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August 19, 2021

comic - From “Delta Days” by Meredith Li-Vollmer

From “Delta Days” by Meredith Li-Vollmer

Dear Friends and Neighbors,  

The above panel comes from a comic called “Delta Days,” created by Meredith Li-Vollmer, a Risk Communications Specialist at Public Health - Seattle & King County.  I encourage you to read the full comic, as it takes a light – but accurate – look at our past year and a half.

Speaking of Delta, I am of course including below the latest news on the pandemic, booster shots, Gov. Inslee’s announcement on mandatory vaccinations yesterday, and more.  Also below, if you’re like me, you may have been wondering what the story is with these “Monoclonal Antibody Treatments.”  An article from the state Department of Health explains.

I also wanted to mention Afghanistan, although I rarely get into foreign affairs in this e-newsletter.  But I find it heart breaking to watch what is happening, and I wanted to share this statement from County Executive Constantine, which makes clear that “King County stands ready to welcome those who seek a better life for themselves and their families in the United States.”  Also, see this KUOW article: Washington leaders urge action to welcome Afghan refugees.

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.