COVID vaccine planning, public webinar with Dr. Fauci, new outbreaks in Washington, help with child care costs, climate toolkit, and much more

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October 1, 2020

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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Speaking of vaccines… You’ll see several items below dealing with issues around planning for fair and equitable distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine – once a safe and effective one is approved.  National guidance will be released tomorrow that will inform the Department of Health’s distribution planning, and the public is invited to webinars (including one with Dr. Fauci himself) on public acceptance of a vaccine, the regulatory framework for assessing vaccine safety and efficacy, and the need to conduct trials that are inclusive. 

As we reported in the last couple of e-newsletters, as the Council’s Budget Chair, my time is now consumed with managing the budget review process.  Unfortunately, this means that we are reducing the e-newsletter frequency to two days per week, on Mondays and Thursdays, starting this week. 

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at 

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.