The Rundown: Return of the lockdown
On Sunday, Governor Jay Inslee announced new restrictions in response to increasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Washington state. These included bans on indoor dining at restaurants and bars and new caps on occupancy for retail.
John Curley argues not enough people are acknowledging the deadliness of the lockdowns themselves.
Meanwhile, KIRO Radio reporter Hanna Scott presented clips from her interview with the head of the Washington State Medical Association on Seattle’s Morning News.
Dori Monson spoke to a gym owner who is intentionally ignoring Inslee’s updated order.
Since the lockdown was announced, a lot of industries are coming out to argue their case for why they don’t think they need to be shut down. Ursula Reutin asked virologist Dr. Angela Rasmussen if restaurants are common vectors of spread.
The KIRO Radio Rundown Podcast collects takes from each KIRO Radio host on the biggest stories of the week and puts them in one place. Released Tuesdays and Thursdays by 7 p.m.