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COVID-19 UPDATE: Folks, the seriousness ramps up today in Puget Sound!
Gov. Inslee to ban gatherings of 250+ in Seattle – could that soon go statewide?

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks at a new conference, March 10, 2020. Credit: KOMO News photo

“Gov. Inslee to ban crowds of 250 or more in Seattle amid coronavirus outbreak”

“On Tuesday, Inslee said the biggest need in Washington is to keep the virus from spreading. 

“‘If you do the math, it gets very disturbing’ said Inslee. ‘In 7-8 weeks, there could be 64,000 people infected in the State of Washington if we don’t somehow slow down this epidemic. And the next week, it’s 120,000 — and the next week, it’d be a quarter of a million.’

“Inslee recommends staying home from school or work if you feel sick and to wash your hands frequently.

“‘The most powerful force to restrain this epidemic are the individual decisions of seven million Washingtonians,’ said Inslee,” by KING- TV News, Seattle. Read more

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Posted by Steve on March 11, 2020 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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