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Mask mandates should continue

The fact that Gov. Jay Inslee is dropping mask mandates in our state is horrifying.

Hospitals are running low on supplies. Medical staff are exhausted.

Disabled, immunocompromised, and chronically ill people (including children who cannot be vaccinated, teachers who are working in public schools, and medical staff who are treating COVID-positive patients) know now that their governor does not care about them.

We need to be taking more precautions, not fewer. We all saw the graph at Inslee’s press conference.

We are just starting to come down from the worst point of the pandemic, and “opening u...


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