NPI's Cascadia Advocate

Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate provides the Northwest Progressive Institute's uplifting perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Tag Archives: 2019-2022 Coronavirus Pandemic

“The COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, also known as the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic, is an ongo­ing glob­al pan­dem­ic of coro­n­avirus dis­ease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute res­pi­ra­to­ry syn­drome coro­n­avirus 2 (SARS-CoV­‑2),” the pan­demic’s Wikipedia entry explains. “The nov­el virus was first iden­ti­fied in Wuhan, Chi­na, in Decem­ber 2019; a lock­down in Wuhan and oth­er cities in Hubei province failed to con­tain the out­break, and it spread to oth­er parts of main­land Chi­na and around the world.”

This is an archive of posts about the pan­dem­ic pub­lished by NPI’s Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate, includ­ing posts pub­lished as part of our COVID-19 Update series.

British Columbia Premier John Horgan: Comfortable in power, but embarking on his second fight with cancer

Excerpt: Horgan, who leads the BCNDP, is known for pounding the B.C. Liberals on their (many) misdeeds while running the province for sixteen years. Yet, across the spectrum, Hogan’s illness has produced warm wishes for recovery.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Idaho Governor Brad Little is wrong: Evidence shows vaccine mandates work, and work well

Excerpt: Governor Little can save many Idahoans from a tragic fate by joining Governor Inslee and President Biden in issuing COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: President Biden unveils new plan to get more Americans vaccinated

Excerpt: Read about the more aggressive steps the federal government will be taking to get tens of millions of Americans vaccinated between now and mid-October 2021, and what Pacific Northwest states are currently doing to combat the virus.
Written by:Rich Erwin
Categories:Healthcare, Policy Topics
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COVID-19 Update: Vaccine mandates ramp up as nation feels the strain from delta variant

Excerpt: Mask mandates are also coming back as officials in the Pacific Northwest grapple with the more infectious delta variant, which now accounts for most new COVID-19 cases.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Governor Inslee reimposes statewide mask mandate, adds vaccine mandate for educators

Excerpt: The State of Washington is taking two important steps to stop a resurgence of COVID-19 from continuing into the autumn and resulting in needless suffering and death.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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COVID-19 Update: Governments at every level begin rolling out vaccine mandates

Excerpt: Getting all of us protected against an incredibly infectious disease that ruthlessly maims and kills is arguably the most pro-life move ever. So let's get it on.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Followers of Trump resist vaccination as delta variant unleashes fourth wave of COVID-19 pandemic — with deadly ramifications

Excerpt: For half a year, Joe Biden's predecessor has had an opportunity to bring on board his followers. He could do a service to his country, but instead he serves only himself, as usual. The ramifications are deadly.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Right wing media figures and Republican elected officials could save lives and prevent illness by championing COVID vaccines

Excerpt: There's an opportunity right now to save a lot of lives from being unjustly taken by a deadly virus. A really big opportunity.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington’s COVID-19 vaccination progress correlated by NPI’s May 2021 statewide poll

Excerpt: In our May 2021 likely Evergreen State 2022 voters, conducted from May 25th-26th for us by Public Policy Polling, 63% of respondents said that they had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 37% had not.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Biden-Harris administration says yes to suspending patents on coronavirus vaccines

Excerpt: The United States has decided to join most of the world community in endorsing a policy of suspending patents on coronavirus vaccines, in a win for global health.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Relief on the way: U.S. House sends American Rescue Plan to President Joe Biden’s desk

Excerpt: This historic bill is a life-changer that will help hundreds of millions of Americans recover from the coronavirus pandemic and build better lives.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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U.S. Senate passes Biden’s American Rescue Plan with concessions to Senator Joe Manchin

Excerpt: With Alaska's United States Senator Dan Sullivan absent, Vice President Kamala Harris' tiebreaking vote was not needed to pass the bill. All fifty Democratic senators voted for it, while the other forty-nine Republicans voted against it.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Must-read Seattle Times story details how Eyman initiatives sabotaged public health

Excerpt: Washington State's public health departments have been woefully underfunded for years, and we're now paying the price. The problem dates back to the early 2000s, when a pair of destructive Tim Eyman initiatives were implemented.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senate Republicans seek to devitalize COVID relief bill that will define Biden’s presidency

Excerpt: The Republicans’ offer may well be a gambit designed to get skin in the game. If the past offers any indication, however, the process will get drawn out and urgency will be lost if Biden decides to try to do a deal with them.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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