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Weekend – Washington State positive case rates are down. Vaccination is continuing at around 50k per day.

Weekend stats from The Seattle Times.

Note: DOH will not have updated data online through the weekend (May 22-23) due to scheduled maintenance.

Friday – Mask use in stores is really inconsistent. REI – masks required, PCC – masks optional.

King County rates are really clearly below the Phase 2/Phase 3 boundary. Ballsy call by Gov Inslee – but proved correct.


Thursday – Potentially a half day “in the office” next week, with a vaccinated coworker, for planning and whiteboard. Exciting times! New York State offering lottery tickets to encourage vaccination.

Wednesday – Discussions on vaccine passports; mobility and opening up. India, Brazil, Mexico still showing huge numbers of cases and deaths.

Tuesday – In Europe – the conversation is about vaccination and returning to normal. UK Border Patrol predict “4-6 hour waits for immigration” because of the vaccine passport checking.

Monday – India variant – and the UK is looking closely at moving back to partial, regional lockdowns.

This time last year – US entering the second wave. Exams, work, politics.

The Guardian The Seattle Times
17 May here here
18 May here here
19 May here here
20 May here here
21 May here here
22 May here here
23 May here here