CORONAVIRUS: Friday 5/28/2021 roundup

Tonight’s pandemic headlines:

KING COUNTY NUMBERS: We start with the daily stats from the Public Health daily-summary page, cumulative totals:

*109,380 people have tested positive, 184 more than yesterday’s total

*1,591 people have died, 3 more than yesterday’s total

*6,139 people have been hospitalized, 10 more than yesterday’s total

Now our weekly check of key numbers on the COVID Vaccination Among King County Residents dashboard:

*1,436,146 people have received one dose (73.6% of everyone 12+)

*1,193,113 people have received both doses (61.1% of everyone 12+)

One week ago, the first three totals were 108,103/1,572/6,081, and the vaccination totals were 1,383,084/1,102,810.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 169.4 million cases, 3,523,000+ deaths – see the nation-by-nation numbers here.

ANOTHER POP-UP CLINIC: Announced today – next Thursday (June 3rd), 11 am-3 pm, people 18+ are welcome to get vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor). Make an appointment here.

SECONDD-TO-LAST SATURDAY FOR WEST SEATTLE HUB: As announced last week, the city will close West Seattle’s vaccination hub after June 9th. So tomorrow’s your second-to-last Saturday to get vaccinated at the hub, open 9 am-5:30 pm at 2801 SW Thistle.

GOT INFO OR PHOTOS? or text/voice 206-293-6302 – thank you!

15 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Friday 5/28/2021 roundup"

  • Hang on May 29, 2021 (8:01 am)

    WSB, sorry if I’m missing it, but can you share the current percent vaccinated statewide?

    Also, some news for Costco shoppers… just read that the samples and food courts should be returning in June. This return of normalcy in routine and experience will probably be a relief for many.

    After so much disruption, change, frustration, and stress in all our lives this past year, not surprising we’re all a little (or a lot) frayed around the edges. If you or anyone you care about is need of any help, you can call 211 for help connecting with resources and services. Anything from help with food, housing, employment, drug counseling, mental health support, etc.

    Hope everyone takes good care and enjoys the sun this Memorial weekend.

    • Bandana May 29, 2021 (12:54 pm)

      According to the state dashboard, 61.7% of eligible people have received at least one dose.

    • heartless May 29, 2021 (2:27 pm)

      According to a Google of “vaccination rate by state” Washington is at 46%.  

      • Hang on May 29, 2021 (7:32 pm)

        Thank you, Heartless. Oy, that’s lower than I was hoping… but we still have time before June 30th.

    • OneTimeCharley May 29, 2021 (3:04 pm)

      Thank you Hang On for seeing the silver linings. A family outing to Costco sounds wonderful compared to what we all went through back in the middle of Winter. Pay no mind to the naysayers…they are working their own program.

  • Brian May 29, 2021 (9:43 am)

    I can’t help but think that I am now 100% Normalized To Bloodshed when we’re holding up “Costco samples are back!” as some kind of cultural milestone worth celebrating as “relief”.   

    • Hang on May 29, 2021 (10:22 am)

      For many people, the weekly leisurely shop at Costco was family routine and quality time together, many get an affordable lunch or dinner at the food court when they shop. I shared this because I was thinking of others who might look forward to it, not because I am. The pandemic has been hard on people in different ways. It wouldn’t hurt to consider others experiences with less judgement. Division doesn’t just fix itself. Thinking of how others are impacted and sharing in their joy might be a good thing.

      • Brian May 29, 2021 (11:48 am)

        It’s okay to confront the fact that a weekly shopping trip to buy stuff being held up as “quality time” is supremely messed up and weird. 

        • Hang on May 29, 2021 (12:10 pm)

          Sure but there’s a time and place, and it’s okay to give people a break sometimes. Might have some feelings about the kind of consumerism Costco deals in, but also understand the scope of these issues and that they aren’t changing overnight. And after this hard year, some may appreciate this small semblance of ‘their normal,’ Costco hot dog and all.

          Maybe some of us can lighten up a little, while still encouraging people to be safe, for goodness sake?

          Do we have to beat our progressive drum loudly all the time? Would bet you’re tired of hearing the same drum beat from people you don’t agree with.

        • What Do I Know May 29, 2021 (12:23 pm)

          For some of my elderly neighbors their weekly trip to Costco was the only time they left their home this past year, except for medical visits. So, perhaps Costco was quality time.

        • kroberts May 29, 2021 (1:13 pm)

          Not every family has the luxury of unlimited recreational or leisure time to spend together. Not every family has resources to spend on vacations. Not every family has health or paid vacation. For some, out of necessity, families spend the weekend doing chores, shopping, etc. I admire those families who spend that time together enjoying each other and making their outings fun; that is not “supremely messed up and weird”. I also think about people who live alone or are socially isolated or who don’t have family, and may look forward to those outings for social exposure. That is also not “supremely messed up and weird.” You do you, and in the process, there’s no need to judge or shame others. In this case, other peoples perception of quality time with family has absolutely no impact on you.  

          • wsalien May 29, 2021 (4:44 pm)

            Quality time isn’t defined by what you’re doing it’s defined by how you’re doing it – so it can be absolutely anything, if it’s eating lunch at Costco then that’s what it is and that’s awesome.  Also, walking in to Costco and seeing the food court open again IS a symbol of the light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Hang on May 29, 2021 (7:25 pm)

    Thanks for all the comments joining in positivity, love your perspectives.

    Having some pretty serious health concerns right now, the kind that may make you reevaluate and value things a little differently, also affecting me cognitively, if that makes me supremely messed up and weird, oh well. My comment was well intended.

    Hope some are looking forward to their Costco outings next month :)

    • Ashley May 29, 2021 (8:50 pm)

      Hang on – I appreciate your positivity. I am sorry to hear about your heathy concerns and hope for the best.

      • Hang on May 29, 2021 (9:59 pm)

        Thank you Ashley, and best too.

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