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By Lou Marzeles

'Stay at Home' grinds life and business to a halt


March 25, 2020

Statistically, according to a story in Vox magazine last week, the bigger and bluer the area, the greater the worry about the coronavirus. Larger areas and Democrats were generally more worried about the virus than rural areas and Republicans, the story stated, citing polls. That's not a judgment; it's just a story; and it's obvious that the larger the population, the greater the need for concern about easy transmission. That worry is clearly justified.

Especially given that Washington State had big and early COVID-19 numbers, it was not surprising that Washington Gov. Jay Inslee went on TV Monday night to say he was signing a "Stay at Home, Stay Healthy" order effectively shutting down m...

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