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Honor the dead, fight for the living


As you read this this during Memorial Day week the number of Washingtonians killed by the coronavirus is surpassing 1,100. Deaths reached 1,000 May 15. The number of confirmed cases in the state is over 20,000. The daily increases, in cases and deaths, have been slowing – the flattening of the curve – though the 304 cases reported Friday were more than double the number of the two previous days.

Nationally, the death toll rose above 100,000 this week. On this Memorial Day week it is important to reflect that deaths reached 58,000 in the United States in the 90 days prior to Apr...

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