A ray of sunshine - the next county over

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I live in Island County. Directly to the East is Snohomish County. We double-up on a lot of the emergency services training, our electrical power comes from the Snohomish PUD, the public library covers both counties. Lots of cross-polination. I really like the sherif there - from FOX News:

Washington county sheriff says he won't enforce governor's stay-at-home order
Washington state’s Snohomish County Sheriff on Tuesday said he will not enforce Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order because it is a violation of constitutional rights.

Sheriff Adam Fortney was responding to Inslee’s most recent announcement on how he planned to get the state back in business.

“To be quite honest I wasn’t even sure what he was trying to say half of the time. He has no plan. He has no details,” Fortney wrote Tuesday in a lengthy Facebook post. “This simply is not good enough in times when we have taken such drastic measures as the suspension of constitutional rights.”

"As I have previously stated, I have not carried out any enforcement for the current stay-at-home order. As this order has continued on for well over a month now and a majority of our residents cannot return to work to provide for their families, I have received a lot of outreach from concerned members of our community asking if Governor Inslee’s order is a violation of our constitutional rights," Fortney said.

Fox News has reached out to the governor's office with a request for comment.

I was wondering the same thing - Inslee's release was mush-mouth. Nothing concrete. Nothing like: "On this date, do this unless that has happened". Most of the businesses I work with are in Snohomish County so it will be nice to see them get back to full operation. A bit more from the good Sheriff:

“As more data floods in week by week and day by day about this pandemic, I think it is clear that the 'models' have not been entirely accurate,” Fortney said. “While that is okay, we cannot continue down the same path we have been on if the government reaction does not fit the data or even worse, the same government reaction makes our situation worse."

BINGO! Any model is there to serve as a planning guideline - a what-if and it is expected to be changed and updated as the real-world parameters change. The models presented by the IHME has been proven time again to be garbage - grossly overstating the Chinese flu. I posted on this here and here.

Meanwhile, our Governor is saying crap like this (FOX News again):

Trump ‘fomenting domestic rebellion,’ Dem governor Inslee says

Glad to hear the county is in such good hands. Wish I could say the same about the state.

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