On the twenty-fourth of September of last year Secretary of Health, Umair Shah, issued a Statewide Proclamation reinstating masks again for all persons regardless of vaccination status. But the battle being fought last summer was quite different to the one we now face.This isn’t to say that masks work or don’t work, rather, the landscape has changed, and the people know it.
But then there are others, who saw catching COVID as a huge risk, where the risk of contracting the disease may not have been worth the reward of potential antibodies. So, they opted, myself included, to get vaccinated. Booster and all. What happened was ‘personal risk assessment’ and because people like me who are on the “right side” of the debate, we got to make that choice. The first group, not so much.
Under Gov. Inslee’s proposed law, it would be a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $5,000 fine, 364 days in jail, and removal from office for any official to question the outcome of any election both local and statewide. Jay Inslee believes that by passing this law, events like what happened at Washington D.C. on January 6th, 2021, would be curtailed in Washington State. Which begs the question; why would Governor Inslee believe that something like January 6th would happen in Washington State?
Here in Washington State Jay Inslee imposed his second mask mandate on us in summer of last year. There’s been no end date given. 71% of peoples aged 5 and up have gotten “Fully vaccinated” in our state (3). 70% was the target last summer he was shooting for when we could all unmask and “return to normal”. We’ve gone beyond that now, and we’re still just as stuck as we were before. When asked about lifting the mandates last November, governor Inslee had this to say.