Weekend – Washington State positive case rates are down. Vaccination is continuing at around 50k per day.
Weekend stats from The Seattle Times.
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|