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COVID-19 Update
King County as had 522 deaths among 7,212 cases of COVID-19, compared to 974 among 17,512 statewide, ratios respectively of 1:14 and 1:18, advantage Kingco. Survival rates thus appear higher in urban areas, perhaps due to concentration of treatment facilities and growing experience with the illness among caregivers. On the other hand, cases per 1,000 are higher in KC than in the state as a whole (3.27 vs. 2.33) indicating that infections decline with lower density. It remains unknown how these numbers will change as infections inexorably flow from the cities. Right now it appears that the aloof if not the meek will inherit.

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Rees Clark 28-Mar-2020
Tr*mp Grandstanding Again. This time it was at the departure of the hospital ship Comfort enroute New York. No need for his presence; it just delayed the departure. I'm guessing he knows nothing about how departure times are adjusted to the tides.
Site Admin 09-Mar-2020
Stay informed about COVID-19 with the latest from King-Seattle Health Department.
Frank Alexander 12-Jul-2019
? for the HR dept.: If Dir. of Nat'l. Intelligence Dan Coats leaves and Tr*mp replaces him with yet another acting director, can there be any hope that that person will truly act intelligently?
Edson Romero 13-Mar-2019
Just brought my company LER Web Services to Seattle from Miami Lakes. We hope you welcome us with questions.
UWBotanicGardens 15-Jul-2013
Getting excited to travel to Woodinville Lavender and seeing and smelling a field of lavender!
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rees - Mar 28, 2020, 7:08 PM
I don't often agree with Kim Jung-un, but the past few days the word "dotard" has been bouncing around in my mind. The idea of picking and choosing "safe" counties is so ludicrous...
rees - Mar 28, 2020, 6:17 PM
It seems pretty clear our response capability has been allowed to atrophy. IMHO the Ds slacked off, but the Rs just don't care.
rees - Mar 28, 2020, 6:14 PM
Tr*mp Grandstanding Again. This time it was at the departure of the hospital ship Comfort enroute New York. No need for his presence; it just delayed the departure. I'm guessing he...
rees - Mar 28, 2020, 6:11 PM
Pres. Tr*mp has from the start made this too much about himself. Agree or Disagree?
rees - Mar 27, 2019, 12:10 PM
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg seems very rational so far, but should he be elected, I'm a little concerned about the danger from flying bone shards as the heads of some of my...


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