CDC booster shot decision, eviction reprieve, Delta and masks, helping Afghan refugees...

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September 23, 2021

Council supports Afghan refugees

Dear Friends and Neighbors,  

Well, it looks like renters in Seattle and the entire state have a reprieve for now, as both Mayor Durkan and Gov. Inslee have extended the eviction moratoria (details included below). 

And please see below for a few important COVID-related items. Important, our state’s Secretary of Health has officially requested federal assistance to help deal with the severe overcrowding and staffing shortages at our hospitals. In addition, I’m including below the latest news on the decisions of the FDA and the CDC regarding booster shots and who will be eligible. 

In addition, I thought you might be interested in this example from The New York Times of the use of “reverse psychology” to encourage vaccinations in North Carolina: A fictional funeral home tries to save lives with an anti-vaccine ad

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.