Letter to the editor
January 28, 2021
Washington State, under the leadership of Governor Jay Inslee, recently received national recognition for adopting the pandemic protocol established by scientists and health care professionals: “Against all odds some states have managed to keep the virus under control. Washington State, which recorded 37 of the nation’s first 50 coronavirus deaths, has kept in place a steadily adjusting suite of mitigation measures and now ranks 44th in deaths per capita. If the nation had achieved a rate comparable to Washington’s, about 220,000 fewer people would be dead.” (The New York Times, p.A7, 1/18/2021 )
Until vaccines are universally available, please follow the protocol—wear a mask, maintain social distance, limit contact with others and wash hands frequently—it works!
Gretchen de Grasse