emergency preparedness unit at an institution in the state -- was admitted to a hospitallast week with upper respiratory problems and remains isolated in intensive care. In Washington, an emergency physician in his 40s is in stable but critical condition after having symptoms consistent with the COVID-19. Itsunknown whether the virus was spread at work or in the community, The ACEP said. He worked at EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland, Wash., where at least 15 people have died from the virus, according to the New York Times. Its located near the Seattle area, whichis known as the epicenter of the virus outbreak in the U.S. This was an area with an outbreak, so they were expecting and prepared. That obviously makes us more nervous.Dr. Angela Fusaro, an emergency doctor in Georgia told the paper. NEW YORK CITY CLOSING MOVIE THEATERS, ENTERTAINMENT VENUES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS The recent shortage of N-95 protective masksis also worrisome fordoctors, who need them to treat patients, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams wrote on Twitter in late February. They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers cant get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk !