COVID is still around, and so is carelessness | Letter to the editor

Posted 8/1/22

I’d like to remind the people of our lovely town that 712 cases of COVID (of those reported) happened in the past two weeks; 712 cases in a town of less than 10,000 people.

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COVID is still around, and so is carelessness | Letter to the editor

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I’d like to remind the people of our lovely town that 712 cases of COVID (of those reported) happened in the past two weeks; 712 cases in a town of less than 10,000 people.

I am a frequent guest at our local hospital for various treatments and can tell you honestly that I witness multiple unmasked people approaching the front desk asking for free COVID tests. I watch generally older men walking around with a mask under their chin at the hospital. 

There are so many immune compromised people who depend on the safety of Jefferson Healthcare to keep well. I applaud our healthcare workers, but at year three of COVID do we have to put them through the nonsense of you walking into the hospital unmasked, unprotected and potentially having COVID? It strikes me as the height of selfishness and danger to do so. 

Please don’t enter the hospital unmasked. Thank you for listening. 

And please know that the healthcare worker doesn’t need to get sick from your carelessness and lack of respect.

Lynne Stryker
PORT TOWNSEND

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  • Dcc

    These numbers are not accurate at all. Jefferson County reported 143 new cases in the past two weeks, not 712. The larger number refers to the statistical case rate per 100,000 people.

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