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By Roger Harnack

Testing and tracing isn't voluntary


Last updated 5/21/2020 at 10:51am

Voluntary must have a different meaning inside state government offices.

Last Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee and other participants in his coronavirus press conference said participation in a statewide contact tracing program would be voluntary.

Except it’s really not.

Under the program, anyone who tests positive for coronavirus would be contacted by the Washington National Guard, “trained” state Department of Licensing employees or other so-called “health professionals” to determine an infected person’s whereabouts and ascertain their personal interactions.

Those who test positive wo...

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