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* 28.5% of WA. COVID deaths in August had at least one vaccine,
* Facebook whistleblower: accuses the platform of a ‘betrayal of democracy’
* NYT Editorial: “Jan. 6 Was Worse Than We Knew!”

August 2021 WA. COVID deaths by vaccination status

Vaccination statusCountPercent
Fully Vaccinated at time of Infection15523.7%
Not fully Vaccinated at Time of Infection46771.5%
Partially Vaccinated314.7%

Source: Washington State Center for Health Statistics, 2020-2021, via The Olympian. Get the data.

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***

+ The Olympian: Thousands gather at state Capitol Campous on Sunday to protest COVID-19 requirement for state workers

+ The Spokesman-Review (Spokane): Anger over masks and vaccines is surging as a fifth COVID wave hits rural Washington

+ KING-5 TV: Opt-out option for Washington’s long-term care tax begins Oct. 1

+ The Olympian: Lacey, Thurston County exploring purchase of hotel to address homelessness

+ AAA: Reviewing Washington’s Slow Down, Move Over law

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***

CBS News 60 Minutes: Whistleblower: Facebook is misleading the public on progress against hate speech, violence, misinformation

CNBC: Facebook whistleblower reveals identity, accuses the platform of a ‘betrayal of democracy’

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow: DOJ lays out cruelty of Texas abortion law in federal court hearing

Common Dreams: Tens of Thousands March Across U.S. in Defense of Abortion Rights

The Washington Post: Inside America’s Broken Supply Chain – How industry failures to collaborate and
share information left the system vulnerable

The Washington Post: Alex Jones must pay damages to Sandy Hook families after calling shooting a ‘giant hoax,’ judge rules

Salon: Data Leak Reveals at Least 2 NYPD Officers Have Links to the Oath Keepers

*** VIRUS NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***

The Washington Post: Finding reliable masks online can be tricky. Here are tips that can help. As the delta variant spreads, some governments, schools and offices are recommending mask use again

CNBC: American, JetBlue, Alaska Airlines tell employees they must get Covid vaccinations under federal rules

The Economic Times: Moderna chief executive sees pandemic over in a year: Newspaper

Cambridge University Press published paper: COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy among Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Nurses in Two Academic Hospitals in Philadelphia

NBC News: Covid is killing rural Americans at twice the rate of people in urban areas

And in other news: Alabama to use Covid rescue funds to build prisons [Ed. note: To incarcerate more Blacks, of course. And that’s the South!.]

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***

The New York Times Editorial Board: Jan. 6 Was Worse Than We Knew

MSNBC’s Jonathan Allen: Bannon fires up ‘shock troops’ for next GOP White House

Newsweek: Steve Bannon Predicts ‘Sweeping’ MAGA Wins in 2022 and 2024, Urges Quick Government Takeover

Business Insider: Rudy Giuliani admits under oath that he got some of his ‘evidence’ of alleged election fraud from Facebook

Reuters via MSNBC: Trump asks Florida judge to force Twitter to restart his account – Trump argued the social media company was “coerced” by members of the U.S. Congress to suspend his account.

The Washington Post: As Trump hints at 2024 comeback, democracy advocates fear a ‘worst-case scenario’ for the country

The Washington Post: A Trump lawyer wrote an instruction manual for a coup. Why haven’t you seen it on the news?

Business Insider: Sidney Powell is on Donald Trump’s ‘no-go list,’ report says. Lawyer unwelcome at his properties and his advisers won’t put through her calls.

MSNBC’s Velshi: Rep. Raskin: Trump’s legal wrangling is testing lawmaker’s ability to ‘get to the truth’ on Jan. 6

The New York Times: Trump Server Mystery Produces Fresh Conflict – A recent indictment suggested that researchers who found strange internet links between a Russian bank and the Trump Organization did not really believe their own work. They are pushing back.

MSNBC’s Weekend with Alex Witt: Trump sued her, she won

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