Driven by delta, COVID cases in Washington continue to rise, mainly among the unvaccinated
The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Washington is doubling every 18 to 19 days, state health officials said at a Department of Health briefing last week. More than 94 percent of COVID-19 patients hospitalized between February 1 and August 3 were not fully vaccinated, according to Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah.
Inslee on FDA approval of Pfizer COVID vaccine
Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement following the Food & Drug Administration's approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the prevention of disease from COVID-19.
"The Food and Drug Administration's full authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is a great milestone in our fight against this deadly pandemic. People who get vaccinated should be more confident than ever in the safety and effectiveness of this vaccine. It does not just save the lives of individuals; it can save entire communities from further devastation.
"More than half of American adults have been fully vaccinated against COVID, either through the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines," Inslee said.
A little over a month ago, Keith Olson of Napavine High School was offered a full-ride scholarship at The University of Southern California. Keith's parents are Kurt and Mandie Olson from Napavine.
In November, Keith will be making the big decision to sign the letter of intent with the University of Southern California. Keith said that he "feels happy about the offer."
Winlock's local grocery store, IGA Cedar Village, has a new meat cutter and he is fitting right in. JJ Janisch has been in the meat cutting business in Lewis County for many years and now he has landed in our community. With his experience and personality, he is set to succeed and we will all benefit from his success.
Over the years, Cedar Village has been known for their great meats. JJ is here to make it even better known.
SOUTH BEND - The 58th Annual "Come and Play on Labor Day" Festival opens tomorrow and closes out on Labor Day. This years' theme is "Happy Days are Here Again!" This unique gathering of friends, families and visitors offers a variety of kids and adult activities and food and music, and, more than anything, wholesome fun for everyone.
Ron Black Sr., a local veteran, has been appointed to the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC) this spring by Governor Inslee. This is a first for Pacific County since most positions are filled by veterans from more populated areas.
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