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By Ken Stern 

Musings – on the editor’s mind


By the numbers. The cliche is life is a numbers game. Start with 19. COVID-19 stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The year the virus appeared is part of its name.

The favorite number for restaurants is 200. The hope has been that new infections would stay below 200 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in Skagit County in a two week period. That is one-half the magic combination to allow restaurants to continue to seat inside diners at 50% capacity.

The twin metric to beat is five hospitalizations per week.

Skagit County has not struck out becasue Gov. Jay Inslee and the state health de...

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