By Ken Stern 

Masks off but precautions here to stay



Next Wednesday, June 30, Washington state will fully reopen under Gov. Jay Inslee’s Roadmap to Recovery plan for public health and economic guidelines to protect residents during the coronavirus pandemic. If 70% of residents 16 and older have gotten at least one vaccination shot against the virus, Inslee will give an earlier go signal. Through Monday, June 21, 67.8% of eligible residents were vaccinated.

As this paper noted earlier, Inslee bet on an aggressive vaccination campaign to drive down the infection rate.

He has won his bet, even against the COVID-19 variants now prevalent in ou...

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