Those not following covid restrictions to blame for surge

A couple of recent letters are decrying the re-election of Gov. Jay Inslee. They blame him for the restrictions placed on some businesses, stay-at-home orders and the wearing of face masks. My friends, the truth is, matters of worsening covid-19 are not the governor’s fault, but the fault of people who refuse to abide by the rules.

Crying loss of freedom because of required mask wearing, restaurant closings etc., is being blind to the reasons for these rules. If you do not abide by the rules and restrictions, you aid and abet the spread of the virus, thus prolonging the necessity for these rules. It’s your own Catch-22.

Stop making this a political issue. It’s not a matter of left or right, Democrat or Republican. It’s a public health problem that requires everyone’s cooperation.

Michael Dahlstrom

Everett

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