Inslee Press Conference Wed Mandates Use of KN95 Masks
It's interesting, that the CDC, three days ago, recommended another mask mandate for King County, despite one's vaccination status.
Inslee press conference requires painter's masks
A release from Gov. Jay Inslee's office about his press conference on Wednesday, July 20th read in part:
"Please include your name and news organization in your RSVP. Please wear a KN95 mask. There will not be a virtual option to join."
The event is scheduled for 2:30 PM. General media availability usually means he doesn't have any bombs to drop on Washington residents, we've closely watched his information releases vs. what happens in these pressers, as they are called. But you never know...
It's interesting to note, however, that the KN95 mandate for the conference comes just after the CDC recommended another mask mandate for King County because of allegedly high COVID transmission rates. Supposedly 13 other WA counties also have high rates, including Benton and Franklin County.
Now, we're supposedly onto variant BA.5 omicron variant
While officials with the Washington State Department of Health and some other agencies continue to beat the drum about vaccines, the Mayo Clinic has reported, as of July 14th, 2022, that this latest COVID variant, the BA.5 Omicron, is 4 times more resistant to messenger RNA vaccines. Both the Pfizer and Maderna vaccines are RNA vaccines.
More and more officials appear to be 'caving' on their belief that being vaccinated can prevent these latest variants, the Seattle Times article references the CDC who say a person should wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status.
It was difficult to locate because so much data about masks is devoted to their use associated with COVID, but one of the more traditional uses of KN95 masks before 2020 was by people who paint for a living; such as interior and exterior house painters for example.
So Inslee will be wearing a painter's mask Wednesday, apparently.
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